If you’re a CrossFitter who hasn’t dug into the philosophy and the foundation of what’s behind the challenging workouts, I encourage you to. In fact, knowing the methodology only makes the results more valuable.
The foundation of CrossFit is notable for a number of ground-breaking insights — one of which is the clear definition of fitness that CrossFit proposes. Until its signature definition “work capacity across broad time and modal domains,” there wasn’t a sufficient definition in sports science. Not only has CrossFit proposed a concrete definition, but it also has four specific models that, in combination, determine the answer to the question, “Who is fit?”