Still completely and totally retarded
The only answer that I can come up with is that CrossFit is a cult.
One of the things that I've learned over the past 6 years of powerlifting and martial arts is that very, very few people have the discipline, drive, and mental fortitude to work out by themselves. They hate being alone because they have never spent time by themselves.
For them, the idea of beasting out completely alone in the dark, dank, musty, chalk-covered corner of the gym with just a squat rack and a hell of a lot of weight on the bar, makes no sense.
For far too many men, their idea of "exercise" involves wallowing along on the treadmill with their girl
I am very different, and so are all of those like me.
For me, powerlifting is therapy. It is an outlet. It is a way to face fear and pain, and to transform those same things into strength and triumph.
And I don't need a squad of mates cheering me on to make my next lift.
CrossFitters apparently need that, and more, just to bounce over a haystack. Never mind asking them to lift weights properly- even with a couple of squadmates, they still can't manage it:
- Take your right hand and extend it straight out and forward, palm facing you;
- Slap yourself with it, HARD