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What is CrossFit?
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What Is CrossFit? Videos
»Broad, General & Inclusive Fitness
»Sport of Fitness Seminar
»Question & Answer Part 2, Coach Glassman
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


Source: www.crossfit.com/cf-info/what-crossfit.html


what is crossfit


CrossFit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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** CrossFit **

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*CrossFit, Inc.* is a fitness company^[1] founded by Greg Glassman (with
Lauren Glassman^[2]) in 2000. CrossFit's exercise program is practiced by
members of approximately 6,100 affiliated gyms,^[3]^[4] most of which are
located in the United States, and by individuals who complete daily
workouts posted on the company's website^[5] or workouts prescribed by a
coach at a local affiliate.

CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program designed to help people
gain a broad and general fitness. CrossFit programming concentrates on
constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity to
achieve overall physical fitness, so people are prepared for any physical
challenge.

*Contents*

· 1 Programming and usage
· 2 Business model and CrossFit culture
· 3 CrossFit Games
· 4 History and contributors
· 5 Common CrossFit movements

· 5.1 Body weight exercises
· 5.2 Monostructural Movements
· 5.3 Movements with weights

· 6 Criticism

· 6.1 CrossFit efforts to address rhabdomyolysis

· 7 International Growth
· 8 See also
· 9 References
· 10 External links

*Programming and usage[edit]*

CrossFit advocates a mix of aerobic exercise, body weight exercise,
gymnastics, and Olympic weight lifting.^[6] CrossFit describes its strength
and conditioning program as “constantly varied, high intensity,
functional movement,"^[7] with the stated goal of improving fitness (and
therefore general physical preparedness), which it defines as "work
capacity across broad time and modal domains."^[8] Workouts are typically
short—30 minutes or less—and intense, demanding all-out physical
exertion. They combine movements such as sprinting, rowing, jumping rope,
climbing rope, flipping tires, weightlifting, carrying heavy objects, and
many bodyweight exercises; equipment used includes barbells, dumbbells,
gymnastics rings, pull-up bars, kettlebells, medicine balls


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CrossFit

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