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