What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is defined as constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensity. CrossFit provides general physical preparedness like no other program.  We specialize in non-specialization.  Not specializing means that we rarely repeat workouts.  We use a wide variety of tools and objects in order to try to prepare you for any contingency and promote overall fitness.

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CrossFit Terminology
At CrossFit we love to throw out our acronyms and unique terminology– here are a few you will want to know when starting CrossFit.

  • WOD – Workout of the Day.  Each day the entire gym will do the same workout, specially programmed by the trainers.  There is also a general warm-up or skill work prior to the workout to get you ready.
  • Rx – As Prescribed.  If you complete the workout as prescribed, you have done it RX’d.  It is typical for new CrossFitters, and even experienced ones, to scale workouts.  Your trainer will scale it to your ability level to ensure each movement is done correctly and safely.  There is no pressure to RX a workout – safety is much more important.
  • PR – Personal Record.  We track several workouts and movements so that you can see your improvement over time.  We recommend that you compete against yourself, not others in the gym.
  • AMRAP – As Many Rounds/Reps As Possible.  Some workouts will be AMRAP, which means you do as many rounds or repetitions of the prescribed workout in the time limit specified.
  • EMOM – Every Minute On the Minute
  • OHS – Overhead Squat
  • SDLHP – Sumo Deadlift High Pull
  • HSPU – Hand Stand Push Up
  • The Box – another word for our gym

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