I have seen a lot of negative feedback from people in regards to Crossfit, and thought I would post my opinion on it. Sorry if its in the wrong spot its my first post.
I have been training from their website WOD for around 6 months with about a month off due to a broken foot.
What I like the most is the variation that is offered, and while it might seem strange to follow a set of max rep chin ups (kipping or dead hang) with a 400m run then reapeat as many times as you can in 20 minutes (the workout Nicole). The gains in cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, agility, balance, coordination, and (less measurable for myself) accuracy are fantastic.
Granted specialising purely in these aspects is much better for improvement, but I am not looking to be a powerlifter, or marathon runner. I am seeking what could be considered elite general fitness.
Before I started I was skeptical, very skeptical, but I tried it and loved it. Everything Crossfit programs goes against almost all the principles I learned at University for strength and conditioning. Their nutrition advice led me on a 3 week mission to find anything that really stood up against it. I came back with very little.
Now I follow the WOD 6 days a week, stick to the Zone diet 90% of the time and feel great. Ok maybe I would feel better doing another sport? But I love this and plan to gain accreditation in Crossfit.
Before you decide Crossfit is bullshit, give it a go, if not then why say anything. I understand that some Crossfitters can be arrogant and seem to believe their shit doesn’t stink but there has been a recently released article in the Crossfit Journal called “Crossfitters be Nice”. It reminds them that they aren’t the worlds best and if someone doesn;t want to change their training then don’t automatically judge them.