Does CrossFit use unnatural movements?

No. With CrossFit based training, we like to say, “the magic is in the movements.” We safely and effectively work towards our fitness goals. High skill movements such as the Clean and Jerk and the Snatch are approached by mastering other, more basic movement patterns. At the foundation of the movements lie the most basic of all functional movements: Squat, Deadlift, Pushup, Pull-up, and the Press.

Mastery of each of these basic movements is the priority of each CrossFitter here. Each of the functional movements listed above are examples of compound movements that have the capacity to ultimately move relatively large loads — especially compared to less functional movements. What is the basis behind CrossFit methodology? Natural, functional movements that help you both in and out of the gym and will get in the best shape of your life!