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At CrossFit Mount Olympus we develop elite fitness designed to be broad and inclusive. In short, we want you to be good at everything: spirit, mind, and body. We foster an encouraging environment where you can be yourself, only better.
Everyone comes to CrossFit Mount Olympus with different strengths and weaknesses. Our workouts are hard, but can be scaled to your ability. Few people can do all of the skills at first. You will like some and dislike others, but do them all to the best of your ability.
Confidence improves in all aspects of life as we develop fitness in 10 basic skills:
- Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance- The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen.
- Stamina - The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy.
- Strength - The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units,to apply force.
- Flexibility - the ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint.
- Power - The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time.
- Speed - The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement.
- Coordination - The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement
- Agility - The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another.
- Balance - The ability to control the placement of the bodies center of gravity in relation to its support base.
- Accuracy - The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity.
Fitness in 100 Words
Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.
Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch.
Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds.
Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast.
Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense.
Regularly learn and play new sports.
For more information, download the Free Article, "What is Fitness?" from the October 2002 CrossFit Journal