Is CrossFit just an unhealthy cult? | The Tylt

Is CrossFit just an unhealthy cult?

CrossFit workouts are both wildly popular and super controversial. Created in 1996, adherents swear the high-intensity regimen is the greatest exercise routine ever developed. For devout followers, no other exercise program will suffice. But critics say it's an OCD fitness cult that's not even good for your body. Just watch your calories and workout like a normal person. You're not the Übermensch. What do you think? 🏋️

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Some people find community, support, and achievement at CrossFit. And let's face it, the cult of not exercising and eating garbage is a much bigger problem in America than dedicated exercisers.

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Wow. Death analogies and talk of surrender? Sounds kinda cult-y...

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Some of us are perfectly fine with who we are today and don't need to achieve all the time. Should your life's greatest accomplishment really be your workout? You're not doing something noble like building wells in developing nations, you're just picking up heavy shit and putting it down repeatedly.

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But isn't it valuable to pursue challenges? If people feel physically and mentally engaged with a community and an exercise regimen they enjoy, isn't that a good thing?

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CrossFit has become notorious for injuries, and many experts critique the form people use to train as well as the extreme, all-or-nothing mindset.

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Any physical activity carries some sort of risk, but doing nothing is actually the worst possible habit for your health.

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Is CrossFit just an unhealthy cult?
A festive crown for the winner
#CrossFitWorks
#CrossFitCult