CrossFit Explained: What to Expect at Your Very First CrossFit Workout

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I have some Facebook friends who are reeeeeeally into CrossFit. And weird CrossFit lingo that I don’t entirely understand aside, watching their transformation via Facebook photos is actually pretty inspiring. It’s not just how they look, either. I’m talking about old high school acquaintances who didn’t care a lick about sports or PE back then, but who are now doing insane box jumps and snatches like it’s their job. Pretty cool.

I haven’t officially tried CrossFit (I know, I know—it’s screaming for an I Tried It post), so if you’re in the same boat of curiosity as me, check out this super useful interview about what to expect at your first CrossFit workout. It decodes some of that strange jargon (WOD, “box,” etc.), and maps out the basics about how a CrossFit workout typically goes, so you don’t feel completely lost going into it.

Then tell me: Think you’ll give CrossFit a try?

Photo via Flickr user Arctic Warrior

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  • Bill Shiffler

    Hi Emily,

    CrossFit really is for anyone. We tell people here that CrossFit is for anyone but it’s not for everyone. We have had, over the almost 5 years, people of every ability level you can imagine train with us. From professional athletes all the way to our oldest member Tony who is 63 years old (and has been with us for 2 years exactly in 2 days).

    We would love to have you in for a WOD (workout of the day) to give CrossFit a try. You’re welcome any time.