What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is an overall physical conditioning program based on constantly varied and challenging workouts consisting of functional exercises (with movements applicable to daily life) performed at high intensity. It was created in the United States by former gymnast Greg Glassman thanks to his experience as an athlete and fitness trainer.
CrossFit is both a fitness philosophy and a competitive fitness sport that incorporates weightlifting, powerlifting, gymnastics, running, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), and other exercises and sports. Therefore, CrossFit uses equipment from multiple disciplines, such as dumbbells, barbells, jump ropes, kettlebells, medicine balls, resistance bands, rowing machines, and more.
This program is designed to develop ten general physical capabilities: cardiorespiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. In addition, CrossFit speeds up metabolism, which helps burn calories during and after each workout.
It is the main training program of many police academies and tactical operations teams, military units, martial arts champions, athletes, and many other professionals around the world, but there are also many people who use this method of physical training to stay healthy and be prepared for the challenges of everyday life.