May 12, 2016

What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is definitely something you have to experience to truly understand. It is a strength and conditioning program that fits all. Workouts can be scaled making it perfect for anyone who is committed and willing to take the time to work towards increasing their level of fitness.

CrossFit’s official definition is constantly varied, functional movement, performed at high intensity.

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CrossFit defined by CrossFit Inc.

CrossFit begins with a belief in fitness. The aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness. We have sought to build a program that will best prepare trainees for any physical contingency — not only for the unknown, but for the unknowable. After looking at all sport and physical tasks collectively, we asked what physical skills and adaptations would most universally lend themselves to performance advantage. Capacity culled from the intersection of all sports demands would quite logically lend itself well to all sport. In sum, our specialty is not specializing.

CrossFit is many things. Primarily, it’s a fitness regimen developed by Coach Greg Glassman over several decades. He was the first person in history to define fitness in a meaningful, measurable way (increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains). CrossFit itself is defined as that which optimizes fitness (constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity). CrossFit is also the community that spontaneously arises when people do these workouts together. In fact, the communal aspect of CrossFit is a key component of why it’s so effective. 

Courtesy of CrossFit Inc. 

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