Myths BUSTED 101…
Have you heard about CrossFit but held back from joining because somebody told you a tale which scared you off? There are many myths about CrossFit, mostly spread by people who have never stepped foot inside a facility.
The following are some common objections to CrossFit and why they’re simply not true.
Myth #1 CrossFit is for Fitness Freaks
Promotional materials for CrossFit often include people in peak physical fitness.
When you step through our doors, the first thing you’ll notice is that all our Athletes come from all walks of life. Some are at the top of their game, others are making progress in their weight loss journey and there are students who are in the exact same boat as you.
In a way, CrossFit is for fitness freaks but that’s the end goal if you choose it to be, not the starting point. Our gym caters to all levels of experience.
Myth #2 You’ll end up being bulky.
Some people fear what we do, CrossFit because they don’t want to end up looking like a professional weightlifter. The truth is it takes a LOT of work and dedication to get to that point. Speak with your trainer about your personal goals for your physique and they’ll help you reach them. If being ‘big’ is a goal, they can help you with that too.
Myth #3 – You’ll throw up at the end of every training session
This is simply not true! CrossFit is designed to push you to your limits but throwing up is a sign you have pushed too far. A good Coach will make you challenge yourself but not to the point of making yourself ill and vomiting.
Vomiting after each and every workout is not a badge of honour.
There may be some CrossFitters who have a sense of pride in throwing up after a workout but we want you to keep continuing, achieving your desired goals in the upmost fast and safest way possible. This is a lifestyle for the majority of us, not the Super Bowl, we are in this together and for the long haul
Myth #4 – You’ll get ‘Rhabdo’
Rhabdomyolysis is to a dangerous condition that happens when you overuse your body. It causes muscle cell materials to leak into your blood and is potentially fatal. If you get Rhabdo, you are likely to need some medical attention and serious time out from training.
You may have seen marathon runners collapsing from rhabdomyolysis. It’s very hard to watch but fortunately, it is rare. And it won’t happen to you as soon as you start working out. As with vomiting, our Coaching Staff will never push you to the point where you permanently damage your body.
Myth #5 – You’ll injure yourself doing CrossFit
When training, you need to take a strategic approach in order to avoid hurting yourself. Starting CrossFit does not mean you will automatically injure yourself, however, if you approach the high-intensity workouts without caution and proper Coaching you have higher chances of injuring yourself. To minimise this risk find a qualified Coaching, start slow, building on that, being present and listening to your Coach.
Myth #6 – CrossFit is super competitive
Your goal may be to compete in CrossFit on a global scale. If it’s not, that’s fine too!
Your local box may host regular competitions, which is something we do and can be a lot of fun to train for and participate in but there is no pressure to take part. Go along and watch a few times if you’re not feeling confident. You may find you feel inspired enough to give it a go.
The other thing to note, although each session may seem competitive, everyone is in it together, pushing, helping out each other, it is you against you. Encouraged your fellow Athletes, supporting them throughout.
Myth #7 – Every CrossFit Gym is the same
While there is unity across CrossFit gyms and they follow the same set of principles, not every gym is an exact replica of the one around the corner.
We cater for all walks of life putting our individual stamp to CrossFit, bringing our own philosophies and Coaching styles.
We pride our self in quality Coaching, striving to give everyone the best hour of their day. We put on, educational seminars and Clinics to competitions and social events of the likes. Our Coaching Staff are much more than just Fitness Coaches, we are a Family, a Tribe, a Community
We are different.
Now you know the truth, what we are about!
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