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The All-Encompassing Beginner’s Guide to CrossFit

Crossfit couple facing camera with hands on hips in crossfit gym

Crossfit couple facing camera with hands on hips in crossfit gym

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: CrossFit can be super intimidating. Especially if it’s your first time. And you don’t know what to expect. So, we’ve put together the best online resources to create the ultimate beginner’s guide to CrossFit so that you have one place to go for everything you need to know.

From how the workouts work to the lingo thrown around to what the different moves are to the gear you might need, we have got the CrossFit knowledge hook-up for you! And, hey, even if you’re a CrossFit pro, you might find a few new tips or products that’ll change your WOD-loving world for the better. So chalk up those hands (don’t worry — you’ll get the 411 on chalk here in a bit) and get to it!

Your First CrossFit Class

Common CrossFit Workouts

CrossFit Workouts You Can Do at Home

Tips to Improve Your Wods

CrossFit Gear

Staying Safe and Modifying During CrossFit

CrossFit Humor

CrossFit Inspiration

CrossFit Nutrition (AKA Eating Like a Caveperson)

Anything else you’d like to see in our Guide to CrossFit? Leave it in a comment and we’ll see what we can do! —Jenn

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  1. It really does seem like CrossFit is everywhere. It just keeps popping up in my life…I feel like I have to go try it . thanx for sharing 🙂

  2. Leighton says:

    Thanks for all of the helpful resources! CrossFit is definitely intimidating if you don’t know what you’re getting yourself into. I’m excited to look through all of the resources you provided- thanks for including a section on nutrition!

  3. good article i liked it a lot very helpful and informative

  4. This is so comprehensive! I especially like the list of links at the end. Will be bookmarking those 🙂
    If you need some help choosing CrossFit shoes, my partner and I created this guide to help other CrossFit beginners. Hope you like and would love some feedback: fitsort.com/best-crossfit-shoes-ultimate-guide/

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