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General Questions

1. What Is CrossFit?

CrossFit is a core-strength and conditioning program that combines weight lifting, gymnastics and cardio in a fun and competitive way. It respects all disciplines from all sports. With the combination of nutrition, it has been proven to attain its ultimate goal of increased fitness and health for people of all ages and abilities.

 

What makes CrossFit unique is the aspect of community that spontaneously arises when people from different ages, backgrounds, cultures and sex come together with one goal in mind- to be fit and healthy.

 

You can do CrossFit with a credentialed CrossFit trainer or in a supportive, motivating community at a licensed CrossFit affiliate. The program produces observable results that can be replicated.

 

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2. Is CrossFit for me?

Yes.

Everyone can do CrossFit regardless of age, injuries and current fitness levels. The program is modified for each person to help him or her safely become healthier and fitter. Grandparents and Olympians can perform modified versions of the same general workout.

3. Is CrossFit safe?

CrossFit training is very safe, and sitting on your couch is actually incredibly dangerous. In CrossFit boxes, credentialed trainers provide precise instructions and coaching to help people move safely and efficiently, helping people avoid all the diseases that come from inactivity, obesity and poor nutrition.

4. Do I need to be in shape to start CrossFit?

No.

CrossFit is the program that will get you in shape. No matter what your current fitness level is, you can start CrossFit. All workouts can be scaled to meet your fitness level. As you become fitter, workouts will become more challenging. Every workout is designed to help you succeed, improve fitness and move you toward your goals

Health Questions

1. Can I do CrossFit with joint problems?

With a go-ahead from a qualified doctor, we can scale movements or change them altogether to suit the existing joint problem as we aim to regain full functionality. With the help of a qualified coach, accessory movements can also be provided to help further stabilize and strengthen the joint.

2. Can I do CrossFit when pregnant?

Yes, you can.

CrossFit can be scaled to suit prenatal and postnatal. If you have not been exercising before, then it is advisable to start slowly. If you were doing CrossFit before, you can continue to modify the movements to suit you.

3. What is RX?

It stands for:

 

“as prescribed”

4. How does CrossFit impact my health?

CrossFit Health is a space for healthcare professionals to access education, connect with the community, and find the most effective ways to support their patients.

 

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Workout Questions

1. What is WOD?

It is an abbreviation that stands for:

 

Workout Of the Day”

2. Is the WOD enough? Should I do more?

Yes, WOD is enough.

The WOD is enough to improve anyone’s fitness. For beginners and intermediate, we might need to reduce the intensity (volume & load) of the WOD to ensure safety and optimize results. All this is determined with the help of our expert coaches at CrossFit254.

Nutrition Questions

1. What about nutrition?

CrossFit recommends that to accomplish your goals faster, we recommend you eat a variety of healthy foods in quantities that support fitness training but not body fat. By avoiding excessive amounts of refined carbohydrates and measuring your intake of protein, carbohydrates and fat, you will see dramatic, measurable increases in health.

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