CrossFit: The Good and the Bad

I think that as a community, we can all agree that CrossFit has changed each of our lives for the better.  We are all fitter, healthier, and harder working people then we were before we started this program.  Outside our box here in Santa Cruz, CrossFit has gone global and is helping people all over the world reach their fitness goals.  The “cult” of CrossFit is becoming a real phenomenon, and is spreading rapidly.  People are buying into the lifestyle, whether it is eating Paleo or buying the latest Reebok gear.  Some people, you may say, are addicted to CrossFit.  In my opinion, if you had to have an addiction, CrossFit wouldn’t be the worst way to go :).

However, let’s be honest.  CrossFit isn’t all daisies and sunshine 100% of the time.  As with anything in life, there are always certain aspects that just tick us off or rub us the wrong way.  Think of it as a sort of love/hate relationship.  Yes, I know, I know, First World problems.  But humor me here.  It could be anything, big or small.  Maybe you can’t find a jump rope that fits you before the WOD, or someone took your favorite lifting platform, and now you’ll never be able to PR (I know that I HAVE to be in the center rack in order to lift well).  Maybe you can’t stand the CrossFit guys that are covered in tribal tattoos (I know this is one of my biggest pet peeves!).  Or the fact that when you are at a social gathering with a bunch of CrossFitters, all they manage to talk about is the WOD they did earlier or what Paleo meal they ate that morning.  Maybe you really, really hate when people wear Vibram toe shoes (let’s be honest, those things are an eye sore, plus they stink!).  I remember being at a CrossFit competition where a guy had a shirt on that said, “This shirt looks better on the ground.”  I just rolled my eyes and chuckled to myself (you can imagine what words I was thinking in my head to describe this dude).  Think about it long and hard.  What “turns you off” the most to CrossFit?

Workout:

“Kipping Clinic”

*Another chance to come work on learning the all important kipping pullup!

*If you are advanced with kipping pullups you will work on the following:

Weighted Pullups 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 (working up to a 1RM for the day)

WOD: 15-12-9-6-3

Overhead Squat (95/65)

Pullup