I think it’s great that you’re out to educate people.
Crossfit, in it’s core, promotes a good philosophy: Functional movements.
Variety. Relative high intensity.
Somewhere along the way, however, it morphed into a douche-fest. Sad.
Still, thanks to Crossfit, I was exposed to other types of training.
No one is up in arms about what CrossFit is doing besides people that think
they have a better training program. I think results speak volumes and
you’ll find way more people who had amazing results with it that people who
tried it and didn’t like it. The people who quit generally just aren’t hard
individuals and don’t handle challenge well. When they do something and
they suck at it, they get discouraged rather than asking "How can I get
better at that?".
People that stick with it gain tons of confidence and ability all across
the board. Also, at my box we do a lot of rotational movements, like
rotational medicine ball throws, sledgehammer work, turkish get ups, etc…
The point of needing rotational movements is valid, but everything else you
talk about looks like BS according to the personal research I’ve done.
I’ll tell you this though, one thing that nobody talks about is the mental
toughness that CrossFit develops. People that do CrossFit gain extreme
mental toughness and drive and usually end up being successful not just in
the box, but outside of it as well. I’ve seen this so many times it’s
impossible for me to ignore. Meeting an incredibly difficult challenge head
on and conquering it is one of the most rare and valuable feelings in life
and that’s what CrossFit gives you every day. That’s why people are so
loyal to it in spite of what all the haters say.
ALL exercise will stimulate the Sympathetic nervous system to increase in
function; are you implying that the exercise you do somehow is different
from crossfit in terms of Sympathetic/ parasympathetic response???? It is
the accompanied increase in Parasympathetic response post exercise that you
failed to mention.
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