CrossFit This... CrossFit That... Is It REALLY That Bad??

I still hear it, read it, see people talking about it and it probably won't ever go away. CrossFit is a bad sport and people shouldn't take part in it, just one of the sentences that is said about it. Is CrossFit really that bad for you though? Do they teach bad form? Why are so many against it? I don't do CrossFit but here is what I think and how we should be looking at things...

Why You Started.... 

Getting straight to the core of what I believe this whole debate to be about is answered when thinking about this question... Why did you start your journey within fitness? I am pretty sure most of you will answer this saying you did it because you wanted to be fitter, healthier and live a better life. 90% of you will connect with this sentence because living a healthier life means you are able to do more things for yourself and loved ones.

How I Take CF

Like I have already mentioned above, I don't do CF but I respect anyone who does it. Heck, I respect anyone that gets up and does some form of exercise rather than sitting there being lazy. CF takes a lot of heat because of how dangerous it is and the fact that people get injured? So is CF the only sport in the world where people get hurt due to pushing their physical boundaries? I think not! Powerlifting, BodyBuilding, Racing, Football, Rugby the list goes on, whatever exercise you take part in, there is always risks. Why does CF still seem to take the brunt of it all....

Form

For the most part, in fact in every case, the above word is why CF gets scrutinised but most of these claims come from people who are ill informed and have no real knowledge on the sport. I claim that I don't do CF yet I have been to events and know what these men and women put themselves through. The physiques a lot of them have are better than most fitness models I know with the fitness industry, the likes of Dan Bailey Rich Froning, Jason Khalipa, Ben Smith and so on. Form is a big part in every sport, but let me tell you that within CF each and every single newbie gets taught how to lift properly.

I'm not in any way sticking up for CF as I don't belong to a box nor am I affiliated with it in any way. I choose to look at CF as a way of people coming together that wouldn't normally have done through other forms of exercise. Gyms, classes, outdoor military style bootcamps scare some people and this means they are likely to never exercise. CF gives these people a way to exercise and build relationships with people. They get to have fun and exercise which leads to a happier, fitter and healthier lifestyle that they may not have had if it wasn't for this sport. I mention it above but isn't that why we all started exercising? To be healthier and fitter helping as many people as we can along the way...

About the Author

Job Role Nutritional and Fitness Advisor Qualifications Premier International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy Scott has always been active growing up being involved in different sport teams and individual sports such as boxing and Jiu Jitsu. It wasn't until Scott dislocated his left knee during a Jiu Jitsu Competition when he developed a new passion which was going to the gym. Scott studied an International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy which he has used for over 8 years in the Fitness Industry. Scott has been successful in his field in the UK and in other countries of the world. He has helped many people achieve their goals in Fat Loss, Weight gain, Hypertrophy and other areas of Health and Fitness. Scott is very passionate and is a big motivator who is going to provide you with expert advice and looks forward to helping you with your goals. There is more to see of Scott as he will be competing in Fitness Modelling competitions this year and next so keep a look out for him.
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