Most people like the idea of CrossFit but they are too scared to try it. They think they are going to get injured or they are scared that they are not fit enough. There are a lot of misconceptions about CrossFit, and it being scary is one of them. However, CrossFit is just like any other form of exercise, it has its ups and downs, but there are way more ups than downs and that’s why it is a sport that has taken the world by storm. So here are 5 common scary CrossFit myths debunked:
I’m scared I’m going to get hurt
All forms of exercise have a risk factor. You could get injured playing tennis or soccer and so you can also get injured in CrossFit. However injuries are always the fault of the coach who should have been keeping an eye on all members of the class. A good CrossFit coach will ensure that you don’t push yourself into an injury. They will be there every step of the way making sure that there are no setbacks in achieving your goals.
I’m scared I’m going to get bulky
This is something that only women are usually afraid of. They see the CrossFit girls competing at the CrossFit Games and automatically think that all girls who do CrossFit will become bulky. But newsflash, the female body does not produce enough testosterone to get bulky quickly. These women train with that goal in mind. If you still think that all CrossFit women get bulky, then you should drop your gym membership too, just in case you grow into a bodybuilder.
I’m scared I’m going to spend too much money
Okay, CrossFit is more expensive than the gym, but what is the point of paying for a gym membership when you are not seeing results or are motivated to go. By paying a little extra for CrossFit you are in a team that wants to help you achieve your goals. In CrossFit, every time you step in the box, you are guaranteed a killer workout.
I’m scared it’s too time consuming
CrossFitters only say that it is time consuming because they are obsessed with the sport. Diehards will hit the box up to six times per week but everyone can tailor their training to their lifestyle and availability. Three times a week is ideal and with this time your fitness level will drastically increase. So really there is no difference between spending 3 sessions a week at the gym or at the box.
I’m scared I’m not good enough
CrossFit is for everyone and there are no prerequisites. You don’t need to come from an athletic background, you don’t actually need any experience at all. A variety of people do CrossFit, from mums to teens and even grandparents, but the one thing they all have in common is that everyone was once a beginner. So don’t worry, each workout is tailored to suit your abilities, so you will always be able to complete the WODs.