CrossFit isn’t for everyone…but it IS for me.

People love to hate on CrossFit since it’s such a “hardcore workout” and people are “prone to injury”. I love to argue the fact that it’s whatever you make it.

Feeling like poop? Don’t go. Or, if you do want to go workout, you don’t have to go full tilt on every damn workout. I sure as heck don’t. You don’t have to get better each time you do a deadlift, or a pushpress. There are plenty of times where I’m feeling sluggish when I head into CrossFit and I’m just not feeling it, so I don’t lift as heavy, I don’t go as hard, or as fast.

It drives me nuts when people comment (not here) saying that so many people get injured because of it.

Well let me tell you something. CrossFit isn’t for everyone.

Neither is hockey.

Neither is running.

Neither is cooking in the kitchen, for fear of chopping a finger off!

Do you get what I’m saying? There’s a reason CrossFit classes are small. There’s only one coach who is with you the entire class, walking around looking at people’s form. Making sure everyone is doing the correct movements, and if they’re not — you’ll get fixed and shown how to do the workout properly without getting injured.

I took TWELVE days off CrossFit, because I tweaked my shoulder. Due to me doing improper pushups. On November 1st, I went back to CrossFit and told my coach what was going on. He took me aside while everyone was doing the warm up before the WOD and showed me how to keep my shoulders pinched, my abs in, and do them off my knees instead. Now, 35 days later my shoulder feels fine and I’m still going strong on the 50 day pushup challenge.

There’s passion here, can’t you tell?  ;)

So yeah. CrossFit may not be for everyone. My former running buddy-turned friend (who just had a baby by the way!)  was the one who introduced me to CrossFit in February 2011, she actually decided to stop going to CrossFit altogether. It’s just not her thing any more.

 

Please. Don’t bash it til you try it. Then, hate on it all you want and go do the sports you love.

 

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  1. I think there’s also a group of people who don’t hate on crossfit but rather hate on crossfitters. As with every activity or group – there is a percentage of crossfitters that are cultish and way too in your face about how everything you’re doing is wrong because you don’t crossfit. “Crossfit isn’t an activity but a way of life..blah blah…douchey comments…judgey comments..blah blah.” We’ve all talked to that guy or gal.
    But I think what people forget is that these people exist with every activity. There are runner douches, basketball douches, band douches, computer douches… So you can hate on the douchey crossfitters – but they aren’t all like that.

    (and I don’t even crossfit…but I do hate that the gyms are called boxes. if i ever do it, i’m calling it a gym because i couldn’t refer to “my box” with a straight face)
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  2. I love Kristen’s comments. As a person who is just finding her fitness feet, the intensity of some Crossfitters can be a little (lot) intimidating. That being said, I was once one of those people who would hate on runners who were out in all kinds of weather. It was mostly because I was jealous that I wasn’t as committed or dedicated and at hmm 264lbs I never saw myself as being able to run.

    I’d love to give a crossfit class a try as my fitness level and goals progress.

  3. So well put girl! I totally agree and cannot stand when people want to talk crap about it and HAVE NEVER TRIED IT! Kristen is right too – there are douches in every sport. I am all for finding what YOU love and doing because you love it not doing something because someone tells you its better.

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