3 Tips for Doing CrossFit Without Getting Injured

Posted: March 28, 2014 by kirisyko in Crossfit, Fitness and Training, SykOtic

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There’s no doubt CrossFit brings big results. The real question: Is it safe? Sixteen percent of folks in an Ohio State University study dropped out of a 10-week CrossFit program due to overuse or injury. “All too often participants jump right in without understanding what they’re doing, which ups their injury risk,” says celeb trainer Yumi Lee Mathews, owner of Reebok CrossFit LAB in L.A. Here’s how to hurt less—and benefit more.

1. Be up on the moves
Before you start, make sure you’re comfortable (or at least familiar) with the basic elements of a class—squats, cleans, snatches, deadlifts, and handstand push-ups.

2. Find a good coach
Look for an instructor who has training beyond just a CrossFit level-one certification, Mathews says—think ACSM or ACE certified. Also important: She should be able to break down and teach each movement before you perform it and answer…

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