Posted on May 6, 2014
Tracy talks about CrossFit.
"Dr. Aaron LeBauer: What is CrossFit?
Tracy Shuford: Crossfit in all simplicity is a baseline strength and conditioning program that builds on principles of what we call “functional movement.” It was named and somewhat invented by a brilliant gentleman named Greg Glassman a previous gymnast, trainer, and pioneer in the fitness industry. The beauty is he really didn’t “invent” anything, he took known principles of strength and conditioning and movements from many different sports (gymnastics, power lifting, Olympic weightlifting, rowing, track, etc) and combined them into effective training tools. What he found is that strength and conditioning gains come fastest to those that can exercise effectively at high intensity over sustained periods. He added to it the ability to objectively measure one’s fitness by tracking results and then gave it a name making him the first person to define fitness in a meaningful, measurable way. Fitness equals increased work capacity over broad time and modal domains and we define Crossfit as constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement."