CrossFit – you either love it or hate, no in between.
But why does CrossFit get such a bad rap? CrossFit is known for workouts that put emphasis on repetitions and time. That in itself is not a problem, until you start to sacrifice proper form and technique for reps. This can happen in any setting, not just CrossFit, and all can lead to or contribute to acquiring an injury during training.
There are many factors that can contribute to injury in any training environment:
It doesn’t matter whether your flavour of choice is CrossFit, functional fitness, boot camp or hitting the gym, you are at risk of injury when you presume you know what you’re doing when in reality you have never learnt to move correctly under load.
So what is the key to proper form and technique?
Remember it doesn’t matter where you train but it does matter how you train!