CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program, also known as “the sport of fitness.” At the CrossFit gym, called a box, athletes will learn to perform constantly varied (always different) functional movements (natural multi-joint movements that are useful in everyday life) at high intensity.
Intensity is relative and different for each person. During the Workout of the Day (WOD), all athletes attempt the same movements, however they can be scaled to fit their specific level and abilities.
We designed this handout to give our athletes an introduction to CrossFit and the Nine Foundational Movements which will help them build their CrossFit skills safely and effectively. We always strive for good technique and virtuosity, which is “doing the common uncommonly well.”
The athlete can approach the nine foundational movements of CrossFit as three levels. The movements all build upon each other, getting more complex as they progress from Level 1 to Level 3. It is very important to master these movements with good technique and practice them often! All new members must understand the nine foundational movements.