“This far-reaching increase in work capacity support our initially stated aims of building a broad, general, and inclusive fitness program. It also explains the wide variety of sport demands met by CrossFit as evidenced by our deep penetration among diverse sports and endeavors.”
CrossFit is used by many professional sports teams, athletes, and college strength and conditioning programs. Elite athletes going to the Olympics from sports like weightlifting to cross country skiing use CrossFit for its general physical preparedness benefits and transfer of skill and power. Military and first responders often incorporate the programming for the same reason as well as the proven benefits for the physical and mental capacity to deal with stress. The CrossFit Games competitors alone proves CrossFit’s ability to get a great physique can be achieved with hard work while chasing higher levels of performance and health.
The goal was to be recognized as the best way to be all around good, and this has been proven and respected by the fitness community as a whole. The story still stands the if all the different facets of fitness were thrown into a hopper and enough of them were pulled out the CrossFitter would be most likely to adapt and perform those skills, only, being beaten by the specialist that trains their whole life for that one event. It has been said that it doesn’t matter what you are doing, CrossFit can make you better.
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