Overcoming Fear and Intimidation in CrossFit
Starting something new can be scary, and CrossFit is no exception. Many beginners feel anxious or intimidated when they first step into a CrossFit gym, but it’s important to remember that everyone starts somewhere. With the right mindset and approach, you can overcome your fears and start enjoying all the benefits that CrossFit has to offer.
One of the most common fears that new CrossFitters face is the fear of looking silly or not being able to keep up with others in the gym. It’s important to remember that everyone is on their own journey, and everyone started somewhere. Focus on yourself, your own progress, and don’t compare yourself to others. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you improve.
Another fear that many beginners face is the fear of injury. CrossFit is a demanding sport that requires proper technique and form to be done safely. Work with your coach to learn proper form and technique, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Take it slow, listen to your body, and don’t push yourself too hard too fast.
It’s also important to remember that CrossFit is a community. Don’t be afraid to introduce yourself to others, ask for help or advice, and participate in social events. The CrossFit community is welcoming, supportive, and full of people who are on the same journey as you.
In summary, overcoming fear and intimidation in CrossFit is all about mindset and approach. Focus on your own progress, work with a coach to learn proper form and technique, and embrace the supportive community of CrossFit. With these tips in mind, you’ll be on your way to a successful and enjoyable CrossFit experience.
CrossFit GBAR3 WOD
bench press 5-5-3-3-2-1-1
10 1-arm DB hang clean and jerk, 50/35
Not for time, 15 atomic sit ups