The CrossFit Journal is a great resource for info about the CrossFit lifestyle, CrossFit competitions, and the science behind some of what we do. At only $25 per year, it's a small price to pay to have access to tons of videos and articles. Luckily, if you don't want to pay for the yearly subscription, they post a few free articles now and then.
That leads us to "The Cost of CrossFit". It's a free article that tells the story of Bruce Hughes, a 65 year old CrossFitter in Cedar City, Utah. He tells his story of going from being "diagnosed with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes" to gaining lean mass (14 lbs!), losing a bunch of fat (39 lbs!), taking his cholesterol back to an acceptable level, and even reversing his diabetes.
When asked by his friends what CrossFit costs, he tells them it's free because he saves so much money on medications each month, it easily covers the cost of his gym membership.
Read it. It's short, sweet, and might give you a new perspective of what CrossFit can do. Post thoughts to comments.
AMRAP 8 minutes:
5 Snatch (135/95)
10 Bar Facing Burpees
2 minutes rest
AMRAP 4 minutes:
3 Snatch (165/115)
6 Bar Facing Burpees
Posted by Armen.