For first-time CrossFit members, and some more experienced members, feeling sore is not uncommon. While it may not feel great, it is the feeling of progress, and your body will become accustom to your new workout routine, and being taken out of its comfort zone.
Why You Are Sore
Crossfit is intense. While we ensure that you are not working harder than your ability, intensity is the name of the game. But when you body is not used to working out at this level, your muscle fibers tear. This is typical of any workout, but CrossFit especially. These small tears in your muscle are not damaging, rather they are needed so that your body fixes and builds your muscles.
How To Relieve Soreness
While the soreness is essential to your CrossFit routine, it is also important to take the time to heal. Take it easy the day after your time in the Box and indirectly ice your sore areas. Taking a day or so is generally a good idea, but you should also continue your workouts when you feel that you are ready. Don’t let a little soreness keep you from your goals.
When To Come Back
This is a question that we can only answer in part because it really just depends. Only you know your body, and by listening to it you should be able to determine when you should re-enter the Box. If you are unsure, contact us and we will be glad to discuss it with you.
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