Space Coast CrossFit will teach any person of any age the physical, emotional and psychological benefits of being truly fit by incorporating the methods of CrossFit, nutrition application and developing the confidence building skills required to live life to its fullest. Space Coast CrossFit‘s programming is based on Greg Glassman’s theory that – “All positive adaptions come through intensity.” You will only occasionally see a SCC Workout of the Day or “WOD” that exceeds the ten minute mark. It’s not that we don’t love the long benchmark WODs like “Murph” and the intense images that the “Real 300” conjures, but these are sparingly used as evaluations of work capacity and overall fitness levels. Intensity is nearly impossible to maintain past the 10 to 12 minute mark and potentially causes the body to breakdown due to exceedingly high lactic acid thresholds, resulting in marginal gains in physical strength and marginal increases in sports and occupational performance.
Space Coast CrossFit has a distinct bias for building strength that includes using barbell movements like the back squat, front and overhead squat, the shoulder press, push press and push jerk, the dead lift and most importantly the Olympic lifts that include the Clean, Snatch and Clean and Jerk. We also train the Olympic lifts more than most other CrossFit gyms. This improves the rate of force development (power output), increases flexibility/mobility, and develops neuromuscular coordination that is unparalleled outside of professional competitive sports. We consistently hit the basics like pull ups, pushups, sit ups and squats. We also program gymnastic movements that you would never have dreamt of doing on your own like muscle ups, handstand pushups and handstand walks. We train you in these movements and progressively work you toward achieving these goals which builds confidence and builds camaraderie within the group.
We bring these elements together by utilizing a Dynamic Effort programming template that includes all ten skills of physical competence which are Cardiovascular/Respiratory Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance and Accuracy. This template also incorporates the concept of Malcom Galdwell’s thesis of the “10,000- Hour Rule” from his 2008 bestselling book, Outliers. This highly regarded theory on how to become an expert has been adapted into a CrossFit specific format. If a beginner consistently follows the prescribed programming for 12 to 24 months they will have achieved a very high level of proficiency in all ten skills of physical competence.
Basically, we train you to be exceptionally fit and healthy, to perform at work better and to have a lot more fun in life. You will have the ability to perform nearly any physical task and the increased confidence to know that you can.