Maybe you've seen the CrossFit Games on ESPN, driven by an affiliate where members are lifting barbells and flipping tires down the street, or one of your friends is "drinking the Kool-Aid" and just won't shut up about it—but what exactly is CrossFit, anyway?
CrossFit means many different things to different people. For some, CrossFit is about belonging to a community. To others, CrossFit is a fitness program that has helped them lose weight, improve their health, or look better naked. Still others see CrossFit as a means to improve their functionality in other sports or activities outside the gym.
There is a single definition of CrossFit, however, and that is that CrossFit is constantly varied, functional movements, executed at high intensity. Let's break it down.