What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is a fitness and conditioning system developed by Coach Greg Glassman through many years of watching, working with, and coaching all types of people – from those considered “normal and average”, to top athletes. Coach Glassman’s idea – take what worked best from the sports and movements that create the most versatile athletes (gymnastics and weightlifting), and throw the rest out. Actually, the system really created itself – if a workout or an exercise proved functional (meaning could be applied to everyday life and got great results, it stayed in the system. If not, well, then like many other fitness fads it got the boot. CrossFit is– bar none, the most effective functional fitness and conditioning system in the world!
One of the things that makes CrossFit unique is that it addresses the fact that the fitness needs of say your “Average Joe” are identical to that of a top athlete – the only difference being intensity (speed & weight) and volume. In all cases, the best results come when training included functional movement (that which replicates real life movement), at high intensity and with constant variety. Any exercise program that meets these three criteria can be considered what we at 151 refer to as “CrossFit!” From shoveling snow, hauling rocks, carrying your child, and cutting down trees to weightlifting, body movements (gymnastics) and cardiovascular.
CrossFit has been called “The Sport of Fitness” because it re-introduces personal athletic achievement and performance to training. The mindset at the start of each workout is to be stronger, move faster, more efficiently, with better form than ever before. This is why even after years of training CrossFit style, scores and times in workouts continue to drop and you as a CrossFitting member continue to improve. Its hard, fun, exciting, challenging, and will push you to be your absolute best!
CrossFit is by design a broad, general and inclusive fitness program. Its specialty is in not specializing, and its workouts will tax your body to its core with variety, intensity, and multiple joint, full body, functional movements. But for this effort you will be rewarded!
Why Crossfit? Results. Period.
Portions adapted from and courtesy of CrossFit.