The Lab Gym teams up with CrossFit to form: The Lab Gym’s Heavy Metal CrossFit
You know of The Lab as, “The most unique gym round, and the BEST trainer’s in town.” Where personal training service excellence is second to none. The Lab’s Training Academy has bred numerous champions of health and fitness transformations from young, old, and elite.
Now, The Lab Gym is taking it’s philosophical model and pairing it with CrossFit training principles.
The Lab Gym’s Philosophical Model:
1) First do no harm
2) Work density (build it)
3) Progressive resistance (increase it)
4) Progressive exercise/movement (achieve it)
CrossFit is, ’constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement.’
Advocating a mix of body weight exercise, gymnastics, strength training, powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, running, sprinting, jumping rope, plyometrics, rowing, etc. Always prepared for the unknown and specializing in not specializing, no 2 classes are ever alike. While this may sound intimidating, CrossFit is infused with a principle of ‘scalability.’ Meaning, all exercises can be regressed or progressed to similar elements that achieve a similar capacity/goal for that individual. Common exercises used are: body weight squats, jumping rope, box jumps, kettlebell swings, snatch, clean & jerk, overhead squats, pullups, dips, muscle ups, rowing, pushups, burpees, deadlifts, squats, thrusters, etc.
CrossFit aims to optimize the blend of all fitness qualities, namely:
1. Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance- The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen.
2. Stamina – The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy.
3. Strength – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply force.
4. Flexibility – The ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint.
5. Power – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time.
6. Speed – The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement.
7. Coordination – The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement.
8. Agility – The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another.
9. Balance – The ability to control the placement of the body’s center of gravity in relation to its support base.
10. Accuracy – The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity.