Just like with any other paid membership where you have coaching, you will find out right away if your Crossfit gym is quality or not. Is there an urge during some WODs to do deadlifts at a faster pace? Yes, at some point, a WOD like that might come up. In a quality program, this type of work out would be a lighter deadlift (for example, "as perscribed", the deadlift might be 115 lbs. However, that should not be your one rep max, so in a workout with higher rep for time deadlifts, you would probably scale that weight down even further). Again, if the place you are going to is quality, they will urge form over speed any day. The object is not to get people hurt.
Originally Posted by magnolia1973
People get hurt in Crossfit mostly because their ego gets away from them and they do too much, too fast, too soon. I am a shorter, lighter person so for the most part, I usually am one of the last to finish in my gym, and do so usually with less weight than other people. That being said, my coaches have NEVER pushed me past my limits or encouraged anything other than great form during any type of lift.
I paid for a personal trainer once that tried to instruct the kettlebell swing. I practically threw my back out learning, because he did not stress good form, and was out of the game for two weeks. That was with a really light kettlebell, too. When I relearned the swing at my Crossfit gym, I learned it the right way, and now am doing safe, effective American swings at 35 lbs. Does that mean all personal trainers are horrible and all Crossfit gyms are great? Of course not. Crossfit is fun and effective for me.
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