How Long Does It Take to Improve in CrossFit?


“Almost a year ago, we [beyond the whiteboard] launched our “Fitness Level” and “Weaknesses” features as part of our new Analyze section. These features were designed to give athletes more information and analysis about their workouts and their physical capacity.

For every athlete on our site, we calculate their “Fitness Level,” which is a single number from 1-99 that represents their overall Fitness. This is a single number that captures how an athlete’s performance stacks up to the rest of the community.

Definition of Fitness vs How Fit You Are?

Improving Your Fitness

On average, it takes about 5-6 months to improve your Fitness Level by 10 levels.
New & Intermediate CrossFitters can improve quickly

When you are fairly new to CrossFit, you can improve at a pretty quick rate. If you’re currently between 1-60, stay committed and consistent because you have a chance to raise your Fitness Level by 20 levels per year. In fact, on average, it takes 19 Months to improve from a level 50 to a level 80. In short, eat well and get to your CrossFit Affiliate a few times a week.

Advanced CrossFitters take longer to improve
  • On average, it takes about 5-6 months to improve your Fitness Level by 10 levels.
  • This rate holds true until you get to Level 80.
  • Going from level 80 to 90 takes over 8 months, on average, which is 45% longer than it takes to go from 70 to 80.
  • To make Regionals, you need to be near a level 90.
Elite CrossFitters

To get to a level 95, which is near Games level, it takes about 6 additional months. As your level gets higher and higher, it becomes more and more difficult to continue increasing your level. The difference between one or two levels at the top is huge.” Continued…

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