Do I have be in shape before starting CrossFit?
No, that’s why we are here! From the very beginner to the elite, we will help you meet your goals.
How often should I workout?
This varies some depending on the person and your goals. Once we meet with you and discuss everything we will decide on a 3-5 day a week plan which best suites your needs and schedule. Of course this can change as you improve and your goals are adjusted.
For the kind of money you are asking for, why don’t I just go find a Personal Trainer?
You could do that, but you’d end up paying a great deal more. Let’s say you find someone that’s willing to train you for $25/session and we’ll even go as far to say that they have every piece of equipment that you’ll find at CrossFit RSG. Even if you only go 3 times a week, that’s $300 per month, well over our price. Also, you probably wouldn’t get the camaraderie, competitive push, and/or the support that you’ll feel working with others in a group setting. If you’re finished first, you’re still expected to support everyone else that is still working. So, when you’re done, you’re not really done!
I heard CrossFit is competitive, What If I’m not as good as everyone else?
it’s been proven beyond a doubt, that competition results in a massive increase of output by those competing. CrossFit preys on this aspect to provide added incentive for those involved. Everyone that participates will have their scores and times posted; in turn motivating everyone to reach their potential on the given workout while also allowing the participant and coaches to track athletes progress in specific areas and adjust their training to maximize their results. With that said what matters the most is safety and improvement, NOT who has the best time.
I’ve heard CrossFit is really hard; will I be able to do it?
EVERYONE can do CrossFit. From amputees to obese, we find ways to get people moving and succeed in improving fitness level regardless of the challenges they face.
How long is a CrossFit workout?
How long is a CrossFit class? Our classes consist of stretching, a warm up, explanation of the movements and scaling options of the WOD (workout of the day), the actual workout program, and a cool down period with mobility and stretching. The total time at the gym is about 1 hour.
I don’t want to get “too big” – will CrossFit add too much muscle?
Not to worry. CrossFit will increase lean body mass, but not to the degree most people think. Since CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program and not a bodybuilding program, your results will be a leaner, more toned version of yourself.
CrossFit Acronyms and Definitions
AMRAP: As Many Repetitions (or Rounds) As Possible within a given time domain
BW: Body Weight
Chipper: 1 round workout with many movements or stations (chip away at it)
EMOM: Every Minute on the Minute
GHD: Glute-Hamstring Developer
MetCon: Metabolic Conditioning
PR: Personal Record
Rep: A repetition or one instance of a given exercise
RM: Rep Max, 1RM=1 Rep Max
ROM: Range of Motion
Rx: As Prescribed – the suggested parameters for a given workout
Set: A set of repetitions (7X3= 7 sets of 3 reps)
Tabata: A protocol of 20 seconds of exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest
T&G: Touch and Go – No pausing between reps
UB: Unbroken (perform all in a row or start over at the beginning)
WOD: Workout of the Day