What is CrossFit?

“CrossFit is a prescription for health. CrossFit is a prescription so you don’t have to go to the hospital. CrossFit is a prescription to avoid chronic decease. CrossFit is a prescription so that you can avoid or cure type 2 diabetes”

-Sevan Matossian – Media Director CrossFit Inc.

CrossFit Definition

Constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensity.

CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program. It is broad and inclusive by the design. This means it includes exercises from different sports and workout methodologies  such as weightlifting and gymnastics with the goal of improving general physical preparedness (GPP).  In other words, overtime you will become moderately good at everything without specializing.

The program was design to optimize physical competence in the 10 general physical skills. They are cardiovascular/respiratory, endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy.  These skills are just as important for professional athletes and our grandparents. That is why the program is the same for an Olympic athlete or our grandparents. While both have a need to be the fittest they can be, the application of their fitness differs only by degree.

Your needs and the Olympic athlete’s differ by degree not kind

-CrossFit Level 1 Training Guide

Can I do CrossFit?

The question has been asked many times. The answer is yes. The program has been designed to be infinitely scalable so that both professional athletes and our grandparents can benefit from it. As you become proficient with the movements you can move into more advance variations of the movements.