12 Jun CrossFit – The Secret to Preventing Common Injuries
Sports and fitness related injuries can be quite common – accidents happen and sometimes you push yourself a bit too much. While most injuries will still allow for some exercise, often you need to be careful not to cause extra strain or damage. But what if there was a way to train your body to reduce the risk of common injury? Adding an exercise routine that comprehensively uses a CrossFit rig could be the key to preventing most types of common injuries.
CrossFit is sometimes referred to as “the sport of fitness” and is an all-encompassing work out with constantly varied, high-intensity functional movements. As a training programme, CrossFit is designed to build strength and conditioning. It is often used by the police, military, martial artists and plenty of other elite and professional athletes. Popular for its flexibility, CrossFit is made up of several core exercises that don’t change, but the number or intensity can be easily scaled for all manners of fitness.
Preventing injury is all about good form, following the safety guidelines and knowing your own limits. Using proper equipment in the correct manner is also important, particularly when participating in an activity that requires safety gear such as pads or helmets. Good on-site coaches will be able to tutor you on improving your form to prevent common gym injuries. However, it is still up to you to ensure you work out safely while understanding your body’s limits.
Preventing Injury Through CrossFit
CrossFit helps to train your muscle groups against stresses and pressures which they normally wouldn’t endure. This builds strength in your muscles and can help to prevent most common injuries such as strains and pulls. As CrossFit is a comprehensive workout that targets all the muscle groups across the body, with enough training, your muscles will be able to handle stress which normally results in injury.
CrossFit is an exercise often carried out with others, resulting in close-knit CrossFit communities in gyms and sports centres. This can be great for getting into the activity as normally these communities are very supportive and encouraging. While CrossFit isn’t suitable for specialising, it can be a fantastic way to exercise and will often encourage you to work out more.
At RB Fitness, we can supply your gym with top quality rigs and equipment that is designed to last. Contact us today on 01733 639300 if you require any further information on available equipment or gym design.