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What is CrossFit?

 

CROSSFIT IS CONSTANTLY VARIED FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENTS AT A HIGH INTENSITY. WITH AN INCREASED WORK CAPACITY ACROSS BROAD TIME & MODAL DOMAINS

Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

The main goal of CrossFit is to improve an athlete’s General Physical Preparedness (GPP).  How is this measured?

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Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance: The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen.

 

Stamina: The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy.

 

Strength: The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply force.

 

Flexibility: the ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint

 

Power: The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time.

 

Speed: The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement.

 

Coordination: The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement.

 

Agility: The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another.

 

Balance: The ability to control the placement of the bodies center of gravity in relation to its support base.

 

Accuracy: The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity.

 

Courtesy of Crossfit Inc. 10/2002

Source: Thanks to Jim Crawley and Bruce Evans of Dynamax,

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