Love, love, love crossfit. Have been doing it for three weeks and am hooked.
I have worked out with free weights for over three years. Both my cardio and st is intense.
I wanted to shake it up and this fits the bill. Our coach is fanatical about form and we often do a series of "building up" for specific exercises.
A couple things that are different...
It's in an open garage type area so unlike an air conditioned gym, you deal with the weather, particularly heat. I will be very careful about that this summer and may even suspend for a while. Our last summer was brutal.
I'm the oldest by far...60 years old but everyone is extremely supportive of everyone. You really are competing with yourself and push yourself hard. Guess what? I am definitely stronger than I was three weeks ago and my mood has absolutely changed.
I was an early AM work out person but have had to switch to a 5:30PM class which is very different for me. My sleep habits have improved and when I go to bed, I'm out like a light
As with all things, it depends on the gym or coach. Yeah, there might be some idiots that ignore form but I am so pumped to go to crossfit classes. At the same time, I am intimidated before I start. I love the feeling of accomplishment when I am done.
I do think you shouldn't jump in if you have had little or no exercise. I was in very good shape when I started but it pushed me to further limits.
Edited by: DETERMINED56 at: 4/10/2012 (12:04)
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