WHAT IS CROSSFIT
CrossFit is a strength and conditioning system built on constantly varied, functional movements executed at high intensity. We have designed our program to elicit as broad and adaptation response as possible 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.
We train our athletes in gymnastics movements teaching both dynamic and static body control while maximizing strength to weight ratio and flexibility. We also place a heavy emphasis on Olympic Weightlifting having seen this sport’s unique ability to develop an athletes’ explosive power, control of external objects, and mastery of critical motor recruitment patterns. And finally we encourage and assist our athletes to explore a variety of sports as a vehicle to express and apply their fitness. Aside from the breadth, or totality of fitness the CrossFit program seeks, our program is distinctive, if not unique. We design the CrossFit program to focus on maximizing neuroendocrine response, developing power, cross-training with multiple training modalities, constant practice with functional movements, and the development of successful diet strategies. The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability thus making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease to fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs. CrossFit is also 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. If our program works for everyone from Olympic skiers to those that are overweight and sedentary, then it will work for you. - CrossFit.com -