1. What is the WOD?
The WOD is the “Workout of the Day”. We select and post a workout for each day on crossfitsouthdenver.com. This workout could be a “named” workout, developed and described on the national site, or it could be a workout we have developed at CrossFit South Denver. It is all part of the “constant variation” philosophy of CrossFit.
2. What if I can’t do the workout as posted?
Few athletes can do ALL CrossFit workouts as RX’d (described). An important component of the CrossFit program is the concept of “scaling”. Scaling is the substitution of alternate movements or the modification of movements to make a movement or workout more or less difficult based on the individual’s level of fitness and training. For example, many workouts include the pull-up. Many people cannot do a pull-up, especially when they first begin CrossFit. The pull-up can be scaled by substituting a kipping pull-up, jumping pull-up, pull-up with resistance bands, a bar pull-down, or a ring row. Scaling allows class participants to begin with less challenging exercises and progressively work their way up the progression to more advanced movements.
3. Is the WOD enough? Should I do more training?
Part of the crossfit philosophy includes pursuing/learning another sport or activity, and many crossfitters are also competitive athletes in a variety of disciplines. However, if you work the WODs hard, you will find yourself at an improved level of fitness. 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.
4. Should I be in fairly good shape before starting CrossFit? Should I go 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 scale load and intensity for all 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 regimen.
For more FAQ’s, click here to see the national site FAQ
To see recorded exercises and demo’s of various workouts, click here