February 15, 2012
Elite weightlifter Erin Okonek explains how she’s fitter and happier now that she’s doing CrossFit.
What is CrossFit and why is it better than other workout programs?
By definition, CrossFit workouts are constantly varied functional movements performed at a high intensity. More simply stated, “It is hard as fuck!”
Yet these attributes do not sufficiently capture the true meaning of CrossFit and inadequately define CrossFit vs. the copious other workout programs people are bombarded with on a daily basis.
Overall, CrossFit is not a workout program; it is a lifestyle. I would personally go even further to state that it is my religion and therapy. Granted, for some of us CrossFit addicts, it’s about “chasing the rabbit,” competing and becoming a firebreather. But most importantly, CrossFit, unlike other workout programs, makes us better overall people by creating strong, confident and dedicated individuals.