What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is constantly varied functional movement performed at high intensity.
Okay, you’ve heard that before but what does that mean?
Constantly Varied: everyday you walk into EWCF, we have a workout programmed that will challenge you in different ways, with different movements, different time domains, different fitness modalities (cardio, weightlifting, gymnastics, etc).
Functional movements: these are movements that are built in to our every day life! Squats, deadlifts, pressing overhead, pulling ourselves over objects, jumping, running, rowing, the 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.
High Intensity: This is where the magic happens. Adding the intensity piece is the game changer. Now, not only are we doing strengthening movements, but we are constantly moving from one movement to another, with little to no rest in between. Do we want you to hit a PR and squat 400 lbs? Yes! But better yet, can you front squat 185 lbs, 10 times after rowing 500 meters, and then do 20 toes-to-bar and can you do it 5 consecutive times? Our goal is not to just build strength. Cardiovascular and muscular endurance are equally important.
But Edgewater CrossFit is much, much more than just that.
Edgewater CrossFit Community
By far the most common response to what cross-fitters love most about CrossFit is, “the community.” You can go to almost any place on earth and visit a box and be welcomed by coaches and members as one of their own. We are all trying to get better, be healthier and happier and we try to share that enthusiasm with each other, and help one another however we can. We participate in competitions, events, charities, socials, nutritional challenges… you name it we will probably do it with other members, who almost become like a second family. As life seems to pull people further and further into technology and away from personal interaction, CrossFit brings people together in a positive and healthy pursuit, and we have a ton of fun in the process.
The sense of community, sometimes known as a ‘cult’ outside of the box, is one of the special features of Edgwater CrossFit. Working out within our community makes us feel good and encourages us to push ourselves to new limits that we didn’t think were possible. It is a special thing that we can develop further by welcoming new members and making them feel that they accepted as part of our family.
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The CrossFit Games season starts every year in February with the CrossFit Open. This is a 5-week open competition, where each week any Crossfitter has a chance to complete a set workout and have their score ranked on both a regional and worldwide level. Each week there is a new workout and after the conclusion of the 5 weeks the top 48 individuals and top 30 teams in each region qualifies to the second phase of the games season, Regionals.
The CrossFit Regionals are weekend long competitions in 17 different regions around the world where those who qualified in the open compete in several workouts. The top 5 men, women, and teams of each region make it to the CrossFit Games, which is a week long test of both physical fitness and mental toughness designed to determine who are the fittest man, woman and teams on Earth.
The open is designed to be inclusive for everyone and we often encourage all of our members to participate as it is a very fun and rewarding experience which tests your fitness and is a great way to measure your growth as an athlete. Hundreds of thousands of athletes participate in the CrossFit Open. Edgewater CrossFit incorporates the Open workouts into our classes so members get a chance to experience it with each other which further builds camaraderie within our community. This is a very exciting time of year as we always witness members push themselves to accomplish personal bests and physical feats they often never imagined possible.