Newly released ACE-sponsored research gauges the calorie burn and intensity of two popular CrossFit workouts…
A former gymnast and gymnastics coach, Glassman designed the no-nonsense and notoriously tough workout regimen by combining functional strength training with gymnastics, circuit training and endurance exercise. It started with a single gym in Santa Cruz, Calif., and grew slowly from there in a cult-like manner, mostly the territory of underground fitness types and hardcore military guys. But it has since blossomed into a full-fledged global workout craze, attracting everyone from soccer moms and college coeds to middle-aged executives and cubicle dwellers. Today, CrossFit boasts more than 7,000 CrossFit gyms (except they call them “boxes”) worldwide, more than 35,000 accredited trainers, more than 10 million Crossfitters (nearly 60 percent of whom are women) and even recently inked a 10-year multi-million dollar deal with Reebok to sponsor the annual CrossFit Games, which crowns the man and woman deemed the “Fittest on Earth.”
It is no secret that CrossFit has been popping up in the media lately… For the most part CrossFit critics have deemed CrossFit as a ‘dangerous sport’ over the last few months. Greg Glassman quotes in the article above “It can kill you… I have always been completely honest about that.” well it is obvious that ANY high intensity sport can ‘kill you’ it is the responsibility of the athlete to know what their limits are and not jump into anything without understanding the risks that come along with it. CrossFit has not been really studied at all since its being founded in 2000. The above article digs into the average exercise response put out by the body during and after a CrossFit workout (Heart rate, % VO2 max output, Kcals used, lactate output, etc).
Programming update: We are in week 3 of a 6 week cycle. If you have questions or need extra help with movement progressions please ask the coaches. We are happy to help!
A. Deadlift (from deficit 2-3″) 4-5 reps; rest 2min x 3-4 sets 60-70%1RM
B. EMOM – hang power clean t&g x 3 reps; light – 6-8mins
Row 2k for time