Methodology part four “The CrossFit methodology depends on full disclosure of methods, results, and criticisms, and we’ve employed the Internet (and various intranets) to support these values.”
The realm of misconceptions surrounds almost every topic from sport, art, science, history and anything else that can be thought of. Exercise and nutrition are riddled with their fair share of these fallacies as well, sometimes to a degree that provokes hate or fear of getting off the couch and off the carbs. Most of this can be accounted for by miscommunication or misunderstanding. Some is ignorance, and even tactically targeted by competitors in opposing fields.
Some misconceptions have to do with whether CrossFit is safe, or what CrossFit is and is not. Some of these concerns come up when talking about the workouts; if a load is too heavy it is always better to use something manageable relatively, or use a percentage of the prescribed loading so that movements can be completed in fewer sets. Often, one workout a day with the right amount intensity is enough to gain fitness benefits from strength and conditioning. Workouts sometimes have high level skills programmed, or need specific equipment, but there are many modifications and scaled options. The program allows for flexibility and variation because CrossFit can be done almost anywhere. CrossFit is safe, effective, and efficient because is scalable for everyone regardless of age, injuries or fitness level. CrossFit is safe because the movements are natural and with a coach, can help be refined to avoid chronic disease, injury, and also refine nutrition. A big misconception is that one must be fit to start CrossFit, but actually CrossFit is a method of getting fit.
CrossFit and the methodology has been proven to improve health and fitness through exercise and nutrition. Benefits include: increase lean muscle mass, lower body fat percentage, stable insulin, stronger bones, mental toughness, and an overall more positive psychological state. This is all accomplished through workouts that can be adjusted to meet athletes at the level they are currently at, and measuring food intake for fitness and lifestyle.
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