If you’ve spent a reasonable amount of time with me, you likely know that I’ve been an avid CrossFitter for quite some time. I’ve been at it for over 12 years now!
The long and winding journey with CrossFit had meaningful highs and lows. Whether it was learning to recover after a workout, managing a new injury, or working to achieve a new fitness goal, I’ve been through the wringer.
While it hasn’t always been easy, I’ve learned so much about the individual components of fitness—nutrition, mobility, stability, etc.—and grown to love and appreciate the intellectual challenges that come with such a deep commitment to the sport.
People often ask me about my experience with CrossFit. Despite CrossFit’s polarizing, often cultish nature, my answer is rarely binary or straightforward. In my journey, I’ve seen the positive and negative physical aspects of pushing your body to the limit daily. Furthermore, I’ve seen the mental evolution of both casual and serious athletes. After much thought and consideration, I’ve decided that I need a break. I’m Leaving Crossfit.
My latest article covers my thoughts on the sport of CrossFit, including a bit of how CrossFit came to be, the 10 things I learned along the way, and where my personal fitness is going in 2019 and beyond. If we want to be healthy not just in today, but 25 years down the road, perhaps we should start thinking about a new approach to health and fitness.
I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences related to this article.
— Kevin K.
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— Kevin K.