There are 2 types of people that we see walk into CrossFit classes. There are those who are excited and ready to jump right in and there are those who are a bit standoffish trying to take it all in.
Nothing wrong with either but there is something that both have in common. They’re both nervous and neither are sure what to expect.
As a strength and conditioning coach, it’s my job to not only help people get in great shape but to help these people feel comfortable and allow them to realize that CrossFit is something anyone can do.
From the moment I stepped on the floor of a CrossFit gym, I was hooked. Powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, calisthenics, gymnastics….all rolled into one. One hell of a workout my friends.
It’s Bootcamp with a barbell and it’s a beautiful thing. High-intensity movements leave you gasping for air and wondering where this exercise program has been all your life.
Don’t believe me? Just ask the hundreds of thousands other CrossFitters around the world and I’m certain they’ll be ready to tell you too.
However, CrossFit is more than just an exercise program. It’s become a sport as well. Ever watch the CrossFit Games on ESPN? Well, what you’re watching is the Super Bowl of CrossFit. It’s the elite of the elite in fitness where strength, agility, and conditioning are all rolled into one.Continue reading “Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming A Better CrossFitter”
I’ll never forget my first day of CrossFit and how impressed I was with the number of athletes around me. I was inspired, motivated and a bit nervous to get started but knew I found a fitness program that was going to keep me coming back.
One moment in particular that I will never forget is seeing this one guy who not only was strong but had the build all guys would high-five you for and have the girls leave feeling giddy.
The guy was definitely jacked, and just as important, willing to help. Over the next few weeks, I got to know him better and I asked him if CrossFit could get me looking like that. Believe me, I had my doubts. I’d only been doing CrossFit for a short while and it wasn’t your normal workout that you’d find in a fitness magazine with fixed sets and reps.
Let me be real with you for a minute. Building muscle takes time. So before you go looking through this article trying to find a quick fix to building muscle, let me end the chase now because there is no quick-fix.
When it comes to muscle-building and conditioning it’s far easier to increase your conditioning than it is to pack on t-shirt tearing strength.
I see this over-and-over as a CrossFit coach. Muscle-building and overall strength take time and you have to put in the work to reap the rewards.
I think you know this already so what I want to give you today is a simple 2 step method to help you build muscle, look good, and feel great.
Though the steps are simple, the process is anything but. I can tell you all day long what to do but you have to put the time, energy and effort in to get this done.