Hey. So in the “Why I Don’t Read the Links you Send Me” blog we had to read the other day, it talked about trending medical science, and diet rules, and how they usually tend to be crap. While the author’s position is probably correct, I still enjoy reading Yahoo’s latest on best foods to keep you energized, or the best remedies for my skin. I tend to fall prey to these “of the moment” trends, as I am always hopeful for that next quick fix.
Lately, at least back in Atlanta (where I’m from), a trend has formed of a new type of exercise program, Crossfit. Most of you probably know it, but if you don’t, it’s a high intensity twenty minute workout with the goal of completing as many rounds of the “Workout of the Day” in the twenty minutes. I have many friends who have done Crossfitt, and within a month have completely changed their bodies.
That’s why yesterday, I was surprised to read an article on Yahoo about how Crossfit is total crap, and that’s is sort of a weird cult-like program. The claims were that it was dangerous, ineffective, and totally unpersonalized to the individual. So if one person was hoping to shed fifty pounds, and another was trying to bulk up, they would do the exact same exercises. I have thought about trying Crossfit myself, as it seems to be so effective. However, if people are saying it’s dangerous and not worth my time, what’s a girl to do?
Now, the point of my blog is not to debate Crossfit, cause that’s probably not something we can all relate to. I just wanted to see if other people in the class also look at the daily articles on news websites, and read on the latest trends. Is there anything you’ve found that conflicts with something you do, or that’s part of your daily routine? With all these conflicting ideas and articles out there, it’s hardly easy to figure out who’s the real expert and who’s not.