What Is CrossFit?


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CrossFit describes itself as a broad, general and inclusive fitness regimen that incorporates elements of strength and conditioning in a workout of the day. Through various physical activities, it focuses on 10 areas of fitness: cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy.

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CrossFit workouts are scalable to train people of all fitness levels and body types. There is an emphasis on Olympic-style weightlifting. CrossFit athletes also engage in sprint and distance biking, running, swimming and rowing. CrossFit athletes are also trained in gymnastics and to perform well at varied and randomized physical challenges.

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