What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program that can be applied to pretty much everyone. From elite athletes, to new mothers, to the elderly in nursing homes, if you’re interested in moving your body, it can probably help you.
The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability, making it the perfect application for any committed individual, regardless of his experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease to cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change the programs.
The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not by kind. Our soldiers, skiers, mountain bike riders and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen.
CrossFit was developed in Santa Cruz, California by Greg Glassman in the Late 90′s. Greg’s mission was to develop a CODE for FITNESS via clinical trial (ie measuring inputs and outputs).
Like any science, CrossFit is constantly evolving. The CrossFit Community is constantly looking for what works and what doesn’t in the realm of getting people more fit. If an exercise provides superior results, it stays in the program; if not, it is banished to the scrap heap.
And what we have discovered over time, through trial and error, is a code for fitness.
This Code for Fitness is essentially uncomplicated and comprises three elements
The idea behind the code then is to complete functional movements, as fast as possible, and constantly mix the movements up.
This “time component” on the workouts means that CrossFit has essentially become “The Sport of Fitness,” because it re-introduces personal athletic achievement and performance to training. The mindset at the start of each workout is to be stronger, to move faster and more efficiently, with better form than ever.
This is why, even after years of training CrossFit style, scores and times in workouts continue to drop and athletes continue to improve. Its hard, fun, exciting, challenging, and will push you to be your absolute best!