- This may come as a surprise but the viral fail videos online you see shared too often and love to hate are not what define the CrossFit methodology. Unlike social media's portrayal of only ideal lifts and perfect repetitions, CrossFit is very transparent and that means failure if a part of life and progression. Athletes failed lifts are a testament to the struggle, to the truth that every battle isn't always pretty and something we should share and learn from.
- Technique and quality of movement are a top priority in CrossFit. If you disagree I encourage you to read something out of the CrossFIt journal or stop into a quality local CrossFit gym and talk to an experienced trainer instead of watching viral fail videos and believing that's what CrossFit is.
- Here is the biggest reason you were misled to believe this myth. The National Strength & Conditioning Association published false and fabricated data to intentionally hurt CrossFit. Here are the details of CrossFit's legal battle and their win:
"CrossFit, Inc. sued the NSCA after the NSCA published a “scientific” study containing false and fabricated data about CrossFit’s injury rate that was designed specifically to harm CrossFit’s business and reputation. Additionally, as elaborated in CrossFit, Inc.’s June 2019 request for terminating sanctions:
For the last five years, the NSCA has engaged in nothing short of a marathon of malfeasance: a consistent, intentional, and malicious pattern of discovery abuses designed to cover up the NSCA’s wrongdoing and to prohibit CrossFit and the Court from learning the truth about the NSCA’s fraud. The NSCA’s abuses, and efforts to conceal its abuses, are among the worst of any published case in modern history and include systemic perjury, evidence destruction, and evidence concealment."
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