CrossFit claims to support “functional movements” by using “safe, effective and efficient movements similar to those you use every day in life.”
So yeah, that does sound like what we’ve been talking about this whole time.
The difference with CrossFit is the intensity. It’s something we highlight in our Beginner’s Guide to CrossFit.
CrossFit does promote functional fitness. It’s why you’ll see people carrying sandbags, flipping tires, and wielding sledgehammers at CrossFit gyms:
But the intensity is another noteworthy aspect of CrossFit. Workouts are done in a group setting, with people cheering you on.
While this can be great for motivation, it can be less great when trying to move at your own pace and train with proper form.
Now, this is a generalization, and all CrossFit gyms will have their own characteristics and culture.
If you’re curious, it doesn’t hurt to walk through the door of your local CrossFit gym – just make sure you read our Crossfit Beginner Guide first. I’m sure they’d love to see you and show you around.