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Fitness in 100 Words

A brief essay from Greg Glassman, the founder of CrossFit

Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.

Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast.

Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense.

Regularly learn and play new sports.

This article was originally published in October 2022 in The CrossFit Journal.

Hierarchy for the Development of an Athlete
Theoretical hierarchy of development

You have undoubtedly heard the phrases “you can’t outwork/exercise a bad diet” and “abs are made in the kitchen.” This is because nutrition is vital to an athlete’s success. Eating the right foods in the right amounts will not only fuel your workouts but help you see those gains you’ve been dreaming of. In fact, nutrition is so important that it is situated as the foundational element of the CrossFit pyramid. If you want to learn more about this pyramid, I recommend you start here.

If you need help getting your nutrition back on track, speak with a coach today. Perhaps you are a great fit for Cryptid CrossFit’s nutrition program.

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