Frequently Asked Questions (CrossFit FAQ)
Do I have be in decent shape before starting CrossFit?
No, that’s why we are here! From the very beginner to the elite, we will help you meet your goals.
I’ve heard CrossFit is really hard, can I do it?
EVERYONE can do CrossFit. From amputees to obese, we find ways to get people moving and succeed in improving fitness level regardless of the challenges they face.
What’s up with the competition part of CrossFit?
It’s been proven beyond a doubt, that competition results in a massive increase of output by those competing. CrossFit uses this competition aspect to provide added incentive for those involved. Everyone that participates will have their scores/times posted, thus motivating everyone to reach their potential on the given workout, and also allowing the participant and coaches to track progress in specific areas and adjust their training to maximize its effectiveness. With that said, what matters most is improvement, NOT who has the best time.
How often should I workout?
This varies some depending on the person and your goals. Once we meet with you and discuss everything we will decide on a 3-5 day a week plan which best suits your needs and schedule. Of course this can change as you improve and your goals are adjusted.
What are the best shoes for CrossFit?
CrossFit Acronyms and Definitions
- AMRAP: As Many Repetitions (or Rounds) As Possible within a given time domain
- BW: Body Weight
- CFT: CrossFit Total – Combined total of your 1RM Squat, Press, and Deadlift
- Chipper: 1 round workout with many movements or stations (you chip away at it)
- EMOM: Every Minute on the Minute
- GHD: Glute-Hamstring Developer
- KB: Kettle Bell
- ME: Max Effort (As Many as Possible)
- MetCon: Metabolic Conditioning
- MWOD: Mobility WOD
- PR: Personal Record
- Rep: A repetition or one instance of a given exercise
- RM: Rep Max, 1RM=1 Rep Max
- ROM: Range of Motion
- Rx: As Prescribed – the suggested parameters for a given exercise
- Set: A set of repetitions (3X5= 3 sets of 5 reps)
- Tabata: A protocol of 20 seconds of exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest
- T&G: Touch and Go – No pausing between reps
- UB: Unbroken (perform all in a row or start over at the beginning)
- WOD: Workout of the Day
Common CrossFit Movement
- Box Jump
- C2B or CTB: Chest to Bar
- DU’s: Double Unders
- GHD Situp
- GHR: Glute-Hamstring Raise
- Hollow Rocks
- HSPU: Hand Stand Push-Up
- K2E: Knees to Elbows (similar to T2B)
- KBS: Kettlebell Swing
- MU: Muscle Up (w/ kip)
- Pistols: One Legged Squat
- SDHP: Sumo Deadlift High Pull
- T2B: Toes to Bar
- TGU: Turkish Get Ups
- Wall Balls
Weightlifting & Barbell Movements
- Clean and Jerk (C&J)
- Back Squat (BS)
- Hi-Bar Back Squat (HBBS)
- Front Squat (FS)
- Bench Press (BP)
- Deadlift (DL)
- Good Morning
- Overhead Squat (OHS)