Check out Crossfit.com for comprehensive information about this program, its origins, and ideology. In a nutshell, CrossFit is a fitness program developed for the real world. It is comprised of scalable, functional movements that are constantly varied and done at high intensity.
What does that mean? Lets break it down. Functional movements are movements that we see in every day life. Getting up out of a chair is a squat. Picking up a bag of topsoil or a child is a form of dead lift. Putting groceries away on an overhead shelf is a shoulder press. When we practice these movements, we develop strength and muscle recruitment patterns that we use on a regular basis. Constantly varied: Each day there is a prescribed Workout of the Day. The workout might contain Olympic or power lifting movements, gymnastic movements such as pull-ups, ring dips, or handstands, and traditional aerobic activities such as running, rowing or jump rope. Some workouts are done for time, some for a score, and some for max weight lifted. Life doesn’t come at us as 3 sets of 10. Why should we exercise that way?
Sounds intimidating. I am not sure I can commit to something like that… We are busy people living in busy times. One of the biggest benefits of CrossFit is its efficiency. Workouts rarely last more than 30 minutes. This means you can be in, warmed-up, worked-out, and out the door in an hour or less. This may sound impossible but the key is in the intensity of the exercise we do.
Not all of us are elite athletes. Heck, many of us are not athletes at all. But we are human and therefore made of the same stuff. The exercises done at CrossFit can be scaled to challenge any level of fitness from the chronic couch potato to the Olympic competitor and anyone in between. The beauty of the program is that it can start wherever you are, and take you as far as you want to go… as far as you are willing to push yourself.
What is CrossFit?
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CF7C Workout of the Day
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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.
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