What is CrossFit You Ask?
CrossFit is a lifestyle. CrossFit is a vision. CrossFit is the hope in the eyes of a child when that child realizes that his mom or dad is actually a total badass. CrossFit is an ever evolving vortex of pumping iron, jumping high fives and these mysterious things called WODs.
So in concrete terms, what is CrossFit?
CrossFit is performing constantly varied, functional movements at high intensity. Or as Nerd Fitness describes it, CrossFit is a training program that builds strength and conditioning through extremely varied and challenging workouts. Each day the workout will test a different part of your functional strength or conditioning, not specializing in one particular thing, but rather with the goal of building a body that’scapable of practically anything and everything. CrossFit is extremely different from a commercial gym and not because you won’t find any ellipticals, weight machines (gross), or Zumba classes.
The purpose of CrossFit
Is to prepare you for anything life throws at you. It doesn’t have to be as dramatic as needing to lift a burning car off of a child or running away from a bear. CrossFit prepares you for lifting groceries out of your car with POWER.
So it allows you to say “yes” to any fun and physical activity (rock climbing, hiking, paddle boarding, etc) with ZEAL and CONFIDENCE. CrossFit prepares you to be the fit mom or dad you always hoped you’d be. If this sounds like something you want to do, CrossFit might be for you. CrossFit
is for everyone.
What is a CrossFit workout?
CrossFit is promoted as both a physical exercise philosophy and a competitive fitness sport, incorporating elements from high-intensity interval training, Olympic weightlifting, plyometrics, powerlifting, gymnastics, girevoy sport, calisthenics, strongman, and other exercises.
Is CrossFit good?
CrossFit has done an incredibly good job at popularizing tough training using barbells. CrossFit is fine exercise but it’s not training. … There are good and bad CrossFit coaches, but the certification for CrossFit often produces more bad than good.
How many times a week should I do CrossFit?
The CrossFit workout template suggests you work out 5 times per week using a schedule of working out 3 days and then taking 1 day off. When you have been training some time (as a very general rule of thumb let’s say 3-6 months) this is a great workout frequency that will give you incredible results.
All workouts are measurable in some capacity, therefore the improvement in your fitness levels are visible and easily tracked. The CrossFit program is driven by data. Using whiteboards, running a clock, keeping accurate scores and records of your achievements, and precisely defining the rules and standards for performance, we not only motivate unprecedented output but derive metrics at every workout. This data has important value well beyond motivation.