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Posted By Aaron On February 24, 2008 @ 2:09 pm In Fitness,Health,Lift Heavy Things,Reviews,Sprint,Videos | 73 Comments
Ever heard of it?
If you are a regular to MDA and you subscribe to a Primal Health  lifestyle I’m guessing it is likely. If not, now you have.
Crossfit is a type of physical training that blends power lifting, gymnastics and sprinting. Why do we like it? Because it fairly closely aligns with our Primal fitness philosophy in which variety, weight-bearing activity and anaerobic exercise is key. Here is a great description of CrossFit:
CrossFit maintains that proficiency is required in each of 10 fitness domains: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, agility, balance, coordination, and accuracy. CrossFit uses free weights, kettlebells, gymnastics rings, pull-up bars and many calisthenics exercises. CrossFit may call on athletes to skip, run, row, climb ropes, jump up on boxes, flip giant tires, and carry odd objects. They can also squat and explode up to bounce medicine balls against walls.
CrossFit workouts typically call for athletes to work hard and fast, often with no rest. Many CrossFit gyms use scoring and ranking systems, transforming workouts into sport. CrossFit publishes its own journal and certifies its own trainers. Many CrossFit athletes and trainers see themselves as part of a contrarian insurgent movement that questions conventional fitness wisdom.
via Wikipedia 
Contrarian insurgent movement? Challenging conventional wisdom? Sounds like our kind of program.
All right. Enough talking! Let’s see CrossFit in action.
Don’t let the first video fool you. CrossFit isn’t just for beefy dudes. As CrossFit NYC’s site  states, “CrossFit workouts are functional, varied and intense. They also scale to any ability level–our members range from elite athletes to eighty-something grandmothers…”
We’ll be covering Crossfit in more detail down the road, so stay tuned!
If this is the first time you have heard of CrossFit let us know what you think! If you are a ripped, seasoned Crossfit veteran we’d love to hear from you too. Drop us a line!
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