CrossFit eXalted is a CrossFit affiliate gym located in Sanford, Florida. We serve the Sanford, Lake Mary, Debary, Deltona, Orange City and Deland communities. See our FAQ page for more information.
This page has been developed to provide a technical discussion on the methodology of CrossFit. The content of this page is targeted to the audience that wants to know the how and why. If you are interested in an overview of CrossFit then we recommend you click here to visit our Getting Started Page. Otherwise, please continue reading to learn how we implement our fitness program.
CrossFit eXalted is a strength and conditioning facility where every individual has the opportunity to reach elite levels of fitness through constantly varied, functional movements which are executed at high intensity developed to produce increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains. Gains in fitness and substantial body composition changes are directly related to the intensity of exercise and diet, nothing else.
CrossFit takes the best methods behind the world’s most elite strength, endurance, power, and gymnastic athletes and incorporates each into our programming. Let’s take a deeper look at each category.
Power Lifters are recognized for their amazing strength. We study and analyze the methods and progressions implemented by power lifters to develop our strength programs. We take the most proven methods and progressions from our analysis and implement them into our programming. Our athletes continually get stronger and break through plateaus through the implementation of our lifting progressions. Rest assured, our training staff is well versed on the proper technique for deadlifts, shoulder presses, and most importantly, squats. Proper technique will limit the risk of injury allowing our members to train longer and harder.
In CrossFit, we continue to learn from the top endurance athletes and scientists in the world. We study form progressions and proper training cycles for maximum endurance gains. We have learned that variability of distances and intensity in both rowing and running have produced the highest results in endurance gains. For example, we know that shorter, more intense running intervals will improve anyone’s ability to run faster and further, while greatly reducing the chance for injury. As we mentioned above, limiting the risk of injury allows our members to train longer and harder, ultimately producing better gains.
Power is often confused with strength; however, there are distinct differences between the two. Strength is the amount of force your muscles can produce. It is often measured by how much weight you can lift or how much resistance you can overcome. In contrast, “power” is the ability to use strength quickly. Power involves both strength and speed. In short, strength is the amount of force your muscles can produce and power is the ability to use strength quickly.
Power can be developed several ways. We utilize olympic lifts and plyometric exercises as our main methods to develop power. Olympic lifts such as snatches, cleans and jerks are recognized as the perfect marriage of strength and speed. Our members have often commented on the excitement of olympic lifting as opposed to the monotony of traditional strength lifts. This means you will be enthusiastically anticipating our lifting days rather than feeling bored with the same routine day after day.
Finally, we apply traditional gymnastic teachings to help our members develop the ability to perform handstands, hand stand pushups, muscle-ups as well as other advanced gymnastic movements. These movements increase flexibility and mobility — no one in the world is as proficient at moving their body through space as a gymnast. At CrossFit, we have learned from the best in order to produce the most well rounded and complete fitness regimen available.
There isn’t a strength and conditioning program anywhere that works with a greater diversity of tools, modalities, and drills. CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of the ten recognized general physical skills. They are Cardiovascular and Respiratory Endurance; Stamina; Strength; Flexibility; Power; Speed; Coordination; Agility; Balance; and Accuracy.
Through these intense training sessions we also grow to be a close-knit community. We will sweat together, expose weaknesses, overcome barriers, set personal records, and gain an overwhelming sense of accomplishment in the process.
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Is CrossFit Right for Me?
If you are someone who:
- Is looking to get in shape but can’t stand going to the gym
- Want’s to lose weight
- Has a natural desire to compete against others
- Has no interest in competing but likes the social aspect of fitness
- Has lost interest in your gym routine
- Enjoys measurable results
- Is looking for a challenge
- Thinks you don’t have time to exercise
- Is looking to get faster or stronger in your sport
- Is no longer seeing results with your current training program
- Is aged 14-90, OR
- Is Male or Female
Then CrossFit is for YOU!
What to expect..
The one true selling point of CrossFit for many people is that every workout is different. Since you will rarely perform the same workout twice, you are less likely to lose interest or get bored. Most people who have held gym memberships in the past can identify with the experience of enthusiastically joining a gym and then feeling the enthusiasm diminish over time. The constant variation of CrossFit training, mixed with the heavy focus on the community of members, work to limit and in some cases eliminate the issue of getting bored.
Our workouts are rarely more than 45 minutes long allowing them to accommodate even the busiest schedules. CrossFit is challenging and rewarding. CrossFit builds strength, both physically and mentally. CrossFit brings people together; you will be hard-pressed to find a better group of people than the group found in the CrossFit community.
Most importantly, CrossFit is FUN!
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