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7 Things to Know Before Trying Crossfit

7 Things to Know Before Trying Crossfit

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Crossfit is hardcore

Crossfit is hardcore

Anyone can do it, but not everyone should do it.

The heart-pounding workouts, sense of community, and amazing results are what keep people coming back for more, but you can't truly know if it's right for you until you give it a go and see for yourself.

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Crossfit Lingo

Crossfit might as well have its own dictionary. 

  • Box: Crossfit gyms are called "boxes."
  • WOD: Stands for Workout Of the Day. This changes daily and is typically posted on a white board before class or on the Box's website.
  • AMRAP: As many rounds as possible in an allotted time that is given by the coach.
  • Various names of people you don't know: There are several benchmark WODs in Crossfit that are named after women (Helen, Fran, and Mary, for example).

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How to find a good coach

A coach can make or break your experience.

Read their reviews, ask friends for referrals and see if you can try a class or two before you join to make sure it's a good fit.

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Injuries are rare

As long as you're in good hands and have a good coach, the risk is minimal. 

A good coach will know how quickly you should be progressing and will pay attention to your form to make sure you're moving properly.

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Most Crossfitters are women

Most Crossfitters are women

According to numbers from The American Council on Exercise, over 60% of the Crossfit population is comprised of women.

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Your classmates will become friends

Crossfit classes are a great way to make new friends, cheer on and be cheered on by your fellow athletes.

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It can be pricey

Crossfit is fairly expensive when you compare it to a regular gym membership.

The value of what you're paying for can be worth it when you look at the type of attention you're getting from your coaches.

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