As with any fitness program, current and potential participants have a number of questions. The following will guide you through those that specifically pertain to CrossFit.
Why are CrossFit group classes so expensive?
CrossFit gyms are not like a typical commercial gym where members can use the equipment for any amount of time on their own and leave. In regards to CrossFit, there are coaches teaching the classes and working to encourage and assist you throughout. This is why the classes are more expensive than a standard gym.
Are only CrossFit classes available at CrossFit gyms?
At the vast majority of CrossFit gyms, only group classes are available. There are a very small offering that will offer “open gym” hours, but keep in mind that very few carry the same convenient hours as a traditional gym.
Is Paleo a necessity?
It is not necessary for participants to consume Paleo in order to engage in CrossFit. Paleo is indeed the recommended diet for the fitness program, but it is far from a requirement. You will need to keep in mind that a proper CrossFit regiment will contain a number of paleo challenges, but you do not have to engage in them. Your diet really is up to you! And of course you need to do whatever works best for your own body.
Isn’t a kipping pull up cheating?
This is a form of pull up that causes you to swing your body and utilize momentum as well as a hip drive in order to get your body to the bar. This is not a form of cheating due to the fact that it is not meant to be the same as (or a replacement for) a deadhang pull up.
Will I lose weight with crossfit?
If you properly (and safely) push yourself while working out as well as alter your diet, you will certainly lose weight. With the incorporation of a healthy diet, CrossFit can produce weight loss results in a matter of 30 days. You will lose body fat and your strength will increase as well.
Why are girl’s names used for workout names?
The benchmark workouts of CrossFit are named after girls or fallen heroes/military personnel. According to CrossFit, this is due to “anything that leaves you flat on your back and incapacitated only to lure you back for more deserves to be named.”
Can CrossFit be done at home?
The workouts involved can be completed at home, but it is not highly recommended for people to do so. Crossfit is meant to be a community activity and supervision is needed for a variety of its elements. Working out at home will save money, but it is not without cost. Equipments need to be purchased and the risk of injury increases. But, if doing CrossFit at home is your only option, then it is better than nothing!
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