CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program that was founded in 2000 by Greg Glassman, now listed as CrossFit, Inc. Glassman, a 18 year old college student, started a training job in 1974 as a gymnastics coach at the Pasadena Y.W.C.A. He then trained at several California gyms with a very successful and efficient workout routine that led to the development of CrossFit. Now, CrossFit, Inc. licenses the CrossFit name to Affiliate Owners for an annual fee as well as certifies the owners and trainers for CrossFit gyms nationwide. Crossfit Level 1 trainers are certified through the American National Standards Institute. CrossFit Magic Valley is an Official Affiliate Member of CrossFit, Inc.
CrossFit is high intensity athletic fitness that combines endurance, conditioning, speed and strength exercises into circuit training that utilizes a mixture of calisthenics, plyometrics, free weights, kettlebells, gymnastics rings, pull-up bars and many other unorthodox exercises such as tire flipping and sledgehammer swings to accomplish goals. Athletes use task oriented WODs (Workout of the Day) as a way to keep track of their progress and compare it to other athletes and against competitive events to develop fitness improvements. CrossFit is fun and exciting because the workouts and exercises are constantly varied and never get dull.
CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements that mimic motor skills that are found in everyday life. Functional movements include squatting and deadlifting objects off of the ground. The Foundations program is designed to emphasize skill development and exposure to the natural movements that are typically involved in the movement of multiple joints for everyday activities. Functional fitness exercises are important because they are mechanically sound and safe and has become one of the four dominant CrossFit themes. The core exercises of any CrossFit workout hinges on understanding and performing these nine foundational movements. It is important to learn to utilize these exercises correctly because they will allow a person to lift heavier weight, with speed and accuracy.
CrossFit Exercises & Demos
Body weight exercises
Movements with weights