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CrossFit definition

CrossFit definition

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, CrossFit.com posts the workout of the day (WOD) free of charge to anybody that is interested in doing them.

  • Beginners to weight training: If you have never weight trained before, CrossFit is a great place for you to start, provided you have a great coach.
  • People looking for support and community: Every CrossFit gym has a really tight-knit community feel to it.
  • Fitn...

  • You’re often told to complete a number of strength training or endurance exercises as fast as possible. It’s really easy to sacrifice form in exchange for finishing the workout quicker if you don’t have somebody spotting you.
  • It attracts folks who push themselves so hard th...

Most CrossFit gyms will split their classes into 3-4 sections:

Breakdown of what you may see from coaches:

  1. GREAT community aspect. 
  2. Constant coaching and support
  3. If you don’t show up, not only do people notice, but they call you and ask where you’ve been. 
  4. Leveling up. You get to see constant improvem...

  • Not great for specialization.
  • The usual structure:

    • Specialists: CrossFit prides itself on not specializing.
    • Sport-specific athletes:  CrossFit won’t improve your specific sport skills unless you are training for those specific sport skills.
    • Solo trainers: CrossFit is group training, which means you won’t ...

    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.

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