Frequently Asked Questions about CrossFit
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See if these will answer any of your questions about CrossFit.
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 incentives 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?
We haven’t had a chance to review the latest Crossfit Show releases, but this is a good shoe comparison article to start with – https://gearjunkie.com/footwear/best-crossfit-shoes
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CrossFit Acronyms and Definitions
- AMRAP: As Many Repetitions (or Rounds) As Possible within a given time
- 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 Movements
- Box Jump
- C2B or CTB: Chest to Bar
- DU’s: Double Unders
- GHD Situp: Glute-Hamstring Developer 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
- Air Squat
- SDHP: Sumo Deadlift High Pull
- T2B: Toes to Bar
- TGU: Turkish Get Ups
- Wall Balls
Weightlifting & Barbell Movements
- Clean and Jerk (C&J)
- Hang Clean (HC)
- High-Hang Clean
- Tall Clean
- Power Clean (PC)
- Hang Power Clean (HPC)
- Muscle Clean
- Clean Pull
- Clean High Pull
- 3-Position Clean
- Jerk (Split Jerk)
- Hang Snatch (HS)
- High Hang Snatch
- Tall Snatch
- Power Snatch (PS)
- Hang Power Snatch (HPS)
- Muscle Snatch
- Snatch Balance
- Pressing Snatch Balance
- Heaving Snatch Balance
- Snatch Drop
- Snatch Push Press
- 3-Position Snatch
- Back Squat (BS)
- Hi-Bar Back Squat (HBBS)
- Front Squat (FS)
- Bench Press (BP)
- Deadlift (DL)
- Good Morning
Overhead Squat (OHS)
Been coming for about 10 months. The coaches are focused on form to protect you from injury. They scaled me the first several weeks and continue to scale the movements for my current abilities. I am stronger and faster than I was coming in as a runner/triathlete with minimal strength training. The community is fantastic! Great environment for building friendships and accountability. Great for couples and families looking to add fitness into their lifestyle.
I joined CrossFit Wylie about four years ago. I am now in better shape at 46 than I was at 26. My wife has also recently joined and my two kids ages 11 and eight have done CrossFit at Wylie for about two years. When I say that CrossFit Wylie is a unique place that has fundamentally changed my life and my family’s life for the better I am in no way overstating reality. Thank you to all the coaches and all the members to make working out at this level of joy.
I’ve never felt better in my life! Finally, I’ve found a fitness regimen that works…and is producing the results I wish I could have obtained in my 20’s and 30’s! I played football thru high school, spent my 20’s snow skiing (taught one season as PSIA instructor), and windsurfing…and I think about how much better of an athlete or competitor I would have been if I had this type of training/fitness program back then!
A welcoming, friendly community that encourages each other to do their best at their individual skill level. The coaches are top-notch and extremely helpful with technique as you progress through your fitness journey. Highly recommend it to anyone, at any skill level, looking to improve their fitness and overall health.
I started Crossfit Wylie 3 months ago after coming from another box. The coaching is awesome and the CFW community is even better. Everyone is very encouraging and is there to motivate and help you meet your fitness goal. Whether you’re a beginner to fitness, haven’t exercised in some time or a regular at the gym this place will push you and help you meet your goals. It’s truly a gym for any fitness level. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a positive and healthy lifestyle change like I was. You will not be disappointed!
CFW has knowledgeable caring coaches and a community of supportive patrons! You get an incredibly varied workout that challenges you every day, it’s the only routine I have stuck with because I never get bored! Not only will you walk away feeling stronger and accomplished but you also walk away with new friends who support you like family.