The young guns have arrived.
Hitherto now, people have primarily done CrossFit for health and fitness reasons or as training for another sport or profession. But a new breed of CrossFitter is entering the picture, young guys (and girls) for whom CrossFit is first and foremost a sport. Up until now, I would bet that the vast majority of competitive CrossFitters did not start CrossFit with the specific desire to compete. They started doing CrossFit for a myriad of other reasons, got hooked, discovered that they had a lot of ability, and due to a coaches urging, started competing. The young guns are different. These are guys who first heard of CrossFit as a sport and started training expressly to compete. Maybe they are ex-high school or collegiate athletes who can no longer continue with their original sport, maybe they were casting around for a sport to satisfy their competitive drive, whatever the reason, these guys are seeing CrossFit in a wholly new light, different than the old timers who have come before.
CrossFit is entering a new era. It’s gonna be interesting.
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