Sunday – 9.30.12 – Open Gym 9-11AM
What is Crossfit? The easy definition is constantly varied, functional movements, performed at a relative high intensity. It is the application of force times distance divided by time. Power. Horsepower to put it in non dorky terms most everyone can understand. Let’s take a look at distance today. Distance or range of motion needs to be maximized in order to produce high power output. I will keep the math as simple as I can. Let’s take the back squat. 225lbs at a full range of motion squat (usually close to 0.5 meters) takes a seasoned athlete a little over 2 seconds to complete let’s say 2.25s. Let’s assume the same weight and half the range of motion (.25 meters) that takes a little less than 1.5 seconds.
(225*0.5)/2.25 = 50 Horsepower for Full range of motion
(225*.25)/1.5= 37.5 Horsepower for half range of motion
Deeper even though slower produces more horsepower. Not to metion healthier joints and a much stronger body structure.
Class is over. Do deeper squats.