How to Stay Safe While Participating in CrossFit

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CrossFit Safety

Based in Denver, Colorado, Aaron Rosenbaum directs online marketing plans for apartment rental clients in his role as founder and owner of Experience Local. When not serving customers in the Colorado area, Aaron Rosenbaum enjoys staying active by participating in CrossFit.

With a combination of cardio, agility training, and weight lifting, CrossFit is an excellent tool that you can use to hone all aspects of your body. As with any physical activity, you can run the risk of incurring injury during this type of training if you do not follow the proper safety practices. Thankfully, you can do a number of things to ensure your own safety and prevent injury throughout each practice.

CrossFit may focus heavily on intensity, but this does not mean that you should start your training with the most extreme workouts. When you first begin CrossFit, you should practice exercises slowly and with lower weights so you do not strain your body. Slowly build upon your workouts as you go, always remember to warm up before practice, and focus on fundamentals first to lower your risk of experiencing an injury.

Another way you can help yourself stay safe during CrossFit training is to always practice with a spotter nearby. This is particularly important if you feel uncertain about a new exercise or lifting weights. When working with a CrossFit trainer, you should bring any concerns to their attention so you do not push yourself too far past your own comfort zone and physical capabilities.