Intensity is a measure of how hard you are working, think of it as a scale of your effort. This could be how much weight you are lifting, it could be how high your heart rate is, it could be how hard you’re breathing. Most importantly it’s your perception on any day and in any training session of how hard you are working. We could break down our intensity scale to 3 levels: Low, Moderate and High. We could assign a percentage of effort to each of these levels as such that tot
Nutrition - Good nutrition forms the base of our hierarchy of physical development. There are a lot of myths around eating right and eating healthy so we’ll try to keep to some basic principles. - Eat whole foods: Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, a little starch and avoid refined sugar. For the most part, if it has a long list of ingredients then it’s not a whole food. If it has ingredients that sound like a chemical, that you can’t pronounce or don’t know
How did you hear about CrossFit and what was your first experience/WOD? I first heard about it through Susie at pole. Came and tried out the free Sunday bootcamps in the square before starting properly. When did you first come to CrossFit Ancoats Manchester? I've been coming since August 2018. How many days do you CrossFit? What classes do you normally take (times and specialties)? Between 3-5 sessions a week depending on my schedule. Usually do weekday 5:30 or 6:30 classes.
What is CrossFit? CrossFit is in essence several things, so we’re going to break it down into what we at CrossFit Ancoats believe are the key components. CrossFit is a training program Firstly CrossFit is a structured training program that is centred around functional movements. So what is ‘functional movement’ I hear you ask. Functional movements are natural, safe, every day movement patterns that are essential for day to day living. In fact they’re so universal that you’re
What is Intensity? "Intensity is the independent variable most commonly associated with maximising favourable adaptation to exercise.” Greg Glassman In short and simple terms - intensity can can be seen as how fast or how much work you can get done. In physiology this translates to: Intensity is the amount of physical power that the body uses when performing an activity So intensity is defined as power. Power is equal to force x distance divided by time. This means that inten
26 Essential CrossFit Terms WoD - Workout of the Day Box - a CrossFit gym, where the WoD happens Metcon - Metabolic Conditioning a form of WoD For Time - indicates that you should complete the task as quickly as possible AMRAP - As Many Rounds/Reps as Possible RFT - Rounds for Time EMOM - Every Minute on the Minute Tabata - 20 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest for 8 rounds - brutal Chipper - a type of WoD with may reps of many movements that you ‘chip’ away at until complet