I get it. You work out 5 times a week and you don’t have time in your schedule for yoga. You take the early CrossFit class and then you have to shower, eat, and book it to work. You went to hot yoga one time, stood in a pool of your own sweat, hated it, and never went back. Your hips are so tight that you think you can’t match up to the skinny girl in stretchy pants who inevitably sets up her mat beside yours. You went to a class that forced you to meditate and you got frustrated within the first 30 seconds because your mind was racing. Maybe one of these sounds like you, maybe all of the above resonates with you. These are all a variation of the same thing: you feel like yoga is not for you, and that’s your excuse not to do it.
The funny thing is, the more you think that yoga is not for you, the more likely it is that your body needs it.
As coaches, whether it’s in CrossFit, Powerlifting, or Olympic Weightlifting, nothing makes us happier than hearing athletes ring the PR bell and record their new personal bests on the board. Over the last few months, thanks to some brilliant programming and the hard work put in by all our athletes, I’ve heard that bell ring more times than I can count, and I've seen that board overflow with new PRs to the point where we have started to run out of space. For that, we couldn’t be more proud! However, there may be some among you who find yourselves in the totally opposite situation...
The sport of CrossFit, which is COMPLETELY different from CrossFit as a fitness modality creates many challenges for both aspiring athletes and affiliate owners. It’s time to unpack some misconceptions and lay the foundation for success.
While most (if not all) injuries are preventable, sometimes even taking all the proper precautions (i.e. proper recovery) cannot exempt us - as athletes - from dealing with acute pains. However, this does not mean you are destined for an injury, it simply means that you should be prepared and know what to do in case something does come up.
Now, of course before being reactive, we all should be proactive, by practicing proper recovery mechanisms such as:
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