I struggle with this EVERY DAY at my facility. We have a "boot camp" program based on circuit training, and for the average person, sure it's great, but we have people that are only satisfied, if they feel like they just got hit by a truck afterwards.
Hard =/= good.
As much as the crossfit superiority complex annoys me to death, it's a perfect "gateway drug" for ppl to get into shape.
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Fully agree with you and spoolin on this. CF in itself is a great workout and a great way to get people into a different mode of thinking that normally would not be interested in getting into better shape. It's unfortunate that so many followers have built a stigma into the type of people that actually do it and give it a bad name. If there were smarter people involved that cared whether injury was going to occur or took the time to educate on how/why they are doing what they are doing, it might be looked at in a better light. For now, it seems to be run by a lot of irresponsible people that only care about making money because it is somewhat trendy in the media and the average joe's eyes.
Truthfully, I've gotten tired of repeating myself about this. My friends bait me on purpose when I'm drunk sometimes.
The stuff as of late (Jon North/CAthletics, Level1/2, Reebok, PEDs) cracks me up, though.
I'll start putting notes together again.
It's all about squats and deads.