June 29, 2011
Backyard CrossFitter Aaron Carr sends a message to the affiliate community.
About three years ago, I decided I wanted to “get in better shape.” With previous fitness experience in competitive swimming, track-and-field decathlon, and some long-distance running, I was in good shape then, but I felt that I could still improve my fitness level and maybe lose 10 lb.
As I was searching for exercise equipment online, I stumbled into the Crossfit Message Board. I was curious and started to read the articles in the Journal describing the CrossFit philosophy and methodology. Intrigued, I watched a few videos and was very interested but rather confounded.
The workouts didn’t look that hard, so I thought I would give CrossFit a shot .