What is CrossFit?

CrossFit Chaparral in 101 words:

Keep workouts short, intense, and varied.

Practice and train functional, compound movements:
Squats, deadlifts, presses, cleans, and snatches.

Master the body weight movements:
pull ups, push ups, hand stands, sit ups, throws, holds, and rope climbs.

Run, jump, bike, swim, row and climb, hard and fast.

Combine these exercises in as many combinations as creativity allows.

Routine is the enemy; keep your body guessing.

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.

And remember:
Physical fitness void of moral character is worthless


Constantly Varied

movements, repetitions, sets, challenges, time constraints, intensity, weight / load

Functional Movements

pushing, pulling, throwing, moving, running, jumping, rowing, lifting, pressing, standing

At High Intensity

based on each individual’s level of physical and psychological fitness


Think of CrossFit as a training program for life.

In CrossFit, you will practice and train functional, compound movements that have real life applications:

  • Deadlift (picking something up from the ground)
  • Shoulder / Push press (putting a box on a tall shelf)
  • Pull ups / Rowing (climbing, moving)
  • Push ups (pushing, throwing)
  • Squat (powerful, controlled hip extension is absolutely necessary for elite athleticism)
  • …and we could go on and on.


The bottom line:

•  •  •
CrossFit varies functional movements
at high intensity,
and as a result,
you’ll be ready for virtually any physical challenge
that life throws at you.


*101 words adapted from CrossFit.com