Maybe you’ve seen the people flipping a car tire as you walk through the halls or the kids jogging down the hallways and then back to the wrestling room. Why? Students are engaging in physical activity for their physical education class? Wow, you must really be out of the loop because every student complains about how strenuous CrossFit is. You really want to know more about it, huh? Well, fine. I mean, if you didn’t care, it’s not like you would have made it to this point of the article.
CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program that was started in 2000 by Greg Glassman and Lauren Jenai. Basing the program around high intensive training, Olympic weightlifting, plyometrics, power lifting, gymnastics, girevoy sport, calisthenics, strong man and other exercises, CrossFit aims to challenge the already physically fit while benefiting those freaking pale pasty nerds. What started out as a small series of gyms in Seattle has grown into over 10,000 gyms in the United States.
The benefits of CrossFit are many. The most obvious is that it mixes it up from the average exercise program, providing a wide range of activities. You are always in constant motion and keep the cardio going at a high level. CrossFit is perfect for those who want a challenge and push themselves to the extremes. You gotta go HARD.
CrossFit is new and exciting and I'm not just being paid to say that. The truth is the average American has a bit of trouble with their weight and general healthiness. Anytime you can get people out and moving around, it’s a good thing for them and their health. CrossFit has shown to help many people lose weight and you’ll find miracle stories everywhere on the internet. In fact, it has helped people at Mountain View prepare for wrestling, soccer and football.