Real Strength and the Energy Systems

CrossFit Level Method

Lifting heavy things, objects… that’s objective strength.

Being strong ‘for your size’… that’s relative strength.

CrossFit Level MethodBoth are important, and the Level Method measures both.

If you have to move a boulder, being big and strong is an advantage.

If you have to climb a long rope, being small and strong is an advantage.

But nobody gets to choose the emergency — we have to be prepared, whatever the crisis!

Lose fat, gain muscle💪🏼 — acquire strength and skill!

The LEVEL METHOD gets all of this done and shows you exactly what to do!

Stay strong in your strengths, get strong where you’re weak, and improve your OVERALL LEVEL!

Some people are bigger & stronger which objective strength, some people are skinnier & able to achieve the more advanced bodyweight movement like pistol squats, proper press ups, toes to bar, pull ups, muscle ups, ring dips & more.

In CrossFit we want to blur the lines between all that is fitness, which includes objective & relative strength. There are many objective & relative strength tests in the Level Method, as explained in the previous the blog, your overall level is calculated on your weaknesses so that is what we will work you on to help you progress even faster, turning you into a well a rounded athlete & specimen of a human being. The same in objective/relative strength applies for energy systems explained below/ in the next blog.

Understanding the BASICS of Energy Systems.

Energy Systems is a complicated word for how the body uses different fuels to do things.

Why are energy systems important?

Energy systems give us insight into how workouts should FEEL & how to achieve the intended stimulus of the workout!

This sounds really weird, but the body is complicated, and to make the best progress, you shouldn’t do crushing workouts all the time.

Energy systems give us a language and framework to understand these concepts.

In our next blog we’re going to give you a SIMPLE analogy to bring these concepts together. 

Any questions just ask me or Rik.


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