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Monday Oct 31st/Happy Halloween

By October 30, 2011Workout of the Day
I am just about to board my flight right and was reading an Esquire article on the male body and saw a nice CrossFit mention! Gym openings that reshaped us” Look under 2008

In the trend of mens magazines here is a post from Mens Health on Oct 11, 2011. It has some positive but also some negatives. Take a look and post your comments below: Inside The Cult of CrossFit: THE APPEAL OF CROSSFIT—A CONDITIONING program that mixes Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, calisthenics, gymnastics, sprints, plyometrics, and a few hard-to-categorize exercises like rope climbing—is that the workouts are short, intense, and constantly changing. So they were nothing like the long, monotonous, and unsatisfying workouts I’d been doing for most of my adult life Read the rest here: http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/cult-crossfit  Post any feedback below!    

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  • Gusto says:

    Well done morning crew, you guys rock! Thanks for making me feel right at home during my first ever morning WOD.

    Thanks for that awesome class Pistol Pete! Appreciate the help with my deadlift.

    Happy Halloween everyone!

  • Josh says:

    I read that article Fynn. I must say I’m definitely on the side of being “hooked” .. I can see a few holes in this guys story tough. He complained about being 140 pounds and didn’t like the fact that girls were encouraging him after they had finished before him, he found it “humiliating”. He also went on to complain about his “flat behind” and that there was no change after 3 months… change doesn’t come over night or in three months, and I have a feeling his caloric intake is questionable. I am of the mindset that he’s got some personal issues that may have come to surface there… Change doesn’t come over night, and it doesn’t in 3 months either.. It doesn’t seem like he joined crossfit to make a difference in his own personal fitness level. The article was definitely written from the stand point of a person who was paid to write an article and joined only to critique it. It may be for everyone but to each his own… Let him join Zumba!! Seems like he’d feel more comfortable dancing then working out… I’d love to hear your thoughts though on a few other issues he addressed throughout.

    • fynnster says:

      Josh the article was horribly written and I am very surprised that it made the final cut. You should take a look at the response it is getting on mens health. The guy is dealing with a shit storm. His arguments are almost comical and the people he interviewed had falling outs with CrossFit. The article was borderline sexist. Terribly done on his part. We will talk further about this in class.