CrossFit combines weightlifting, distance running, sprinting, gymnastics, powerlifting, plyometrics, rowing, medicine ball training, and much more. CrossFit’s goals are to improve everyone in each of ten general physical skills: cardiovascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, agility, balance, coordination, and accuracy. CrossFit defines fitness as increased work capacity across all these domains. It achieves this by provoking neurologic and hormonal adaptations across all metabolic pathways.
We run, row, jump rope, climb rope and carry odd objects. We frequently move large and heavy loads quickly over short distances, and sometimes use powerlifting and olympic weightlifting techniques. We also use dumbbells, kettlebells, gymnastics rings, pull-up bars, and many bodyweight exercises to prepare everyone for the expected and sometimes unexpected. (adapted from crossfit.com)