Crossfit

Posted: October 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

The Crossfit princple is strength and training program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations unit, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide (What is crossfit, 2012). Their main purpose is to make you the perfect athlete, not make you great in one general physical skill like strength or conditioning, but make you good in each of the ten general physical skills there are (cardiovascular/respiratory, endurance, stamina, strength, flexibly, power, speed, agility, balance, coordination, and accuracy). The great thing about Crossfit is it is designed for universal scalability making it perfect for anyone from beginner to expert. Since the focus of Crossfit is to make athletes good at every aspect of exercise, people achieve outstanding improvements in body composition, health makers such as blood pressure and cholesterol, and physical performance in sport and in daily life. Crossfit also makes exercising fun and competitive as you exercise with other people so you have someone always pushing you to finish and make you a better athlete. Most of the exercises done take you to the point you either want to quit or you think you can’t, but  when you finish that WOD (workout of the day), you feel great physically but also mentally knowing if you can do this exercise, you can take anything thrown at you.

Crossfit was founded by former gymnast Greg Classman, and the first affiliated Crossfit gym opened in Santa Cruz, California in 1995 (Brief History of Crossfit, 2012).  The popularity of Crossfit has taken off recent years, from only having 18 affiliated Crossfit gyms in 2005 to over 3,400 in 2012. Some reasons for the big rise in popularity is its something new for people to try out and really enjoy, it makes people more physically and mentally strong, and probably the biggest reason is it inspires people to think and dream of what we are capable of when pushed, just like sports or the olympics. Crossfit has gotten so popular that they have created the “Crossfit Games” which is an event that find who is the most fitted person on earth. Only starting in the year 2007, Crossfit games has gotten so big and popular, it embarked a partnership with ESPN to spread the sport of fitness to a wider audience than ever before.

Video of what Crossfit is all about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzD9BkXGJ1M

*Images provided by Crossfit Cube

References:

“What is Crossfit?.” Crossfit Games History. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Jun 2012. <http://www.crossfit.com/cf-info/what-crossfit.html&gt;.

“Brief History of Crossfit.” Iota Crossfit. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Jun 2012. <http://crossfitiota.com/about-us/brief-history-of-crossfit/&gt;.

“Finding the fittest on Earth.” Crossfit Games History. n. page. Print. <http://games.crossfit.com/about-the-games/history&gt;.

“Cube About us page.” Crossfit Cube. n. page. Print. <http://thecrossfitcube.com/cube-about-us-page/&gt;.

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