Tuesday, October 19, 2010

What is CrossFit?

We asked our athletes to describe CrossFit in 50 words or less last weekend during our Bear Creek Partner Challenge. The question was posed to the teams as they were about 2/5 through the workout. Here are some of the responses that we got:

Robin said: CrossFit is fun and challenging. It pushes me every day to work harder and be better.

Kevin said: It makes my buns hot.

Todd and Larry said: Gymnastics, Olympic lifting, plyos, cardio w/ focus on speed, power output, agility, in a station oriented format. Feel good getting older!!!

Dan Hehir said: CrossFit is flowers and bunnies, and perfumed meadows under an alpenglow evening. And pain. Lots of that.

Dimitri said: CrossFit is awesome!

Kevin from Vail said: Exhilarating and challenging. Kick ass!

Chris Norton and Brian from Rico said: CrossFit is a good way for athletes to enjoy the outdoors, connect with fellow trainers and enjoy the seasons in the mountains. There are a variety of activities that one must participate into in order to be a fit individual. There are runs up mountains, climbs down hills, push-ups.

Andrew Brachle said: This is CrossFit! The unexpected, the unknown, and the unknowable. Hard, fast, and punishing. Kicks your ass.

Dave and Blakley said: Challenging, rewarding, teamwork, goals, burpees, double unders, pain, puke, persistence, paleo, endurance, stability, Burgener, love.

High intensity, aerobic exercise that involves strength, technique, form, balance, endurance, stamina, determination from each individual participant.

Fun, silly, endurance, suck, best workout, interesting, ego, challenging, paleo, flexibility, stamina, I have abs, stronger swimmer, stronger runner, better climbing, able to do triathlon.

Fun, motivational, inspiring, workout that incorporates teamwork timed workouts, agility and mobility. It kicks my ass over and over again!

CrossFit is awesome!

Karen and Amber said: grueling, exhausting, challenging regime of fitness.

Jacob and Benson said: CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity requiring full body movement using different patterns performed with intensity.

Josh and Brian said: CrossFit is a kick ass, health, invigorating way to start your day and make a lifestyle.

Brad said: It is an awesome way to meet new people with the same interests and get in the best shape of your life.

Ruth and Joni said: Awesome supportive fun. A well rounded workout. High intensity involves strength, balance, agility and more while working out with encouragement.

Joel and Teresa said: CrossFit is a high intensity, physically demanding, scaleable, rewarding, measurable, cardiactic(?) motivating, kick ass, all encompassing, inspiring community.

Chase said: High intensity constantly varied exercise for sure! Help Heather be sexier for Chase!

Alan said: Eat fruit and vegetables, meat and nuts, perform functional movements, constantly varied at high intensity.

Joni and Faith said: Eat meat, some fruit, veggies, little starch, no sugar. Exercise at high intensity 4-5 times a week. Participate in other activities frequently.

Ed and Brad said: CrossFit is challenging, exhausting yet rewarding. I enjoy it because in my line of work I never know what is about to come with every traffic stop or incident call. Thank you CrossFit!

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