However, after you have been convinced to give CrossFit a try, you realize how capable you are of actually getting through the workout. Now don't get me wrong, it isn't easy, mentally or physically, but it is always doable! In fact, I think that everyone should be lifting a barbelll, working on their bone strength, balance, mobility, and heart health, but we especially hear about these concerns as you get older and wiser. CrossFit puts such a focus on the major strength training movements (deadlift, squat, press, pull ups), which helps to keep your body mobile and young as well as building bone health and working your balance. AKA it is just as effective and important for adults over 50 to do "functional movements at high intensity" as it is for teenagers, young adults, and even kids!
Read this article for a more in depth description of the benefits of CrossFit for over 50 Years to Our Life and Life to Our Years!