Recent Media: Good Morning America

CrossFit Kids founders Jeff and Mikki Martin were recently contacted by Good Morning America to provide some insight on their program philosophy. Here is the video:

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/crossfit-kids-raises-safety-concerns-20801639

Here is the statement we delivered to Good Morning America:

When training preschoolers or elementary-age kids, looking for max weight lifted or fastest times on a workout is inappropriate and outside the intent and recommendations of CrossFit Kids.

Because CrossFit Kids focuses on mechanics and is based on long-term athletic development, we are always teaching proper movement patterns. This means no loads are introduced and intensity remains deemphasized until the child performs safe and efficient movement consistently.

When load is introduced, we adhere to the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines. We are also aware of the positions of the National Strength and Conditioning Association; the UK Strength and Conditioning Association; the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance; and the National Athletic Trainer’s Association, among others.

Our methods are based on longstanding research in exercise science and allied fields, and we do our best to keep abreast of new research that can help us continue to refine our methods.

Regarding safety, we teach proper and safe functional movements in progressions that have a stepwise increase in difficulty designed to work over years. Our intention is to make children safer in their daily lives, such as when lifting a backpack or on the field of play when they have to run, cut, jump, etc.

Again, our focus is on movement; that is what we coach. A CrossFit Kids trainer should never tell children to lift more or move faster, but should always be teaching them how they can move more safely and efficiently.
Posted by Craig Massey on November 23 2013 at 06:34 PM


Recent Media: Sweat RX Magazine

July 19,2013
CrossFit Kids action

Jeff Martin and CFK, Building a Leaner, Stronger, Smarter Generation

Click HERE to read full article.





Posted by danell on August 05 2013 at 05:01 PM


Recent Media: The New Zealand Herald, Weightlifting for kids? Danielle Wright finds it’s not as bad

CrossFit Kids action

Cross purposes

Posted by danell on May 01 2013 at 06:34 AM


Recent Media: CrossFit Kids in The SocialWOD

An Interview with Jeff Martin: Co-Founder of CrossFit Kids
Posted by danell on April 30 2013 at 03:25 PM


The CrossFit Kids Gauntlet: A Teen Competition Supporting CrossFit for Hope returns!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

CrossFit Kids action

Registration opens Monday, April 15, and runs through Saturday, May 18.

This time the Gauntlet is taking place at 10 locations on 3 continents!
Log on to http://www.theteengauntlet.com/ for more information and register today!

Posted by danell on April 19 2013 at 10:25 AM


Recent Media “Cross-Training Even Before Puberty” Wall Street Journal Article

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323628804578346241314844564.html

Posted by Craig Massey on March 11 2013 at 04:27 PM


Coming in 2013, CrossFit Kids Expands the Teen Competition Series to Benefit CrossFit for HOPE

Each quarter, CrossFit Kids will run a teen competition at multiple locations around the world with all proceeds to go to CrossFit for HOPE.
Dates and locations to be determined.

Watch our Web site and the CrossFit Kids Facebook page

Please direct questions to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Posted by mikki martin on October 24 2012 at 04:30 PM