CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program designed to elicit as broad an adaptational response as possible. It is not a specialized fitness program, but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in the 10 areas of fitness:
Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance & Accuracy
CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide. CrossFit delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist. CrossFit is for EVERY-BODY.
The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect training method for any committed individual regardless of experience and athletic prowess. We use our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease, MMA fighters and high school athletes. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs. The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree – not by kind. Our terrorist-hunters, firefighters, police officers, skiers, road bikers, CEOs and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen.
World-Class Fitness in 100 Words: 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, clean & jerk 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.
-Courtesy of CrossFit, Inc