What Is CrossFit?

Constantly Varied, Functional Movement, performed at High Intensity.

But what does this mean and how do we get there? The founder of CrossFit, Greg Glassman, gives us our definition of World-Class Fitness in 100 words:

Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports.

Sharp Edge CrossFit is fully committed to Glassman’s definition of fitness. For a more in-depth analysis of what fitness means to CrossFitters, please click here

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