What is Cross Fit?

At dinner this past weekend there was a discussion about what crossfit was and there was a lot of definitions thrown out there. I’ve known about it since I (barely) survived the burpee challenge…No matter what there was one consensus- crossfit is crazy.  
To set the record straight, here’s a definition: 
Crossfit describes its strength and conditioning program as “constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement, with the stated goal of improving fitness (and therefore general physical preparedness), which it defines as “work capacity across broad time and model domains. Workouts are typically short- 20 minutes or less- and intense, demanding all- out physical exertion. They combine movements such as sprinting, rowing, jumping rope, climbing rope, weightlighting, and carrying odd objects and many bodyweight exercies. These elements are mixed in numerous combinations to form prescribed “Workouts of the Day” or “WODs.” 

WOW.
Interesting and very motivating is the Crossfit games where hardcore crossfitters compete nationally to be the best. (Interesting concept) 
Some of the exercises are probably pretty familiar to you like: 
Box Jumps 
Burpees 
Jump Rope
Lunges
Sit Ups..
List goes on… 
This is inspiring. 
















What I’ve learned from crossfit? 
Quick, Quick, Quick 
Short bursts of exercises followed by small amount of rest (interval training) is key to cross fit…the “up and down” of your heart rate burns $$$ calories
Bodyweight exercies- I Love them! 
You can debate with me all day long and I will 100% be FOR bodyweight exercises (just like crossfit)- if you can lift your own body…then you are FIT. 
Getting through it? “WOD” 
I like their concept of WOD…workout of the day- makes it quicker and easier to focus on one workout and know there’s an end to that downright HARD work. 
Some of the exercises are probably pretty familiar to you like: 
Box Jumps 
Burpees 
Jump Rope
Lunges
Sit Ups..
List goes on… 
If you are interested in trying out Crossfit, here’s the official website with a locator. 
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