CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity.
So what does that mean? It means that CrossFit prepares you for everyday life, from simple daily tasks such as walking your dog, mowing the lawn, and playing with your kids/grandkids, to more challenging goals that you set for yourself (e.g. hiking Colorado’s beautiful fourteeners, shoveling tons of rock for a re-landscaping project, completing a 5K run or marathon or extreme fitness competition).
But you don’t have to take our word for it! Continue reading below to discover the wide-range of benefits and applications of CrossFit (Content Courtesy of CrossFit, Inc.).
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.
Our program 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.
The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs.
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.