April 12, 2012
Craig Nelson asks us to take a break from Eminem and DMX to try a WOD with the OGs of music: Brahms, Bach and Tchaikovsky.
There are many things I love about CrossFit, and a few things I hate. Among the latter are, of course, burpees. But everyone hates burpees. But I have a particular loathing for something I suspect is loved, or at least liked, by most: the music.
My problem with the music is clearly my problem. It derives inevitably from the disconnect between my over-60 generation and the twenty- and thirtysomethings who represent the majority of CrossFitters.
To be clear, I absolutely endorse the idea of a soundtrack to accompany the WOD. No, it’s the type of music that I object to. And what type of music is that? Actually I have no clue. I suppose it’s some type of rap/hip-hop/dubstep something or other. I have no idea what these terms mean. They’re just words I’ve heard.
I’m not suggesting that my generation’s music be substituted for the current playlist. But is there some common musical ground that might suit all CrossFitters?
How about classical music?