UltraFit Systems Barbell Classes
Join us at the UltraFit Systems in downtown Tempe and in Midtown Phoenix. We are expanding our small group class training programs in both locations to fit your needs. We have a program that is like no other designed to get you in and out in less than 45 minutes. As a UltraFit affiliate we utilize UltraFit methodologies to perform maximal work capacity in a minimal time period. By utilizing a predesigned Workout Of the Day (WOD), we scale and customize the prescribed routine for your level, conditioning and requirements. We won't waste your time, and you will see results!
We train different strength qualities, each of which have their own neuromuscular paths and requirements - Gymnastics (body weight), Weightlifting (resistance training/anaerobic) and Metabolic conditioning (aerobic). Weightlifting is broken down into Explosive Strength, Maximal Strength and Endurance Strength. We train all three strength qualities back to back, and while one system is recovering, another is being worked. The routines may contain a traditional metabolic conditioning component (aerobic), but the patterns, intensity and frequency of the weightlifting movements also serve as a form of metabolic conditioning unto themselves.
The UltraFit prescription is “constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement.” Functional movements are universal motor recruitment patterns; they are performed in a wave of contraction from core to extremity; and they are compound movements—i.e., they are multi-joint. They are natural, effective, and efficient locomotors of the body and of external objects. In other words we will teach you how to lift a weight properly off the ground or over your head. You will gain command over the movement patterns of your own body. You will be able to pull yourself up off the ground with a weighted object or lower yourself down a wall. In short, functional movements that are required to optimize every-day life events. But no aspect of functional movements is more important than their capacity to move large loads over long distances, and to do so quickly. Collectively, these three attributes (load, distance, and speed) uniquely qualify functional movements for the production of high power. Intensity is defined exactly as power, and intensity is the independent variable most commonly associated with maximizing favorable adaptation to exercise. We recognize that the breadth and depth of a program’s stimulus will determine the breadth and depth of the adaptation it elicits, as such our prescription of functionality and intensity is constantly varied. We believe that preparation for random physical challenges—i.e., unknown and unknowable events—is at odds with fixed, predictable, and routine regimens. So get out of that boring routine pattern you find at all the globo-gyms and training studios and get into training for the 21st century. It's not the 80's any more. Science has moved on, most trainers have not.
As discussed above, our workouts are composed of three distinct modalities: metabolic conditioning, gymnastics and weightlifting. The metabolic conditioning is monostructural activities commonly referred to as “cardio,” the purpose of which is primarily to improve cardiorespiratory capacity and stamina. The gymnastics modality comprises body weight exercises/elements or calisthenics and its primary purpose is to improve body control by improving neurological components until repeated for a total of 3, 4, or most commonly 5 rounds and performed for time. The workout is very often scored by the time required to complete five rounds. The two elements themselves are designed to be moderate to high intensity and work-rest interval management is critical to your success. These elements are made intense by pace, load, reps or some combination.
This program is as tight as it gets – a brief warm-up, some fundamental training and then a main routine (WOD- Workout of The Day) for approximately 20 minutes, 3-5 times per week! When coupled with our clean eating plan, you will take years off of your age and restore your body to levels you have not seen in years.
This is not a gimmick or a fad program; it is real, applied, cutting edge science utilizing proven techniques accumulated from some of the best research labs and universities in the world. This science represents the latest in recruitment patterns and chemical physiology.
Just give us 12 weeks and we will get your health back on track. No gimmicks and no tricks. Just pure science and unlimited full-time training. This program is straight forward, and simple and it works!