NORTH BEACH CrossFit™ of Cape May
Everyday, the human body is required to respond according to the tasks given, many of these being new and unfamiliar. CrossFit conditions the body to achieve these tasks, and achieve them well.
CrossFit is a high intensity workout program, utilizing and strengthening every part of the body, through an array of movements; mainly, lifts and gymnastics. Just as every CrossFit participant is different from one another, so are the workouts.
We use dumbbells, bars, kettlebells, jump ropes, climbing ropes, rings, sandbags, sleds, and more with basic functional moves like squatting, pressing, dead lifting, running and jumping.
The end result is an incredibly challenging workout that builds a fit body, and just as importantly, an ability to psychologically take on a challenge and stick with it until you’ve conquered it.
All workouts are coached and scaled to the participant’s ability. We have teenagers and retirees, men and women, big and small, former athletes and complete newcomers.
All are welcomed and encouraged to excel!
“Exercise regimens that induce a high neuroendocrine response produce champions! …” -Coach Glassman
“Neuroendocrine adaptation” is a change in the body that affects you either neurologically or hormonally. Most important adaptations to exercise are in part or completely a result of a hormonal or neurological shift. Current research, much of it done by Dr. WilliamKraemer, Penn State University, has shown which exercise protocols maximize neuroendocrine responses. Earlier we faulted isolation movements as being ineffectual. Now we can tell you that one of the critical elements missing from these movements is that they invoke essentially no neuroendocrine response.
Among the hormonal responses vital to athletic development are substantial increases in testosterone, insulin-like growth factor, and human growth hormone (HGH= Keeps you Young). Exercising with protocols known to elevate these hormones eerily mimics the hormonal changes sought in exogenous hormonal therapy (steroid use) with none of the deleterious effect. Exercise regimens that induce a highneuroendocrine response produce champions! Increased muscle mass and bone density are just two of many adaptative responses to exercises capable of producing a significant neuroendocrine response.
It is impossible to overstate the importance of the neuroendocrineresponse to exercise protocols. This is why it is one of the four defining themes of the CrossFit Program. Heavy load weight training, short rest between sets, high heart rates, high intensity training, and short rest intervals, though not entirely distinct components, are all associated with a high neuroendocrine response.” -Coach Glassman, “Foundations” April 2002
Read the rest of the “Foundations” journal article by visiting http://journal.crossfit.com/ and search “neuroendocrine response”