FAQ Forging Elite Fitness & High Fives

At Block CrossFit,
your questions are always welcome.

 

Do I need to be in shape to do CrossFit?

A common misunderstanding is that you have to be an elite athlete to participate in CrossFit. Through weight scaling and movement modifications, CrossFit workouts can be adapted for all fitness levels.

 

I have a previous injury or injuries (bad back, knee, etc.). Should I do CrossFit?

We have had many clients come through our gym with tweaks and pain. We have found that our clients have seen marked improvement through strength training and flexibility/mobility work. That being said, we have always strived to continue our education on injury prevention as well as helping with previous injuries. This is why it is important that we know about any previous injuries or mobility issues from the beginning so we can address them early in the program.

 

Will doing CrossFit make me so sore that I can’t work?

We believe in building you up gradually to help reduce soreness and fatigue. We do this by first, focusing on your technique. Next, we work with you to help you achieve consistency in your technique. Once you have consisteent technique, then we bring on intensity, i.e. “Beast Mode”. In this way, we ensure that your are doing your movements correctly before adding weight to the equation.

 

How does Block CrossFit program?

Block CrossFit’s programming is constantly varied, but never random. We follow CrossFit methodology and structure. Our programming includes CrossFit’s benchmark WODs and Hero WODs (workout of the day) as well as member-focused workouts…and don’t be surprised if you get a “special” workout on your birthday! We also have a regularly rotating strength training program.

 

I just want to be more toned and in shape not big and bulky?

Our mission is to help you discover and accomplish your fitness goals. Whether you want to lose weight, tone up, or be a competitive lifter, programming can always be adjusted for your fitness goals.

 

How often should I workout?

Best results have been seen from the 3-days-on/1-day-off method. If this is too difficult to maintain, a good alternative would be 3 to 5 days of consistent training a week with good rest days. It is always important to listen to your body. Rest is a good thing.