CrossFit is about utilizing your training to benefit your daily life. Whether your goal is the Olympic Games or to remain independent and live on your own for as long as possible CrossFit will benefit you.
The words of CrossFit’s founder, Greg Glassman, best describe this concept:
“People’s needs differ by degree not kind. Olympic athletes and our grandparents both need to fulfill their potentials for cardiorespiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, speed, power, coordination, accuracy, balance, and agility. One is looking for functional dominance the other for functional competence. Competence and dominance manifest and optimize through identical physiological mechanisms. We scale our program by altering rest, load, intensity, etc. while utilizing the same tools (exercises) for everyone whenever possible.”