CrossFit Great Bridge @ Wellness One Fitness in Chesapeake VA, Check out the Getting started page.
“CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.
Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.
The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs.
The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind. Our terrorist hunters, skiers, mountain bike riders and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen.”
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At CrossFit Great Bridge we work exclusively with compound movements and shorter, high-intensity cardiovascular sessions. Instead of lateral raises, we do push-presses. Instead of curls, we do pull-ups. No leg extensions, we do squats. Why do we do this? Because compound or functional movements and high intensity or anaerobic cardio is radically more effective at eliciting nearly any desired fitness result.
CrossFit programs are designed to get you in the best shape of your life, under the guidance of skilled coaches. No wandering around the gym wondering what to do, endless hours running on a treadmill, or months of using the same machines without seeing real results. You’ll be guided and coached every step of the way through unique and structured workouts that will get you fit, fast.
“Constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensity.”
Variety is the spice of life and of fitness. The more variety and creativity that are placed into the workouts, the more your body will develop and grow stronger. Variety in exercises, sets, reps, weight, rounds, etc. is the key to developing every component of physical fitness.
Functional movements are universal motor patterns that mimic human movement in every day life. Functional movements are squats, dead-lifts, pushes, pulls, They are not single-joint movements but rather multi-joint movements. They are safe, develop very powerful and useful core strength, provide tremendous neuro-endocrine response, and are the best cardio and best rehab training you can do. Functional movements move from core to extremity and can tolerate high loads and move them long distances in a short amount of time. Functional training provides the body with a stimulus that is unmatched. These movements will improve the quality of life of everyone who performs them and will teach people how to move their bodies more efficiently and effectively in all life’s endeavors. From elite athletes looking to improve their performance in a particular sport to a grandmother seeking to gain strength to pick up her grand kids from the floor to over her head, functional training is the answer to improving the overall health and well being of everyone, no matter what level of fitness.
Intensity is all about hard and fast. How hard and how fast depends on your fitness level. All workouts are scaled to your level of intensity. Remember we want Technique; first learn the movements then Consistency; be able to hold onto that technique while under duress ( breathing hard, tired drowning in sweat). Then Intensity can be ramped up.
Intensity is where the results are!