Frequently Asked Questions
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Am I too old/young to begin doing CrossFit?
CrossFit knows no age limits. It can be adapted to meet the abilities of any age or level of fitness. Our coaches will make modifications to our workouts to ensure your safety and success.
What if I am injured?
All workouts can be scaled to account for someone’s injury or lack of mobility. Many of our athletes have found relief from back and neck pain by strengthening the muscles that support these areas. All too often people neglect exercising due to a previous injury, creating a situation where they are more susceptible to re-injuring the affected area. We have found that CrossFit provides people with an increase in strength and mobility that acts as a buffer to future injury.
I am coming to the Wadsworth area and would love to drop in. Can I drop in, and how much would it cost?
Absolutely, we would love to have you! If you are a current CrossFitter, you may join any of our classes for a $20 fee. If you are not currently a CrossFitter, please call to schedule an intro workout.
I heard that CrossFit is dangerous.
There is a certain level of danger in any exercise as well as significant danger associated with NOT exercising. CrossFit is not dangerous, BAD coaching or NO coaching is dangerous. At CrossFit 330, we are focused on YOU. That means we are going to be helping you select your workout and weights, teach you proper form, and correct your form as needed. We utilize the following concepts to ensure your safety:
Mechanics: This means that you first need to do the lifts correctly.
Consistency: This is the ability to do the lifts over and over again using safe and efficient technique.
Intensity: Once you have established safe and consistent technique, we move on to intensity. Intensity is the ability to do the movements quickly.
In addition to providing an environment that stresses good form, we work to provide our athletes with a wide variety of workouts. By varying the type, weight, and duration of our workouts, we prevent the overuse injuries that often occur in other sports.
Do I need to get into shape before I start?
No way!! At CrossFit 330 we train people of all fitness levels…"I’m not fit enough to do CrossFit" is a common misunderstanding. Fitness and wellness are life-long journeys. We have athletes start at all levels of conditioning. CrossFit is very efficient at improving your fitness no matter where you start. We offer 2 different WODs daily, the “Original WOD” and a “MODWOD”. You can RX either of these workouts. Additionally, both of these workouts are able to be further modified to a level YOU are comfortable with.
Can I really get a good workout in less than 60 minutes?
Absolutely yes. There is a growing volume of research on High Intensity Training (HIT) that shows the benefits of shorter and more intense workouts. Not only can you get a substantial workout session in less than an hour, but with CrossFit you also learn, develop and refine an abundance of physical skills, training techniques and mobility drills. With specific teaching progressions and our focus on the science of mechanics of movement, you can increase your physical abilities with just 2-4 hours each week. It is not magic, it is hard work… and the results speak for themselves- see our testimonials page.
I am afraid that I will get too bulky.
This is a common concern for new members. In order to get bulky, you would need to do all of the following:
1. Eat an extremely high-calorie diet: Athletes focused on putting on muscle mass often consume in excess of 3,000 calories a day.
2. Spend most of your time lifting very heavy weights: While CrossFit 330 members do spend some time picking up heavy weights, it is only a portion of our workouts.
3. Be genetically predisposed to adding muscle: Women, especially, are not hormonally predisposed to add large amounts of muscle.