3 Reasons Why CrossFit is so Hot Right Now

It’s not everyone’s cup of tea but there’s no denying that Cross Fit fills a need in the fitness community.

Adam Park takes an insightful stab at why that might be.

Sport in American History

by Adam Park

You can tell a lot about a person by how they do their pull-ups these days. Indeed, the CrossFit pull-up is as divisive an issue as politics. But take it or leave it, CrossFit is everywhere. With a network of over 11,000 affiliated gyms, more than 100,000 accredited trainers, the CrossFit Games on ESPN, Reebok, Rogue, and Progenex partnerships, the CrossFit Journal, seminars and certification programs specializing in child training, kettlebells, gymnastics, football, Olympic weightlifting, and hand-to-hand combat, CrossFit has an undeniably substantial presence in the American physical culture scene right now. So, what’s with all these box jumps, high socks, caveman diets, and talk of “constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement”? What allows this new fitness regime to boldly entitle certain worthy few, the “Fittest on Earth”? Why do people pay over $200 a month for memberships? Well …

1) Numbers. CrossFit likes quantification. And so…

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