Some people say that CrossFit trashes other fitness programs. That is not true. If it works we will do it. If it doesn't we won't do it. If it is not the best, it will be low on the shelf. We look for the best practices in all areas of fitness, combine them, execute them at high intensity and shelf the single-mode training methods. We really like the single/dual mode workouts as a source of good stuff to combine with other things and make REALLY effective.
We judge fitness programs on how they contribute to the ten aspects of fitness. The report card of fitness would look like this:
Now lets compare the time commitment it takes to do all the areas in a single class or session format. Simply put: 8-10 hours per week. If you have time for that, find a job because you have too much time on your hands. :) If your choice is how to devote three hours of your life per week to fitness, then it is pretty simple.
The bottom line: We will use your stuff and do it better.
It is simple: Show up and compete with the people in our program and find out.
Thanks to Ryan Atkins for the report card idea!