Ways to Not Look Like a Newb by Coach Chad
Nobody wants to be that guy/girl right? You know the one I’m talking about. The one who doesn’t know what Lululemons are or why everybody wears those weird high heel shoes while they’re lifting weights. Let’s be honest. CrossFit IS 50% fashion show right?
To be serious though, everyone has a deep-seated desire to look like they know what they’re doing. It’s a comfort thing. So in order to keep you firmly in the driver’s seat of your own awesomeness, here are the top 10 ways to not look like a total newbie:
- Don’t walk in front of someone else while they’re lifting. This one really chaps my lips. Just don’t do it!
- Always face the wall while using the racks.
- Buy some Reebok CrossFit shoes. If you just want trainers, get the Nanos. If you’re straight legit, own some Lifters as well.
- Get your own jump rope. The exact length is critical here (that’s what she said). One you find what you need, don’t ever change it!
- Show up early and mobilize. This involves your body and a foam roller/lacrosse ball/band. Make yourself better instead of just talking. Or showing up late. And then talking.
- Stay after and clean up after yourself/your fellow athletes. Someone might forget their kettlebell. They don’t want to have to walk around the building with it. You’ll forget something in the future so build up some good karma now.
- Wear something that fits well. You’re going to be pushing/pulling/squating/lifting your little buns off. Don’t wear something that looks like it’s 12 sizes too big or small. You’ll regret it.
- Don’t take a water break during part B. You aren’t going to dehydrate during a 10 minute workout. Pace yourself but don’t slack either. There’s plenty of time to rest later.
- Eat some protein and carbs within 30 minutes after your WOD. For most people (and convenience’s sake), that involves a scoop of protein and coconut water. Either way, fuel up to speed your recovery.
- Be consistent and come ready to learn. Eat up everything that the coaches say and ask questions when you’re not sure. That’s why we’re here!