I remember a couple of years ago, it was 'crossfit this' and 'crossfit that.' My Facebook feed was bloated with WOD and bleeding hand calluses -- worn with pride and a symbol of unwavering strength.
Numbers for lifts were stretched on statuses, a nudge for recognition and admiration. And in between those crushing numbers were injuries, torn skin, aching knees, and the occasional spit of why-the-fuck-did-I-gain-weight-if-I-am-working-my-ass-off-and-eating-paleo?!
Today, it seems like my feed has become void of anything fitness, particularly crossfit -- and they are few and far between. The people who used to video tape their timed workouts, are now video tapping themselves with a cold beer in their hands with a burger that's not quite paleo. What happened?
Although crossfit often gets a bad rap for just being a breeding ground for risky movements and injuries, that could have been very well avoided, it's not all bad. It allows people to become active, it provides a support system, you have someone to motivate you every moment of the workout, and you learn a thing-or-two about lifting weights and overall fitness.
According to an article by Next Level Crossfit, there are three main reasons why people are quitting crossfit:
1) It's expensive
3) Lack of progress