And we're ok with that. It’s no secret – CrossFit is here to stay and is not a fitness fad. There are so many boxes (CrossFit gyms) to choose from. We’d love the opportunity to show you why we’re different from the others! We have a great location, skilled coaches and top of the line equipment but what really makes us different is the people.
Here at Bark River CrossFit, we have a wide variety of members and coaches who create a dynamic community. The community aspect is something unique to CrossFit and is evident during a class when people who come from all different walks of life are cheering each other on and high fiving. People become invested in people. We have athletes of all levels, some who are just starting this health journey and others who have been actively training for years. At BRCF we help people with various goals from weight loss to disease prevention to overall happiness and wellness. We also help athletes who want to compete and take their performance to the next level.
At BRCF we focus on mechanics first, then consistency, and THEN intensity. It’s important to have a solid foundation to prevent injury and establish confidence in the movements before increasing intensity. Intensity without proper form is the recipe for injury and failed goals. We want to set you up for success and longevity.
Interested in trying CrossFit? We will be offering on ramp classes for anyone new to CrossFit or anyone who wants to brush up on their knowledge. The classes are an hour long and we go through a warm up, go through various movements and then a WOD ( workout of the day). We go over proper form, standards, and CrossFit terminology in each class. After completion of our on-ramp classes, you should be prepared, confident and ready to attend our regular CrossFit classes!
BRCF is different.
CrossFit is about improving quality of life, not just getting through a tough workout. CrossFit is inclusive; anyone can do it, and everyone can benefit from it. Greg Glassman (CrossFit’s founder) believes the needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree, not by kind. If you fall down, you need to be able to get up. If you drop something, you need to be able to pick it up. These are foundational movements. You need to be able to squat, deadlift, push and pull.
The magic is in the movements. During a CrossFit class, you can expect to see constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensity. This can include strength, gymnastics and skills, and metabolic conditioning. All are important and programmed to promote GPP (General Physical Preparedness). At BRCF, we want our members to have the ability to do anything thrown at them. We want them to be prepared for the unknown. CrossFit does this by using safe, effective and efficient movements similar to those we use every day in life.
What is crossfit?
AMRAP – as many rounds as possible of a workout in a given amount of time, using the number of reps or times completing the WOD as a score.
BB – Barbell
BFB – Bar facing burpees
Box – A CrossFit gym
BJ – Box jump
C2B – Chest to bar
CF – CrossFit
C&J – Clean and Jerk
Chipper – a WOD that consists of a series of movements which are not repeated. The reps must be completed for each exercise before moving on to the next.
Couplet – a WOD consisting of 2 exercises.
DB – Dumbbell
DL – Deadlift
DU – Double unders
EMOM – Every Minute On the Minute
For Time – complete the workout as quickly as possible (reaching all standards), using the time it takes to complete it as your score.
FS – Front squat
GHD – Glute hamstring developer
GPP – General physical preparedness aka: Fitness
G2OH/GTOH – Ground to overhead
HPC – Hang power clean
HPS – Hang power snatch
HS – Hang snatch
HSPU – Hand stand push up
KB – Kettlebell
KBS – Kettlebell swings (American unless specified Russian)
Kip – a gymnastic movement utilizing hip drive and coordination to perform and bodyweight movement faster and/or more efficiently
K2E/KTE – Knees to elbows
Metcon – aka Metabolic Conditioning.
MU – Muscle up
OHS – Overhead squats
PC – Power clean
PR – Personal record
PJ – Push jerk
PS – Power snatch
PU – Pull ups (could be pushups depending on context)
Rep – Repetition
RX (as RX’d) – As prescribed, as written. WOD done without any scaling or adjustments
SDHP – Sumo deadlift high pulls
STOH – shoulder to overhead
SU – Single unders
T2B/TTB – Toes to bar
Tabata – 4 minute interval training in which you do 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest. This means there are 8 rounds total.
TGU – Turkish get up
TNG – Touch and go
Triplet – a WOD consisting of 3 exercises.
WB – Wall ball
WOD – Workout of the day