Monday, July 27, 2009

Mechanics, Consistency, Intensity

Have you ever wondered what you should be focusing on in your workouts?

"Should I up my weight and get a slower time or should I do an easier weight and ramp up the intensity?"

Erika wrote a great post about this last week. It really takes some balance. Yes, you should go as heavy as you feel comfortable, but you definitely don't want to hurt yourself!

I've been re-educating myself lately on the basics of CrossFit, and I came across yet another very informative article to share with you.  If you'd like to read the entire article, go here.

There are three components of CrossFit that are intertwined and intricately interrelated:


According to the article, "CrossFit does not work to its potential unless you execute each one and understand how it is bound to the others."  Fair enough.

Mechanics refers to technique and your ability to move through the movements safely.  Build a good foundation with a solid squat, and many other movements will fall into place.

Consistency has a 2-part application:
1. Consistently performing the mechanics of the movement
2. Consistency in your workouts. Both are necessary!  

Intensity is what brings about all the results of CrossFit. Ramp it up! But also remember that fitness takes time. We all need to work on  getting out of our comfort zone. Intensity is where the magic happens.
 " ...we can’t emphasize enough that 

sound technique is the most efficient and effective road 

to fitness. Proper movements will allow you to lift more 

weight, perform more repetitions faster, or both.   "

I hope you find these "basics" posts helpful and not boring. I think sometimes it's important to go back to the beginning. 

On a different note, the Clothing Swap is happening!! We are still working out a date, but get to work on your closets and I'll keep you posted.

Have a great week!



  1. You guys are doing awesome with this. Keep up the great work


  2. Thank you so much! Thanks for reading :)