…Thanks to this article from the CrossFit Kids Journal (Oct. ’10), we can help answer that question more effectively.
I’m sure that almost all of us have had that deer in the headlights feeling when someone asks us “What IS CrossFit ?”
Our explanation always seems to fall short, despite our best efforts. Even more so when kids are involved! What do we tell someone that asks us: “What will the CrossFit Kids program do for my kids?” Sure, we could talk about increased work capacity and functional fitness, but sometimes a picture, or maybe a video, is worth a thousand words.
Here is a video demonstrating exactly what a “Product of CrossFit Kids” can look like. This video is designed to show all you parents where your kids will start with us, and what is possible should they choose to continue with us to the point of Adulthood!
While you may not have dreams of your child becoming “an elite weightlifter”, don’t for a minute think that this program doesn’t apply to them.
Our goal at CrossFit Kids is simple: we deign to educate and enthuse children and teens about functional fitness. We believe these will be the foundational experiences your children require to embark on lifelong journeys of wellness which will enable them to effectively perform simple, yet necessary tasks well into their adult years. Our dream is to foster a generation of healthy, fit individuals who require limited assistance and enjoy freedom of movement and activity throughout their life spans.
Always functional, never boring, CrossFit Kids works the body according to the way it was designed. We aren’t here just for kids who want to be elite athletes: we are training a generation to take responsibility for their health by having FUN through movement!
Buy In: Rope Climb demonstration, check out the video from CFHQ for a few tips: http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/CrossFit_JolieRopeClimbTips.mov
After the instruction from the coach, take turns practicing approximately 5 climbs each figuring out what technique works best for you. While you are waiting for your turn warmup to your clean weight for the workout.
Elizabeth is one of the famous CrossFit Benchmark workouts. The last time that we did this wod was October 11, 2010.
21-15-9 Reps for time:
- Clean 95/135lbs
- Ring Dips
Zone 3 – scale to assisted ring dips
Zone 2 – scale clean weight as needed
Zone 1 – scale ring dips to regular pushups, scale wod as needed
Cash Out: Coach led rubber band stretches for the shoulders, followed by rolling and stretching the rest of the body