There are 3.5 reasons Crossfit is terrible for you. Yes, that’s three and a half. Also, did you know Crossfit can make you a better leader?
This was taken after a class at Crossfit Postal in Boone, NC.
This picture was taken at Crossfit Pintados in Cebu City, Philippines.
1. It makes you a BEAST
Seriously, it does. But who wants to be strong anyway? Who wants to easily accomplish daily tasks that many other can’t? Who wants to easily pick up all the bags of groceries (in one trip) because you’ve trained your body to dead-lift a few hundred pounds? And if you’re single, skinny is the new thing, not strong, you shouldn’t be strong. Keep it Justin Beiber and the like.
2. It gives you COMMUNITY
Cookouts, accountability partners, and new friends. Think of Crossfit as a church small group, but you guys (and girls) do burpees instead of read and eat. It doesn’t sound as good, don’t join. Who wants to expand their circle of friends, anyway?
3. It gives you improved HEALTH
With health comes other responsibilities like eating healthy (sometimes) and bigger problems like having lower health costs in the future. Who needs money? Mo money mo problems.
3.5. It’s a no BRAINER
I gave this one a half because some people love it and some hate it. The bottom line is that you can be as engaged or as disengaged with your workouts as you like, and still achieve results. The daily workout is made for you, and once your coach gets to know you, they will be able to customize certain movements and weights that you may not be able to do yet. So it’s a plus for people like me who hate worrying about what I worked out yesterday and what exercises I should do today. On the other hand, if you’re really into that, then you have the freedom to go above and beyond the workouts and RX+.
If you’re totally into working out and you love learning and studying different movements, protein shakes, and diets (IIFYM), then Crossfit is probably not for you. But, if you’re an average person who wants to be healthier, you can’t go wrong. And if you live in Boone, come workout with me at Crossfit Postal.