1. PEEING DURING A WORKOUT
It´s a very common issue for women in Crossfit – once you feel it it might be too late. It often happens when a workout includes Double-Unders or Box Jumps. For some women heavy lifts are also a a problem.
I already stopped a workout or wasn´t as fast as normal because of it. But I´m lucky – it actually never happened, but it was close.
The only tips I can give:
- when you feel it during the Box Jumps: stop rebounding between the reps and take it slower.
- always empty your bladder before the workout (it´s still not 100% guaranteed you won´t have this issue than).
- laugh when it happens 🙂
The best video I found for this problem is from Kelley Jackson – she peed when she PRd her Squat Clean.
2. BRUISES ARE NOW A CONSTANT IN YOUR LIFE
It doesn´t matter what level you are, if you are a female Crossfitter and you learn something new in Crossfit then the chances are high that you will also be leaving the gym with new bruises.
Double Unders: Oh boy the double unders practice was the most painful thing for me! You will hate the rope for beating you up and your body will look like you´re into S&M.
Bar Muscle Ups: If your chest is not over the bar after the kipping it´ll hurt after a few reps and your breasts will have a lovely blue color. It definitely hurts a lot. Try to get rid of the chicken wings as soon as possible and develop a good kip and pulling strength.