f Why You Are Never Too Old For Crossfit!!!!!: The Different TYPES of Crossfit Training

Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Different TYPES of Crossfit Training

Chris Spealler has written a fantastic blog post on the different paths a Crossfit enthusiast can take.


His main premise is: "how important it is for us as a community (especially those that run boxes or train at them) to identify the distinction between training CrossFit and CrossFit as a sport. The time has come that there is a clear difference."

I have observed in our Box that there is a bit of a dilemma in some athletes minds as to what type of Crossfitter they should be. Crossfit New England has an enormous amount of competitive Crossfitters and I think that sometimes, many of the other "regular" members, tend to get caught up in the competitive fever that tends to, on occasion,  envelop the Box. This can result in injuries to those of us that are too new to the sport and/or too old to be attempting some lifts and multiple repetitions.


"-Essentially we are saying that everyone from the most deconditioned participant to the most elite athlete have the same needs. All of us will be required to squat, press, deadlift, push, pull, run, jump, etc. in different forms or fashions. The KEY that we need to recognize is that this vary’s tremendously by DEGREE. Particularly between those training CrossFit for what it’s truly designed for, and those that have chosen to seriously pursue CrossFit as their sport at an ELITE level."

-" When you set goals you should be realistic but confident and depending on what they are it will require more or less sacrifice from yourself and even those around you. I think we can all fall into 3 basic categories.
1. Training CrossFit:
2. CrossFit as a Recreational Sport
3. CrossFit as a Sport (Elite Level)"

Read the entire article to see how Spealler defines each category. It may help you determine what YOUR path in Crossfit is.

The bottom line is:  “The goal is just to get fit, make it the best hour of your day, stay safe, turn up the music, high five some people, and blow off some steam. So remember that. RELAX. HAVE FUN. WORKOUT."

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