There’s a lot of questions that you’d want to know before dedicating your time and commitment to CrossFit. And we understand that. That’s why we’ve collected the most common questions asked about CrossFit and put them here for you. We hope these can help answer any questions you may have.
Is CrossFit safe?
Absolutely. CrossFit training is very safe when practised correctly. Just to put things into perspective for you… it’s less likely to cause an injury than running. However, you must do your research on exercises and make sure they’re performed correctly. That’s why we’d always recommend a trainer if you’re a beginner. So they can show you the ropes and you can get comfortable before going solo. The trainers will ensure that you are performing CrossFit efficiently and safely. The only dangerous thing about CrossFit is deciding not to skip it altogether and sit on your couch. So, get active and be healthier!
How will CrossFit affect my health?
Positively, that’s for sure. The health benefits of CrossFit are endless. It can help you mentally and physically in many different ways.
It can help fight diseases caused by obesity, such as heart problems, type 2 diabetes and Gallbladder disease. It does this by strengthening your heart and improving circulation. Increased blood flow raises the oxygen levels in your body. And can reduce the risk of many diseases as previously mentioned (particularly heart diseases). The high-intensity movements paired with good nutrition will help you avoid many diseases. A healthier diet equals a healthier immune system. So you’re stronger to fight off illnesses and diseases.
Can I do CrossFit at home?
You can indeed. If you’ve got the space then go ahead. Of course, we’d recommend researching what type of equipment you need first. Because the only thing that could stop you is lacking the correct equipment for certain workouts.
Do I need a lot of equipment?
You won’t need masses of equipment. But you’ll indeed need to spend some cash on equipment. But a good investment, right? This is to ensure the different movements are performed correctly and you get the desired results. However, you can get super creative when it comes to equipment for CrossFit. For example, using a big water-filled bottle to use as weights. I’m sure a search on google will give you ideas on how the household items that can be used for training. You should ensure all equipment will effectively help you to reach your goals
How important is a trainer?
As you’ve probably realised by now, we always recommend beginners to get a trainer. Of course, you can start CrossFit by yourself without the help of anyone though. But a CrossFit trainer will save you a lot of time and can give you helpful information that will accommodate your success.
Where can I do CrossFit?
You can pretty much do CrossFit in any local gym near you, wherever you are in the world. You can even do it at home, with hardly any equipment. But we’d recommend looking at the best gyms around you for CrossFit and qualified CrossFit trainers.
How do I become a CrossFit Trainer?
So, to start with you should read the “CrossFit Level 1 Training Guide”. After you’ve read and revised this book it would be time to take the “CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course.” If you complete this course successfully you will move onto the next stage. There are three levels of becoming a CrossFit trainer and all the details are provided in the level one guide.
What is the cost of affiliation?
Around $3,000. And of course, this will vary on which country you want to train in.