The Crossfit White Paper
Strangely anything I post concerning Crossfit gets a huge amount of views.This is a pretty well referenced read provided by one of my StrengthCoach.com site members and may help you to form your opinions. Make sure to click the source links on the right to see the actual references.
I think what is most interesting is that when you read Crossfit’s philosophy, it sounds o similar to what I believe.
“World-Class Fitness in 100 Words”: ( Crossfit Defined)
“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, 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.”
The major difference for me is beginning with “but do no harm in the process…”