CrossFit Announces New Video Contest Aimed at Affiliate Owners
CrossFit Announces New Video Contest Aimed at Affiliate Owners
The first video contest to be held under the new CrossFit brand will take place from March 1st through April 30th. A total of ten videos will be available to compete in, with $10,000 going to the winner. The event is being promoted by CrossFit HQ and sponsored by Monster Energy.
“We’re excited to bring our brand of high intensity training to the masses,” says CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman. “With this contest, we want to show affiliates what it’s like to have their business lead the way.”
Affiliates are encouraged to submit videos for consideration. Videos must be no longer than five minutes and feature one or more of the following:
A personal story about how they started working out, what inspired them to start doing so, and why they chose CrossFit as their workout method.
An explanation of how their gym uses CrossFit and what benefits it provides. (Examples include increased membership retention rates, improved customer service levels, better employee morale levels.)
How they use the affiliate program to grow their business.
The link to submit a video is found here. Submissions will be open until February 15th.
How Crossfit works
Crossfit is the leading gym workout in the world. It has more than 13,000 affiliated gyms in the world. The method was started by Greg Glassman in California in 2000.
Today it is managed by his daughter, Lauren Jenai (Glassman). it is advanced through affiliated gyms and trainers. This program has a staff of professional coaches. It offers training, education and certification programs for people interested in this field.
Crossfit aims to improve fitness through constantly varied functional movements. These are exercises that you use in real life, which involve multiple muscles and joints in a dynamic way, both simultaneously and continuously. The goal is to strengthen the fastest way possible all the limbs.
The exercises strength, speed, agility, balance and flexibility. They should be kept at a high level.
This is why they need to be constantly varied. The body always gets used to the same exercises and stops responding. By mixing the exercises, more muscles are trained and more calories are burnt.
The exercises in this method are constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. The workouts are always new and are kept at a high level of physical demand. These workouts can be scaled to any level of ability from beginner to elite athlete.
To achieve these goals, the key components in the training program include cardio, strength and flexibility. All these components must be trained at high intensity. These components should never be neglected.
These are the components that bring success and achieve the best results.
What do you want to achieve with this method?
Crossfit is a great way to get in shape, reverse type-2 diabetes, lose weight, improve your stamina, develop muscular endurance, become more flexible and decrease your blood pressure. It develops speed, power and agility. And it helps prevent injury. It develops mental toughness. It is a program for people of all ages and at all levels of fitness.
The main goal is to improve your fitness and achieve your ideal weight. The Crossfit method is the perfect way to keep you fit for the rest of your life. With this program, you will soon enjoy many activities that you could not do before.
You will develop the physical and mental capabilities to succeed at anything you do in life. You will be able to chage yourself into a fit person.
How Does It Work?
Getting in shape is a matter of inverted pyramid. This means that you must start by developing your stamina and endurance. This will be the base of your pyramid. After that, you should work on your muscular strength and finally, you should work on your speed and agility.
As a beginning, you must design a well-balanced training program. This is the best way to increase your fitness level steadily. You should develop stamina before anything else.
You can develop muscular strength and power at a later stage.
Before you start any training, you should perform a proper warm up. This will increase the blood flow to your muscles and prepare your body for physical exertion. You should start with a 5-minute general warm up.
This can be jogging, biking or anything else that gets your heart rate up. After this, you should perform movements that are specific to the exercise you are about to do. This will increase your muscle temperature, get the muscles and joints warm and prepare them for physical activity.
After your warm up, you should perform a cool down and static stretching. This will help prevent injury and gradually ease your muscles back to the resting state. Stretch every major muscle group that you have trained.
Hold each stretch for about 30 seconds, unless otherwise specified.
Jumping rope is an excellent way to warm up. It will loosen up your ankles, knees and hips. It will also get your blood pumping.
Start by standing with your shoulders parallel to the rope. The rope should be about waist high. Bend your knees and try to keep your back straight. This is the starting position.
Most of the power for the jump comes from the legs pushing back. The arms are mainly for balance. Quickly bring your knees up and forward.
The rope should be about the level of your chin at this point. After this, push your body back and let your feet fly over the rope in one swift movement. The rope should be about waist high again at this point. Finally, pull your feet back again and return to the starting position.
Make sure to keep your shoulders pulled back during the exercise. This will prevent you from over-rotating your shoulders. Also, try to keep your knees and toes pointed exactly forward.
This will help you rotate your hips, which in turn will produce a faster movement.
The Canadian twist is an excellent exercise for strengthening the core muscles. This is important because these are the muscles that stabilize and protect the spine. Lie on the floor face-up and hold a medium-weight medicine ball (2-4kg) to your chest.
Keep your arms straight. Rotate your entire body, moving the medicine ball from one hand to the other. Make sure to keep your shoulder blades on the floor at all times. Repeat this movement in a controlled and safe fashion for a total of 50 rotations.
The single leg Romanian deadlift is an isolation exercise designed to strengthen the hamstrings and glutes. This is important because strong glutes can help prevent knee injuries on the court. You will need a resistance band and a stable object about knee height (a chair or bench will do).
Place one foot in the center of the band. The other end of the band should be secured to the chair/bench. Your foot should be angled outwards (first picture). Slowly bend forward at the hip, keeping your back as straight as you can. Your non-working leg should be straight and planted firmly on the ground for balance (second picture).
Sources & references used in this article:
- The success of CrossFit and its implications for businesses of all types (S Gomillion – 2017 – trace.tennessee.edu)
- A CROSSFIT CROSSROAD (RD Perkins – 2019 – swcra.net)
- Inside the Box: How CrossFit® Shredded the Rules, Stripped Down the Gym, and Rebuilt My Body (TJ Murphy – 2012 – books.google.com)