Tuesday, January 29, 2013

What is Crossfit?

Crossfit is (by Wiki definition):

CrossFit describes its strength and conditioning program as “constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement,"[4] with the stated goal of improving fitness and therefore general physical preparedness,   which it defines as "work capacity across broad time and modal domains."[5] Workouts are typically short—20 minutes or less—and intense, demanding all-out physical exertion. They combine movements such as sprinting, rowing, jumping rope, climbing rope, flipping tires, weightlifting,  carrying heavy objects, and many bodyweight exercises;  equipment used includes barbells, dumbells, gymnastics rings, pull-up bars, kettlebells, medicine balls, and boxes for box jumps.[6][7][8] These elements are mixed in numerous combinations to form prescribed "Workouts of the Day" or "WODs". Hour-long classes at affiliated gyms, or "boxes," typically include a warm-up, a skill development segment, the high-intensity WOD, and a period of individual or group stretching. Performance on each WOD is often scored and/or ranked to encourage competition and to track individual progress.

My Crossfit reasons: 

It is always varied.
There is a trainer there each time to make sure you have correct form.
I don't have to think of what I'm going to do.
I am building muscles for the first time in my life. 
It can ALL be scaled. I mean all of it. 
Can't do a pull up? There is a way to scale it.
Can't do a push up? Or a handstand? They can scale it. 

It is intense and brings out the Dragon Warrior. 

Also, there is a sense of community at the 'box' I go to. It is all about beating your own devils. Not being better than anyone else. 

My question to you is- what are you doing today that makes you push outside your comfort zone? 

I am hooked on Crossfit. This picture sums up the WOD's so far! 


  1. I have a friend who does this and she loves it! After I get into better shape (and I know you can modify, but I would feel horrible if someone had to do CPR on me the first day out) I'm thinking of doing it too. It does sound really great.

  2. Oh man! Love that you are all fired up with the cross fit! Go girl!!

  3. That is awesome that you are loving cross fit! Go Lorie!!

  4. outside my comfort zone right now is zumba. I've got zumba tapes and I'm on the first one; the one that shows you how to do all the moves. Seems easy and simple right? Lets just say I'll be on this tape for a few weeks. :D Oh and I finally got the follow button up on my blog if you're interested. :D