CrossFit is a strength and conditioning system built on constantly varied, functional movements executed at high intensity. These movements include a combination of metabolic conditioning, gymnastics and weightlifting.
The aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness that prepares athletes for any physical contingency — the “unknown and unknowable.” CrossFit is a program for all ability and experience levels, designed for universal scalability, which makes it the perfect application for any individual committed to achieving their own personal version of excellence in fitness. The same routines are used for everyone; the load and intensity of the program is scaled for the individual, but the workout remains the same for all.
CrossFit has been called “The Sport of Fitness” because it re-introduces personal athletic achievement and performance to training. The mindset at the start of each workout is to be stronger, move faster, more efficiently, with better form than ever. Performance and results are measurable, observable and repeatable. This is why, over time, athletes continue to improve their levels of fitness.
CrossFit is also the community that spontaneously arises when people do these workouts together. The communal aspect of CrossFit is a key component of why it’s so effective.
– Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.