Do I Need To Be Good To Start CrossFit?

As people, we like to have some level of competence in what we’re doing. A big fear for beginners is judgment or ridicule for not knowing what to do. This is why people shy away from gyms where the perception is everyone else is super fit and you’ll look like a fool.

Firstly I’ll say that this does not happen in CrossFit Ireland. This is because we all know what it’s like to struggle with something. In CrossFit, because it’s so varied, there’s always something you’ll struggle with. Maybe you’ll be good at running but struggle with pull ups. Or maybe you’ll be great with bodyweight movements but not be particularly strong or flexible. 

Secondly, one of the benefits of doing CrossFit is that you don’t even need to be good at it to get the fitness benefit. You never need to do a full unassisted pull up to build stronger arms and healthier shoulders. You never need to move fifty or a hundred kilograms to build muscle. While you’re out of breath on the rower you’re improving lung capacity and burning fat. If you trip a few times while skipping you develop coordination. 

It’s in the struggle that you get fitter and healthier. 

Now, you don’t want it to be non-stop frustration and failure, as it won’t be enjoyable. It’s our job as coaches to make sure you’re moving safely, and then push you to the right level of effort so you’ll see progress. 

Hit me up if I can help with anything, I appreciate you reading this!

Colm

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