Why should I start on ramp programme.? Why can't I straight away join the main stream group classes if I have been working out in a gym for sometime?
CrossFit is incredibly technical - it's like learning an entirely new sport - so the same way you wouldn't throw someone off the street onto the cricket team, we don't throw people who have never done clean and jerks and snatches and pull ups and rope climbs right into the intimidating fire of group classes. Instead, we take the time to properly teach you the movements (and terms!) so you feel confident and safe in your abilities by the time you begin group classes.
I don't want to be working out in a group, can I come and workout on my own and use the facilities?
Having our expert coaches train you allows us to address your individual needs, deficiencies, weaknesses and injuries. Everybody needs to work at a different pace, and we want you to progress and learn under the watchful eye of a diligent coach, as well as keep you injury-free so your training feels and is sustainable. This confidence and base knowledge will make group classes that much more fun, too.
However, if you still cant make it to the group classes you sure can use the facility during the open box hours ( time when the group classes are not in progress). During this time if you require a coach the same will be available on one on one training basis at an extra cost.
What if I can't do some of the exercises, will I lose the benefit of the programme?
All exercises are completely scalable to any age or any fitness levels, which means there are alternatives, there are progressions for almost all exercises that maintain the stimulus, provide you with the similar benefit and at the same time help you progressively develop the technique or the strength to do each and every exercise prescribed.
I am not sure CrossFit is right for me. How can I tell?
You are right: CrossFit isn't for everyone. It's definitely not for anyone looking for a quick fix or a shortcut to getting in shape. We believe you have to put in the work and the time, the sweat and tears - and that's what makes the results you get so dramatic, and so rewarding. We're not just about building better bodies, but about building better people who lead happier, healthier, fuller lives.
Will I be able to actually do the workouts?
One of the best things about CrossFit is that it's almost infinitely scalable. If you can't do the workout as prescribed, then you do what you can. So, if you can't do bodyweight pull-ups, you can do ring rows, or use bands, or you can do jump pull-ups. The same goes for almost every movement. If you're uncomfortable deadlifting 135 pounds, deadlift less. If you don't want to do box jumps on a 36-inch box, use 20 inches. Moreover, nobody is going to force you to do something you're completely unprepared to do. You'll go over how to do movements and lifts before you're ever asked to.
However, CrossFit is also good at challenging you to do more than you think you can. The line between wussing out and honestly failing because you're so fatigued you can't even lift your finger might seem pretty thin. A tough CrossFit WOD can teach you the difference.
What should I expect during my first few weeks?
You can expect to be challenged. You'll do movements you've never heard of and new variations of challenging lifts. You'll exert more energy than you're accustomed to and you may feel a little lost. That's OK: there's a learning curve. Don't fear starting at the beginning. Learn the mechanics and try new things. You'll improve quicker than you think.
Will I hurt myself?
You could, but you could also hurt yourself biking, doing karate, or running or jumping or just going about doing your everyday work. All physical activity comes with some risk. If you follow directions, practice movement patterns, and scale down when necessary, you should be fine. To reduce the risk of injury, follow directions, practice movement patterns, and scale down when necessary.
Is it worth all the investment?
CrossFit gyms are often more expensive than commercial gym because while commercial gyms sell hundreds of memberships and hope only a third of their members show up, CrossFit boxes sign up fewer people and hope everyone shows up. We encourage everyone to try a CrossFit class and then try doing a similar workout in a commercial gym. If you don't see or feel a difference, then there's your answer.
Do I have to eat paleo?
No! There aren't any rules about what you can and cannot eat if you train CrossFit. In general, CrossFit coaches and box owners suggest a paleo model because it's healthier than the high-carb, salty, processed normal Diet. You may notice, however, that what you eat affects your performance during class. If you're running on Chips and Diet Coke, your workout won't feel too good. Hence, eat sensibly and you will soon see benefits of CrossFit.