You've landed here so something must have piqued your interest in the sport of CrossFit - maybe you have friends that speak about it incessantly (a common side effect) or you saw the Games aired on ESPN. Whatever the reason, we're happy you're here! First, a quick rundown on what CrossFit is - with normal human speak translations.
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.
Scared yet? Don't be it's also perfect for the everyday person looking to get in amazing shape. The movements very by degree not type so everything is adjustable to any level.
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.
Combat?! Survival?! No worries - all this means is that our workouts are designed to make you kick ass at normal life . We don't specialize in any specific genre of exercise. For instance, if you're an avid marathon runner you'd probably suck at a weightlifting competition. Does this mean you're in bad shape? Not at all - it simply means your body has adapted to your specialization which happens to be running for miles on end. CrossFit is designed to create all-around great athletes by challenging them on different levels - whether it be oly lifting, running, rowing or gymnastic movements.
The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. CrossFit uses 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.
Net-net - if you're dedicated to the performing the programming you'll achieve results. Even if you're tailoring the movements to fit your level. Intensity varies from person to person and doesn't have some strict measurement. And intensity is what gets results.
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.
Thousands of athletes worldwide have followed the workouts and distinguished themselves in combat, the streets, the ring, stadiums, gyms and homes.
What does distinguishing yourself mean for you? It might be competing at the highest level of CrossFit competition - or it could be chasing your kids around without getting winded. Either way, CrossFit can provide the training you need to be a happy, healthy individual at any level.