WHAT IS IT?
CrossFit is a lifestyle characterized by safe, effective exercise and sound nutrition. CrossFit can be used to accomplish any goal, from improved health to weight loss to better performance. The program works for everyone—people who are just starting out and people who have trained for years.
The magic is in the movements. Workouts are different every day and modified to help each athlete achieve his or her goals. CrossFit workouts can be adapted for people at any age and level of fitness.
Off the carbs, off the couch. The CrossFit lifestyle—a combination of diet and exercise—is the key to fitness and long-term health.
Your support network. At more than 15,000 affiliates around the world, people encourage and motivate each other in every class as they work toward their goals. Start training with friends.
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What It Means In CrossFit:
Let’s start with the basics. WOD means “Workout of the day.” This is the workout you’ll get when you attend a CrossFit class. CrossFit has come up with many different WODs, many of which feature different women’s names, like "Fran" and "Annie." Other WODs like “Fight Gone Bad” just sound badass.
WHEN A FIRST-TIME CROSSFITTER WALKS INTO THE BOX, THEY MAY BE INTIMIDATED BY THE SPORT'S TOUGH REPUTATION. THESE BASIC CROSSFIT WODS ARE AN EXAMPLE OF THE WORKOUTS WE DO. WE EASE YOU INTO THIS ULTRA-FIT LIFESTYLE: NEW CROSSFITTERS WON'T DIVE RIGHT INTO ADVANCED WODS WHEN THEY'RE JUST STARTING OUT.
Beginners WOD Examples
1. 10 to 1 Countdown WOD
Do 10 each of kettlebell swings at a moderate weight, followed by 10 dumbbell thrusters (hold a light dumbbell in front of your chest with both hands; squat with dumbbell in place, then stand straight while raising the dumbbell overhead.) Then do 9 of each, then 8, and so on, down to 1 of each.
2. Simple Burpee Workout
Do as many burpees as you can in eight minutes.
3. Body Weight WOD
Perform 3 rounds of 10 of the following with as much intensity as you can: