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  • 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.
  • Fitness fanatics: The general protocol is 3 days on, 1 day off, but many CrossFitters end up at the gym more frequently. 
  • Masochists: You’ll often be in situations where you use all your effort to finish a workout and continue to push yourself beyond.
  • Former athletes: You get to compete with people in your class and go online to see how you did against the world’s elite CrossFit athletes.

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Breakdown of what you may see from coaches:

  • CrossFit Level 1 – an ANSI-accredited certification. The person attended a weekend-long course and passed the exam.
  • CrossFit Level 2 – It involves far more in-depth training in coaching.
  • Certified CrossFit Lev...

  • Not great for specialization.
  • Lack of consistency. You rarely do the same workout twice.
  • Odd programming.
  • Price. CrossFit boxes can be two or three times the monthly cost of a commercial gym.
  • ...
  • 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 ...

    • 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...

    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.

    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.

    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...

    The usual structure:

    • Introduction class: Usually there’s a quick overview, then a basic bodyweight movement workout, and then they talk to you about joining.
    • On Ramp/Elements: The purpose of these is to teach you the 9 foundational movements of CrossFit and all ab...

    • 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 ...

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

    • Dynamic warm-up: Functional movements, stretches, and mobility work that compliment the movements you’ll be doing in the workout that day.
    • Skill/Strength work. 
    • WOD – the workout of the day:...

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