Is CrossFit just an unhealthy cult? | The Tylt

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Is CrossFit just an unhealthy cult?
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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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