It's a training philosophy that coaches people of all shapes and sizes to improve their physical well-being and cardiovascular fitness through varied and challenging workouts.
Each day, the workout will test a different part of your functional strength or conditioning, not specializing in one particular thing, but rather with the goal of building a body that’s capable of practically anything and everything.
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Every day there is a particular workout prescribed that is completely scalable based on your skill. For example, if the workout calls for barbell squats with 135 pounds but you can only do squats with the bar (45 pounds), then that’s where you’ll start.
The usual structure:
Most CrossFit gyms will split their classes into 3-4 sections:
Breakdown of what you may see from coaches:
Every day, CrossFit.com posts the workout of the day (WOD) free of charge to anybody that is interested in doing them.
You can follow along at home or in your office gym, provided you have the right equipment.
Human bodies can get stronger and more capable faster than many people think, but it takes more equipment than a few resistance bands and dumbbells.
On-ramping yourself in small doses to new habits can be helpful, but bigger bites may make the new habits stick. However, this is a great time to maintain your strength in different ways.
You can get a training session before starting classes. This will depend on your gym (your box) but some offer a free session to teach the techniques.
Boxes also let you sign up for a series of beginner-specific classes before you jump in with everybody else.