CrossFit is a general fitness program done in a group environment.
A general fitness program incorporates various types of training with the goal of improving multiple domains of fitness including but not limited to speed, strength, power, endurance and mobility. CrossFit is not meant to improve any one of these domains by sacrificing capacity in the others. This is what specialized athletes do, but it is not what is required by the average person who wishes to be healthy and fit.
CrossFit is a program that delivers fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. That means anyone can do it and it doesn’t require you to be elite in any specific type of physical movement. CrossFit’s specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and daily life tasks reward this kind of fitness.
The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it a useful application for any committed individual regardless of experience. CrossFit 'scales' load and intensity for individual skill level; it doesn’t change programs. This means that an highly trained athlete can do the exact same workout as a beginner — only we will adapt weight/repetitions/time for each individual based on their skill level.
For the last 5 or 6 years I have been very fortunate to have worked with a group of the best S&C coaches in the country. I won’t list names or accomplishments but lets just say they have been involved in high performance sport with decades of experience between them. I have learned much from these individuals. I have taken a great amount of information away from that environment more »