Everyone says they tried CrossFit once and fell in love, but I’m only sore
Even though workouts are based on functional movements, they’re done at high intensity and are highly varied; you’ll be using muscles you didn’t even know existed. It might happen, but it’s unrealistic that your relationship with CrossFit is “love at first sight”. Give it time and, sure enough, you’re very likely to enjoy it.
CrossFit can be for you even if you aren’t convinced from the get-go. Commit to it and watch your performance get better and soreness become strength – who doesn’t love improving?
I’ll get injured, it’ll be horrible, and I won’t be able to do sport ever again
Or maybe just ‘I’ll get injured’, an understandable fear to have. This is one of the most common fears people have about trying CrossFit. But that’s why certified coaches exist; to watch your every movement, teach you the right technique and give you advice. If you do things right and keep your form you’ll be fine.
You put your health at greater risk by avoiding exercise and movement.
Physical pain and discomfort might hold you back, but even those side effects are better than chronic disease and the inability to move freely, carry things and live healthily in your day-to-day life.
Every sport comes with its risks, but Olympic weightlifting has one of the lowest injury rates and Boxes are full of certified coaches to guide you through every movement with the right technique. Leave your ego behind and be ready to reduce weight and reps, scale workouts appropriately and learn to do things right. The gains will follow.