The adage ‘a house is as strong as its foundation’ holds true even in competitive sports. If you want to enjoy CrossFit success or exemplify the principles of the sport in your day to day living, you must learn how to set the right foundation.
The following steps will help you in getting the right footing.
Conditions May Never be Perfect
The best way to begin your journey to CrossFit success is getting a great box and a coach who shares your passion, goals, and inspiration. However, depending on your context, you may not have all these conditions available.
For instance, the nearest gym from where you live could be miles away or too expensive for your budget. It is a pobability that you may not enjoy the class environment or coaching experience.
The above limitations notwithstanding, you can still train to a high level of CrossFit success if you develop the right foundations. Looking back at the history of CrossFit, enthusiastic athletes started training in garage gyms and others in parks with minimal equipment. If they made it in this environment, so can you!
Putting up the Right Foundation
The knowledge of weightlifting and gymnastic skills has grown tremendously over the past decade. Today, the CrossFit industry has refined its knowledge of the required movements and how to perform them safely and correctly.
Therefore, with all this information available, there is no excuse as to why you should not set the right foundations for CrossFit success.
CrossFit athletes come from either of the backgrounds discussed below:
Minimal or No Sports Experience
This is where most athletes come from. They are driven by the desire and ambition to achieve phenomenal CrossFit success even though they have no prior experience at all. Admittedly, CrossFit training can be quite intimidating if you are a newbie as there are loads of movements you must understand and execute correctly.
If you are from such a background, the best approach is to start moving in the right direction. Start by learning proper technique and mobility. This foundation will ensure that you move on well with minimal if any injuries.
Experience in Other Competitive Sports
A lot of athletes coming into CrossFit have a background of competitive sporting in one discipline or the other. Such a background can be both a blessing and a curse. For instance, the athletes may have developed competence in conditioning or strength and hence able to take on specific CrossFit tasks very well.
However, there is also a danger coming from such a background. The athletes may not have the foundational skill set required to grow their competence in CrossFit. If not addressed from the earliest point, this can jeopardize your chances of CrossFit success.
Understand Where to Begin
The secret to getting started in CrossFit and point yourself towards success is to break up the complexity of the sport into manageable tasks. Then tackle one after another. CrossFit movements are many and varied but with the help of a personal trainer; you can put together a program that works for you. In this way, you can begin developing your baseline strength and conditioning.
If you have ever thought of joining CrossFit, this is the best time to begin. Obstacles will always be there, however, nothing stands tall in the presence of determination.