CrossFit is defined as constantly varied, functional movements, performed at a high intensity. This is a program that will make anyone and everyone more generally physically prepared (GPP) for real life situations. Members will increase their ability to perform the 10 general physical skills (cardio, strength, stamina, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, accuracy, agility and balance) more effectively to achieve optimum physical competency. You are as fit as you are competent in each of these ten skills.
Constantly varied workouts makes every day at CrossFit Rhythm fun, exciting, challenging and unpredictable. Routine is the enemy. We specialize in not specializing. The only time you will do the same workout more than once is to test and retest your level of fitness and progression.
The WOD’s or (workout of the day) are comprised of movements that a person might perform on a daily basis and that are found in real world situations. These functional movements like squatting, lifting, carrying, climbing, throwing, pulling, pushing, pressing, running, etc. are all natural safe movements that when well-trained are essential for being able to move large loads, long distances, quickly (Force x Distance / Time = Power).
The high intensity performed in each workout is relative to everyone’s personal make up. Intensity = power and the more power output you can develop during a workout, the more fit you can become. Don’t get this confused with the misconception that CrossFit is all about doing things unsafe just to achieve an insane level of intensity. The level of intensity that an individual is expected to put out during each workout is only what is challenging to that individual while maintaining safe and proper form. Push yourself to your max but know your limits.
Nobody is the same so every workout will be challenging but also scalable to fit the needs of every type of member, regardless of their goals. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs.