There are two kinds of Olympic lifts. They are the clean and jerk and the snatch. When you master these exercises, you also become better at squats, deadlifts, power cleans, and split jerks. This is the reason why Olympic lifters are some of the strongest athletes in the world.

These exercises activate more fibres and do so more rapidly than any other exercise. The results of this effect can be beneficial in every sport. When you start practising by doing the Olympic lifts, you practice applying force to your different muscles in a proper sequence, which is from the centre of the body to the extremities. This will help you when you need to apply physical force in other exercises and sports.

In addition to learning how to use explosive forces when doing the Olympic lifts, CrossFit athletes also condition their bodies to receive forces from other moving bodies safely and effectively.

Multiple studies have demonstrated that the Olympic lifts bring a unique combination of benefits, including power, strength, muscle development, speed, coordination, and endurance. The Olympic lifts are the only type of lifts that increase maximum oxygen intake, which is a critical factor in cardiovascular fitness.

Unfortunately, the Olympic lifts are not very popular in the typical commercial fitness routines because of their technical complexity. CrossFit believes that they can be very useful and are worth learning. Doing so also allows athletes to train their patience and persistence, which are very useful qualities on an athletic journey.

The focus of CrossFit on gymnastics is based on reliance of the body weight as the only source of resistance. When you use your body as a source of resistance, you significantly improve the ratio of your strength to your weight.

Gymnastic exercises help with pull-ups, squats, lunges, and jumps. All of this benefits the physique greatly. If you want proof of this, watch any competitive gymnast perform.