CrossFit. You either love it or hate it (as explored by my article in PT Magazine). Some quirks are unique to the sport of fitness, others are crossovers from other fitness endeavours. But the combination on this list… well, I think you’ll relate if you’re a true CrossFitter.
You probably started out thinking, “this looks fun, I’ll try it out” and now I bet you can’t think of doing much else other than WOD or lift.
But just how do you know when you’re a fully fledged CrossFitter?
You have bruises on your thighs and collar bones, and grazes on your shins.
You consume more protein than you ever thought possible.
You own at least one pair of Nanos or inov8s.
Your new favourite pastime is picking bits of skin off your hands.
The only high heels you wear are lifters.
You start conversations with “this one time, at crossfit…”
You hear “Roxanne” and instantly drop to the floor.
You’re image of “fitspiration” has changed to “strongspiration”.
Anyone called Fran, Grace or Isabel is met with a slight dislike.
You look at something heavy and think “I could clean/deadlift/snatch that”.
Your favourites bar is filled with articles like “5 reasons why CrossFit is the best”
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to fit your derriere into those skinny jeans.
You are, or have considered going, Paleo.
Your wardrobe is at least two thirds Reebok or Rogue.
Rich Froning and Sam Briggs are now household names in your gaff.
You say “beast” a lot.
You talk in abbreviations… “We did this SOB AMRAP of DU, SDHP, KBS and WB. FFS.”
The word “burpee” instils a feeling of dread, but secretly you love them.
You suddenly have a much bigger family than you ever thought you’d have.