You need to make time for CrossFit if you want to see results. Make it possible for you with these 3 tips.
Over and over again, I hear that time is an issue when it comes to starting a physical activity. And you’ll need to make time for CrossFit as well if you want to get anywhere with it.
Sports and physical activities in general, are great in stress management in addition to all their health benefits.
I know that and you know it too. Unfortunately, in the beginning, when you’re caught up with life, it seems almost impossible to find a slot in your busy agenda for something else.
Or even when you finally have the chance to join a box or a gym, you end up feeling overwhelmed by the new routine.
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You need to start moving
Thinking about how you spend your day: how many hours do you remain seated?
- at work
- at home
- on the bus
- in the waiting room
Even our hobbies require sitting whether it’s watching TV, reading a book or playing video games (with the exception of Pokemon Go, of course).
Without taking into consideration the obvious posture problems many people deal with these days, there are other not-so-obvious, but serious, consequences to this modern habit.
- metabolic syndrome
- cardiovascular disease
Even though it seems impossible for you to add another appointment to your day, you should start seeing it as an investment in health rather than just another thing to do.
Think of a squat for example.
It’s a basic movement that causes lots of commotion: should you go all the way down or not?
In general, you’ll hear a big “no”.
Also at the gym, you’ll rarely see someone perform its entire range of motion.
While it might happen because lack of mobility, it isn’t dangerous or harmful to your body as some claim.
To be sincere, squatting is the ideal way to pick up things on the floor. Ask babies!
Why not following a training regimen that will help you get fitter and do the things you need to do on a daily basis without hurting yourself?
3 tips to make time for CrossFit
Many times what we call “not having time for workout” is more a matter of overcomplicating things.
Instead of keeping our routine as simple and as straight forward as possible, we add a lot of obstacles to it.
CrossFit and sports in general are no exception.
If you haven’t started working out yet because you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel or the open slot in your calendar, I have 3 tips for you.
At an affiliate box
This is the most obvious one, a no-brainer.
Find an affiliate box near you and go for it!
As the sport grows, more and more affiliates are created every day.
Their size and prices vary and I’m convinced you can find the perfect one for you no matter in which part of the world you live.
At a box, you don’t need to spend time doing the programming yourself. All you have to do listen to the coaches.
At a local gym or outdoors
While training at an affiliate will guarantee the quality of trainers and methodology, CrossFit goes being the limits of boxes.
Pay attention to some Games athletes and you’ll see that not all of them are affiliates.
If your local gym has barbells, dumbbells and they allow you perform Olympic lifting movements, why not?
You can run and bike outdoors. The same goes for other bodyweight movements.
Unless they offer cross-training at the gym, you’ll be responsible for putting your plan together. However, you won’t need to go from the gym to a box to do your training.
It’s a time and money savior.
CrossFit became popular among practitioners who trained in their garage or backyard.
A great example is my favorite athlete, Dan Bailey.
On this video from CrossFit HQ, you can see how he started training to become one of the Fittest Men of Earth.
Even if you can’t afford all the fancy equipment out there, there’s still a lot you can do by thinking out of the box.
Besides, you fit your workouts easier. You won’t spend time in traffic or parking, for example.
If one hour is all that you have free, you can still do a full training.
To become a healthier person, you’ll need to develop new habits.
But it’s important to make room for growth in your life to avoid feeling overwhelmed and stressed by the changes.
To make time for CrossFit and other physical activities, you’ll need to define your priorities wisely.
Start by seeing it as an investment in yourself. It’s a shift of mindset that will help you go that extra mile.
The activity of your choice makes little difference.
I’m a CrossFit advocate because I find it a fun, engaging, and welcoming environment for everyone.
Whatever negative things you might have heard or read about it, I’ll recommend you see for yourself.
I lost count of the number of people I know who used to be CF-haters that changed their mind after the first session.
There are more (serious) injuries in the traditional forms of sport than you might be aware of.
CrossFit not only gives you the tools to train injury-free, but it’ll help you in your daily routine too.
Stop postponing taking care of yourself.
Yes, it’ll require some planning from your side, but it’s totally worth it! You are worth it!You're worth the time invested in your health. #coaching #planning Click To Tweet If you want time, you must make it. - Charles Buxton #quoteoftheday Click To Tweet
What’s your number one struggle when it comes to making time for CrossFit?
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NOTE: Consult your health-care provider before starting any physical activity.