You can become a certified CrossFit trainer / coach in a weekend. Just because you have a CrossFit certification does not make you a great CrossFit coach. CrossFit has developed a bit of a reputation as an injury prone pursuit which is probably unfair. The stark reality is that there are some CrossFit trainers who are putting their class participants at risk because they are unqualified. CrossFit by nature is a program with a wide range of workout routines and a lot of scope for experienced trainers to enhance it with their own valuable routines and stamp it with their own personal brand. If you are looking at embarking on a CrossFit journey, the most important decision you make will be the box you choose to train at. Read the rest of this entry »
Injuries are a significant consideration of any serious crossfit training. If you get them, you need to manage them correctly. If you have never had a serious injury, you want to do everything you can top prevent one. Some types of injury are heavily correlated to the type of training or sport. In this article, we examine the most common types of injuries encountered during crossfit training, how to prevent them and how to manage these injuries if you are unfortunate enough to be the recipient. These are the most commonly reported ailments:
Crossfit seems to be the buzzword of the fitness industry at the moment. I have friends who go to Crossfit classes who rave about it, I see it mentioned constantly on social media posts and I see people in magazines showing off their svelte, toned figures who swear it has transformed their lives. It’s easy to assume it’s just another fad – remember how big aerobics was in the 80’s? But when I hit my 40’s and couldn’t shift the spare tyre from around my waist the way I used to, I thought it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try.
CrossFit gyms are popping up all over Sydney and you have heard enough to convince you it’s something you would like to do. But what do you need to consider when you are selecting one to join? Remember, not all CrossFit Gyms are created equal so take your time to find the one that is right for you. Here are a few things to look out for:
Equipment – check out the variety of equipment on offer. Are they kept in a reasonable condition? Are they well organised on the floor to allow easy access and do they have enough for all the participants in the class? Is there a good range of equipment to get a total body workout without doing the same exercises every class? Read the rest of this entry »