To the outside world, CrossFitters are a weird bunch. One of our members told me she was recently showing off some freshly-earned bruises at a wedding. I’m sure it sparked quite an interesting conversation on how they happened as well as what kind of workouts we do here.
It also can vary on what people have read about CrossFit as some sources are kinder than others in their review of the program. Take for example the NY Times. In 2005, they wrote a rather scathing writeup that made it sound like our workouts are a prescription for death. Oddly enough, a scant three years later, one of their writers for the NY Times Magazine started doing CrossFit herself and became quite a convert. Her article was much more positive than the original.
I’m curious what your experiences have been. When your friends and family ask about your workouts, do you have an elevator speech ready or have one of them read a good or bad article about CrossFit and approached you?
Clean (or Power Clean + Front Squat) 3-3-3
Then, 4 rounds for time: