At CrossFit Bristol North and CrossFit Chew Valley
The South West’s Premier Fitness Facilities
we cater for all levels of fitness, whether complete beginner or elite level athlete.
CrossFit can be defined as “A belief in fitness”
The aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness. We have sought to build a program that will best prepare trainees for any physical contingency — not only for the unknown, but for the unknowable. After looking at all sport and physical tasks collectively, we asked what physical skills and adaptations would most universally lend themselves to performance advantage. Capacity culled from the intersection of all sports demands would quite logically lend itself well to all sport. In sum, our specialty is not specialising.
Crossfitters focus on building all areas of fitness because in life and we strongly believe that specialists are not fit because they can only function in their specialty. A marathon runner very rarely has the strength to deadlift their own body weight or the anaerobic capacity to do 75 burpees. Likewise a bodybuilder often would “tank” on a 20 km run and a yoga specialist likely couldn’t do 20 chin-ups. It is our beleif that you are only as fit as your weakest component of fitness.
There are ten recognized general physical skills, and they are all practiced regularly with CrossFit. You are as fit as your competency in each of these ten skills.
Cardiovascular / respiratory endurance
The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen
The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units,
to apply force
The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time
The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement
The ability to control the placement of the body’s center of gravity in relation to its support base
The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store, and utilise energy
The ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint
The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement
The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another
The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity