CrossFit is a fitness program that uses constantly varied, high intensity, functional movements. Practiced by military, special operations, law enforcement, firefighters, professional MMA fighters, and soccer moms alike, CrossFit is for anyone wanting to strive for elite fitness and longevity in life. Not to be mistaken for just living longer, but physically living life to the fullest.
The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience or athletic background. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs.
WOD: Work out of the day
AMRAP: As many rounds as possible
OHS: overhead squat
DU: double under
K2E: knees to elbox
wu: warm up
st: skill or strength training
Developed by Greg Glassman, a former gymnast, in the 70’s, CrossFit existed as a single gym in Glassman’s garage in Santa Cruz, California. Glassman launched a website at www.crossfit.com in 2001 to create awareness of the program he developed. There are now over 2000 affiliates world wide.
World-Class Fitness in 100 words
by: Coach Greg Glassman, founder of CrossFit Inc.
Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports.
Visit CrossFit.com for more information and examples.