CrossFit is the world’s most effective fitness system, developed by CrossFit trainers in the USA and the UK over the last decade.
CrossFit uses constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity, which can lead to dramatic gains in fitness. Overall, the aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness supported by measurable and visible results – that can be maintained.
While CrossFit can challenge even the fittest, the program is designed for universal scalability, making it the perfect approach for anyone committed to improving their fitness and health – regardless of experience.
The CrossFit prescription for 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, clean & jerk, 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.