FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We understand there is a lot to learn about CrossFit and how we operate. Here are some questions that may give you some more insight.
What is crossfit?
CrossFit is a precise combination of exercise and nutrition that has been proven to increase fitness and health for people of all ages and abilities. CrossFit is founded on the first scientifically rigorous definition of fitness: The program produces observable results that can be measured and replicated. You can do CrossFit with a credentialed CrossFit trainer or in a supportive, motivating community at a licensed CrossFit affiliate. For more information about CrossFit and CFWV, click here.
Is crossfit for me?
Yes. Everyone can do CrossFit regardless of age, injuries and current fitness levels. The program is modified for each person to help him or her safely become healthier and fitter.
DO I NEED TO BE IN SHAPE TO START CROSSFIT?
No. CrossFit is the program that will get you in shape. No matter what your current fitness level is, you can start CrossFit. As you become fitter, workouts will become more challenging. Every workout is designed to help you succeed, improve fitness and move you toward your goals.
Is crossfit safe?
Yes. CrossFit training is very safe. In CrossFit boxes, credentialed trainers provide precise instructions and coaching to help people move safely and efficiently, helping people avoid all the diseases that come from inactivity, obesity and poor nutrition. Learn more about our credentialed staff.
What about nutrition?
To accomplish your goals faster, we recommend you eat a variety of healthy foods in quantities that support fitness training but not body fat. By avoiding excessive amounts of refined carbohydrates and measuring your intake of protein, carbohydrates and fat, you will see dramatic, measurable increases in health. Learn more about nutrition.
How will i get fitter with crossfit?
CrossFit improves general physical preparedness with a designed program to elicit as broad an adaptational response as possible. CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of 10 fitness domains: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. CrossFit was developed to enhance an individual’s competency at all physical tasks. People who do CrossFit are prepared for all challenges, whether they come in the gym, on a playing field or as part of daily life.
Where can i find crossfit workouts?
What if i can’t use the recommended weight or perform the programmed movement?
All CrossFit workouts can be modified for people of any age and ability. Adjusting a workout for a specific person is called “scaling,” and it allows very experienced athletes and beginners to train side by side. One of our skilled trainers can quickly adjust each workout to reflect your needs, goals and current abilities. Use a weight that’s manageable for you or use a percentage of the weight prescribed. Replace movements you can’t do with those you can.
IS THE WOD ENOUGH? SHOULD I DO MORE?
The WOD is a starting point, and each person will need to experiment to determine what “enough” means. Experienced athletes with specific competition goals might need additional work to improve their fitness, while beginners might need to reduce the volume of the WOD to optimize results. The exact amount of work can be determined with the assistance of one of our certified trainers or by carefully logging your workouts and evaluating the results. In general, if you only do each day’s WOD, you will find yourself at an improved level of fitness.
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