Originally Posted by Saccopoo
I'm trying to figure out which is the chicken and which is the egg in terms of who came up with this type of workout. It seems that the guy at Gym Jones and the guy at Crossfit seem to have put this together at the same time. (For those not familiar, Gym Jones is the guy/gym/program that trained the actors and stunt guys for the movie 300, Captain America, Thor and officially trains Seal and Special Ops military teams for the Department of Defense.) They seem similar although Crossfit has taken off nationally whereas Gym Jones seems content to be a uber-level private workout facility/program/concept.
I'm not sure, never looked in to it. I was first exposed to HIT (high intensity training) in 1986, full body, none stop work. I've done many variations throughout the years. CF has taken some of this and incorporated Olympics lifts. They've also evolved during the past 6 years that I have been doing it as well.