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Transcript of CROSSFIT
What is Crossfit
Crossfit is a strength and conditioning program with the aim of improving, among other things, muscular strength, cardio-respiratory endurance, and flexibility. It advocates a perpetually changing mix of aerobic exercise, gymnastics (body weight exercises), and Olympic weight lifting
By Matt Landolt, Ryan Pittsley and Devin Ault
- Aerobic Fitness
- Muscular Strength
- Muscular Endurance
- Body Composition
Health Related Fitness Components
Costs can vary from gym to gym.
Costs range from $85 - $200 a month depending on location and type of training or instruction
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4) Sibley, B. (2013). Using sport education to implement a crossfit unit. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 83(8), 42-48.
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6) "TODAY Health." TODAY. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2013.
The tagline of CrossFit is that anyone, of any age can take part in this exercise program.
CrossFit for Kids is an exercise program designed for children ages 3-18.
Ages are broken up into: 3-5, 5-12, 12-14, 13-16, and 13-18.
Different age groups are broken up based on age and skill level/body development.
Must have an olympic weight set and a place to do dips and pullups.
Supplementary equipment includes: Gymnastics rings, parallettes, Plyo boxes, Medicine balls, Dumbbells, Kettlebells, Climbing rope and Rowing machine.
Good/Bad for PE
CrossFit can be a good exercise unit in a PE class. If done correctly, it can be realistically challenging, exciting, and grants student attainable fitness.
However, if done incorrectly, CrossFit can be
developmentally inappropriate to certain
age groups. In that sense, it has the
potential to be bad in PE as well.
Where did it start and where can you do this?
CrossFit was established as a company in 2000 by Greg Glassman.
First CrossFit affiliated gym was named CrossFit North and was established in Seattle, Washington.
When starting, an athlete should first learn the movements from a gym(box).
Once experienced and movements are second nature, CrossFit can be done anywhere so long as proper equipment is provided.
This exercise trend has grown exponentially over the last 14 years. While this popularity spike may not last, we feel as though it will always be around, steadily growing. Studies have shown that each year the crossfit trend is steadily increasing.
Will the trend last?
- CrossFit can be a great workout if you know the proper techniques and don't try to over work yourself with weight or intensity.
-If done correctly, CrossFit can be a great workout. CrossFit claims that anyone can take part in these workouts due to their universal scalability and from what I've seen I have to agree. It is great for all ages!
- CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program designed to improve power, strength, agility, accuracy, stamina, speed, and endurance.
- Aerobic conditioning (jumping rope, running, cycling, rowing, swimming)
- Gymnastics (ring dips, handstand push-ups, pull-ups, and other body-weight exercises)
- Olympic eight-lifting moves (snatch, clean, clean + jerk, push press)
- Other elements like kettlebell swings, rope climbs, sledgehammer, and tractor-tire flipping