Sometimes CrossFit can come across as overwhelming or intimidating. One of the most challenging parts of starting something new is the fear of the unknown. Every CrossFitter has been there, we all started at the beginning. We want to help ease your mind so we have listed a few tips for a beginner trying CrossFit.
Show up – this is the hardest step, so once you do this, you are all set to go
Have an open mind – it’s going to be different and hard but you CAN do it
Take it easy at first – don’t try to keep up with the CrossFitter who has been there 10 years
Ask your coach questions – that’s what they are there for!
Rest as necessary – listen to your body and if you need rest, take it.
Stretch at home – You will be sore so stretching is a must for recovery and mobility
Don’t worry about what others think – everyone in the gym is there to work on themselves AND to cheer you on
Drink water – drink lots of water before, during, and after your workout
Wear comfortable clothes and a good pair of tennis shoes
Get a good night’s rest – again, recovery
Track your progress – this will help in many areas (especially how heavy to lift)