Watch out, y'all. I'm about to betray the cult family.
NEWS FLASH: CrossFit ain't for everybody. I know. Shocker.
Before you freak out and start sending me hate mail saying, "you're dead wrong, Ace. Everyone benefits from increased functional movement!" Let me say that I agree with you. Completely agree. Everyone benefits from intense functional movement...but not everyone crossfits or even wants to crossfit.
BOOM. (that's my mind, blowing)
Why is that? We're supportive, we're little families, we've got rockin' bods, and are pull-ups look cool as f*ck. What's not to like?
Well, the thing is: just like diets, not all workouts/exercise programs are the same for everyone.
I get it. Not everyone thinks this is cool. I think it's freakin' awesome.
Take me, for example: I tried to get into weight loss for a long time before I found crossfit. I found running. I found boxing and kickboxing. I found Zumba.
Not that there's anything wrong wtih running, boxing/kickboxing, or Zumba. It just wasn't my thing, bruh. I couldn't stay interested and I'd give up as quickly as I got into it. Until I found CrossFit. Heavy weights, hard stuff, ripped hands and a workout that changes everyday? Looks like I found the right prescription for me.
But the fact of the matter is: CrossFit isn't for everybody. Some people are totes cool with running. Or Zumba. Or boxing. Or aerobic basketweaving. Whatever. As long as you're moving, you're making way more progress than everyone else sitting on their derriere. And with obesity recently named the United States' newest and biggest disease, progress toward health is a really good thing.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it, yo. Just find the limits of your comfort zone and exceed it with whatever you do. Use whatever means possible to do the things you couldn't do yesterday and be a better person than you were last week.