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What defines a CrossFit workout?
A form of high intensity interval training, CrossFit is a strength and conditioning workout that is made up of functional movement performed at a high intensity level. These movements are actions that you perform in your day-to-day life, like squatting, pulling, pushing etc.
What is the difference between CrossFit and fitness?
Exercise Variety: Functional Movements vs Isolated Exercises Traditional gyms often focus on isolated exercises that target specific muscle groups. Think bicep curls, leg presses, or treadmill runs. CrossFit, however, emphasizes functional movements that mimic real-life activities.
What the heck is CrossFit?
CrossFit is a branded fitness regime that involves constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. The method was developed by Greg Glassman, who founded CrossFit with Lauren Jenai in 2000, with CrossFit its registered trademark.
What is the point of CrossFit?
CrossFit is a form of high-intensity interval training and comparable to other high-intensity exercises. CrossFit exercises increase VO2max, strength, endurance, and improves the body composition (e. g. lean body mass).
Why is CrossFit so popular?
CrossFit is known for grueling workouts and their free market approach to gym affiliation resulting in strong communities with avid participants. Greg Glassman created the largest fitness chain in the world. Its ability to include varied movements at a high intensity seems to appeal to more and more people.