CrossFit North County bases our programming at being ready for anything. The known and unknowable…because in life; there are curveball thrown at us ALL THE TIME. We can’t always be prepared for such curveballs but can we be ready for them?? ABSOLUTELY!! Through our programming we take into consideration 10 general physical skill: Cardio/Respiratory Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, and Accuracy thus building on your General Physical Preparedness (GPP) to take on whatever obstacles in your way. Our programming will not make you the best at one particular thing but good at many different things. Whether it be running a 5k, doing a clean and jerk, or Fran; carrying groceries, digging a hole, or picking up your child…CrossFit North County’s programming will help you.
CrossFit North County realizes that when taking a look at the programmed W.O.D., it may seem like trying to translate Latin; even for the experienced CrossFitter. Here are some regularly asked questions to help out.
When looking at your programming, I don’t think I can do the movements? Programming is universally scalable…meaning we can make any WOD fit your particular level. First, we would scale weight and making sure proper form and technique is used in the movements. Next would be the movements and last would be the reps.
I see some of the wording and what does it all mean?
Here is a general list of but not everything…when in doubt, ask a coach! That’s what we are here for!
W.O.D. – Workout Of the Day
AMRAP – As Many Rounds/Reps As Possible
RFT – Rounds For Time
EMOM – Ever Minute On the Minute
1RM – 1 Rep Max…the most weight you can lift of a particular movement
Why do we mark our results on the whiteboard?
We track all WOD with our measures because it gives us data…a clear piece of evidence of of our fitness. We can compare these numbers to other WOD you do. Occasionally, we will do a benchmark WOD. These measures are really important because when come back to this WOD and we can really compare our measures. This is the way we can see if we are getting fitter. Observable, measurable, repeatable data.
For example, we have a WOD called Baseline. Say, you complete the WOD and do it in 8:13; then 6 months down the road, you do it again and score a 6:03. You have done it faster, meaning you have gotten fitter.
When in doubt, ask coach! The coach is there to help you! Also, You are a part of a great and supportive community. ANYONE is up to helping you out; whether it be with a movement, a question, or a cheer!