from John “Mac” McGriff My Peeps, If you have seen the different lengths of PVC & foam around the gym & you thought we were building some bizarre church organ you were…wrong. Pre & Post WOD we will become more strict with our “myofascial release” & Post WOD stretching. This will help with most surface
GYM RULES (excerpted from CrossFit Los Angeles) 1. Arrive early and stay late. Cheer, clap, and encourage others. Anything less is to cheat yourself of the experience, and to rob others of the gift of your presence and support as part of the community. Besides, if you’re late, it’s 10 burpees per minute. 2. If
In what way will CrossFit make me more fit?
CrossFit is designed to have you improve in all aspects of fitness. They are: cardiovascular and respiratory endurance stamina strength flexibility power speed coordination agility balance accuracy
What can I do if I go out of town?
There are several things that you can do when you go out of town. Body weight exercises are perfect for a hotel room. A jump rope is easy to pack and is great for cardio, especially if you can learn to do double unders. Tabata workouts are a great travel workout. You can put a
Should I skip a WOD if I am sore?
It depends. There is a difference between a sore muscle and an injured muscle. Sore muscles will often feel better once you start to warm up and begin exercising. An injured muscle will continue to hurt and will cause actual pain, rather than just discomfort. If you are in pain, it is probably best to
Should I get in better shape before I start CrossFit?
No! You do not need to get in “better shape” before beginning CrossFit. Because we scale the workouts to each person’s level there is no need to try to achieve a specific level of fitness before you start doing CrossFit. Chances are you will improve very quickly regardless of what level you begin at. Your
Is everyone else going to be stronger and faster than me?
It is possible that in a particular class everyone else might be (or seem) stronger and faster than you. But, every class is different every day because attendance varies from day to day. Regardless, everyone is very encouraging of each other. No one judges you for what you can’t do – everyone just encourages you
Why is the workout different every day?
The workouts (WODs) are different each day because that is part of the “magic” of CrossFit. Constantly varying what you do keeps your body guessing, unable to adapt and plateau like it would with a structured, regimented workout program that works body parts on scheduled days and does not vary much week to week. When
Where are all the gym machines?
CrossFit does not use the typical single body part exercise machines that you find at a standard gym. There is a good reason for this. Those machines limit you to exercising one body part – single joint movements. When you lift a bag of groceries is there only one body part (such as bicep) involved?
What is a Foundations Class, and why do I need it?
Foundations Classes are just that – they are classes where you will learn the 9 essential movements of CrossFit, along with several other common exercises performed in CrossFit workouts. We will go in-depth and work with you to ensure you know what proper form is. This will allow you to participate in regular CrossFit classes
Top 10 Reasons Why Women Should CrossFit
10. weak and feminine are NOT the same. 9. you fear no challenge. 8. you should train like an athlete not a hamster 7. you refuse to be a damsel in distress. 6. you don’t need machines…you are the machine. 5. you have yet to realize your full physical potential. 4. aerobics is SO 1980’s.
Will CrossFit give women “manly” muscles?
An emphatic NO! Women tend to think that they shouldn’t lift heavy weights because they’ve always been taught not to. CrossFit, nor lifting weights, will give women “manly” muscles. The women who have really large, manly looking bodies have to work incredibly hard at it and often take Steroids. Women do not naturally build large
Technique discussions Eva shows the kipping pull-ups… Steve Maxwell, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blackbelt and conditioning coach, discusses his training at 54 years old!!
Acronyms & Abbreviations
Below are the most common CrossFit Acronyms and Abbreviations: BP = Bench Press BS = Back Squat BXJ = Box Jump CFT = CrossFit Total (consisting of max squat, max press, and max deadlift) CFWU = CrossFit Warm Up CLN = Clean C&J = Clean & Jerk C2 = Concept 2 Rowing Machine DB =