Why CrossFit?

You joined CrossFit, or you are considering it, so we can safely assume you want to be healthy. Good choice! In becoming an athlete you reap multiple health benefits. According to the CrossFit Foundations, Greg Glassman’s principle guide to CrossFit “…an athlete is a person who is trained or skilled in exercise, sports, or games requiring strength, agility, or stamina” (8). Therefore, if you are practicing CrossFit you are an athlete or well on your way. “Why bother?” you ask. Perhaps it is the increased bone density, stronger immune system, reduced coronary heart disease, lessoned cancer risk, less depression, or healthier body weight? Maybe it is all of the above. Whatever the reason, you have come to the right place. The CrossFit model is made up of three overlapping constructs: fitness, health and athleticism. These constructs are fully functional when taken in consideration with the pyramid of strength: strength, rest, and nutrition. Each component of this pyramid cannot stand alone; the athlete needs all three to be making gains in daily functional movement and athletic performance. So, whether you are striving to become a competitive athlete or simply looking to improve or maintain your daily lifestyle you have made the best possible choice.

Glassman, G. (2007). Foundations. CrossFit Training Guide, 6-14. CrossFit, Inc. http://library.crossfit.com/free/pdf/CFJ_Seminars_TrainingGuide_012013-SDy.pdf.

General Progamming:

1) Coach led Warm-up


2) 17 min AMRAP of

15 Pull-ups

10 Overhead squats 95/65

5 Manmakers 30/20


3) Mobility/stretching

1a) Couch stretch

1b) Olympic wall stretch

1c) Overhead tissue smash


Competition Programming:

Rest day

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