What is CRossfit?
CrossFit is defined as constantly varied, functional movements that are performed at high intensity.
General physical preparedness. We want you to physically be prepared for everything.
Variety is the key to fitness. Individual's bodies will adapt to any routine over time. CrossFit "specializes in not specializing" meaning we are constantly changing our programs to ensure physical stress is constantly and consistently being applied to your body. Variety in exercises, sets, reps, weight, rounds, etc. is the key to developing every component of physical fitness.
6 basics to all functional movements:
Whats that all mean?
Simple, functional movements are universal motor patterns that mimic human movements in everyday life. Functional movements are squats, deadlifts, pushes, pulls, lunges, and rotational movements. They are not single-joint movements but rather multi-joint movements. They are safe, develop very powerful and useful core strength, provide tremendous neuro-endocrine response, and are the best cardio and best rehab training you can do. Functional movements move from core to extremity and can tolerate high loads and move them them long distances in short periods of time. Functional training provides the body with a stimulus that is unmatched. These movements will improve the quality of life of everyone who performs them and will teach people how to move their bodies more efficiently and effectively.
Independent variable to maximize the rate of return.
Intensity is all about hard and fast (cuddling optional). How hard and how fast depends on your fitness level. All workout are scaled to your level of intensity. Your level of intensity will increase as your learn to push through thresholds and develop your skills. Intensity is where the results are!
Information courtesy of CrossFit, Inc.