CrossFit is constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement. The constant variation is designed to develop your physical skills across a broad range of movements and activities. CrossFit specializes in NOT specializing, in order to prepare you for the unpredictable and unknowable.
The high intensity is necessary to cause an adaptation, or change in our bodies. We get stronger, faster and more powerful as we train at intensity. Without it, we simply don’t progress.
Functional movements are those that echo and amplify the kinds of movements we use in everyday physical tasks. Holding our bodies safely in different positions, lifting and moving objects, throwing and jumping, running and swimming.
Most importantly, functional movements are those that allow us to move large loads, long distances, SAFELY, EFFICIENTLY AND QUICKLY.