What is CrossFit?

The CrossFit philosophy in 101 words:

Keep workouts short, intense, and varied.

Practice and train functional, compound movements:
Squats, deadlifts, presses, cleans, and snatches.

Master the body weight movements:
pull ups, push ups, hand stands, sit ups, throws, holds, and rope climbs.

Run, jump, bike, swim, row and climb, hard and fast.

Combine these exercises in as many combinations as creativity allows.

Routine is the enemy; keep your body guessing.

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.

And remember:
Physical fitness void of moral character is worthless



Constantly Varied

movements, repetitions, sets, challenges, time constraints, intensity, weight / load

Functional Movements

pushing, pulling, throwing, moving, running, jumping, rowing, lifting, pressing, standing



At High Intensity

based on each individual’s level of physical and psychological fitness


  • What is CrossFit?” — additional information on the CrossFit method and philosophy.
  • Frequently Asked Questions” — a very useful repository of Q&A on wide-ranging topics, both general and specific (exercises, substitutions and scaling, named workouts, nutrition).
  • Exercises & Demos — links to videos for all kinds of movements and exercises.  YouTube is another fantastic resource…if you know what you are looking for.

One thought on “What is CrossFit?

  1. I currently WOD at Crossfit Andersen on Guam and will be PCSing to Fort Bragg in December. I was looking at joining a box there but have a few questions. If someone could contact me at bleujabbe@yahoo.com i would appreciate it.

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