Written by Olly Stables Welcome to CrossFit FFH, where we take pride in our commitment to movement standards (the power of CrossFit FFH's Movement Standards). At our gym, we believe that adhering to proper form and technique is not just about aesthetics or checking a box; it's about unlocking your full potential as an athlete. In this blog post, we'll dive deep into the importance of movement standards, why we hold them at a high level, and why every member should strive to train to CrossFit standards. Get ready to be engaged and educated as we explore the transformative power of movement standards!
Building a Foundation for Success:
At CrossFit FFH, we understand that movement standards serve as the foundation for athletic development. According to the CrossFit Level 1 Handbook, movement standards ensure "that every athlete at every level of ability can understand the requirements for good movement and then go about achieving them." By focusing on correct form and technique, we ensure that each movement is performed efficiently and safely (CrossFit Journal, "Form Follows Function" by Greg Glassman, 2002). This approach helps to prevent injuries, optimize performance, and pave the way for long-term progress.
Maximizing Results: Training to CrossFit standards is more than just going through the motions. It's about striving for excellence in every rep, every workout, and every training session. According to the CrossFit Journal, adhering to movement standards helps to "ensure that athletes develop consistent mechanics across different exercises, broad time, and modal domains" ("What Is CrossFit?" by Greg Glassman, 2002). By holding ourselves to high standards, we push beyond our comfort zones, challenge our limits, and unlock our true potential.
One of the primary reasons we emphasize movement standards at CrossFit FFH is to prioritize the safety and well-being of our members. The CrossFit Level 1 Handbook states, "By insisting on strict adherence to movement standards, trainers minimize the risk of injury and maximize the chance that participants will enjoy a lifelong love affair with fitness" (CrossFit Level 1 Handbook, 2019). Proper technique minimizes the risk of injuries by promoting joint stability, muscle balance, and efficient movement patterns.
Transferring Skills to Everyday Life:
CrossFit is not just about what happens within the four walls of the gym; it's about applying our fitness to real-life situations. The movement standards we uphold at CrossFit FFH are designed to enhance functional fitness, helping you become stronger, more mobile, and more capable in your day-to-day activities. As stated in the CrossFit Level 1 Handbook, "The aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general, and inclusive fitness supported by measurable, observable, and repeatable results" (CrossFit Level 1 Handbook, 2019). Training to CrossFit standards equips you with the skills and strength to excel in every aspect of life.
Fostering a Supportive Community:
At CrossFit FFH, we believe in the power of community. Holding movement standards at a high level unifies our members and creates a shared sense of purpose. The CrossFit Journal emphasizes the importance of community and adherence to standards, stating, "Standards apply to everyone equally, creating a common bond of understanding and expectation" ("Standards in CrossFit" by Greg Glassman, 2004). Upholding standards not only ensures consistency and fairness but also fosters camaraderie, accountability, and a positive training atmosphere that makes CrossFit FFH a special place.
Training to CrossFit standards at CrossFit FFH is more than a set of rules; it's a mindset that drives excellence, fosters growth, and cultivates a strong community. Embracing movement standards helps us build a solid foundation, maximize our results, prevent injuries, transfer skills to everyday life, and create a supportive environment where everyone can thrive. So let's continue to embrace the power of movement standards, push our limits, and unlock our full potential together at CrossFit FFH.
CrossFit Level 1 Handbook (2019 edition)
CrossFit Journal: "Form Follows Function" by Greg Glassman (2002)
CrossFit Journal: "What Is CrossFit?" by Greg Glassman (2002)
CrossFit Journal: "Standards in CrossFit" by Greg Glassman (2004)