March 01, 2003
CrossFit’s work enhancing sport performance, while exciting and even gratifying, sometimes feels too much like helping adults play children’s games. On the other hand, our work with seniors and little kids, while very rewarding, lacks the excitement surrounding elite human performance.
Our recent work and acceptance in the law enforcement, tactical operations, and military special operations communities has been both extremely gratifying and very exciting.
Increasingly, our readers are coming from the ranks of the professional combatant. They have come to CrossFit aware of the reality that, on average, the fitness challenges with which they are most likely to be faced will not be best met by a specialized, narrowly focused fitness. That is the sole domain of the sport athlete.
Incredibly, the fitness needs of professional combatants, police and military, have not been given the same quality analysis, commitment, or even funding that is generally given to sport.