FP Culture – Crossfit: Why is Crossfit Spreading?

Why is Crossfit Spreading? Plain and simple, just like most other profit oriented enterprises, Crossfit caters to the demands from the public. Smart business strategy, not so smart people strategy. Especially when we consider how little the general population knows about their biological mechanisms. Biological sustainability is not in any way even murmured in The bar in the fitness industry continues to be lowered time after time again and it is up to each and every individual (Crossfit coaches included) to not cater to what people want in the field of health, but moreso to cater to their needs. This is whether it makes business sense or not. At Functional Patterns, giving people what they need takes PRIORITY even if it means losing money. Fortunately, there is a global consciousness emerging now understanding the relevance of sustaWe are here to raise the bar so that people demand what is needed, not what is wanted. Within time, the adherence to this value system will create an industry of people demanding relevance, not the illusions advertising pushes down our throats on a daily basis. It all starts with a choice towards making sustainability a priority in regards to our health.

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  1. scott July 8, 2014 at 10:45 am - Reply

    hey naudi

    I think this discussion is important but I also think posing alternatives in absolutes makes the messengers less credible… to say you can either be a Crossfit meathead or a bodybuilding meathead does little to move the conversation forward …. Kelly starretts work with SMR is among the most progressive and dynamically interrelated body work atound… he has been preaching it for years and because of that millions of everyday cross fitters know what a lacrosse is and what it can do to help facilitate proper bio mechanical function … so to throw the baby out with the bath water is silly… we both know as trainers the work is about consistency awareness intention and inspiration… I am bit a practitioner if the cross fit words but what I have learned from Kelly has helped me facilitate healing in hundreds of situations … even though we both know the foundation of functional patterns is transverse work , why don’t you take a foundational movement of xfit … like a clean… and put a functional pattern spin on it..??? there are functional pattern movements that deal in the sagital plane … why not show how you would teach it as a movement …if they are going to do it why not show what you would do instead of just berating the idea… I also know I am simplifying the scenario but might make for interesting video.. I remember a very specific example of this … we know overhead barbell movements are not for everyone but if people still insist on doing it why not regress to the point where one does it half kneeling … and with a dbell or kbell instead of the bar… that way positionally core can stabilize and take stress of lumbar and bad position… anyway. I love listening to your discussion that keep moving the ball forward…

    all the best

    scott j mccray

  2. Tommy July 8, 2014 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    Thank you for putting clear terms to my disjointed thoughts…. I am a personal trainer and have been practicing on and off for about 10 years. I have done and trained others in varying degrees of CrossFit, MMA, Strength Training, Metabolic Conditioning, and just about any other termed workout regimen. I am still trying to take the best elements of what I have learned thus far. And from this implement the best practices as to prescribe the most helpful training customized to the individual as a means to make them functionally stronger, stable and flexible for his or her life indefinitely. I know I need to learn more about physiology, body mechanics, etc. to be able to program adequate corrective exercise and overall conditioning of the body…. With that said, your philosophy resonates with me as I believe training should help the body become optimized as much as possible, not a quest for gaining the most aesthetic form. As I believe if the body is trained as biologically intended, the aesthetics will come as a by-product anyway. Again, thank you for adding clarity and direction to the type of training I want to pursue… If you can recommend a starting point for me so I can start properly infusing helpful functional training to myself and clients, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks…

  3. Lisa July 8, 2014 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    Crossift is creating a segment of the population that believes it is more important to be able to move heavy objects instead of first having the ability to move their own body, take control of their own motions. I love Crossfit because it has been able to get so many off the couch. I just wish all the gyms were conscious about form and body awareness than the number of reps.

  4. C July 8, 2014 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    i just wanted to comment that I myself am a 24 hour fitness trainer and have encountered the exact issues that Naudi discussed and it does create quite a dilemma with clients. I have had multiple clients comment on how they are not paying for “postural realignment” or correction of muscular imbalances but basically a “good workout.” These people who want these “good workouts” are consumers of what media has defined beauty and happiness to be. I feel like I in good conscious can not help them, and in turn I struggle at times providing a service.

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