Should I be in fairly good shape before starting at CrossFit Fuse? How about going to a traditional gym to get a “base” level of fitness before stepping up to CrossFit? NO! A THOUSAND TIMES NO!!!! CrossFit is designed for athletes of ALL levels from professional athletes, to desk jockeys, to homemakers, to retirees. We program the workouts for all of our clients based on their individual fitness level and ability. Going to a traditional health club first will just delay the benefits you will receive from a CrossFit regiment.
Is the WOD enough, or will I need to do more training? An important part of the CrossFit philosophy includes pursuing/learning other sports and/or activities. Many of our athletes are also competitive in a variety of other sport disciplines. However, if you work hard during the WOD, you will find yourself at an improved level of fitness, and for lots of us, the WOD is our primary “sport.” If you pursue another activity, you will need to balance your work/rest cycles and be sure to allow for recovery. Sometimes, you will need extra days off or to consider a WOD as “active rest” done at a lower intensity.
Can I take the CrossFit classes everyday? The short answer is yes, you can but we wouldn’t recommend it. The better answer is, in a perfect world you would train on a 3 day on, 1 day off schedule (ex. train Monday-Wednesday, rest Thursday, and so on). This is because we want you to be able to perform at maximal intensity during each workout. Without allotting time for rest and recovery, your performances may begin to suffer and it could lead to overtraining. If you pursue another physical activity such as a sport, you will need to balance your work/rest cycles and be sure to allow for recovery. Sometimes, you will need extra days off or consider a WOD as “active rest” done at a lower intensity. On the other end of the spectrum, we do want to see people coming in on a regular basis. Again, the 3 on 1 off regimen is our recommendation. Of course, life doesn’t always see it that way, there are jobs and family and other responsibilities that sometimes prevent you from getting in on that schedule. At a minimum, though, we want you in 3 days per week. Your success matters to us, and the only way to achieve that is if you come in.
Are there any limitations to taking CrossFit classes? We have competitive athletes alongside people who are exercising for the first time. Again, all the movements are scalable to all abilities. The only limit is what you place on yourself.
What I should I bring and wear when I take CrossFit? You should come to classes in clothes that are comfortable to exercise in. For most, that is a comfortable T-shirt and pair of shorts or sweat pants. Proper footwear is also necessary. Make sure to bring water, a towel, and above bring a positive attitude!
Should I warm up and stretch before class? You are welcome to do whatever makes you comfortable before class begins. Every class includes ample time to warm-up and stretch. In addition everyday on our whiteboard you will find a posted “Get Loose” to help give you direction.
What is with all of the acronyms? We use acronyms as a way to keep things simple. At first you will be confused, but slowly you will start to understand them all. Click Here for some samples.
How do I find out more information about CrossFit and their principles? Go to www.crossfit.com to learn more about CrossFit.
For more FAQ’s, please click here to see the CrossFit Headquarters FAQ page.