FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 WOD tab on our website.
WHAT IS RX?
RX refers to performing a WOD at the prescribed (RX’ed) weight, repetition, and/or time. RX should be used as the highest weight possible and you will likely need to reduce the workout, with the guidance of our trainers, to a level that’s appropriate for you.
WHAT IF I DON’T KNOW A MOVEMENT OR A WEIGHT IS TOO HEAVY FOR ME?
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 that often means reducing the weights to an appropriate level which should be decided upon by one of our trainers. The great thing about CrossFit is infinitely scalable in order to make it attainable for your own personal fitness level.
AM I TOO OLD? TOO OUT-OF-SHAPE?
NO! Sure, the workout will be challenging, but that is the point of CrossFit. Since every workout is infinitely scalable it can be made to suit the skill level of virtually any individual. CrossFit has been made to suit the needs of kids, housewives, people who have never lifted a weight and the elite athlete.
WHAT ARE THOSE FUNNY ACRONYMS & ABBREVIATIONS YOU GUYS USE?
Your coach will walk you through the workout, you are not expected to memorize all of the “CrossFit Acronyms.”
I AM A WOMAN, WILL LIFTING WEIGHTS MAKE ME BULKY?
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. Muscle burns fat and increases your calorie burn even when your body is at rest. The only way you will become bulky is by your diet, so a focus on a balanced diet is very important as well.
I’VE BEEN TOLD THAT SQUATS AND DEAD LIFTS ARE BAD FOR ME, SO WHY IS IT THAT YOU DO SO MANY OF THEM?
Many of the exercises that have a bad rap these days have it for one reason…people have been doing them wrong! When performed correctly, the squat has been shown to HELP many joint problems, not cause them. And, the deadlift is a vital move for lower back and core strength and for learning proper lifting mechanics.That’s why we put a lot of emphasis on learning and practice before a workout. You wouldn’t give someone with no prior training a pair of boxing gloves and throw them in the ring, would you? Of course not…and neither would we!
I AM 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 FROM 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 IS CROSSFIT ENDURANCE?
CrossFit Endurance is an endurance sports training program dedicated to improving performance, fitness and endurance sports potential. We inspire, coach and provide our community with proven fundamentals and advanced techniques to elevate your overall physical and mental athletic capacity.
WHY SHOULD YOU TRY CROSSFIT ENDURANCE?
Whether you are a high-level, competitive endurance athlete, a weekend warrior, or simply someone seeking a new challenge and an advanced level of physical and mental fitness, CrossFit Endurance can help you improve your performance. Gone are the days of the long run, bike or swim simply to ‘log the miles’. Instead, we combine highly varied workouts, both short and long, with technique and skill work to maximize your cardiovascular functioning and improve your overall efficiency while decreasing required training volume.