CrossFit

Crossfit Workouts in Thornton

CrossFit has been growing in popularity ever since its founder Greg Glassman developed it as a workout that would increase his strength. Since its inception in 2000, it has been proven to be an excellent workout for all levels of fitness. Not only does CrossFit improve your strength when it comes to being at the gym, but it also prepares you for all that live can throw your way. That is the beauty of CrossFit.

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CrossFit: What’s All the Fuss?

It seems like everyone is talking about CrossFit these days, but not everyone knows exactly what it is. One common descriptions of CrossFit is this: “constantly varied, functional movements done at a high intensity.” At CrossFit Thornton, we believe this workout is one of the best ways possible to not only get a body that is healthy but a body that fights illness effectively.

In general, CrossFit is built on these 10 fitness domains:

1. Accuracy
2. Agility
3. Balance
4. Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance
5. Coordination
6. Flexibility
7. Power
8. Speed
9. Stamina
10. Strength

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CrossFit Workouts in Thornton

At CrossFit Thornton, you will use your body weight for workouts as well as other pieces of equipment., including:

Ab mats
Battle ropes
Bumper plates
Climbing ropes
GHD machines
Heavy bags
Kettlebells
Medicine balls
Olympic weights
Pullup bars
Sand bags
Slam balls
Sledge hammers
Tires
TRX bands

Every new day of CrossFit brings a different WOD (workout of the day) posted. The one-hour class includes a warmup, a WOD—which may consist of a strength portion to work on specific moves—and a cool-down/stretch at the end of class.

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CrossFit WODs

The WODs in CrossFit are generally named after people, either women or heroes who have lost their lives. Here are a few popular workouts you might find at CrossFit Thornton.

“Fran” is one of the most popular workouts of CrossFit, and it is also one of the most revered—and perhaps feared! Many CrossFit enthusiasts strive to beat the three-minute mark for Fran; ultra-athletes can often finish in just two minutes!

This benchmark WOD, done for time, consists of the following:
21 Thrusters
21 Pullups
15 Thrusters
15 Pullups
9 Thrusters
9 Pullups

“Angie” is like Fran in that it is meant to be used as a WOD benchmark to help you monitor your progress over a specific time period. It’s completed for time, with each exercise being completed before moving on to the next one. The goal is usually 20 minutes to complete the following exercises:

100 Pullups
100 Pushups
100 Situps
100 Squats

“Grace” consists of clean and jerks—30 total—for time. The most skilled athletes can finish Grace in just about a minute, using the “RX” standards of 135 pounds for men and 95 for women.

You’ll need to master the double-under—aka “dubs”— to complete “Annie,” which has you doing 150 of them in total. Here’s what you’ll need to do, for time:

50 Double-unders
50 Situps
40 Double-unders
40 Situps
30 Double-unders
30 Situps
20 Double-unders
20 Situps
10 Double-unders
10 Situps

“Mary” means you will have to master the art of the handstand pushup, which requires super-duper strength in the shoulders. One-legged squats (these are also called “pistols”) are another challenging move. Here is what Mary has to offer:

For 20 minutes:
5 Handstand pushups
10 One-legged squats, alternating
15 Pullups

Ultimately, athletes want to perform 20 rounds in 20 minutes.

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