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.
Laurie Roth decided to change her nutrition habits, which resulted in a 60-lb. weight loss.Watch Laurie Roth’s Doctors: “Keep Doing What You’re Doing”
While pregnant with her first child, Mandy Engle decides to continue working out with husband Chas at CrossFit Takeover in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Chas says people are sometimes surprised when Mandy declines help when carrying groceries or dog food, but the two agree she’s pregnant, not dead, and can handle daily life and fitness training.Watch Pregnant, Not Dead
CrossFit coach Mike Suhadolnik had an idea to challenge doctors to set a better example for their patients and communities.Watch Dr. Backs to the Future: Changing Healthcare
“I was on Wellbutrin for anxiety. I was on cholesterol medication … . I wasn’t getting any advice to work out. It was just, ‘Here’s another medicine,’” Bob Soulliere recalls. “The gift was that I got laid off.” With his newfound free time, Soulliere started taking CrossFit classes. “When I walked into CrossFit, no question, stress was managing me, and now I manage stress,” he says.Watch Doctor Tells Bob Soulliere He’s “Doing All the Right Things”
On an unassuming industrial street in Long Island, New York, a three-time Grammy Award-winning artist does deadlifts. His name: Wyclef Jean.Watch Hips Don't Lie: Deadlifts, Nasty Girls, and Wyclef