I'll be interested to hear what you think of it. It sounds like it really depends on the quality of the coaches.
Careful with the shoulder, back, etc (but you already know that)
Yeah I’ve been resistant to try it due to injury concerns and just general soreness from working out muscles that don’t see frequent use. My thighs are still sore from just the squats with the bar Friday!
We’ve got a good coach it seems and I do need some strength training added to the training plan as I get older. I’m not that into classes so I’m dubious I’ll follow through but I’m listening to my wife and trying it out;)
I did conclude from just the short session that the glute weakness that is the likely root cause of my current hip issues is probably related to my knee hernia (from the crash in Hurricane a few years ago). I buckle my knee inward to avoid having it pop out...
The people I know who have really gotten into CrossFit seem to be partly drawn in by fun and social aspects, which I don’t see happening to you. No question they get stronger though. A couple have had crazy injuries like ruptured Achilles but most of them haven’t. They do learn a lot about correct form.
I’ve considered it - or something similar - as a way to force my body to be exposed to new stresses and hopefully get stronger than I would on my own. But it’s a 20+ minute drive to any gym and we have a basement full of fitness equipment so I keep thinking I should be able to get stronger at home in less time for free. But a good coach can be really motivating.
From a distance, it seems like CrossFit workouts are not designed for individual needs. Although exercises are modified to suit each person’s current level, I’m not sure you could say, “I have no interest in working on any version of a handstand push-up, thanks, but as a skier, I’d like to do a few more squats.” Anyway, please keep us posted!