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How to Survive Your First Week of CrossFit - Part 2

July 20, 2017

surviving your first week of crossfit part 2

CrossFit has the power to transform your body and your life, but it’s important to get off to a great start. As we said in our last blog, it can be difficult for some people to get through their first week. In our last blog, we discussed a few things you can do to make sure your first week goes well and sends you into your second week full of confidence. They included releasing your previous fitness knowledge, being willing to ask questions, and sticking to the basics when it comes to gear. In today’s blog, we have a few more tips to share with you.

Don’t be stupid.

You may have seen a picture of some strong CrossFit veteran doing a squat on an Atlas stone, and maybe you’re inspired to try the same. Don’t. Take the time to learn what you need to know and allow yourself to grow into your goals. If you jump forward too quickly, you might injure yourself and set yourself way back.

Fight frustration.

Learning new things is usually frustrating. If you see experienced CrossFit athletes doing things you can’t, don’t get impatient. Instead, focus on what you need to do to grow. Put in the work, and you will be able to enjoy the benefits. CrossFit delivers incredible results, so as long as you learn all you can and work hard, you’ll move past your frustration and into results you love.

Don’t cheat.

When you cheat on reps, you cheat yourself of results. You can also negatively impact your reputation. Everyone loses count when they’re in the middle of reps, and when that happens to you, it’s best to estimate your score lower or just not post a score at all. Keeping yourself accountable is the best way to see results quickly and get the most out of your CrossFit membership.

Leave your ego at the door.

When you start CrossFit, you are probably going to see a lot of people who are more fit than you are. Getting down because you aren’t as fit as people who have done CrossFit for years isn’t worth it. Allow yourself the space to grow into your fitness goals. Otherwise, you’ll cut your journey short before you have the chance to see any results.