The CrossFit stimulus—constantly varied high-intensity functional movement coupled with meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar—prepares you for the demands of a healthy, functional, independent life and provides a hedge against chronic disease and incapacity. This stimulus is elegant in the mathematical sense of being marked by simplicity and efficacy. The proven elements of this broad, general, and inclusive fitness, in terms of both movement and nutrition, are what we term our CrossFit Essentials.
The stomach receives ingested and masticated food and drink from the esophagus. This material is then subjected to further mechanical and chemical degradative processes. New contents of the stomach spend about two to four hours being digested before they pass out of the stomach and into the small intestines.Read MoreThe Gastrointestinal System: Stomach Structure
CrossFit Training courses are open to individuals and trainers at all stages of development and serve as the cornerstone for CrossFit’s methodology and movement education.Watch CrossFit Level 1: The Cornerstone of Movement Education
“Everyone needs a wake-up call. COVID was mine,” said Serge Matta, chief executive officer for ICX Media, Inc., in Vienna, Virginia. For Matta, COVID came with its usual host of symptoms, including extreme fatigue and loss of taste and smell. It also brought with it an important realization: He was at greater risk from infections like COVID due to his lifestyle choices and ill health. He decided he was going to do something to stack the odds in his favor.Read MoreThe COVID Wake-up Call: Serge Matta’s Health Transformation