Wit­ness the fit­ness

Gemma Bai­ley, coach at CrossFit South Lon­don, has a plan to get you in shape

Australian T3 - - TECH LIFE -

1/ Mas­ter the ba­sics first – Don’t jump ahead to try kip­ping pull-ups, where you swing and thrash about, un­til you can do a stan­dard, strict pull-up. You can cause long-term in­jury if you’re do­ing it in­cor­rectly, so take your time. 2/ Trust the pro­gram – Any CrossFit plan must be fol­lowed cor­rectly. Drop­ping out­side of the sched­ule will mean you miss cru­cial move­ments, jeop­ar­dis­ing the train­ing’s ef­fec­tive­ness. 3/ Lis­ten to your body – CrossFit is de­signed to im­prove your daily life, not just your body. This means that rest­ing, re­cov­er­ing and stay­ing mo­bile is just as im­por­tant as the ex­er­cises. 4/ Work up to RX – To “RX” a work­out is to do it to the high­est pos­si­ble stan­dard, at the pre­scribed weight and in­ten­sity. Top ath­letes com­plete these, of course, but we wouldn’t ex­pect a be­gin­ner to. Again, don’t feel pres­sured and slowly work up to that level.

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