Interested in CrossFit and not sure how to get started? Keep reading!
The decision to begin any new exercise program should be based on research and knowledge. Crossfit is a strength and conditioning system built on constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensity. Our workouts, known as WODs (workout of the day), combine diverse movements and energy pathways. Movements come from diverse backgrounds like Power-lifting, Olympic-lifting, Gymnastics, Cardio-training, and emphasize functionality over muscle isolation. For example you will never see a curl in a CrossFit workout because it is not a movement you would do to accomplish something. You will see squats, lifts, pulls and other movements which are functional (i.e., they accomplish a task).
The global crossfit community centers around www.crossfit.com which serves as a source of WODs, fitness information, instructional videos, and an active forum to discuss elements of fitness, diet and Crossfit in general.
A Crossfit gym is unlike most gyms you have attended before and usually utilizes floor space for workouts instead of covering the floor with traditional gym equipment (treadmills, ellipticals, etc). For our WOD’s you will use equipment like:
What REALLY makes CrossFit great and what differentiates 20 Mile CrossFit is our community of members and trainers. You'll meet and workout with some of the most supportive and inspiring people you've ever known, and our trainers will be there to guide you through every movement.