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What is CrossFit?

By definition, CrossFit is constantly varied functional movement at high intensity. But what exactly does that mean?

Constantly Varied: Everyday you come into Convergent CrossFit, we have a workout programmed for you that will challenge incorporate different movements, different time domains, and different fitness modalities (cardio, weightlfiting, gymnastics, etc).

Functional Movements: These movements are ingrained in our DNA and include squats, deadlifts, pressing overhead, pulling ourselves over objects, jumping, running, and rowing. These movements are complex in that they use multiple muscle groups at the same time, with our focus being on moving the right way as opposed to isolating specific muscles. A common theme with these movements is that they are all core-to-extremity. So yes, we do ab work, it’s called every workout we do! Leg day? Oh, you just mean every day.

High Intensity: This is where it all goes down. Intensity is the game changer. Not only are we performing strengthening movements, but we are constantly moving from one movement to another, with little to no rest in between, building our cardiovascular, cardiorespiratory, and muscular endurance. You can squat 400 pounds? That’s awesome! Now can you front squat 185 pounds 10 times after running 400 meters and then do 15 pull-ups (and repeat that 5 times)?  Say hello to a whole new ball game, and what the heck are these muscles I never even knew existed, and why are they sore?

…but CrossFit is much, much more than even that.  It’s about community.

CrossFit Community

The most common theme from members around the world is community. You can go to almost any place on earth, visit a box (CrossFit slang for “gym”), and be welcomed by coaches and members as one of their own. It is welcoming and uplifting. We are all trying to get better, and we try to share that enthusiasm with each other and help one another however we can. We participate in competitions, events, charities, socials, and nutritional challenges. As life seems to pull people farther away from personal interaction, CrossFit brings people together in a positive and healthy pursuit, and we have a ton of fun in the process.


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