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Old 06-14-2013, 12:25 AM   #1
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Default We must stop Crossfit!

Ok guys. I don't know how many of you do Crossfit (or know people who do) but I find this article hilarious. I know many people who do it, including my former roommate and best friend, and this article is seriously dead on.

If you've had the experiences I've had, I think you will find this funny too. It's all in good fun. I know you Crossfitters are intense and it's a great workout. Hopefully you'll find it funny too.



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It was a fun article. The best thing about it in my opinion, is that I do crossfit for a lot of the reasons he listed NOT to do crossfit. Ha! Sans the whole couple thing and the never going to get into shape thing. It is kind of a cult though...
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:00 AM   #3
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It was a fun article. The best thing about it in my opinion, is that I do crossfit for a lot of the reasons he listed NOT to do crossfit. Ha! Sans the whole couple thing and the never going to get into shape thing. It is kind of a cult though...
The cult part is what hooked my roommate! She's in it so deep now. She will have "Xfit" friends hangout sessions, she's all over the facebook page for her gym, posting nonstop about it online, she had every episode of the Crossfit Games DVRed and would rewatch them weekly. She's obsessed with getting online RIGHT at 10pm nightly when the WOD goes up for the next day. She's even had a Crossfit relationship, which of course ended poorly and now they are left to just stare awkwardly at each other whenever they are "at the box" together.

None of this is bad, really. And she's very healthy and fit. I just like to pick on her about it.
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I don't quite go to that extreme, but my morning routine consists of sitting down at my desk with my cottage cheese, nuts and whatever carb I choose that morning and perusing the crossfit page for the new WOD and all the early bird's times on it so I can gauge myself that day while I wait for my Marines to show up. It really helps the day go by quickly knowing that in a few hours I get to go to the box and have fun with a workout that I may not have done before.
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That first sentence may have been a run on...

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Old 06-14-2013, 01:12 AM   #6
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I don't quite go to that extreme, but my morning routine consists of sitting down at my desk with my cottage cheese, nuts and whatever carb I choose that morning and perusing the crossfit page for the new WOD and all the early bird's times on it so I can gauge myself that day while I wait for my Marines to show up. It really helps the day go by quickly knowing that in a few hours I get to go to the box and have fun with a workout that I may not have done before.
She actually just went up to Charlotte a few weekends ago to get certified to become a coach, so I suppose she will be doing that as supplemental income soon. I'm glad she found somewhere she can be happy and something that works for her. Still super cult-y to me, though. haha

PS that crap is EXPENSIVE! 1000 bucks for a 2 day certification course you're not guaranteed to pass. Crazy.
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:49 AM   #7
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I hate crossfit because all my friends that do it all constantly post pics on facebook of them working out. I mean every single crossfit friend that does it, has pics online. Its a great workout and good for reaching goals but I am tired of f-ing seeing pics.
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She actually just went up to Charlotte a few weekends ago to get certified to become a coach, so I suppose she will be doing that as supplemental income soon. I'm glad she found somewhere she can be happy and something that works for her. Still super cult-y to me, though. haha

PS that crap is EXPENSIVE! 1000 bucks for a 2 day certification course you're not guaranteed to pass. Crazy.
What kind of job does your roommate have. How does she have time to do all this Crossfit whatever that is.
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I hate crossfit because all my friends that do it all constantly post pics on facebook of them working out. I mean every single crossfit friend that does it, has pics online. Its a great workout and good for reaching goals but I am tired of f-ing seeing pics.
Honestly, I think my favorite part of the article was when he said "Facebook asks 'What's on your mind?', not 'How was Crossfit today?'" SO TRUE.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:21 AM   #10
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She actually just went up to Charlotte a few weekends ago to get certified to become a coach, so I suppose she will be doing that as supplemental income soon. I'm glad she found somewhere she can be happy and something that works for her. Still super cult-y to me, though. haha

PS that crap is EXPENSIVE! 1000 bucks for a 2 day certification course you're not guaranteed to pass. Crazy.
Kind of like zumba
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Never done it. I exercise the old fashion way, with a pair of running shoes and my feet and eating somewhat healthy
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:51 AM   #12
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It's not really a cult, just a fad.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:56 AM   #13
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I own/operate a "regular gym" and a "crossfit box" so I have a pretty unique perspective on this one. The article is a little funny and a lot ignorant, though, for sure.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:08 AM   #14
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What kind of job does your roommate have. How does she have time to do all this Crossfit whatever that is.
They are in college, so I would assume she doesn't have a real job.
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On the topic though, it does get aggravating. Especially because it seems like MOST of the people doing CrossFit on my FB were the people in high school and college that I knew who were very unathletic or primed for working out in the first place...yet now, "they are beasts" and it has developed a chip on their shoulder that allows them to think they could translate their CF success to other fields (playing football, MMA, kicking my ass, etc).
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It's big here in Utah, and it seems like there is one on every damn corner now. I know a lot of people that do it, but don't care one way or the other. That said, the derby league I ref for got a new coach this season, and she is a crossfit trainer. She definitely helped with some of the girls agility and stamina, and doesn't seem too extreme. I know they said she squats something ridiculous amount, and I wouldn't mess with her. Pretty sure if she starts managing them during bouts, and screams at me about a call...I'd probably cry.
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One of our former pitchers, Chris Spigner, is an instructor in the Cayman Islands, and regularly competes.
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I hate crossfit because all my friends that do it all constantly post pics on facebook of them working out. I mean every single crossfit friend that does it, has pics online. Its a great workout and good for reaching goals but I am tired of f-ing seeing pics.
Amen. Number one rule of social media, if you post a mirror picture with your shirt off, we can't be friends. Most guys that feel the need to post pictures of themselves flexing in the mirror are the ones that have the most trouble getting the ladies these days anyway.
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Honestly, I think my favorite part of the article was when he said "Facebook asks 'What's on your mind?', not 'How was Crossfit today?'" SO TRUE.
This is what drives me crazy! And its not just Crossfit. Working out is great, but I dont need to know everything you did during the day. Its all for attention.
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What kind of job does your roommate have. How does she have time to do all this Crossfit whatever that is.
She's still in school and works part time. She's doing a victory lap when she should have graduated already.

She was also on the Dance Team here at USC, and they were required to go to Crossfit twice weekly as part of their training. Some (like her) took a greater liking to it and went as often as possible.
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