I rarely update anymore, but I’m in Philly right now getting my Crossfit level 1 cert (there are a lot of reasons for this, mostly monetary) and while I started as highly, highly suspicious of cult-yness (now I’m just my normal level of skeptical), this is different than I expected. I’ve given Crossfit my fair share of shit over bad coaches letting people hurt themselves, but there are bad coaches and bad trainers everywhere. There’s a lot to be said for an empirical approach to wellness, and while I still have my reservations about the quest to do everything supergoddamnfast, I think I should recognize that I was being a hater, because admitting when you’re an asshole is a good thing to do. It probably my didn’t hurt my conversion to have 70 people cheering for me.
Anyway, the top guy is Dmitri Klokov (the top guy), one of my heroes/idols/etc. who was here a few weeks ago, throwing 450+ lbs. over his head in the same spot I got to lift in tonight. I’d like to be him when I grow up.