Can you imagine your Fran time if you hadn’t wasted 10 years doing biceps curls?
What if someone had taught you in college to squat below parallel instead of to barely crease your knees while “feeling the burn” in your quads?
How fit and functional would you be right now if you had never set foot in a Globo Gym?
Greg Glassman came up with the CrossFit Kids program to ensure young athletes don’t make the same mistakes their parents did. By starting kids on the right path, CrossFit Kids is creating safe movement patterns at a young age and setting children up for a lifetime of fitness.
Jeff and Mikki Martin of CrossFit Brand X run the CrossFit Kids program, and they explain how it went from an idea batted about over breakfast to a full-fledged training methodology that will help kids avoid the lure of three sets of eight reps on chest and tris, back and bis—grunting optional, flexing in the mirror mandatory.
“Our kids who are coming out of this program, they’re never going to see fitness as going to a 24 Hour Fitness,” Jeff explains. “They’re going to see fitness as going to a CrossFit box.”
Video by Again Faster.
Additional reading: Getting an A in CrossFit by Vince Miserandino, published Feb. 4, 2009.