How many times do you hear that when explaining your most recent workout to a friend or colleague?
Making the case for CrossFit’s safety can be difficult and sometimes impossible if you’re dealing with those who are simply unwilling to listen. Many physicians and experts around the world cling to their body of knowledge and will not look past its bounds, while hosts of amateur fitness geeks only believe what they read in shiny print stock. And of course your mother is always right.
In steps Greg Glassman with a theory on “invincible ignorance”: some simply cannot be swayed toward your way of thinking, so don’ try. If someone can’t tell you what he or she needs to hear in order to be convinced of an alternative viewpoint, you’re probably best to walk away from a pointless debate.
Additional video: Evidence-Based Fitness by Greg Glassman, published Dec. 1, 2007.