Last week, a fitness 'coach' who writes for the Huffington Post, wrote a piece on CrossFit based on some YouTube videos she watched. Based on her extensive YouTube research, she came to the conclusion that CrossFit is only for maniacs. She calls the workout a "joint buster" and suggests you stick to a regimen of "25-30 minutes of cardio exercise, four times a week, fifty crunches and twenty pushups." Of course she's also had two hip replacement surgery's doing whatever it is she does and admits to not being able to do a single pull-up (after 25 years of fitness coaching?!) so I'm not sure her definition of fitness really equals mine. And, quite frankly, the only thing a crunch is good for is practicing how to curl up into the fetal position!
Bottom line: don't let people tell you what you're doing is crazy or dangerous or that you're in a cult. Keep on working hard, getting your results, and applying what you learn to your every day fitness.
I leave you with a great quote from Mark Rippetoe, former CrossFit subject matter expert on weightlifting:
"Anyone who says that full squats are 'bad for the knees' has, with that statement, demonstrated conclusively that they are not entitled to an opinion about the matter. People who know nothing about a topic, especially a very technical one that requires specific training, knowledge, and experience, are not due an opinion about that topic and are better served by being quiet when it is asked about or discussed. For example, when brain surgery, or string theory, or the NFL draft, or women's dress sizes, or white wine is being discussed, I remain quiet, odd though that may seem. But seldom is this the case when orthopedic surgeons, athletic trainers, physical therapists, or nurses are asked about full squats."
5 rounds for time:
10 Turkish Get-Ups (left)
40 Double Unders
10 Turkish Get-Ups (right)
40 Double Unders
Posted by Zareh.