Thousands of athletes worldwide have followed CrossFit and distinguished themselves on the court, course, field or in the ring. Our innovative approach to training ditches the workout machines and gets athletes moving like they’ve never moved before. With a different workout every day, our trainers make sure the body never knows what to expect. By keeping the body guessing with functional movements like jumping, lifting, running, rowing, climbing and carrying, players will continually improve their athleticism and shatter plateaus. Appropriate for all sports, ages and fitness levels, our programming cultivates cardiovascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, agility, balance, coordination and accuracy.
You will not find a better strength and conditioning program that builds upon the necessary fundamentals to make athletes healthier, faster and stronger! At CrossFit Iron Horse, we do not define our program by how many times our athletes can bench a certain weight. Instead, we step back and address the whole package by focusing on the principles of true athleticism: stability, strength, and power. With us, developing an up-an-coming athlete starts from the ground up. The CrossFit method establishes a hierarchy for the development of an athlete. Each component relies on an athlete’s competency in the level(s) below it. For example, you cannot utilize your full Weightlifting potential without establishing a full range of motion with Gymnastic work. Likewise, no conditioning – Metabolic, Gymnastic or otherwise – would be complete without a solid nutritional base.
Our Training Recommendations
At CrossFit Iron Horse, we recommend making strength & conditioning the main weekly focus in the off-season while spending 1-2 days a week on technical aspect of the sport. During preseason, the most effective way to train in preparation for the season is to have an even blend of technique and physical training. When the season finally rolls around, most of the time is obviously spent playing the sport, but we highly encourage our athletes to continue devoting some time each week to strength & conditioning. While the conditioning aspect may not be as key, we feel it’s imperative to continue strength training to maintain that competitive edge and prevent any loss of power.
RELEVANCE OF OUR PROGRAM TO YOUR TRAINING
We think that the following sums up a lot of what we are trying to convey to a public that has a hard time accepting new things, especially when they are fundamentally contrarian to the way things have been… We borrow this from Mark Rippetoe, a very well respected friend and colleague….
“First thing we need to get out of the way: strength is the basis of athletic ability. If you are a good athlete, you are stronger than a less-good athlete. If you want to be a better athlete, you get stronger. If you are already very strong, there is room in your training for the development of other aspects of performance. But there is a very high likelihood that you are not that strong, since most people are not. You may think you’re very strong, but really, you know you could get stronger, don’t you? Sure you do. You may have convinced everybody else that you’re strong enough; you may even be convinced of this yourself. This is not productive, because if you can get stronger you should do so, and a lack of strength may be why you’re not performing as well as you know you should be. If your progress is stuck, and has been for a while, get stronger and see what happens. It works every time, and this is why I know it’s true.”