Not to pile on Crossfit too much or turn this even more into an anti-crossfit post, but for me one of the biggest reasons I don’t like it is the people who believe that Crossfit is the end all and be all of everything in fitness.
seems like a pretty retarded reason to dislike crossfit. that’s like saying “i hate mma because of all the tough guys wearing affliction and tapout shirts thinking they are fighters”.
I’m sure that most guys who wear tap out and affliction shirts are open to enjoying other sports and understand that different systems have different qualities that make them better at some things more than others.
My point was, a lot of crossfit users/believers don’t seem all that open to trying different programs or even accepting that there are benefits to non-crossfit programs and anytime you try to disagree with them, they usually try to point out how retarded you are.
that’s all true. but i fail to see how the closed minded nature of crossfit’s following, impacts upon the training protocol that crossfit itself promotes.
OP for mma purposes i wouldn’t follow the main site workouts. i would look up the “hero” workouts or the “crossfit girls” workouts and do these maybe once or twice a week, either that or any decent metcons that come up on the main site.
the most important part and bulk of your training and cardio should come from drills and sparring in class.