March 9, 2016

What is CrossFit?

Good Question

Let’s first look at what CrossFit is not:


…for people that are already in shape
...for the young
...for people expecting results without hard work
...for people unwilling to try new thing
...for people afraid to leave their egos at home

CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.

Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.

The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs.

The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind. Our terrorist hunters, skiers, mountain bike riders and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen.

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...means that every day brings a different workout (or “WOD”), incorporating any combination of these elements. At StormKing CrossFit you (yes, you!) will jump rope, climb ropes, swing kettle bells and flip tires. You will work at pull ups, muscle ups, hand stands, pushups, and hand-stand pushups. You will practice squats, dips, cleans, jerks, snatches and deadlifts, as well as rowing, running and box jumps. Each day will bring different exercises, always specifically designed to work on different muscle groups and/or cardiovascular strength.


...refers to maintaining the safest, most-efficient position to power through a movement. There are plenty of misconceptions out there about CrossFit; the truth is much of what we do in our workouts mirrors activities in our daily lives. To the uninitiated, flipping a tire looks like crazy, “he-man” work. But if you’ve ever had to move a mattress up a flight of stairs, you already know the movement. Cleaning a medicine ball may appear odd, but consider what your body does when you place your suitcase in a plane’s overhead compartment. If you’ve ever lifted a heavy bag of dog food or peat moss, no one needs to tell you the importance of arching your back. StormKing CrossFit will help you maintain the correct position in a workout –both to keep you and others safe as well as to maximize efficiency.

High Intensity a concept that at first can be difficult for new CrossFitters to grasp. For many people, a workout’s efficiency is only proportionate to the amount of hours spent in the gym. You will never hear a CrossFitter say, “I had a great workout; I was in the gym for four hours!” You are much more likely to hear, “I finished in 8 minutes.” People come here skeptical that a high-intensity workout, done in a fraction of the time as they are used to, can lead to faster, better results. But results don’t lie.


The beauty of StormKing CrossFit is that we are all in it together, motivating one another.It’s a sport where the person last to finish the workout receives more high fives than the first person to finish.

We encourage you to learn more about the CrossFit® philosophy and methodology at:

You can read all you want about our definitions, but to truly understand,you just have to jump in and give it a try.

We are happy to talk with you more about our program!