All CrossFit athletes want to perform their best at what they love while minimizing the risk of injury and overuse. Let’s face it: Injuries and chronic muscle or joint pain suck. Do you find yourself constantly struggling with:
- repetitive muscle strain or joint pain
- discomfort from overly sore/tight muscles
- movement restrictions
- lack of joint mobility in key load bearing joints
Have you ever wondered why?
In this article, we’ll answer that question. We’ll also discuss how yoga can help CrossFit athletes unravel poor posture habits, and the multiple benefits that you can gain by adding yoga to your regular training regime. Here’s a sneak peak:
Benefits of Yoga for CrossFit Athletes
Yoga is a perfect complement to the sport of CrossFit and can benefit athletes of all disciplines, genders, ages and abilities.
When you get into the fitness habit of taking a yoga class designed with the athlete in mind, it will force you to slow down and pay attention to the body you bring into all of your activities.
You’ll be given cues to correct your biomechanics and opportunities to create muscular strength, endurance and flexibility in desirable ranges of motion. This will translate into WOD success naturally as time progresses.
This is an excellent article and I encourage everyone to read it. Then sign up for yoga with Cecelia—your body will thank you!