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Three Tips for CrossFit Newcomers

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Pediatric dentist Glenn J. Marie, DDS operates his private practice in Staten Island, where he works primarily with children with autism spectrum disorders and Down Syndrome. Outside of his work in pediatric dentistry, Glenn J. Marie, DDS enjoys working out at his local CrossFit gym.

One of the most popular exercise programs in recent years, CrossFit may seem intimidating to those who have never stepped inside a gym before. Here are three tips to help CrossFit newcomers make the most of their workouts.

Always ask for clarification – If you do not fully grasp an exercise, never hesitate to ask someone for help. Not only will asking for clarification help you make the most of your time in the gym, but it will also help you improve your form and prevent injury.

Don’t forget nutrition – When people fail to experience gains in strength or endurance, one of the most common reasons involves their food intake. A healthy, clean diet improves many different performance areas, from muscle building and stamina to recovery time and immune system health.

Don’t overdo it – As any experienced athlete or weightlifter will tell you, rest and recovery are the keys to making real progress. If you overwork your muscles, you may prevent them from rebuilding and slow your overall progression.