This graph was taken from Google Trends. It shows the internet search popularity of CrossFit, Bally Fitness, Gold’s Gym, and 24 Hour Fitness. Notice the huge spike each New Year for all big commercial gyms. CrossFit’s growth in popularity has been steady with the occasional spike due to large newspaper or magazine publications. However, it appears CrossFit will soon overshadow even 24 Hour Fitness in popularity.
One of the key differences with CrossFit is that it is a program and supportive community that seeks to improve the health, fitness, and well-being of it’s members, not a membership driven gym with several hundred or even a few thousand members which relies on an extremely high turnover rate for it’s success. CrossFit is a process of continual learning and refinement, both in regards to the exercises, as well as nutrition and other lifestyle habits. With the New Year right around the corner, don’t be just another jackass that makes a resolution to get in shape, only to give up come February. Make a change that will improve your long term health.
Skill: Hang Power Snatch; Squat Snatch (moderate load)
100 Push ups for time…everytime you break plank position perform 10
Hang Power Snatches (95/65)
Cash Out: 5 sets of 20 Unbroken Double Unders