Crossfit: Flab to Fab

So many people are talking about this new workout craze, Crossfit. But how much do you really know about it? Is it right for you? Could this be the best thing for your body? HealthStatus takes a look at this new workout regimen.  

What is Crossfit?

According to, Crossfit “is many things. Primarily, it’s a fitness regimen developed by Coach Greg Glassman over several decades. He was the first person in history to define fitness in a meaningful, measurable way (increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains)…defined as that which optimizes fitness (constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity).”

What Do You Do?

Founder, Greg Glassman, defines the workout as “constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement.”

Load, distance, and speed are the three main variables in Crossfit.

The Crossfit Journal outlines every gym’s necessities for Crossfit:

  • Pull-Up Bars or Stations
  • Adjustable Squat Stands
  • Olympic Barbells
  • Bar Collars
  • Rubber Bumper Plates
  • Small Metal Plates
  • Rings
  • Medicine Balls
  • Dumbbells
  • Small Metal “Change” Plates
  • PVC Pipe or Wooden Dowels

Not everyone is cut out for Crossfit, its more than just exercise. Many people think of Crossfit as a sport, not just a workout.

Want to try out Crossfit for yourself? Find a Crossfit gym near you!

For more fitness ideas, check out HealthStatus.


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