Do I need to be in shape to start Crossfit?

• NO. Most potential clients walk through the door is the worst shape of their life. In fact,some people that society would consider “in shape” come to crossFit and have a rude awakening. CrossFit challenges everyone equally.

If I CrossFit will I become big and bulky?

• Only if that’s your goal. When you join and start your foundation classes you will sit down one on one with an instructor and let us know what you fitness goals are. The professional Crossfit athletes you see on TV and in pictures are training for the most extreme competitions and carry a very muscular, lean athletic image due to their extreme training regimens. The majority of those who CrossFit will enjoy a life that is fitter, leaner and stronger.

How often should I CrossFit?

• We recommend coming in 3-5 consecutive days followed by 1-2 rest. However with rest we always recommend you listen to your body. Most boxes follow either 3 days on/ 1 day off or 5 days on/ 2 days off. We are slightly different and run a 4 days on/ 2 days off to allow for more flexibility for the hectic lifestyles most of us have.

Do I need to be in shape to CrossFit?

• CrossFit uses the term infinitely scalable. We would never expect someone new to CrossFit to move and perform at the same level as someone who’s been CrossFitting for years. CrossFit challenges even the most extreme atheletes because CrossFit WOD’S(Workout of the Day) are programmed for the most demanding atheletes and then for those of us who aren’t at that level we will lower the weights or change the movements. Whether your 14 or 70, CrossFit is for everyone.

How do you keep me from injuring myself?

• At Power Lab we use progression for your fitness. We literally crawl before we walk, then walk before we run. We use the acronym MCI. This stands for mechanics, consistency, and intensity. With your CrossFit Fundamentals classes we first educate you to the CrossFit methodology which is the how and why it works. Then we train you to master the proper mechanics of CrossFit. Once you have mastered the mechanics we then work on making your movements as consistent as possible. Once we’ve perfected the mechanics and consistency we then increase the intensity with weight and speed. These three components performed in progression will prevent you from getting
injured.

Is CrossFit dangerous?

• As with any type of fitness you stand the risk of getting injured. Think of it this way. If you were to get in a car for the very first time without any education or training and just start driving its pretty dangerous. But if you take a driving class and practice driving with someone who is experienced and qualified to teach then it becomes rather safe. CrossFit is no different. With the proper education and training you can enjoy a lifetime of fitness through CrossFit.

Do I need to be in shape to start Crossfit?

• NO. Most potential clients walk through the door is the worst shape of their life. In fact,some people that society would consider “in shape” come to crossFit and have a rude awakening. CrossFit challenges everyone equally.

If I CrossFit will I become big and bulky?

• Only if that’s your goal. When you join and start your foundation classes you will sit down one on one with an instructor and let us know what you fitness goals are. The professional Crossfit athletes you see on TV and in pictures are training for the most extreme competitions and carry a very muscular, lean athletic image due to their extreme training regimens. The majority of those who CrossFit will enjoy a life that is fitter, leaner and stronger.

How often should I CrossFit?

• We recommend coming in 3-5 consecutive days followed by 1-2 rest. However with rest we always recommend you listen to your body. Most boxes follow either 3 days on/ 1 day off or 5 days on/ 2 days off. We are slightly different and run a 4 days on/ 2 days off to allow for more flexibility for the hectic lifestyles most of us have.

Do I need to be in shape to CrossFit?

• CrossFit uses the term infinitely scalable. We would never expect someone new to CrossFit to move and perform at the same level as someone who’s been CrossFitting for years. CrossFit challenges even the most extreme atheletes because CrossFit WOD’S(Workout of the Day) are programmed for the most demanding atheletes and then for those of us who aren’t at that level we will lower the weights or change the movements. Whether your 14 or 70, CrossFit is for everyone.

How do you keep me from injuring myself?

• At Power Lab we use progression for your fitness. We literally crawl before we walk, then walk before we run. We use the acronym MCI. This stands for mechanics, consistency, and intensity. With your CrossFit Fundamentals classes we first educate you to the CrossFit methodology which is the how and why it works. Then we train you to master the proper mechanics of CrossFit. Once you have mastered the mechanics we then work on making your movements as consistent as possible. Once we’ve perfected the mechanics and consistency we then increase the intensity with weight and speed. These three components performed in progression will prevent you from getting
injured.

Is CrossFit dangerous?

• As with any type of fitness you stand the risk of getting injured. Think of it this way. If you were to get in a car for the very first time without any education or training and just start driving its pretty dangerous. But if you take a driving class and practice driving with someone who is experienced and qualified to teach then it becomes rather safe. CrossFit is no different. With the proper education and training you can enjoy a lifetime of fitness through CrossFit.