What is Cross Fit?
CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program executed at high intensity with constantly varied functional movements–such as weightlifting, calisthenics, gymnastics, or aerobic exercise–that are scalable to anyone from beginner to elite athlete.
CrossFit athletes run, row, jump rope, climb rope and carry odd objects. They frequently move large loads quickly over long distances, and use powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting techniques. CrossFit athletes also use dumbbells, gymnastics rings, pull-up bars, kettlebells and many bodyweight exercises.
The goal of CrossFit is to increase your proficiency in each of ten fitness domains: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, agility, balance, coordination and accuracy. CrossFit defines fitness as increased work capacity across all these domains.
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 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. (Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.)