CrossFit is one of the most popular fitness and conditioning systems on the market today. CrossFit was 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 and got great results (ie- challenged you to the bone), it stayed in the system. If not, well, you got the picture. CrossFit is what remains – bar none, the most effective fitness and conditioning system in the world!
The CrossFit method is a strength and conditioning system built on constantly varied, functional movements executed at high intensity. CrossFit delivers a fitness program which is broad, general and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. The rewards of this program are evidenced in those people participating in combat, survival, sports and all facets of life. This fitness program punishes the specialist!
The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any individual committed to excellence in fitness regardless of experience. The same routines are used for elderly individuals who may have heart disease as well as cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. The load and intensity of the program is scaled for the individual, but the workout remains the same for all.
It 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. This training style is not only the most beneficial for the elite groups listed above, but is the overall best way to maintain health, vitality and fitness for the general population.
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. This is why even after years of training CrossFit style, scores and times in workouts continue to drop and athletes continue to improve. It’s hard, fun, exciting, challenging and will push you to be your absolute best!
“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.”
– CrossFit Founder, Greg Glassman