“Addicted.” “Hooked.” They aren’t typically words you hear about workouts that have been known to leave people barfing more than once.
“CrossFit is an fitness approach that people really buy into and enjoy,” says Wayne Stokes, M.D., director of sports medicine at the NYU Langone Medical Center’s Rusk Rehabilitation. “It doesn’t matter what’s going on, they aren’t going to miss their Workout of the Day. They get addicted.”
If CrossFit has a cult-like following, what’s making so many people drink the (Paleo approved) Kool-Aid? Basically, that CrossFit takes an approach to fitness that is different than what anyone else in fitness is doing. It steps up where other workouts fail, and, after every rep is said and done, is way more than a workout. Read on to learn the 10 ways CrossFit is different from every workout you’ve ever tried.