Don't forget to warm up
Warming up gradually introduces your body to more physical activity. It is based on low-intensity sports movements, at a slower pace and lighter weight.
This limits the risk of injury and helps reduce muscle soreness.
Warming up also raises your heart rate to stimulate blood flow to your muscles, relax your joints and raise your body temperature.
Watch your hydration
One of the most attractive elements of Cross Training is the variety of exercises. Each day has its own 'WOD' (Workout of the Day) that brings you new combinations, new challenges to conquer and makes you lose a liter of sweat.
When you sweat, your body loses more water. Electrolytes (small molecules that carry electrical charges through your body) are essential for muscle function, and are also lost in sweat. This is why a drink full of electrolytes is essential to avoid injury because the more dehydrated, the greater the risk of a tear, strain, or tendonitis.
HOW TO EAT TO AVOID INJURY IN CROSSFIT?
The first thing to do is to consume enough calories. In fact, if you are calorie deficient, your risk of injury will increase because losing weight makes your tendons more weak. In addition, fatigue caused by a lack of energy will tend to tire you out and promote neglect during exercise.
Inflammation is a root cause of anxiety and physical injury. When inflammation in the gut occurs from the consumption of refined sugars, processed foods, and industrial oils (soybean, corn, and grape), the mind becomes tense and anxious. Similarly, this stress manifests itself throughout the body, preventing healing and joint health, which greatly increases the risk of acute and chronic injuries.
As you understand, you have to focus on natural, unprocessed foods rich in essential nutrients such as organic meats, organic vegetables, polyunsaturated fatty acids and complex carbohydrates.