CrossFit For Everyone
Beware if you call CrossFit a gym. Misconceptions abound when it comes to differentiating CrossFit from the other methods and venues for people to work out. There is, in fact, a journal outlining the methodology of CrossFit. This journal dispels the belief that there is no beginners program and that CrossFit is only designed for those already in shape.
What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is many things. Primarily, it is a fitness regimen developed by Coach Greg Glassman over several decades. He was the first person in history to define fitness in a meaningful, measurable way (increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains). CrossFit itself is defined as that which optimizes fitness (constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity). CrossFit is also the community that spontaneously arises when people do these workouts together. In fact, the communal aspect of CrossFit is a key component of why it is so effective.
Journal.CrossFit.com – The CrossFit Journal provides the highest quality instruction, stories and videos. This is the place to learn more about CrossFit in theory and in practice. With years of articles and videos on coaching, equipment, functional movements, exercise physiology, affiliation and much more, the CrossFit Journal is the essential guide to all of CrossFit.
CrossFit is not easy and it is not simple. To be fit and physically competent to handle all of the challenges in life is no small endeavor. As you work to become a fitter and healthier person, you will need to learn about:
Movement – How to move safely and effectively.
Fitness – What it means to be fit. Its definition, the supporting theories, and how to go about attaining it in real life.
Nutrition – Eat meat & vegetables, nuts & seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise, but not body fat.
Education is a big part of CrossFit. When you start, you are not expected to have the knowledge you need.
CrossFit is an education about movement, fitness, nutrition and community. All of these things require responsibility, common sense, and work to educate oneself using all the tools available in the community.
The CrossFit program is wholly unique in its aims, prescriptions, methodologies, and implementation, writes Coach Greg Glassman in Understanding CrossFit.
We sought to build a program that would best prepare trainees for any physical contingency prepare them not only for the unknown but for the unknowable as well.
The CrossFit prescription is constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement. No aspect of functional movements is more important than their capacity to move large loads over long distances, and to do so quickly.
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