Then I began to work with top CrossFit athletes, tried it myself, and then started analyzing it to be a more effective coach for those I work with.
I don't know why there are still CrossFit haters. At first – several years back – the attitude of a select few CrossFitters might have been the reason. But that attitude was nothing out of the ordinary for a group of people doing a fringe activity.
As it got more mainstream, the elitist attitudes all but disappeared. And the current top athletes are among the most humble, approachable, open to suggestions, and helpful people I've encountered.
Haters also point to the programing and bad form used during group classes.
It's much better now. As a group, CrossFitters, even recreational ones, are generally always looking to improve.My lifting techniques classes are always full of "average Joes" who want to get better technically, same with the gymnastic classes given by my friend. And frankly I've seen just as much bad form in commercial gyms from people doing bodybuilding training.
Bad form on biceps curls and lateral raises is more idiotic than what you used to see in CrossFit classes.Haters be damned, CrossFit is not a fad. It's steadily growing in popularity and has reached mainstream acceptance. Something that no other lifting sport ever achieved. For that reason, it's here to stay.Why is it so popular? Why are more and more people eager to challenge themselves and suffer so much on a daily basis? Here are the main reasons.