What is CrossFit?
In Short CrossFit is a fitness training system that consists of functional movements combined into high intensity, varied workouts.
CrossFit is great for developing board fundamental base of fitness. It work your weaknesses and exposures you to movement patterns that are beneficial for prevention of injury and improving performance.
CrossFit is ideal conditioning for outdoor sports enthusiasts, people who thrive on challenge and enjoy learning new skills. CrossFit can be used as a stand-alone program or it can serve as the base core and conditioning program for sports or job specific training.
CrossFit is infinitely changeable to suit the needs of participants.
Yes we have change room toilets and showers
Credit Card EFTPOS
CFS accepts cash, cheques, EFTPOS, MasterCard and Visa.You can also organize EFT
Contracts Joining fees
No contracts no joining fees
Membership is Monthly half monthly or casual to give you the maximin amount of flexiblity.
I want to lose fat and sculpt my body will CrossFit do that for me?
You may have noticed the lack of statements like "lose fat fast", and references to body sculpting and bodybuilding. That's because here at CrossFit Sydney (CFS) we focus on improving functional health and fitness through performance based strength and conditioning protocols. CFS will make you perform better in many aspects of your life; we are not concerned about the number on the scale but improving your strength and vitality. It just so happens that improving individuals strength and conditioning along with nutritional guidance usually does result in decreased fat % and increased lean muscle mass but its what you do with this new lean mean body that concerns us.
What is a functional exercise?
Function: the work a thing is designed to do.
Exercise: perform, practise with intent to modify condition of
A functional exercise is either:
1. An exercise that closely replicates something you might do outside the gym, for example lifting a heavy box is analogous to dead lifting.
2. An exercise that develops an attribute that will assist you to complete tasks outside the gym, for example heavy squatting to develop leg strength.
Functional exercise is NOT balancing on a wobble board while pressing a tiny weight overhead.
I've heard that CrossFit is only for very fit people and I want to do some training before I come along to a class?
CrossFit is elite fitness training for every body. CrossFit is for all people regardless of age and fitness level. CFS Coaches aim to improve every bodies fitness level by correct progressive instruct and incremental increases in intensity scaled to the individual.
A key principle of CrossFit is to scale workouts to suit the level of the participants. We do recommend that you take advantage of our free consultation and Fundamental 3 Package so that we can help you make the most out of your training. CrossFit is for people who WANT to become very fit! We understand that you've got to start somewhere, but if you like learning new skills and facing challenging protocols regardless of your current fitness level then we urge you to give CrossFit a go!
Cross Fit Jargon
Stands for Work Out of the Day. This is the main focus of the session. It is set out in a task completion format.
Abbreviation to indicate you performed the WOD at the required loads and distances as prescribed by HQ.
Named Work Outs are part of the jargon of CrossFit training.
CrossFit is a world wide community with many people linked through the WOD whether variations or HQs. Bench Mark WOs are given names so that just uttering that name will give people an understanding of what's involved and may even evoke feeling from previous WO experience.
CrossFitters develop a love/hate relationship with some WOs. Women's names ("The Girls")are used often for Bench mark WOs, probably for the same reason they are used to name hurricanes which gives you a hint to their intensity. Male names are used as a mark of respect of fallen service men.
So get with the jargon and enjoy doing a Girl or trashing a Guy next time your in the gym.
Bench Mark Work outs
WODs that are considered ideal examples of CrossFit Training. Often see as performance based indicators of progression.
Is a reference to recording the overall duration of the WOD. "For Time" generally infers to complete the WOD in best form and technique at relatively high intensity as quick as possible. In short you are racing the clock.
(Time) For Rds
Another method of scoring the WOD via counting the accumulated amount of completed Rounds within a set time. 1 Rds will be designated as a series of reps, loads and movements that must be completed as many times as possible within a set period of time.
Met Con stands for Metabolic Conditioning, or to modify through training the energy systems of the body. A phrase coined by CrossFit to relate to demanding Work Outs that utilise mixed modality in a task completion format. Individuals learn to love to hate Met Cons.
M.E. stands for Maximal Effort. Referring to WODs that require maximal effort in lifting as heavy as capable loads for low rep protocols.
Getting "Owned" by a WOD is a reference to the need to have a little rest in the prone position on completion of a WO. Individuals are encouraged to adopt the Owned position (lying prone on the ground) in order to recover in the fastest possible manner. Once you experience the WODs, little encouragement is needed as getting owned represents the end of the WOD.
The intensity involved with CrossFit WODs means sometimes individuals experience overheating and a gag reflex. This is commonly coined as "meeting Mr. Pukie" or "Kissing the Clown". This is not encouraged just an unexpected side effect when individuals give it their all. This became a running joke until CF HQ brought out the Pukie Mascot which is a clown experiencing the full effect of the gag reflex.