1. What is the WOD?
a. It is the “Workout of the Day.” This workout could be a “named” workout, developed and described on the national site, or it could be a workout we have developed here. It is all part of the “constant variation” philosophy of CrossFit.

2. I am coming to Menifee and would love to drop-in. Can I and how much does it cost?
a. We do not permit anyone unfamiliar with CrossFit to drop-in for a CrossFit workout. We do welcome drop-ins if you have CrossFit experience and are visiting Menifee. The cost is $15 per session or you can buy a shirt. Please give us a call before you come in. We look forward to meeting you.

3. I can’t do CrossFit because I don’t want to aggravate back or neck pain from previous injuries.
a. Numerous clients of ours have come through the doors with previous injuries or tweaks and found relief from the pain by strengthening the muscles around the problem area. All too often people neglect exercising their lower back due to fear of injury. Consequently, they end up deconditioned, weak and more susceptible to injury from minor mishaps. Participating in CrossFit will provide you a buffer so that you are less susceptible to these kinds of injuries. The movements and workouts are all completely scalable, allowing anyone to take part.

4. Since you don’t follow the CrossFit.com programming, what are your goals when programming for the gym?
a. CrossFit.com provides excellent programming. At CrossFit 951, we take the same approach with constantly varied movements and workouts. We choose to offer workouts that may be more easily scaled in group settings and address some of the needs/desires of our community. You are guaranteed to have one day per week of heavy loading to help address strength demands. We also like to provide people with a longer workout each week so they can get their “endurance” bug fed. Another approach that we use is addressing weaknesses the gym may have as a whole. Things like overhead squats, olympic lifting, or basic technique with bodyweight movements. Our philosophy is the same as HQ (constantly varied, functional movements at high intensity), however we try to meet more specific needs of our community.

5.Can I get a good workout in under 30 minutes?
a. Yes, this is what we strongly believe in. More and more research shows that shorter duration and higher intensity workouts yield better results. The longer the effort, the lower the intensity. If you run 10 miles your intensity (power output) will be lower than if you run multiple 400 meter sprints. At CrossFit 951, we do occasionally program WODs that go beyond 30 minutes, but the majority of our workouts are shorter in duration.

6. I am a woman. Will I get bulky?
a. Unlike men, women lack the hormones that build large, bulky muscles. Only very few women with a combination of high calorie, high protein diet and heavy, daily weight lifting can actually build bulk. Women participating in CrossFit can expect a lean and strong, but still feminine, body.
***You can thank the muscle magazines for these persistent misconceptions, along with most people’s natural tendancy to seek reasons to avoid hard physical exertion.

7. I have heard you can get hurt doing CrossFit. Is this true?
a. You can injure yourself in any activity, but CrossFit is more safe than many activities people perform everyday. We like to work with people in 3 stages: Mechanics (learning how to do the movements with correct technique), Consistency (the ability to do the movements over and over again with safe and relatively efficient technique), and Intensity (the speed at which you do the movements). We always start with Mechanics and one does not come before the other.

8. Do I have to get in shape first before I start?
a. This is a common misconception. The most elite athlete can come into the gym and find a workout challenging. You will never be “fit” enough. That’s why we are here and offer scaling options for each individual so that you can thrive in each workout on a personal level. Fitness is a lifelong journey…a journey that we all should strive to be on forever.

9. I feel that CrossFit is too expensive.
a. We actually cost a lot less than most fitness studios or personal training sessions. It will cost 60-75 dollars per hour for a personal trainer. At CrossFit 951 you will always have a coach with you. They will be teaching you the movements, demonstrating movements, giving nutrition advice, and pushing you to your limits. You are getting personal training at every class and joining a great community that makes workouts fun and exciting.

10. I have heard CrossFit is really hard. Is this true?
a. CrossFit is as hard as you make it. We encourage clients to push themselves to their limits. However, you have to be willing to put in hard work because it is up to you to make the most out of your workouts.

11. I have to admit, I just follow your blog and do the workouts on my own. Is this okay?
a. You could just follow our blog, but you would not get the quality of teaching from our certified coaches. Most people can’t teach themselves the movements. Therefore, you are automatically making yourself more susceptible to injury and leveling off in your gains by trying to do this on your own. It is also infinitely more fun when you are encouraged and held accountable by a group of your peers. You will not have someone cheering you on in your basement or local gym, like you will at Crossfit 951.

12. Am I too old or too young to start CrossFit?
a. CrossFit uses natural, functional movements so anybody can do it. Kids play on jungle gyms, run, jump, and throw which is exactly what we do at CrossFit. You are never too old to start working out! Remember, every workout is as hard as YOU make it.

13. I’m joining the (Fire, Police, etc.) Department and I need to pass the physical fitness tests. HELP!
a. No worries! The CrossFit model has been used and proven to help recruits not only pass the PT tests, but completely dominate them!
b. Keep in mind that we offer discounted membership rates to all Fire, Police & Military personnel.

14. How much does all this fun stuff cost?
a. Please view our pricing information located under the schedule & pricing tab.

CrossFit Acronyms and Abbreviations

  • AMRAP: As Many Reps (sometimes Rounds) as Possible
  • BP: Bench Press
  • BS: Back Squat
  • BW (or BWT): Body Weight
  • CFT: CrossFit Total – consisting of max back squat, shoulder press and deadlift.
  • CFWU: CrossFit Warm-up
  • CLN: Clean
  • C&J: Clean and Jerk
  • C2: Concept II rowing machine
  • DL: Deadlift
  • FS: Front Squat
  • GHR(D): Glute Ham Raise (Developer). Posterior chain exercise, like a back extension. Also, the device that allows for the proper performance of a GHR.
  • GHR(D) Situp: Situp done on the GHR(D) bench.
  • GPP: General Physical Preparedness, aka “Fitness.”
  • HSPU: Handstand Push-up. Kick up into a handstand (use wall for balance if needed) then bend arms until nose touches floor and push back up.
  • HSQ: Hang Squat (clean or snatch). Start with bar in the “hang” position about knee heighth. Initiate the pull, and as the bar rises, drop into a full squat and catch the bar in the racked position. From there, rise to a standing position.
  • KB: Kettlebell
  • KTE: Knees to Elbows. Similar to TTBs described below.
  • MetCon: Metabolic Conditioning workout
  • MP: Military Press
  • MU: Muscle-ups. Hanging from rings, you combine a pull-up and a dip so you end in an upright support.
  • OHS: Overhead Squat. Full-depth squat performed while arms are locked out in a wide grip press position above (and usually behind) the head.
  • PC: Power Clean
  • Pd: Pood. Weight measurement for kettlebells.
  • PR: Personal Record
  • PP: Push Press
  • PSN: Power Snatch
  • PU: Pull-ups
  • Rep: Repetition. One performance of an exercise.
  • Rx’d; as Rx’d: As prescribed; as written. WOD done without any adjustments.
  • RM: Repetition Maximum. Your 1RM is your max lift for one rep. Your 10 RM is the most you can lift 10 times.
  • SDHP: Sumo Deadlift High Pull
  • Set: A number of repetitions. For example, 3 sets of 10 reps (often written as 3×10) which means do 10 reps, rest, repeat, rest, repeat.
  • PP: Specific Physical Preparednesss, aka “Skill Training.”
  • SN: Snatch
  • SQ: Squat
  • Subbed: Substituted. The CORRECT use of “subbed” is, “I subbed an exercise I can do for one I can’t.” For example, if you can’t do HSPU, you subbed regular pushups.
  • TGU: Turkish Get-up
  • TTB: Toes to Bar. Hang from bar and bending only at waist, raise your toes to touch the bar. Then slowly lower your legs and repeat.
  • WO, sometimes W/O: Workout
  • WOD: Workout of the Day
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