Sometimes you have to think about how crazy our world is. People are just about willing to do anything for money, fame, or the mere chance at it.
I need some serious help in many departments, which became more evident after attempting to compete in the games open. In knew going in that I lacked a bunch of the skills needed to compete on any level, but I honestly had no idea how much help I really needed. I guess the whopping 65 burpees and the inability to do more than two horrible snatches at 135lbs was my final clue.
OMG! Yep I used a term I thought I’d never use in an article but in this case it’s appropriate. Most of the time when I speak with anyone involved in the CrossFit community, I sort of feel like an outsider. I work out alone, I don’t belong to any one box and so here I am, an impartial, although non-silent observer of all things CrossFit. I call stuff as I see it, and yes sometimes that offends people. I’m ok with that though, because sometimes people just have to hear things that might make them uncomfortable.Occasionally when I offend a reader I might be told what to do, how to do it and usually with what body part to do it with. Normally I receive these instructions via email. Anonymity is the weapon of choice for these electronic warriors. You see, they feel strong enough about their position that they’re compelled to speak out, but no so much that they want others to know their true identities. They shield themselves behind their fake online personas and dish out rhetoric without having the guts or balls to put their good name on the line.
The other day while doing some shopping at the commissary on Edwards AFB, I glanced at my phone while pushing a cart in the vegetable isle. I caught a post on Facebook, which detailed a lawsuit between the Sportsgrants (Fight Gone Bad) folks and CrossFit. I read the entire lawsuit while my wife shopped and when finished, instantly formulated my own opinion (of course).
Any venture whether it be fitness related or not, must grow, or it becomes stagnant and eventually dies. CrossFit is no exception, and as anyone can tell you, is growing by leaps and bounds. In just a few short years it has catapulted onto the fitness stage and taken the world by storm. From major endorsement deals, to commercials now running on national TV, it is everywhere. The question is, at what cost?
Just saw this posted on Facebook and thought I'd re-post. CrossFit is gonna get even bigger! Awesome!
The other day I had a conversation with my dad, which got me thinking. Well it wasn’t as much of a conversation as a statement he made. I asked him when he was going to start CrossFit. Without hesitation he told me with a smile, I’m retired, I’ve worked my whole life, and now I’m gonna enjoy it. I’m gonna eat what I want, and do whatever makes me happy.
Yep it’s a sensational title and no it’s not true, but what if it did happen and you could have prevented it? That’s right you, the one with the cold, the cough or the flu. The person that thinks that it’s ok to spread your cooties around without a care in the world. The one who doesn’t care about others and the disease you are spreading.