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16 Jan

The Lowdown On CrossFit: 5 Facts & Fallacies

Posted by Bikini Owner

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These days, CrossFit gyms are popping up on city street corners like Starbucks. You glance in the window on your way to get a pumpkin spice latte to find a blur of hard bodies in an empty room, lifting heavy cement balls, and sweating like marines in training. Everyone's focused and perspiring and strong. From the outside it can seem intimidating.

CrossFit was founded to engage you in constantly varied, high-intensity functional movements in order to become "proficient in each of ten general physical skills: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, agility, balance, coordination, and accuracy," thus becoming maximally fit.

Yep, still intimidating.

However, seeing how popular CrossFit has become, we figured it can't be all that terrifying. So, we decided to debunk a few misconceptions to find out what exactly is the deal with CrossFit. You just might decide it's worth a try.