CrossFit is the principle strength and conditioning program for many police academies, military special operations units, and hundreds of professional and elite athletes. Workouts consist of exercises from three basic modalities including gymnastics, metabolic conditioning, and weighlifting. Some examples of gymnastic movements are pull-ups, push-ups, dips, handstand push-ups, rope climbs, squats, and lunges. Examples of metabolic conditioning are running, jumping, rowing, and jump rope. And, finally, examples of weightlifting include deadlifts, cleans, presses, snatches, clean and jerks, and kettlebell swings. CrossFit workouts are extremely varied and train athletes for the unknown and unknowable.
CrossFit is unique in that it appeals to a broad range of athletes from novice to elite and from ages 4 to 84. It can accommodate everyone regardless of fitness level because all of the workouts can be scaled appropriately. It is perfect for the elite athlete training for a competition, for the soldier preparing for his tour overseas, or for the mom who has to cook, clean, and take care of her children. This is because CrossFit incorporates functional movements that exist in our everyday activities such as squatting, lifting, pushing, and pulling.
CrossFit may be appropriate for everyone but everyone may not be appropriate for CrossFit. Please check out the WOD (workout of the day) tab on this site to view the varying workouts to judge whether CrossFit is for you. Video demonstrations of each exercise are available by clicking here. You may also schedule a free consultation that will give you an opportunity to experience it for yourself.
Courtesy of CrossFit, Inc.