At Different Breed, we are pleased to offer CrossFit and the community it cultivates amongst our members.
CrossFit is a fitness regimen developed by Greg Glassman over several decades. Glassman, CrossFit’s Founder and CEO, was the first person in history to define fitness in a “meaningful”, measurable way: increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains. He then created a program specifically designed to improve fitness and health. CrossFit is a General Preparedness Program (GPP). Their methodology is “Constantly Varied, Functional Movement, performed at High Intensity”. Constantly varies means that routine is the enemy. They mold their athletes into “generalist” or jack-of-all-trades instead of building the “specialist”. Functional Movement means that this program will help you attain a high level of fitness inside the gym, with hopes that you would apply that fitness to your lifestyle outside of the gym. Therefore, building better, more capable, and healthier humans.
Lastly, High Intensity means (that while every day is different) their general format would consist of moving the largest load, the largest distance, in the shortest amount of time. Intensity is essential for results and is measurable as work divided by time—or power. The more work you do in less time, or the higher the power output, the more intense the effort. By employing a constantly varied approach to training, functional movements and intensity lead to dramatic gains in fitness. Overall, the aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness supported by measurable, observable and repeatable results. The program prepares trainees for any physical contingency—not only for the unknown but for the unknowable, too. The program is designed for universal scalability, making it the perfect application for any committed individual, regardless of experience. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change the program. The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree, not kind.