Our GHDs aren't there for decoration in our classes. Unlike most gyms they aren't there for hanging your jacket on or resting against between sets, though it is pretty comfortable!
It’s a real shame that in most gyms it is so underused because the GHD (Glute Ham Developer) is a fantastic tool for developing your trunk and posterior chain. Movements such as Glute Ham Raises and Hip Extensions can be game changers for your explosiveness and longevity.
If you really think about it, have you ever seen an explosive athlete without a solid set of wheels?
Glute Ham Raises work the hamstrings through both knee flexion and hip extension and as hip extension is so essential to sports performance eg. jumping, throwing and sprinting you can see why GHRs are regularly employed by Olympic weightlifters, professional footballers and sprinters to improve their game and help prevent injuries, particularly hamstring strains and ACL tears.
The correct use of the GHD takes a lot of practice and most of us will have to work through a variety of progressions to ensure we are able to use it to its full advantage.
Luckily our coaches can help you get the most from this excellent tool.
CrossFit Anam is not like other gyms.
We believe that exercise is a celebration of what your body can do, not a punishment for what you ate.
We believe exercise should benefit your mental health as well as your physical health.
We believe exercise should give you confidence, that it should be fun and that you have to find something you love before you’ll ever be motivated to exercise or eat properly.
We are a coaching gym because we know that coaching is the only thing that works. We know that coaching solves problems and gets results.
And CrossFit is one of the greatest tools that our Coaches use.
Now, CrossFit at CFA might not be the same CrossFit you see at other gyms. It’s definitely not the CrossFit you see on Netflix or YouTube.
Almost everyone who comes to CFA have been to other gyms. And common feedback is ‘I wasn’t enjoying it’ or ‘I didn’t know if I was doing things right’.
Often they had looked for the cheapest option or had completed a transformation program that yielded a short term result but required a lifestyle unsustainable for normal life.
Some had been drawn to the variety of classes, a sauna or even the long line of cardio machines. But eventually, when they decided they needed long term results, they went looking for a coach.
The broad definition of CrossFit is “Constantly-varied, functional movement performed at high intensity.”
'Constantly varied' means the classes are different every day which makes it fun but this doesn’t mean random. Our workouts are balanced and focused.
We have been a CrossFit affiliate for over 10 years. CrossFit isn’t all we do but it’s definitely one of the most effective tools we have.
Members of our group CrossFit program are coached through workouts that consist of constantly varied, functional movement performed at relative high intensity every day.
This is the best broad prescription for fitness in the world and we optimise it for our members.
We believe in CrossFit.