What is CrossFit?
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 riders and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen.
What to Expect as a Beginner?
CrossFit is the most effective general physical fitness preparedness program in the world. It is not a “get fit quick” boot camp, but rather a long-term physical development program designed to help each athlete reach their full potential while minimizing the risk of injury. We begin by familiarizing you with many of the basic body-weight movements (squat, sit-up, pull-up, push-up) while working on improving metabolic capacity, or your stamina/endurance. In addition, you will begin learning the proper mechanics for several different fitness paradigms, including: gymnastics, Olympic weightlifting, power lifting, kettle bells, endurance training, etc. As your mechanics improve and you demonstrate consistency in your movement and commitment to the program, we will begin to ramp up your intensity. What does this mean? Basically, we begin adding small amounts of weight, challenging you to maintain good form (mechanics), while increasing the difficulty of the exercise.
Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.