Crossfit is perhaps the most popular form of exercise practiced in Costa Rica these days, yet some still have questions about rumors that is may cause more injuries than other workout and sporting activities.
The discipline came to Costa Rica from the United States about eight years ago and followed through on its promise to change the way Ticos exercise. It’s made exercise fun and motivating.
The Journal of Stress and Conditioning Research featured a study that showed that Crossfit training injury rates are similar to those seen in weightlifting and gymnastics and lower than those seen in contact sports like rugby.
To avoid injuries, doctors and trainers alike recommend knowing your limits and giving your body time to rest. Also pay careful attention to any old injuries as to not aggravate them. Even if you have some condition, say a heart condition, you may be able to practice a modified Crossfit routine.
Crossfit classes are done as group classes which adds a social and competitive aspect to it. Crossfit communities foster healthy competition and supporting everyone to improve every day.