Ever wonder how we came up with our name? CrossFit Salus
The Latin word Salus has many meanings: health, well-being, safety and salvation.
(pronounced ‘s ai l uh s‘)
At CrossFit Salus, we focus on the three modalities most commonly found in CrossFit workouts including:
- metabolic conditioning (like running, rowing and jumping rope),
- gymnastics movements (like push-ups, pull-ups, ring work and muscle-ups), and
- weightlifting (like the clean and jerk, dead lift and the overhead squat).
Don’t worry if you don’t know what all of these are – our job is to teach you!
Salus represents the solid foundation that CrossFit’s philosophy is balanced on: the building blocks.
Building Blocks of CrossFit
Level 1: Nutrition
Everything should start with nutrition as your base. If you eat terrible, you’re going to feel terrible and get terrible results. Simple as that.
Without getting too complicated – eat meat and vegetables, some fruit, nuts and seeds, little starch and no sugar. Eat only enough to support exercise but not to add body fat.
Check out Salus Nutrition Coaching for more information.
Level 2: Metabolic Conditioning
Simply put: cardio, aerobic capacity. Want to “breath better?” Climb stairs without getting out of breath, enjoy a hike with the kids? Jump rope, row, bike, run…even burpees will help you with that.
Level 3: Gymnastics
Control your own body in space and time and perform all range of motion is why we emphasize mobility and gymnastics skill work. At Salus, we love to work on bodyweight exercises like pushups, pullups, handstands. We get our hands on the floor, we hang from the rings, bars and always focus on safety first.
Level 4: Weightlifting
There’s a reason gymnastics comes before weightlifting. Too many times, people want to jump right to the weights before they master their own body weight exercises (gymnastics). But if you haven’t gained mastery of your own body or developed some level of aerobic conditioning, your gains in weightlifting will be slowed.
Be patient and trust the process. The elite weightlifting skills as seen in the Olympics are known as the Snatch and the Clean and Jerk. Check out Salus Barbell Club for more information.
Level 5: Sport
The programming at CrossFit Salus is designed to build your foundation that allows individuals of all levels and all ages to enjoy athleticism, strength and endurance. Whether you’re playing a game of ball with your kid on the weekend or training for a local CrossFit competition, follow this process and you’ll see the results come.
CROSSFIT GENERAL PHYSICAL SKILLS
CrossFit seeks a balance of the ten general physical skills, placing no one skill above the others.
- Cardiovascular endurance
The goal is to have no weakness…which means finding which of these ten you’re not good at and attacking them until there’s something else on the list that’s a weakness and then attacking it and so on. The process is never ending and the goals are constantly changing.