If you’re looking to ramp up your fitness routine then you need to give CrossFit a go. Lots of people who have hit a plateau with their regular routine find that the intensity of CrossFit gets them through that plateau. CrossFit is not without critics, and often their criticism is based on the myths that surround CrossFit training. So let’s dispel some of the more popular myths surrounding CrossFit training.
- CrossFit is too expensive
Yes and no. Yes joining CrossFit can cost a little more than a regular monthly membership at a gym, but it is an unfair comparison. First at a gym you are paying to use the equipment and maybe take a class. If you want the service of a personal trainer, and face it that’s how you get the best results, you’re going to pay extra for it. CrossFit has you working with a personal trainer who will push you to get results, the cost of the trainer is included. At the end of the day CrossFit works out to be the same or less.
- I don’t have time for CrossFit.
CrossFit takes an hour out of your day that’s all. How much time do you spend on Facebook or checking email? How much time do you spend watching TV? This may sound harsh but it’s true, if fitness is important to you, you’ll find the time.
- I’m too old for CrossFit.
No, you’re not. Instructors have clients in every age range from teens to seniors, they know how to tailor a workout for you. If you have watched a CrossFit workout online, don’t assume that you will be doing the exact same workout. Your trainer will find a workout that pushes you but not beyond what you’re capable of.
- I have DVD’s that I use at home to work out
While some people have great success with programs like P90x and Insanity, the fact is that something like 85% don’t. Without someone to hold you accountable the tendency to let your workouts lapse as other things happen is pretty common. If you’re one of the 15% who made it then good for you, truly, but if you aren’t then how about you try something else.
- I don’t want to follow the strict diet that comes with CrossFit
This is one of the worst myths about CrossFit. Make no mistake the adage “you can’t outrun your kitchen” that is completely true. Your trainer will likely suggest that you follow a diet based on vegetables and lean proteins, the Paleo diet or something similar. You know what? Every trainer worth their salt is going to tell you the same thing. It’s a suggestion, whether you follow or not it is up to you.
CrossFit has become so popular for one simple reason..it works. Try a class if it works for you awesome, then you can go from there. If it’s not your thing you have nothing to lose…except maybe some inches.