CrossFit FAQ’s

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

Visit our “Getting Started” page.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

For details, see “Schedule + Rates” page.

WHAT IS A WOD?

We refer to our daily workouts as “Workouts of the Day,” or a WOD.  These will be updated the night before and can be found under the “CFMV WOD” tab.

WHAT IS RX?

RX refers to performing a WOD at the prescribed (RX’ed) weight, repetition, and/or time.  RX should be used by conditioned CF athletes. Many members scale the WOD at their coach’s direction to levels that are appropriate for their ability.

WHAT ARE THOSE FUNNY ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS YOU GUYS USE?

Your coach will always go over each WOD with you. You are not expected to memorize all of the “CrossFit Acronyms.” But you will likely be speaking the CF lingo in no time!

WHAT IF I DON’T KNOW A MOVEMENT OR THE WEIGHT IS TOO HEAVY?

We design our workouts under the assumption that MOST PEOPLE cannot complete them as prescribed.  We want our athletes to learn the exercises safely and are committed to teaching proper form. That often means reducing the weights to an appropriate level which is decided upon by one of our certified coaches.

I’M A WOMAN. WILL LIFTING WEIGHTS “BULK” ME UP?

There is a common misconception that lifting weights will give women massive shoulders and huge arms.  With CrossFit, you will have better tone and build lean muscle mass, but you will still look feminine — we promise!  To learn more about weightlifting and female athletes read this article.

I’M A RUNNER, CYCLIST, GOLFER, TENNIS PLAYER, ETC., WHY SHOULD I DO CROSSFIT?

Every specialized athlete has clear deficiencies.  CrossFit will target your weaknesses, and improving these areas will make you a dramatically better sport-specific athlete.

HOW IS CROSSFIT DIFFERENT THAN P90X

  • P90X only lasts 90 days and is repetitive; CrossFit lasts a lifetime and is constantly varied
  • P90X provides standard programming that you learn from a video; CrossFit gives you hands-on instruction with certified trainers
  • CrossFit creates functional results through constantly varied functional movements practiced at high intensity; P90X practices isolated movements that have little functional value and create little neuroendocrine response

WHAT SHOULD I EAT?

Visit our “Nutrtion” page. Keep in mind that these guidelines are used by many CrossFitters, but no one at CFMV is going to make you eat anything you don’t want to.

I STILL HAVE MORE QUESTIONS!

Contact us!

Email: crossfitmv@gmail.com
Phone: 518-727-9827

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