Crossfit most generally defined by three terms:
Performed at a high intensity
The aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general, and inclusive fitness. We seek to build a program that would best prepare participants for any physical contingency—prepare them not only for the unknown but for the unknowable.
Our prescription to accomplish this goal is to:
• Master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Practice and train major lifts.
• Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense.
• Regularly learn and play new sports.
• Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.
CrossFit Wilmette is unique because our coaches include a highly experienced trainer, a chiropractor, and a physical therapist. We are dedicated to safely helping you reach your peak level of fitness.
There are a plethora of resources online to learn more about the CrossFit exercise philosophy and lifestyle. Here are a few suggest reading sources:
- What Is Fitness? – Article By Greg Glassman
- CrossFit Foundations – Article by Greg Glassman
- What Is CrossFit? – Webpage on CrossFit.com
- Exercise Library – Webpage on CrossFit.com
- Frequently Asked Questions – Webpage on CrossFit.com_____________________________________________________________________________
Additionally, your CrossFit Wilmette Coaches have published the following Articles and Resources:
- Achilles / Calf Rehab – Article by Jason Sweas, PT, DPT
- Overhead Shoulder Problems – Article by Jason Sweas, PT, DPT