This site, and my own personal experience with strength and conditioning training, is based on the core principles that are presented by the CrossFit fitness program. CrossFit is more than just dumb bell pumping and long distance running, if offers those training the ability to build strength and increase endurance while working on your weaknesses using functional movements combined into high intensity, varied workouts. CrossFit contends that a healthy, fit person requires proficiency in each of the ten general physical skills: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, agility, balance, coordination, and accuracy. By taking this structure and tweaking it a bit to fit our special needs, pcFIT will try to help you discover your limits with minimal equipment and create a well balanced conditioning guide that can be adapted to your personal needs.
“We believe fitness is the ability to perform any physical task life may lay before us. Known as General Physical Preparedness, our athletes live without the fear of impossible physical tasks.”
– CrossFit CenTex
Though we cannot fulfill the strength and Olympic lifting measures of the CrossFit program due to our limited access to the correct equipment, we can, however, use the best weight around to build strength- our own body weight. Therefore, this blog will focus on creating a regiment that closely follows the CrossFit program with a few tweaks and desired fitness add ons. Nonetheless, I do encourage you to build your own heavy weight equipment through household objects. Not ideal but strength training, in any facet, is very important to maintain bone density and muscle that is essential for daily functioning.
You will need to seek out these minimal items as they will show up in a variety of our Workout of the Day (WODs)- shoes, jump rope, some type of bar to hang from, some high step to jump on, a flat course to run sprints on, some sort of heavy object for carrying/throwing, and your motivation. There will be opportunities to seek out new equipment that is mentioned in a WOD or ways to make it on your own.
Flexibility in both body and schedule is what is going to make this blog work. Some workouts will be more demanding than others, some may not suit your site, and some may go against your fitness morals. I ask that you respect what is presented but add ideas, concerns, or comments when you see fit. Additionally, it is my hope that you will submit your times for each WOD via the comment section so that we can help keep accountability for the work we do. This, of course, is voluntary and not required.
Lastly, you will never accomplish your health goals with a lousy diet. Remember, you really are what you eat and it will plays into more than just your weight. Our food consumption has a huge effect on our emotions, mental health, and even sex life, so don’t let yourself lose sight of that importance. Plus, we need all emotional stability we can get while fulfilling this job description, “The hardest job you’ll ever love.”