#2523 – 7 Reasons Why I Do CrossFit
7 REASONS WHY I DO CROSSFIT
had a patient today say to me, “Hey I wanted to ask you if you had seen that article that is going around about a girl talking about Why She Doesn’t Do CrossFit. Have you seen that?”
No I hadn’t seen it, but as soon as I logged into my facebook account I saw it…EVERYWHERE. So let me tell you, sort of in response to that, my reasons why I DO do CrossFit.
First of all, back when I started CrossFit, no one asked me if I did it because people didn’t know what it was and it was always an awkward conversation trying to explain to people what it was. The question wasn’t “Do you do crossfit”, it was more like “Hey what do you do?”. I would start to answer and they would say, “No not you, I mean YOU (pointing to my wife). What do YOU do. How do I look like you?”. I digress.
Do I think CrossFit is perfect and executed excellently at every gym? No, but I don’t think anything is. Part of the reason I started doing workshops at CrossFit gyms was to help improve on that, instead of just criticizing it as is so common.
Here are my top 7 reasons why I do CrossFit.
1. CAMARADERIE – I recently did the workout Murph on Memorial Day and as I was running to finish, a number of athletes who finished before me came out and ran with me while I finished up. If i were to go to LA fitness and do a workout, the random dudes doing kipping bicep curls aren’t going to hop on a treadmill next to me and start running with me. That would be weird and nobody wants that anyways. CrossFit offers a unique form of camaraderie and it is very powerful.
2. SEEING INJURIES/PAINS GO AWAY – Yes, I have seen injuries and pains go AWAY when people started doing CrossFit. Best example: My wife. When she started doing CrossFit in 2008, she was a weakling and she won’t be mad at me for saying that because she knows it’s true. When my buddy and I were working out and she came with us, she couldn’t even BUDGE a 135# deadlift off the floor. Not 1 inch. Her bodyweight is less than 130# and she snatches 160# now. And yes, that was just from training CrossFit.
3. FUN -When I was in chiropractic school, so many of my classmates would call me “crossfit”. “Oh hey crossfit..blablabla”. I can’t even tell you how many chiropractors that I went to school with have e-mailed or texted me saying, “WHY didn’t I start doing this before?! It is WAY more fun than the workouts I was doing before”. Shouldn’t exercising be fun?
4. CHANGING IT UP – There is often an argument that CrossFit is stupid because it is a bunch of random exercises. Part of the thing I like about CrossFit is that it is a bunch of random exercises. The reason I started CrossFit was because I was sick of doing a very set schedule of movements and drills.
Clean & Jerk
Every 2:00 for 14:00 (7 sets)
3 @ 75%
3 @ 75%
2 @ 80%
2 @ 85%
2 @ 85%
2 @ 90%
CF Open WOD 14.5 (modified slightly)
Compare to 2/16/15
As many Rounds as Posible in 15 Mins.
50 Cal Row
40 Wallballs 20/14#
30 Toes to Bar
20 Power Cleans 135/95#
10 Muscle Ups (20 Chest to Bar)
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