CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. 

It is a strength and conditioning program designed to help people gain a broad and general fitness so they are prepared for any physical challenge, in everyday life and beyond. It is the best way to achieve your fitness goals, whether they are to compete at an elite level or just keep up with your kids.

CrossFit is based on a daily program of exercises called the WOD, commonly referred to as the Work Out of the Day. The WOD varies each day, and includes movements from weightlifting, gymnastics and cardiovascular training (metabolic conditioning).

Another key aspect of CrossFit is the community spontaneously created by people sweating together. The support of this community is one of the reasons CrossFit is so effective.

Can I do CrossFit?

Yes, absolutely! CrossFit was developed for people from all walks of live. It is a myth that you have to be fit to join a CrossFit class.

The workouts themselves are completely scalable, which means that a beginner and a CrossFit veteran can complete the same workout with changes in load and intensity. CrossFit workouts will deliver phenomenal fitness by themselves or as a complement to your sport-specific training regime.

CrossFit aims to improve your capacity in ten recognized fitness domains: cardio-respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. The result is comprehensive physical fitness and restored vitality.

Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand. pirouettes, flips, splits and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc., hard and fast. Five or six days a week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports.

 

Greg Glassman, founder of CrossFit

CrossFit is Constantly Varied

 

CrossFit is Functional Movement

 

CrossFit is at High Intensity