We all have friends that don't CrossFit, and we all know people who find out how we train and immediately begin to tell us all the reasons why we're wrong. "Squats are bad for your knees" or "Aren't you afraid you'll get hurt?" or "Girls shouldn't lift weights because they'll get really manly" are some of my favorite objections. But when you press them for a reason or proof, their responses tend to be "Well that's just common sense" or "Haven't you seen all those crazy manly bodybuilder women?!"...or in other words they don't have any idea what they're talking about and felt that they needed to share their baseless opinions with you.
In most of these situations you can safely ignore what they have to say because they're not basing their opinion on sound reasoning or reality, but are instead using "common sense" or hearsay. The thing is people will always want to express their opinion on your actions, especially with something as touchy as exercise (think of the differences between yoga and cycling and climbing and running and CrossFit and how possessive each of those groups are of their methodology). When they offer their opinion, don't argue because that'll get you no where. Instead, try to invite them to try out a class so they can actually get an idea of what it is they're talking about. If they refuse that, then you can't help them, so don't sweat it!
And if you wonder why we do what we do, ask us! We'll be happy to answer your questions about why we tell you to do the things we tell you to do.
Just a reminder: tonight's class schedule is new - 4PM, 5PM, 6PM, 7PM, and 8PM. See you tonight!
3 rounds for time of:
21 kb swings (53/35)
12 pull ups
Posted by Armen.