Below are some commonly asked questions for those who are looking into CrossFit for the first time. Take a minute to look them over and see if they help answer any questions you may have.
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CrossFit is an evidence based strength and conditioning program built on constantly varied, functional movements, executed at high intensity. It was developed to enhance each individual’s competency at all physical tasks. This is also referred to as General Physical Preparedness.
CrossFit started in Santa Cruz, CA back in 2003 and is now an internationally accredited performance based fitness program with over 1800 affiliates worldwide. We are a private fitness program where clients can workout only under the direction of an Accredited CrossFit Coach.
Each Coach at CrossFit Lawrence is Level 1 Certified and skilled in the CrossFit techniques and philosophies. We aim to provide you with the most informed and safe CrossFit training possible.
WOD is “Workout of the Day.” We program a new WOD Monday through Friday. We try to also post these online, though we do not always accomplish this. Think of those days as happy workout surprises.
The hardest part is walking through the door for the first time. CrossFit can be adapted to all ages and ability levels. We have proven success with children, elite athletes, and older adults. The CrossFit approach challenges an individual at their current level of fitness and progressively moves each person to greater levels of fitness.
Our detailed Get Started page specifies the details of our Intro WOD, Elements Course, and White Bandana Test.
All new members to CrossFit Lawrence are required to complete the Elements Course prior to attending group classes. You will be assigned a Coach who will guide you through a series of one-on-one personal training sessions. This course is designed to teach you the fundamental movements used in our workouts. Additionally, it is designed to ease your body into our intensity-based, multi-joint workouts, and into group classes. Upon completion of your Coach-led sessions, you will be introduced into group classes.
A few CrossFit Acronyms and Abbreviations:
AMRAP: As Many Reps (sometimes Rounds) as Possible
BW (or BWT): Body weight
CFT: CrossFit Total – consisting of max squat, press, and deadlift.
GPP: General physical preparedness, aka “fitness.”
MetCon: Metabolic Conditioning workout
PR: Personal record
Rep: Repetition. One performance of an exercise.
Rx’d; as Rx’d: As prescribed; as written. WOD done without any adjustments.
Set: A number of repetitions. e.g., 3 sets of 10 reps, often seen as 3×10, means do 10 reps, rest, repeat, rest, repeat.
WO, sometimes W/O: Workout
WOD: Workout of the day
For more abbreviations, see here.
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