WHAT IS CROSSFIT?

CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations units, champion martial artist, hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.

Our programs deliver 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. Thousands of athletes worldwide have followed our workouts posted daily and distinguish themselves in combat, the streets, the ring, stadiums, gyms and homes.

Greg Glassman, Founder of CrossFit

The 10 General Physical Skills

Cardiovascular

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.