What is CrossFit?
In implementation, CrossFit is, quite simply, a sport—the “sport of fitness.”
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.
The program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. The CrossFit specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist. The CrossFit prescription is “constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement.” No aspect of functional movements is more important than the capacity to move large loads over long distances, and to do so quickly.
The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. The program has used the same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. It scales load and intensity; the program does not change. 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.
CrossFit workouts are extremely demanding and will tax the capacities of even the world’s best athletes. Because of this I choose to pair the CrossFit regimen with the AdvoCare nutrition. They each provide me with the best and help me reach the perfection that I know I am capable of.
Here’s a video from CrossFit founder Greg Glassman. I found it to be refreshing in its sincerity.