What Is CrossFit?

With devotees across the UK and US, CrossFit is coming to a gym near you soon...

No it’s not getting angry while you exercise… CrossFit is a fitness regime developed by a US coach Greg Glassman more than ten years ago. It’s developed quite a following, and provokes pretty strong reactions with people either loving or hating it.

The man himself describes CrossFit as “constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement.” In practice, classes include exercises taken from a variety of other sports including interval training, weightlifting, gymnastics, calisthenics. Hour-long classes are offered by affiliated gyms across the country. The key to CrossFit is to keeping your exercise routine varied – CrossFit claims routine is the enemy…

CrossFit gyms use a range of equipment such as barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells pull-up bars, gymnastic rings, ropes and resistance bands to name just a few.


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