With the recent Rhabdomyolysis controversy and articles from people who don’t understand CrossFit, we thought we would share this article about our not so dirty little secret.
What It Comes Down To
CrossFit haters like to blame CrossFit as a whole — call it a cult, label people as “weird” or “obsessed.” Folks will say CrossFit causes injury and is irresponsible. Newsflash: CrossFit does not cause injury — individuals do things that cause themselves injury.
This is what it comes down to: personal responsibility. I don’t expect my CrossFit coaches to do everything for me. I have to take the responsibility to learn moves correctly and take things slowly. I have to listen to my body and not cave to some kind of “zombie pressure” to keep going when I shouldn’t.
My back is hurt right now, and why? Because I did something incorrectly, and that’s my fault. I went too big on a weight and that’s my fault. I wasn’t careful — that’s MY fault. That could have happened to me working out in Gold’s Gym by myself.
Anyway, haters, stop blaming CrossFit for your problems and take some responsibility for your bad decisions.