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5 Tips to Avoid Injuries in Crossfit Training

If you are thinking that Crossfit is an easy way of staying fit then you will be in for a shock once you discover that this is hardcore extreme training which adapts your body in weight training, aerobics, running and gymnastics. So it is all the more important for you to take measures to avoid all the possibilities of getting injured. The article gives you important tips to do so.

Crossfit exercises have gained momentum and popularity among Indian people with the  onset of new physical training methods. It is not just a way to stay fit but it tests one’s endurance through training protocols that burn fat, build muscles, and enhances conditioning. If you are thinking that it is an easy way of staying fit then you will be in for a shock once you discover that this is hardcore extreme training which adapts your body in weight training, aerobics, running and gymnastics. So it is all the more important for you to do it safely and avoid all the possibilities of getting injured or that will stunt your growth towards reaching your fitness goals. Here are a few crucial things to keep in mind while training yourself in Crossfit.

Warm-Up and Cool-Down

First and foremost in the list is to warm-up before beginning with your workouts. If you straightway start your vigorously challenging workout, your chances of getting injured or getting a nerve dislocation go very high. Your muscles and joint will not at all be ready to take it. Hence, warm-up with light mobility exercises. It is equally important to cool-down once you are finished with your workouts. Your muscles, tendons and joints need to be eased out after intense physical activity slowly.  If you end the workout without cooling down, it may result in pain, strains, sprains, and joint injuries. Take at least 10 minutes of warm-up and cool-down time to minimize the chances of any injury.

Prefer Consistency over Huge Gains

Crossfit has yielded many success stories and people often get carried away with this idea of gaining it big and fast. Well, major gains demand consistency in workouts and takes time to materialize. Prefer gradual and incremental gains each week and keep building your strength day after day. Over lifting or jumping will ultimately lead to injury and all your strength building dreams may shatter in one moment. Hence, you must aim at small and consistent gains, be patient and focused.

Consider a Workout Partner

You can be working out alone or in a group, having a workout buddy ensures that you stay safe, especially, because coaches or trainers may not be able to keep a check on everyone. If someone is there to watch out for your better form, it helps prevent mishaps.

Your Body Knows it Better

It is true that you are doing Crossfit to train your body but it is also a bigger truth that your body tells you its limitations and knows its strengths too. Crossfit WODs are designed to test your limits. While it is great to challenge yourself, never lose focus on what is realistic for you. Stay tuned to the signals given by your body and reduce the chances of getting injured during Crossfit. Have proper rest intervals in between and slow down wherever it is required.

Don’t Get Intimidated by Pressure

Crossfit training involves subjecting to competition and many athletes try to be better than before or the other one too fast. You will also wish to jump higher than the other one doing so. Competition motivates you and is good but giving in to the pressure of competition is something where you can lose your focus altogether and like many other Crossfit athletes, can suffer injuries and sprains. It is hence, better to stay focused and try to better your performance gradually.

The above 5 tips, if followed diligently will help you stay fitter throughout your training procedure without lagging behind because of muscle pulls, sprains, strains, nerve dislocations or joint injuries. It is important to train yourself in a better and smarter way. Following these tips, your chances of getting injured will definitely by reduced and you will be able to enjoy your steady gains after a period of time.

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Rajul Tiwari

Rajul Tiwari is the Editor-in-Chief at bodyandstrenth.com and has 18 years of experience in media, content, publishing and education. She has worked with media houses like Daini.... Read More..

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