Meal Of The Day

Sunday
Sep192010

Getting Started With A Free Trial...

Trial Classes

First one is FREE!!!

We invite you to evaluate our program with a FREE introductory sessions. For more details and to book your first class, please fill out the Free Trial Form and we will get you scheduled.

Clear Lake CrossFit is not like joining a regular gym. Our program is carefully designed to train your body intensely, efficiently and thoroughly over the course of the week. Clear Lake CrossFit has invited you to evaluate our program, so that you can truly understand and experience a proper CrossFit Class. Workouts will be scaled and modified to your capabilities so that you are able to participate in every workout. Once you have completed your workout, we will discuss your membership options and make recommendations for your own success as an athlete in our program.

 

Sunday
Sep192010

You Can Do This From Home

If you want to try our workouts on for yourself, you can start immediately. Go back to our HomePage and check out our daily Workouts. These will give you a good example of the style of our training and classes. However, be forewarned, these workouts were designed for elite athletes and are very difficult – we have a few suggestions for getting started.

1. Learn the movements – many of the exercises that CrossFit includes in their workouts will be different from any you have done in the past. When you are learning a new movement, go light, reduce the repetitions and emphasize good form. Overdoing it in a new exercise is an easy way to get hurt.

2. Start easy! Get through the workout. Modify it any way you need to - split up a high repetition set into many low rep sets, reduce the weights, reduce the volume or distances.

3. Make the WOD a habit. Three days on, one day off; or Five days on, two off. Consistency is the key, not so much intensity at first. Be consistant.

4. After the first month, start increasing the intensity of your workout. Many people ask the question, “Is the Workout of the Day really all I need to do?” The answer is emphatically “YES” – that is, when you are able to complete it going as hard and fast as possible. Your goal is to attack every workout and tear it to shreds. It should CRUSH you!

This high intensity is part of the design of CrossFit and is required to get the full benefits. At these high intensities, your body will respond / recover with a very high neurological and endocrine (hormonal) adaptation (neuroendocrine response). This is the “secret” behind the ability of the Workout of the Day, in very often 20 minutes or less, to enable you to develop world-class fitness!

If you run in to difficulties on your own, want to get personal or group instruction, or want to simply learn more, we we suggest the following resources:

- Click on Free Trial to get started

- Read "How to start".

- Download a free copy of the CrossFit Journal entitled What is Fitness?

- Download a free copy of CrossFit Foundations

- Browse the CrossFit.com web site for gobs of information, especially on the message board.