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.
3. YOUR BREASTS MAY OR MAY NOT DISAPPEAR
This is something I hear from a lot of women who do Crossfit competitions and therefore train a lot. It won´t happen to everyone, but the chances are high for your breasts to disappear if you do Crossfit on a certain level.
If it happens – stay positive like Bjork Odinsdottir- she constantly makes fun of her lats being bigger than her breasts.
4. YOU MAY EAT MORE THAN YOUR MALE FRIENDS
You want to eat a lot and you will eat a lot!
If you do Crossfit regularly then your need of calories per day will increase. Your friends who don´t do Crossfit might look at you and not understand how you can always eat so much. You will think about your next snack or lunch the moment you finished your breakfast. Or you might want to order another burger at the restaurant once you’ve finished first (with sweet potato fries).
Just try to fuel your muscles with the healthy stuff. No fast food or too much chocolate.
5. UNWANTED COMMENTS: I.E. “YOU LOOK BULKY”
You know my opinion on this one. Check out my article:
But as long as you feel comfortable in your body then you are doing everything right!