Why CrossFit North Pasadena?

What is CrossFit?

Q. What Is CrossFit?

“CrossFit is constantly varied functional movement operated at a high intensity.”

Oh ok…wait what?

Ok ok, first off, CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program. We have designed our program to elicit as broad an adaptational response as possible. CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of ten recognized fitness domains. They are Cardiovascular and Respiratory endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, and Accuracy.

CrossFit can be broken down into three parts:

  • First, CrossFit is FUNCTIONAL. All movements we do in some way improve your abilities in life, whether it be a firefighter rescuing a person, or a mother lifting her toddler. Whatever your job, sport, or leisure activity, the functional movements you learn at CrossFit North Pasadena will help you perform them safer and with more ease.
  • Second, CrossFit is CONSTANTLY VARIED. You will never do the same workout twice. Movements will change, weights will vary, and reps will forever be manipulated to create the most effective program possible.
  • Lastly, CrossFit is performed at HIGH INTENSITY. Exercises performed at high levels of intensity yield faster fitness results. The metabolism is sped up, body fat drops, and strength increases.

Is CrossFit for Me?

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Your needs and the Olympic athletes differ by degree not kind. Increased power, strength, cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, flexibility, stamina, coordination, agility, balance, and coordination are each important to the worlds best athletes and to our grandparents. The amazing truth is that the very same methods that elicit optimal response in the Olympic or professional athlete will optimize the same response in the elderly. Of course, we cannot load your grandmother with the same squatting weight that we would assign an Olympic skier, but they both need to squat. In fact, squatting is essential to maintaining functional independence and improving fitness. Squatting is just one example of a movement that is universally valuable and essential yet rarely taught to any but the most advanced of athletes. This is a tragedy. Through painstakingly thorough coaching and incremental load assignment CrossFit has been able to teach anyone who can care for themselves to perform safely and with maximum efficacy the same movements typically utilized by professional coaches in elite and certainly exclusive environments.

~Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.~

Building Blocks of CrossFit

A strong building first requires a strong foundation. At CrossFit North Pasadena we believe no different, which is why we approach each member’s journey to fitness as a simple building process. Starting from establishing the foundation, our building method is precise and accurate, this is otherwise known as the CrossFit Method.

Building Block #1 – Nutrition: The most important aspect to an athletes makeup, the molecular level of fitness cannot be stressed enough.

Building Block #2 – Metabolic Conditioning: Builds capacity in each of three metabolic pathways, beginning with aerobic, then lactic acid, and then phosphocreatine pathways.

Building Block #3 – Gymnastics: Establishes functional capacity for body control and range of motion.

Building Block #4 – Weightlifting and Throwing: Develop the ability to control external weights once you have achieved body control and range of motion.

Building Block #5 – Sport: Applies fitness in a competitive atmosphere and further forces the body to encounter randomized movements fortifying the CrossFit idea of ‘constantly varied’.

CrossFit North Pasadena
3636 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 537-9348
CrossFit Journal: The Performance-Based Lifestyle Resource