Welcome back to the main show of Chat Sh*t Get Fit where we tackle hot topics and listener requests. This week we got a request from fellow solider Jasons who's been getting into his CrossFit but is still baffled to why there is so much stigma/hate surrounding it. We set out to put things straight and we also cover the very different looking 2020 CrossFit games.
We start by giving our thoughts on this year's games and discuss the dominance of Matt Fraser & Tia Clair Toomey. Two outstanding athletes but In Andys opinion, their dominance made it boring. Be interesting to hear everyone else's thoughts on that. We also talk about that horrendous final workout "Atalanta"
For Time (Wearing weighted vest, M - 20Ibs, F - 14Ibs)
100 Handstand pushups
Yeah absolutely ruthless. If we look at the hands of the athletes you can really see the grit and determination required. Andy made a good point that later in the episode however in that the media could spin that to look at the damage CrossFit causes.
When looking at why it still gets a bad wrap we break it down into a few different points.
Still new? CrossFit as a brand has only been around for about 20 years
It's high intensity mixed modality style training could lead to assumptions that injury will be higher however we discussed on a previous podcast that this simply isn't the case.
Protection of own training modality (Don't like change good or bad)
Doing CrossFit in a commercial gym
Is it a cult? Tom starts banging on about CrossFit being the same entity as heavens gate!
Of course, we had to talk about kipping pull-ups as that is still being talked about
Pricing of CrossFit gyms and the community aspect
We cover quite a lot in defence of CrossFit as we think it's really important people understand it fully and not continue to believe what "gym bros" are saying down golds gym. We finish by discussing "Are games, winners, really the worlds fittest?". This led to some interesting discussion.
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