Nutrition Talk is tonight 6:30pm at Wood
When I started out doing CrossFit i was so pumped up I rushed through everything. I didn’t take the time to let everything sink in. Running before you learn how to walk can lead to injury. I came up with a few tips for newer members and some others that have been around for a while.
1. Don’t rush the weight. When you’re starting out all you want to do is add weight. This should only be done if you are efficient at the movement. When adding weight before you are efficient at any of the movements can cause you to end up skipping crucial steps. Believe me it is much harder unteaching yourself a movement than it is learning correctly the first time.
2. Rest is important. This a big tip I didn’t follow when i started off. Rest is equally as important as working out. I know most of you just want to get in there everyday but you could be hurting yourself more than you know. The muscle grows while at rest so if you don’t give it time to recover you won’t reap benefits.
3. Proper warm-up/Mobility & Cool down. Some people can come into the gym and they’re good to go, others do not. The coaches always run some sort of warm up before classes but that does not mean you can’t do anything extra for your selves. Some people are tighter than others. Don’t be afraid to come in and do any extra stretching that you think you’ll need.
These tips will help you get stronger and better at the gym. Listen to your coaches and your body.
-Rest as needed-