CrossFit is a highly popular fitness option, an alternative to the standard workout. It also is highly intense, combining 10 general physical skills: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, agility, balance, coordination, and accuracy. The goal of CrossFit is to improve fitness, which they define as ‘work capacity across broad time and modal domains’.
Crossfit combines weightlifting, sprinting, gymnastics, powerlifting and rowing. CrossFit contends that ‘if a person is as fit as they are proficient in the ten general physical skills’.
CrossFit athletes run, row, jump rope, climb rope, lift weights and carry ‘odd objects’. They use dumbbells, barbells, gymnastics rings, pull-up bars, kettlebells and many bodyweight exercises. CrossFit has more than 3000 affiliate gyms worldwide. Many military units such as the Canadian Forces and the Royal Danish Life Guards is CrossFit, as well as many law enforcement organizations and fire departments. CRITICISMS OF CROSSFIT
In summation, CrossFit isn’t going anywhere. Its popularity continues to sky rocket, with the CrossFit Games being televised on ESPN, on YouTube, and various other cable outlets and internet sites. In my view, it is a great thing. It is no more dangerous than boxing, kickboxing, MMA, wrestling, or any other sport we wanna throw ourselves into for fitness’ sake.