How many of you have looked at CrossFit.com website? When I started CrossFit, Brad and I were looking to improve our self-taught Olympic Weightlifting skills. Every time we typed something in "Google", one of the first couple websites to come up would always be CrossFit.com. Eventually, we just started going to CrossFit.com for anything.
At that time, CrossFit.com was the main CrossFit site. There wasn't CF Football, CF Endurance, CF Gymnastics, or many of ~5000 CrossFit Gyms worldwide (including all the rip-off CrossFit gyms) with way too much info and too much going on to follow it all. The simplest way to know what CrossFit is and why/ how it works is to go straight to the source?
And in the middle of CrossFit Games season, sometimes its hard to forget that The CrossFit Games is NOT what makes CrossFit the most functional strength and conditioning program around.
On CrossFit.com, on the left hand side of the page, there is a tab titled: What is CrossFit?. Here is what it reads: