CrossFit is Measurable, Observable and Repeatable
CrossFit is notorious for abbreviations and acronyms. For many people just understanding the language can seem overwhelming. When everyone else is speaking a lingo you don’t understand it can make you feel like an outsider. The improtant thing to understand about the lingo is why we use it. We use it to capture large bodies of information within short phrases in order to have more efficient communication. Here is your first CrossFit language education course. In CrossFit, “RX” stands for “as prescribed” or “as written.” It refers to completing a workout exactly as it is written, without any modifications or scaling. For many CrossFit enthusiasts, attempting a workout RX is seen as a badge of honor and a testament to their progress and improvement. It’s a way to measure how far you’ve come and how much you’ve improved over time. However, it’s important to remember that every person is different, and what works for one person may not work for another. That’s why it’s so important to have a personalized approach to your workouts.
Avoid the group training trap
It’s easy to get caught up in the comotion of a group training class. Many athletes will get distracted byt what other people are doing rather than focusing on their own training session. Competition is a huge part of CrossFit and has a great deal to do with the overall effectiveness of the program, but competition does have pitfalls. The primary pitfall is not understanding the difference between training and competing. Training is how we prepare for competition and we can’t compete at 100% everyday. That level of exertion just won’t hold up. So what is competition? It is whatever you determine it to be. It could a 5K race, obstacle course run, a workout you want to improve on, a lifting meet of some sort or just a day that choose to really go all in on. The competition day in and day out is with ourselves to advance both mentally and physically. So here is a secret: High intensity doesn’t only mean 100%…..it means putting in a solid effort that day. An over simplification would be that high, medium and low would break out to 33% each and that would make high intensity 66% or higher. We can get results for a long time by fluctuating between 66-100% for a very long time. And most importantly, if we train that way we are creating a sustainable training program and sustainable training programs yeild the highest results.
We focus on YOUR goals.
At CrossFit Rife, we understand that every person has different goals, abilities, and needs when it comes to their fitness journey. That’s why we take the time to get to know you and your specific fitness goals, and we design workouts specifically for you. This ensures that you’re getting the most effective and efficient workouts possible, and that you’re able to make progress at a pace that’s right for you. We believe that this personalized approach is key to helping you reach your full potential and become the best version of yourself.
Of course, we also understand that some people may be drawn to the challenge of completing workouts RX, and that’s totally okay too. If you’re up for the challenge and want to see how far you can push yourself, we encourage you to try our workouts RX and see how you do. But if you need to make adjustments to the workouts in order to complete them, that’s totally okay too. Our goal is to help you achieve your fitness goals, no matter what level you’re starting at. We have a variety of workouts to suit all fitness levels, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.
Train for your needs
So whether you’re looking to try out our workouts RX or you need to make adjustments to suit your individual needs, we’re here to help you succeed. We believe that with the right combination of determination, hard work, and personalized support, anyone can reach their fitness goals and become the best version of themselves. So if you’re ready to take your fitness journey to the next level, we encourage you to give CrossFit Rife a try and see what it can do for you.