CrossFit is a fitness program that combines a wide variety of functional movements in a timed or scored workout. Common movements include:
Constantly varied and always changing, our program delivers 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.
Everyone and anyone! The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability—making it the perfect program for anyone committed to fitness. We’ve used the 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.
Because of its effectiveness, 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.
However, the needs of professional athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind. Law enforcement officers, service men and women, athletes, and housewives have all found their best fitness using the CrossFit program.
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CrossFit trains ten general physical skills:
1. Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance – The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen.
2. Stamina – The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy.
3. Strength – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply force.
4. Flexibility – The ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint.
5. Power – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time.
6. Speed – The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement.
7. Coordination – The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement.
8. Agility – The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another.
9. Balance – The ability to control the placement of the body’s center of gravity in relation to its support base.
10. Accuracy – The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity.
(Ten Skills compliments of Jim Crawley & Bruce Evans of Dynamax and CrossFit)