At CrossFit Tay Ho we offer CrossFit, a functional fitness programme developed by Greg Glassman over many decades. Glassman, founder and CEO of CrossFit Inc.,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 programme specifically designed to improve fitness and health.
So what exactly is CrossFit? CrossFit is for every body, all ages, all shapes, sizes and fitness levels - from the beginner to the competitive athlete. It combines gymnastics, body-weight exercises, cardio training and olympic weightlifting. The definition of CrossFit is “Constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement.” To clarify this we can split it up:
Constantly Varied: Always changing the workouts, never letting your body adapt. Your body never gets used to anything and this is why CrossFit is great for improving your general physical performance.
High Intensity: This is where many misconceptions about CrossFit come from. Many people think intensity is screaming and yelling and looking like you are going to pop a vein in your neck. This is not intensity although it may sometimes be the result of it. In simple words intensity is how much weight you can move over the longest distance in the shortest amount of time, while of course maintaining proper form and technique.
Functional Movements: Are movements humans were built for. Movements that are natural and safe. Movements we use in everyday life such as squatting, deadlifting, pulling yourself up, etc. These are movements that promote neurological and hormonal responses, leading to better health, actual strength, actual core stability, agility, and flexibility.
Do I have to be fit to start CrossFit? No! CrossFit can be scaled to any body, any age, and any level of fitness. It’s fun, its safe, and best of all it achieves results.
Interested? Check out our ‘How can I Join’section to learn more about how to start CrossFit in Hanoi.