My “problem” with crossfit is multi-fold:
Firstly, I have read their “workout of the day.” Those who think that this wod will build muscle are mistaken. I know the stand pat answer is “the wod is not for muscle building.” Fine, then why do they (most members and their “coach”) pass it off as muscle building?
Secondly, why do they feel a need to denegrade bodybuilders for the movements that they perform?
I am not referring to the amount of steroids that pro BB take, I am speaking of the various movements that the typical body builder at any level might perform. Is it important to denegrate anothers training in order to feel important? I don’t like it when some on this site attack Powerlifters either. (That’s another post).
Thirdly, why do they elevate Gymnasts to an unrealistic level? Is it because their “coach” was a Gymastics instructor? I know Gymansts have great physiques (most of them). However, if it’s physiques that you are impressed with, body builders have better physiques! Also, ever see how Grapplers train? Ever get a good look at the physiques on high level grapplers? My point is that there are plenty of atheletes in many different sports who sport a great physique and train hard.
Fourthly, I have read their site before and it reads like a sanitized High School gym class. They don’t even pretend to have free speech over there. Quite frankly in my opinion it’s a joke, and run like a Mom and Pop corner store. I also think there is plenty of kool aid drinking going on over there…lol: “Yes, Coach, whatever you say Coach…you are wise…we are idiot peasants.” Hey, if you like that sort of environment go for it!
Personally (and that is what it’s all about personal tastes) I like the rough and tumble T-Nation style. In addition to that I have no idea how much time people have. However, if you are looking for THE BEST muscle building information on the net, then why waste your time at crossfit when you be at T-Nation instead?
Most newbies to T-Nation have no idea all of the quality muscle building articles that are available for free!
Okay…now who asked me that question?