What is Crossfit?

Crossfit catches a lot of negativity in the media, and admittedly, it’s not for everyone. That said, instead of talking about what Crossfit isn’t, I’d like to tell you what Crossfit IS. Today’s post is an info-graphic that gives you some basics about what Crossfit really is and why the CF movement is appealing to so many in the world of Functional Nutrition, Paleo and Ancestral Health. 
what is crossfit infographic
According to the official Crossfit website; Crossfit is defined as:
CrossFit is many things. Primarily, it’s a fitness regimen developed by Coach Greg Glassman over several decades. He was the first person in history to define fitness in a meaningful, measurable way (increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains). CrossFit itself is defined as that which optimizes fitness (constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity). CrossFit is also the community that spontaneously arises when people do these workouts together. In fact, the communal aspect of CrossFit is a key component of why it’s so effective. 

For me, Crossfit is a “part” of my fitness regimen. I’m not a 5 day a week Crossfitter, but, combining the fundamentals of Crossfit with yoga, swimming, hiking, walking and other activities, I’m able to have a well rounded fitness routine that offers a lot of variety, a ton of fun, and functionality, as well as a focus on strength. 

When I started Crossfitting in 2012 I realized that I was more strong than I’d ever known, not just physically but emotionally and mentally too. For that reason, Crossfit was more than just a way to work out, it quickly became a part of me.