Posts tagged crossfit
I Have Knee Problems, Should I Still Do CrossFit?

Back in 2014 when I began researching CrossFit, I had one big fear. Could I do it? Or, more importantly should I? As a lifelong athlete, the workouts weren’t necessarily what scared me. I was looking forward to getting my ass handed to me. My concern was the fact that I had already had 5 knee surgeries in my lifetime and a diagnosis of advanced osteoarthritis in both knees. From what I learned on Google and could see about CrossFit, it was a high intensity workout that forces your body to move in all kinds of ways, including a lot of squatting and heavy lifting. I immediately thought this fact, and my knees, took me out of the CrossFit game.

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Should I Scale the Workout?

At the beginning of every one of your training sessions, your Coach should be talking to you about the intended stimulus of that day’s training. At CrossFit Cape Coral, we usually do this after the general warm-up, when we gather around the digital whiteboard for a chat. This is where we always remind everyone, that the goal is NOT always to go all out.

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How I Found Crossfit, and Why I Stick with it (Nick)

I found CrossFit while I was in the Army. I thought I was insanely fit because I ran every day, ruck-marched, and I’d been to Iraq and survived twice already. I’d heard about CrossFit from some other soldiers, mostly officers, and thought it was SUPER lame, but just like most people that “hate on” things, I had no idea what I was talking about.

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