CrossFit | Essentials

ESSENTIALS

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.

Increasing Self-Efficacy in the CrossFit Affiliate

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Many CrossFit athletes enter a CrossFit affiliate with the intention of halting unhealthy behaviors and developing healthy ones — but that's usually easier said than done. In this 2022 CrossFit Health Virtual Conference session, Michael Giardina (CF-L4, MS, MPH) discusses four methods CrossFit affiliate owners and trainers can use to empower athletes to make positive changes leading to long-term increases in health and performance. It all comes down to building self-efficacy.

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Workout Tips for 220511

Workout of the Day for 220511: Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of: 1 L-sit rope climb, 3 overhead squats, 1 L-sit rope climb, 6 overhead squats, 1 L-sit rope climb, 9 overhead squats, 1 L-sit rope climb, 12 overhead squats.

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“If Not Me, Then Who?” — Honoring the Legacy of Travis Manion

The Travis Manion Foundation was established in 2008 and was originally intended as a “labor of love.” But what started as a small local nonprofit helping veterans in the Philadelphia area soon blossomed into a resource for tens of thousands of veterans. With a strong focus on character development, the Travis Manion Foundation hosts various programs to instill character-building into veterans, civilians, and even kids.

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