What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many of the USA police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.
The program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general and inclusive. The specialty is not specialising. 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. The same routines are used 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. Military personal, skiers, mountain bike riders and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen.
Check out this link for a closer look: What is CrossFit?
Also, here’s a video of one of our members, Sue Steinhauer, talking about her experience training at CrossFit Birkenhead and competing in the CrossFit Open.
FITNESS IN 100 WORDS
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, 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.From www.crossfit.com