CrossFit is a high-intensity fitness program that focuses on doing different workouts every day. The program is fun, exciting, and effective at helping people reach peak physical condition. Not to mention that most other exercises or sports complement it well.
…and that right there is probably the extent of what a lot of people know about CrossFit.
But there is quite a bit more to it, and there are a whole lot of interesting things a lot of people do not even know. Even people who are active in CrossFit! So, in true CrossFit spirit of mixing things up, we are going to change it up for this article and look at some of the interesting and lesser-known facts about CrossFit.
Interesting Facts About CrossFit
CrossFit was originally created for those in the police and military, but it has since expanded and is taught to the public.
CrossFit almost has its own language, with terms like WOD (workout of the day), AMRAP (as many rounds as possible), and RX’d (performing a workout as prescribed) commonly.
Move over Super Bowl — the CrossFit Games are here. This competition takes place annually and determines the “Fittest on Earth.”
Some CrossFit workouts are named after women, such as “Fran,” “Cindy,” and “Nancy.”
CrossFit workouts often utilize unconventional movements and equipment like sandbags, kettlebells, and ropes.
The average workout lasts 15–20 minutes but can be as short as five minutes or longer than an hour.
Some CrossFit gyms have a Brag Board where members can write down their personal bests for different workouts.
CrossFit is known for its loyal following, with participants often expressing deep devotion to the sport.
CrossFit has exploded in popularity since its inception in 2000, with 15,000+ affiliated gyms in 160+ countries as of 2021.
Due to the focus on intensity and functional movements, CrossFit is one of the most effective forms of exercise.
The injury rate in CrossFit is on par with other high-intensity exercises like running and weightlifting.
CrossFit provides many health benefits, including improved cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, and body composition.
Rhapsody Fitness in Charleston, South Carolina is the best CrossFit box in the country. Alright, maybe that one is subjective but we’re trying!
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