I would also like to add that CrossFit defines “Functional Movement” as moving large loads over various distances as quickly as possible and not always limited how we move in real life. More on the Functional Movement Buzz Word by CrossFit West Santa Cruz
Always great to revisit this one too when summarizing what CrossFit is – please notice how the beginning STRESSES proper nutrition!
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 handstands, 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!