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6 Facts About CrossFit Training and the Top 10 Abilities it Develops

Updated on March 7, 2013

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”

-Robert Heinlein

This quote helps give an understanding of the mentality of people who train, coach, and otherwise participate in the CrossFit style of training.

6 Facts About CrossFit Training

1.Conditioning the body to take on anything is the general approach.

2.In the words of CrossFit founder Greg Glassman, “Our specialty is not specializing.”

3.CrossFit is utilized by police academies, special operations units, and professional athletes worldwide.

4.There are hundreds of CrossFit exercises.

5.The CrossFit program is designed to be utilized by anyone in the world no matter what their experience level or quality of equipment.

6.The needs of athletes do not depend on specific exercise, but level of exercise.

The Top 10 Fitness Abilities CrossFit Develops



3.Cardio Endurance








The main concepts are that the human body can adapt and be shaped and formed to take on anything, and that this can be accomplished with universal equipment and base experience. If you're hoping to increase your ability in the areas listed above, CrossFit training is one of the best options currently available. However, be forewarned - this style of training is not for people who are unable to commit themselves to excellence. Despite the fact that anyone can start with minimal equipment and experience, the regimen requires diligence and mental persistence to reap the benefits.


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