CrossFit is defined as “constantly varied, functional movements, executed at a high intensity.”
What does this really mean? You will learn a broad range of movements that come from everyday activities. This is what we mean by “functional movements”. The movements carry over to practical applications found in our day to day activities. In each workout, you perform a variety of these movements in constantly changing patterns. You will only repeat workouts every few months (if that often), not every day like other fitness programs. This is what we meant by “constantly varied”.
The magic of CrossFit lies in the simple yet effective approach of high intensity. Most workouts are preformed in a timed fashion, focused on time to completion or completing a specific number or reps or sets, and therefore allow you to push yourself daily to create noticeable (and measurable) improvements. This is “high intensity”.
CrossFit workouts are designed to have you improve in all aspects of fitness. They are:
Cardiovascular and respiratory endurance
For more information on CrossFit, go to www.crossfit.com