If you think CrossFit is a fitness craze only enjoyed by millennials, think again. With more than 4 million devotees, CrossFit has captured the hearts, minds and muscles of men and women all over the world. But with all that attention and success comes a fair amount of scrutiny.
Today’s show jumps right into uncovering the strengths and weaknesses of CrossFit. In this episode:
You’ll hear two different perspectives from listeners of the show — Holly and Stacy — who share what they do (or don’t) like about CrossFit. I’ll also provide some personal insights on what I experienced when I tried CrossFit for the first time.
Then, I’ll share my interview with Chris Mohr, Ph.D., one of the country’s leading fitness experts (who also happens to be a fellow Registered Dietitian). Specifically, he discusses:
- why CrossFit “works”
- the importance of lifting heavy weights within the context of efficient, effective and safe weight training
- why the CrossFit community is a positive part of the overall experience
- when CrossFit crosses over into risky territory
- the importance of training to fatigue and not through pain
I wrap up my conversation with Dr. Mohr with insights on how to find a CrossFit box that provides adequate support and training and then offer a personal plea to women everywhere to start weight training now, no matter whether you try CrossFit or not.
To close out the show, you’ll hear from Rita, a fan of the show, answering the question “What Makes You SO Unmillennial?” You’ll also hear her personal story on how the Eyelashes episode helped her (And Rita if you’re reading — Thank You for Your Message!)
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Until next time,
This week’s episode is sponsored by HealthyAperture.com — the web’s first and only dietitian-curated recipe discovery site.