About CrossFit Darwin

What is CrossFit Darwin ?

Your first question is probably what is Crossfit? Crossfit is the most effective and efficient way to increase general physical preparedness. General physical preparedness lets us do we want in our lives. You can measure it anyway you want; from times and weights, to doing things you have always wanted to do, run 10 km, climb Mt Kilimanjaro or maybe you want to be able to piggy back your grandchildren up and down the beach. Okay, I get it but what actually is it? Well Crossfit is an exercise program consisting of constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensity. Constantly varied. You might be familiar with classic definitions of physical training such as ‘cardio’ or ‘weight training’. Crossfit subscribes exclusively to neither and combines exercises from Olympic lifting, gymnastics and locomotion (running, rowing etc) into a single program. Functional movements. Functional movements are those which we develop in our everyday lives. If you have ever been to the toilet then you have performed a functional movement by squatting. If you have ever put something over your head you have performed a press or if you dipped and drove up to get some momentum, as we are naturally inclined to do, you have performed a push press. High Intensity. High intensity is about performing at your maximum effort for a given time. This is relative to you and does not relate to any other measures.

I am happy to talk more to you about Crossfit at any time, but if you want something succinct to tell your friends then Coach Glassman offers the following perfect summary of Crossfit.

‘Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports. ‘~Greg Glassman