IS CROSSFIT RIGHT FOR ME?
ABSOLUTELY! YOUR NEEDS AND THE OLYMPIC ATHLETE'S DIFFER BY DEGREE, NOT KIND.
Increased power, speed, strength, cardiovascular / respiratory endurance, flexibility, stamina, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy are each important to the world's best athletes and to our grandparents. The amazing truth is that the very same methods that elicit optimal response in the Olympic or professional athlete will optimize the same response in the elderly. Of course, we cannot load your grandmother with the same squatting weight that we would assign an Olympic skier, but they both need to squat. In fact, squatting is essential to maintaining functional independence and improving fitness. Squatting is just one example of a movement that is universally valuable and essential, yet rarely taught to any but the most advanced of athletes.
Through painstakingly thorough coaching and incremental load assignment, CrossFit has been able to teach anyone who an care for himself or herself to perform safely and with maximum effectiveness the same movements typically utilized by professional coaches in elite and certainly exclusive environments.
CrossFit Level 1 Training Guide