One of the newest trends that’s soon catching up is Cross Fit and while it still has its doubters trust me it works and is also fun. If you haven’t yet tried it or heard of it there’s no doubt you’ll find it a bit annoying and odd but if you’re looking for a change to freshen things up and feel cross fit is your thing then here are a few thing you’ll want to familiarize with.
Until and unless you’re in a theater or a concert or out partying with friends I am sure even the thought of loud music makes you feel annoyed and irritated but for cross fitters it’s a lifeline. The loud music helps drown out the sounds of their grunts and gasps and keeps the adrenaline going.
Since you lose yourself to the music you’ll focus less on your tiredness and pain. It will keep you motivated and push you to the limits.
One indispensable thing for any cross fitter is chalk. Yes that white powdery stuff you loved playing with as kids in high school. When your lifting heavy or doing exercises such as pull ups etc. you need better grip and rubbing a little chalk powder on your hands can do magic.
You can also use gloves too but while they do tend to help grip better the hands get sweaty and uncomfortable especially in the summer months so stick to chalk for now.
Train like an athlete
Having a mind-set of an athlete isn’t exactly easy when you’re not preparing for a marathon or triathlon. Forget about the endorsements and the prize money the athletes bring in. Every time you step through the door you’re an athlete. It’s not even about the races or competitions.
You’re training for a fitter and better future so stick to it.
It’s a community like no other
Some of my near and dear friends are cross fitters. We are a community like no other. I have come across plenty of teams and groups etc. but none compare to the unity and motivation the cross fit team has given me over the years. There’s a sense of camaraderie you’ll revel in. So put aside your doubts and give it go.
Your own skin
At a cross fit gym you need to not be the most toned person and neither have 6 packs to flash around but what really matter is how well you train and for that having the right gear and clothes is of utmost importance.
Whether you’ve got a tummy, or skinny legs don’t be afraid to pull your tee or pants if they start to weigh you down. Be comfortable with your own skin.
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