metabolism problems in crossfit

Anyone who has ever trained in a crossfit box knows it's loud, fun, competitive and you can really power yourself up. The enthusiasm for the sport is therefore enormous with many and it is often trained over 5 times the week intensively. On the one hand it's great and you can get fitter than ever. On the other hand, there are also risks that you should take into account. When looking after crossfitters we often see similar problems in the metabolism.

If you have a good feeling for your body, the intensity is automatically reduced through the frequency of training. . This has the consequence that the metabolism resembles that of an endurance athlete in the long run. The basic endurance is very good, but the acid tolerance and thus the performance in the high-intensity range is lost. This is how it is perceived in training, when you break in at high intensity. In addition, the immune system reacts faster due to this insufficient acid tolerance, which can be accompanied by digestive problems or a bad skin appearance.

If the feeling for the own body is bad, it is clear what happens. Each workout is full power, the body simply has to perform and is more and more distorted. In the measurements we see this overload at different parameters. Such “overtraining” is also noticeable, of course. A general tiredness prevails, the sleep quality is bad, in the morning you have trouble getting up, the motivation decreases and the training becomes a “must”.

In order to prevent these problems, to keep the fun of sports in the long run and to increase performance, you should consider the following points.

  • Very important is the programming. Your training scope and intensity are optimally adjusted to your individual fitness and to your everyday stress.
  • Those who demand a lot from their bodies must also give them the necessary fuel. The nutrition should be adapted to your load (training or everyday life).
  • The more training you do, the more important regeneration becomes. A cooldown after intensive sessions and regular walks are recommended. In addition, short breaks in everyday working life, massages, saunas, autogenic training, etc. are helpful.
  • Your everyday stress should also be taken into account. If this is significantly increased for any reason, the training must be adjusted accordingly.


I hope this Blog was helpful and wish you a lot of fun with your next workout!

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