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With any activity, there's always a risk of injury. But don't blame it entirely on the sport, especially one like CrossFit that is set up to mimic everyday movements to help strengthen muscles and prevent injury. Problems happen when you stop listening to your body. “If something feels weird, it's hard for a trainer to know unless you say something. They're not inside your head, so speak up,” Noah Abbott says.
Same goes if something is too heavy—simply don’t lift it, advises Christmas Abbott (no relation to Noah Abbott), a Reebok athlete who used her experience as a CrossFit athlete and head trainer at Reebok Crossfit One in Canton, MA, to earn her spot on a Nascar pit crew last year. Her remedy for the post-workout soreness that is completely normal to experience after every good workout: drinking lots of water to stay hydrated and a recovery shake to ease screaming muscles, and eating omega 3s throughout the day to reduce inflammation.
Before you decide this program is too intense, manly, dangerous, or whatever your excuse is, learn the facts. You just may find yourself signing up at a box
Before you decide this exercise program is too intense, dangerous, or manly, learn the facts. You just may find yourself joining a box.