CrossFit Salus…our name

November 1, 2018 Written by

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‘)

CrossFit Salus

The “O” in CrossFit is the box that represents 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 these are – our job is to teach you!

The “A” in Salus represents the solid foundation the CrossFit philosophy is balanced on as well as the classic CrossFit Pyramid.

PYRAMID OF CROSSFIT

Level 1: Nutrition

Everything should start with nutrition as your base. If you eat terrible, you’re going to 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 Foundation 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. Check out CrossFit Salus Endurance for more information.

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 TripleX Weightlifting 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 Salus elementsCrossFit seeks a balance of the ten general physical skills, placing no one skill above the others.

  1. Cardiovascular endurance
  2. Stamina
  3. Strength
  4. Flexibility
  5. Power
  6. Speed
  7. Coordination
  8. Agility
  9. Balance
  10. Accuracy

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.

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