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Negatives of CrossFit

  • Not great for specialization.
  • Lack of consistency. You rarely do the same workout twice.
  • Odd programming.
  • Price. CrossFit boxes can be two or three times the monthly cost of a commercial gym.
  • A bad coach can REALLY cause problems.
  • Almost everything is for time or most reps possible.
  • You start to talk a language nobody understands.
  • You can get addicted.
  • Some CrossFitters think CrossFit is the be-all, end-all training solution, and anybody that doesn’t do CrossFit is a wuss.
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    Every day, CrossFit.com posts the workout of the day (WOD) free of charge to anybody that is interested in doing them.

    • Beginners to weight training: If you have never weight trained before, CrossFit is a great place for you to start, provided you have a great coach.
    • People looking for support and community: Every CrossFit gym has a really tight-knit community feel to it.
    • Fitn...

    • You’re often told to complete a number of strength training or endurance exercises as fast as possible. It’s really easy to sacrifice form in exchange for finishing the workout quicker if you don’t have somebody spotting you.
    • It attracts folks who push themselves so hard th...

    Most CrossFit gyms will split their classes into 3-4 sections:

    Breakdown of what you may see from coaches:

    1. GREAT community aspect. 
    2. Constant coaching and support
    3. If you don’t show up, not only do people notice, but they call you and ask where you’ve been. 
    4. Leveling up. You get to see constant improvem...

    It's a training philosophy that coaches people of all shapes and sizes to improve their physical well-being and cardiovascular fitness through varied and challenging workouts.

    The usual structure:

    • Specialists: CrossFit prides itself on not specializing.
    • Sport-specific athletes:  CrossFit won’t improve your specific sport skills unless you are training for those specific sport skills.
    • Solo trainers: CrossFit is group training, which means you won’t ...

    Every day there is a particular workout prescribed that is completely scalable based on your skill. For example, if the workout calls for barbell squats with 135 pounds but you can only do squats with the bar (45 pounds), then that’s where you’ll start.

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