By now we’ve all heard the talking heads discuss why “CrossFit is Dangerous” and I even broke down in Part 1 why it could be dangerous and why it’s actually not if you approach it properly and with great trainers.
Unfortunately, many people still think CrossFit is dangerous, especially for older people, those who are overweight and those who are not already “in shape.”
I’m here to tell you why you are the perfect candidate for CrossFit even if you fit in to any of these categories.
Your goals and values are different.
You’ve got the wisdom to realize your ego doesn’t serve you. You have no need to beat the person next to you or show off, by dangerously lifting inappropriate amounts of weight. You don’t need to impress that girl in class by doing a muscle up when you can’t even perform a dip safely.
If all you want to do, is move better and get stronger so you can live out your golden years with strength and dignity, well then CrossFit is the program for you.
Granted, you have to have a good coach. (You might be a perfect candidate for a knee replacement, but if you get a shitty surgeon…. well, you know what I’m saying.)
You need to go through a long and thorough foundations course that teaches you flexibility, proper technique and gives you experience with the different movements. Those things will help you understand how to modify and scale them appropriately to your level.
We’ve got over 100 members at CrossFit Innate. Some of our hardest workers are in their 50s, 60s and 70s. They show up, put in the work and get results, without getting injured.