What Is CrossFit?

CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program.

We have designed our program to elicit as broad an adaptational response as possible. CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of ten recognized fitness domains.

They are Cardiovascular and Respiratory endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, and Accuracy. The CrossFit Program was developed to enhance an individual’s competency at all physical tasks.

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.

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The four key concepts of CrossFit that make the workouts safe, effective, and fun are:

1. CONSTANTLY VARIED – The WOD (workout of day) is different each day, which makes workouts fun and exciting. Routine is the enemy. We vary sets, reps, load and speed.

2. FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENTS – Something you do in everyday life.  You sit down on a chair and get back up; you’ve just done a squat.  You pick something up off the ground; you’ve just done a deadlift.  You put that same item overhead on a shelf; you’ve just done a press.

3. HIGH INTENSITY –Workouts are designed to produce a lot of power in a short amount of time. Intensity is the single most important component in achieving any desirable fitness goal.

4. SCALABLE – Everyone of all ages can do CrossFit! We scale load, intensity, and movements to accommodate all ages and fitness levels.

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