The day I completed the "Murph" -- named after Lieutenant Michael Murphy from Patchogue, NY, who died in Afghanistan -- I finally understood the connection. By going deeper into the "being-ness" of physicality, we honored what he had lost. It made a kind of weird sense.
Let's be honest: One of a CrossFitter's biggest pet peeves is when someone comes up and says "Oh, you drank the Kool-Aid, huh?"
Change brings controversy. You have a brain injury and you're doing CrossFit? Hold the presses, isn't that the one that people are dying from? I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but people die from everything: football injuries, driving a car, going to work, you get the idea.
You are probably sitting there going "Ugh. Is she really going there?" YUP I AM. I can also pretty much guarantee that at some point while reading this you are going to start nodding your head in agreement... I can't wait for that part.
I'm never not connected. I'm so fucking connected. So connected. And so are you. And yet somehow, when we have a simple goal in front of us, like working out, we manage to gum that up too with socializing, social media, headphones, support apps, and so on.
CrossFit has brought a big injection of passion to weightlifting. Someone said recently that if you don't love weightlifting, you are not in weightlifting. Well, CrossFitters are bringing the love by the boxful.
The idea behind CrossFit is a good one -- it promotes community, the importance of strength training, compound movements, and even healthy competition. The reality of it creates grey areas, and practitioners definitely haven't seen a reduction in patients since the emergence of CrossFit hype in the real world.
To me, it's not worth risking my baby just so I can be the mom that is still doing ring kips and burpees at eight months pregnant. I plan to use common sense, do what feels right to me and listen to my doctor at all times. Don't be selfish at the risk of your future child.
You are not following a plan to be a perfect size four or get into your skinny jeans. You are embarking on a program of self-love. This means you want to only bring into your body and your life foods, people and activities that fuel you to be at your best. This is how you do it.
Rhabdo is anything but a secret, at least in the CrossFit community. I believe CrossFit has done more to educate the general public and its trainers about rhabdo than any other organization, including many related to communities that also carry an association with rhabdo.
This "issue" of whether CrossFit is safe or not or if moms are harming their babies and putting them at risk has about 50 percent to do with exercise itself, but it also has to do with, in my very vocal opinion, trusting that women know what they are doing with regard to their bodies.
In olden times, I was the woman on the treadmill who was reading a magazine while watching the morning news and thinking about my work for the day. It's not surprising that the effectiveness of both my workout and my workday planning suffered.
CrossFit haters like to blame CrossFit as a whole -- call it a cult, label people as "weird" or "obsessed." Folks will say CrossFit causes injury and is irresponsible. Newsflash: CrossFit does not cause injury -- individuals do things that cause themselves injury.
While my levels of intensity and exercise naturally decreased as these pregnancies progressed, the workouts have yet to stop. Yes, even CrossFit.
You are no more qualified to be a CrossFit coach on the Monday after your cert than you were going in. How do I know this? Simple -- because I was the world's shittiest CrossFit coach for easily two years.
Anyone can benefit from simply jumping rope, but, like the name implies, this particular tool is for elite athletes. Advanced jumpers will benefit the most from the versatility this set provides, and true beginners can stick to the basics.