At Crossfit Eastern Shore, our goal inside and outside of the box is to help our athletes build the most adaptive and comprehensive level fo fitness possible. Often times touted as an “Elite” level of fitness, each workout, skill session and maximal lift day is geared towards enhancing our athletes’ daily lives. Without a sound level of fitness, daily routines and chores become hurdles; however, with a comprehensive level of functional fitness, each of us are able to carry out our daily missions and habits with a certain level of ease.
Knowing how our fitness stacks up against uncommon odds are what “displays” of fitness are all about. Playing a game of one-on-one basketball with a friend, joining in on a neighborhood 5K race, or even going kayaking during vacation: these are all “displays” of our current fitness levels.
Crossfit promotes the idea of fitness being “sport;” meaning that there is at least a nominal level of “game” attributed to each training session. This can be the friendly competition between you and a fellow athlete or even between you and a past benchmark you set weeks, months or even years prior. Training against the clock and your past performances is the best way to push yourself towards personal “betterment” and a high level of functional fitness.
The commonality of training prior to the adoption of the Crossfit methodology hinted towards the idea that sport WAS fitness. Playing a game of pick up basketball or going for a 3 mile run WAS the way to stay in shape. This misconception of pure sport BEING the end-all-be-all of fitness is something to leave inside the coat-closet, alongside the leg warmers and toning shoes. However, sport is not something to be forgotten all together.
Professional football players do not merely play football to get better at football- they focus on building power, strength and speed, and focus on their sport specific training through the implementation of skills and drills designed to better their performances on the field. Just like professional athletes, the athletes within our gym can not expect to get better at life just by living it. We perform comprehensive levels of strength, power and speed and utilize the daily WOD to create mass gains in our adaptive approach for seeking a broad level of fitness.
The best part of Crossfit training is that it carries directly over to sport specific activities, and other displays of fitness. Want to have fun at your next 5K race? Crossfit can keep you fast and healthy in your preparation! Want to show your friends that you can display accuracy, jump higher and be the most agile player during your Sunday game of flag football? Crossfit will get your there!
Remember, just like a Professional football player does not merely play the game for 30 hours a week to get better at football, we need to focus on building the best possible base for athleticism that we can so that we can enjoy “displaying” our fitness when the time comes.
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