March 15, 2012

What is CrossFit

CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.

Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.

The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs.

The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind. Our terrorist hunters, skiers, mountain bike riders and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen.

(Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.)

CrossFit is a program that you can use in any aspect of your life. Whether you are an ex-athlete or a current athlete or just want to lose some weight, CrossFit can help you toward your individual goal. The team aspect of CrossFit will push you to a whole other level and you will accomplish things you never thought were possible. You will have daily breakthroughs that will build your confidence and your strength and your stamina.

World-Class Fitness in 100 Words
■ 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 per 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.

-Coach Greg Glassman, CrossFit CEO

Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

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