World-Class Fitness in 100 Words; TLDR

In 2002, Greg Glassman penned “World Class Fitness in 100 Words,” a groundbreaking distillation of training wisdom, in a CrossFit Journal article. This summary of Glassman’s methodology was groundbreaking in its day, but some modern audiences are finding it to be cumbersome and wordy.

14-year-old Emma Parker, who has been taking CrossFit Kids classes at her local affiliate for over a year, recently described the famous paragraph as “way too long.”

“I wanted to be able to explain to other people what I was doing at the gym,” Parker recalled. “My coach suggested I look up something called ‘World Class Fitness in 100 Words.”

Hoping she could use the summary to share CrossFit’s methodology with her friends, Parker searched for the famous paragraph online. “When I saw it, I was like, ‘what is this a book?’ How am I supposed to fit this on SnapChat?”

“I actually didn’t read the whole thing,” Parker later admitted.

Instead, Parker took creative liberty with Glassman’s work, staying within the 80-character limit on SnapChat.

“Fitness lit af: Lift weights, jump & climb, eat meat & veggies hundo P. Sugar is sus. Fran is GOAT. Routine is sus af.