I once tried to try CrossFit, but I actually never made it to the class because I was running late, then got lost and, then, once I found the address, it was in some dude’s home garage. It was probably totally safe, but I’ve seen too many Dateline episodes to go into stranger’s homes.
Because I wasn’t able to try it myself, I was happy to see a recent research-backed article from the American Council on Exercise about this increasingly popular—and extreme—form of training. It gives the skinny on what the training includes (tire flipping, medicine ball throws and other exercises that will “wreck you”), its risks (very risky and injury prone) and its benefits (you can get wicked fit with this stuff). So if you are up for a serious challenge, read up on the CrossFit pros and cons here!
Have you tried CrossFit? Tell us about your experience in the comments! —Jenn