Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the WOD?
It is the “Workout of the Day.” We select and post a workout for each day on crossfittruth.com. This workout could be a “named” workout, developed and described on the national site, or it could be a workout we have developed here.2. What if I can’t do the workout as posted?
Not that many athletes can do ALL CrossFit workouts as RX’d (described). A big part of CrossFit is the concept of “scaling”. That is, substituting in modifications to movements to make them 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 dead hang (non-kipping) pull-up. The pull-up can be scaled by substituting a kipping pull-up, jumping pull-up, pull-up with resistance bands, a bar pull-down, etc. In this way, you can begin with less challenging exercises and progressively work your way up 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 martial artists and competitive athletes in a variety of disciplines. However, if you work the WODs hard, 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.

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