No that’s not a half-marathon. That is the first WOD for the Crossfit Games of 2013. Last night, the official first workout was announced and it’s a doozy. Complete as many REPs as possible (AMRAP) in 17 minutes. A round is detailed below. For me, I might get some decent reps, but I would [...]
What is CrossFit?
“CrossFit is a strength and conditioning brand that combines weightlifting, sprinting, gymnastics, powerlifting, kettlebell training, plyometrics, rowing, and medicine ball training.CrossFit contends that a healthy, fit person requires proficiency in each of ten general physical skills: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, agility, balance, coordination, and accuracy. It defines fitness as increased work capacity across all these domains and says its program achieves this by provoking neurologic and hormonal adaptations across all metabolic pathways.
CrossFit athletes run, row, jump rope, climb rope and carry odd objects. They frequently move large loads quickly over short distances, and use powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting techniques. CrossFit athletes also use dumbbells, gymnastics rings, pull-up bars, kettlebells, and many bodyweight exercises. CrossFit is used in nearly 2,000 gyms worldwide and by many fire departments, law enforcement agencies, and military organizations including the Canadian Forces, and the Royal Danish Life Guards”
So that’s the wiki definition. What’s the real definition?
Serious training that is the hardest thing I’ve ever attempted to do. And the days when I complete a full workout, I feel like I’m 10 feet tall. It’s that good.
Our local gym and Facebook page
* CrossFit Northridge
* CrossFit Northridge Facebook
Main CrossFit website which posts the Workout of the Day (WOD), videos of exercises, skills, and places for people to record their times and photos. You do NOT have to join a CF gym to do CF workouts. Just be smart about your limitations.