Q. What if I don't have time for all of this?

A. It is a common sentiment to feel that, because of the obligations of career and family, you don't have the time to become as fit as you might like. Here's the good news: world class, age group strength and conditioning is obtainable through an hour a day, six days per week of training. It turns out that the intensity of training that optimizes physical conditioning is not sustainable past forty-five minutes to an hour. Athletes that train for hours a day are developing skill or training for sports that include adaptations inconsistent with elite strength and conditioning. Past one hour, more is not better! The typical CrossFit workout lasts between 5 and 30 minutes. Including warm up, skill practice, workout, and cool down you are able to obtain elite fitness in 1 hour or less
per day, 5-6 days per week!

Q. Is this for me?

A. Absolutely! Your needs and the Olympic athlete's differ by degree, not kind. Increased power, strength, cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, flexibility, stamina, coordination, agility, balance, and coordination are all important to the world's best athletes as well as our grandparents. The amazing truth is that the very same methods that elicit optimal response in the Olympic or professional athlete will optimize the same response in everyone. Of course, we can't load your grandmother with the same squatting weight that we'd assign an Olympic skier, but they both need to squat.

Squatting is just one example of a movement that is universally valuable—essential to maintaining functional independence and improving fitness—yet rarely taught to any but the most advanced of athletes. This is a tragedy. Through painstakingly thorough coaching and incremental load assignment, CrossFit has been able to teach anyone who can care for themselves to perform safely and with maximum efficacy the same movements typically utilized by professional coaches in elite and certainly exclusive environments.

Q. What is World-Class Fitness in 100 Words?

A. 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 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.

Q. What if I have more questions?

A. Click here for the CrossFit FAQ section. If you still have questions feel free to call or email.
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