In this episode, we answer a very common question we get.

Do I need to be in shape before I start?

One of the biggest fears stopping people from trying us out….Am I in good enough shape to do this? Maybe I should run a little and diet a little, then I’ll be ready for it. Someday I’ll be “fit” enough to do CrossFit. As a fat guy when I started, this was the first thing on my mind…especially when I saw someone doing handstand push ups on my first day.I was out of shape when i started

I learned pretty quickly that the answer is NO. You don’t have to be in shape physically, but you do have be willing to show up, work hard, and be coached. We go into detail about the types of people this works for and the types of people who should probably avoid coming in during this week’s show.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The 3 traits you absolutely MUST have when you start
  • Why it’s ok to suck for a while and how to react when you do
  • Why we think CrossFit is for everyone, but group classes may not be (and why we always start with 1:1)
  • People who weren’t in shape when they started (including us)
  • Who it DOESN’T work for?
  • What to look for in a gym

Links and Resources for this Episode

  • Subscribe to our new iTunes feed here – Click here.
  • Tina’s story of getting her body back after having a baby – Click here
  • Jay’s story – click here
  • David’s story of losing 70 lbs – click here
  • Nancy’s story (started at 58 years old!) – click here

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Workout of the Day:

wall ball
sumo deadlift high pull
box jump
push press

“Fight Gone Bad!”

Three rounds of 1 min each of:
Wall-ball, 20 pound ball, 10 ft target (Reps)
Sumo deadlift high-pull, 75 pounds (Reps)
Box Jump, 20″ box (Reps)
Push-press, 75 pounds (Reps)
Row (Calories)

Score is number of reps plus calories each round

Coaches’ notes:
You’ll move from one station to the next each min for 18 mins, with 1 min rest after each round. Score is the number of reps plus calories..try to get more than 300!


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