Well, to begin with, Crossfit is nothing new. It is an evolved form of the age-old functional training we all known and done many times. And like all famous fitness regime, Crossfit too stands as an acronym of its true meaning.
Crossfita.k.a Constantly Varied - High Intensity - Functional Training 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.
To put it bluntly, CrossFit is a training program that builds strength and conditioning through extremely varied and challenging workouts usually involving functional (Natural) movements that you employ through your daily lives.
It's best for-
Beginners: People who wanna get into lifting heavy weights can perfect their basic movements through this regime.
Fanatics: People who wish to enhance their overall fitness and strength rather than packing on more muscles.
Sportsperson(s): People who look towards enhancing their endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, agility, balance, coordination, and accuracy.
How's a typical Crossfit session like?
In one word, exhilarating!
Well, there too is a process to it before you get to experience the extreme end of this workout. The class begins dynamic warm-up session which lasts about 5-10 minutes. This part will encourage you to warm yourself up through natural movements such as light jogging, jumping, squatting, lunging, push & pulls ups. Nothing fancy, just enough to get engines running.
The second part is the meat of the session, where you'll be introduced to the WOD a.k.a Workout of the Day. It's a 'dhobi-list' of exercises which you will have to complete within a given time limit (Usually 12-20 minutes). This is the exhilarating part we were talking about as this where you will be encouraged to go hard and non-stop until you complete your WOD list.
The last part is the cool down and stretching session where you will be stretching yourself to avoid any form of stiffness you might pick up from your WOD.