What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is a “broad, general, and inclusive” core strength and conditioning program that combines weightlifting, gymnastics/calisthenics, and “cardio” into a timed or scored workout. Whether your goal is to lose weight, gain lean muscle, increase endurance, or simply look good, CrossFit Rage will meet your needs.

CrossFit workouts enhance performance in the ten recognized general physical skills: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. You are as fit as you are competent in each of these ten skills.

The four key concepts of CrossFit that make the workouts safe, effective, and fun are:

  1. CONSTANTLY VARIED – The WOD (workout of day) is different each day, which makes workouts fun and exciting. Routine is the enemy.
  2. FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENTS – Defined as moving large loads, quickly, over long distances. Movements include but are not limited to: Powerlifting, Olympic Lifting, Strongman (odd objects), plyometrics, gymnastics, and metabolic conditioning “cardio”.
  3. HIGH INTENSITY –Workouts are designed to produce a lot of power in a short amount of time. Intensity is the single most important component in achieving any desirable fitness goal. Heart Rate is not used as a measure of intensity.
  4. SCALABLE – Everyone of all ages can do CrossFit! We scale load, intensity, and movements to accommodate all ages and fitness levels.

Videos About Crossfit

World Class Fitness in 100 Words (by Greg Glassman):

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.