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I'm trying my first crossfit class tomorrow, and I'm nervous! I haven't done any high intensity exercise in ages (I work out, just gently). But the box near me offers a free class for interested parties on Saturday mornings so I figured I would try something new. Now I just have to get through that hour without getting broken. :?

 

Reassurance that the coaches won't kill me and/or advice for first timers appreciated. :)

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From everything I've heard, CrossFit workouts are always scaled to your ability. If there's an exercise you can't do due to injury/weakness/inflexibility, the coach will help you replace it or work around it. And nobody will look twice at you for doing so, as a great deal of Crossfitters do this. It's not like you'll have 20 people busting out chest-to-bar pull-ups like they're nothing and then you alone in the corner with a resistance band. There's a wide range of ability.

Full disclosure; I don't actually do CrossFit. But this is what I have heard, I've heard it from multiple unaffiliated sources, and nothing I've ever read has contradicted this.

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You'll be fine....well done for having the courage to try it out!

 

The key thing to remember is that there will inevitably be a lot of things that you can't do, and that you need to scale - even if you're already an uber-athlete. This is fine, expected, and everyone goes through it. Just celebrate your *own* progress and try not to compare yourself to other people. :) Oh, and have fun!

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I went! And it was great. Everybody was super welcoming, and the coach gave me a lot of one-on-one instruction to make sure my form was correct. And she gave me an adjusted workout since it was my first time. Sure, I finished my workout last, but I did finish!

 

So I'm going to sign up for their six On-Ramp classes before I decide if want to keep with it, because it's certainly not a cheap investment.

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Nice choice! I've been doing crossfit for about a month now including the on ramp classes and I really like the setup. Warming up, stretching and skills work is all built in to help you grow as an athlete. The only thing that I haven't needed to scale was burpees. I'd love to hear what worthless your doing!

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I start my on ramp classes next Tuesday, so once I get there I'll post the workouts we do. So far the one class I went to the WOD was 400m row, 10 kb deadlifts, and 20 sit ups. For the non-newbies it was 50 double-unders, 5 barbell deadlifts (135 lb or 225 lbs) and 20 sit-ups. 

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