CF…A Cult?

CF…A Cult?

Some of our "cult."

Warm-up: CFWU, 15 Dislocates, 10 Kip Swings x3

Clean and Jerk: 6 singles at 70% 1RM

Clean Pulls: 3×2 at 120%

MetCon – 20 Acceleration Sprints:

10m Sprints

(Concentrate on the explosiveness of the first step)

-How many days a week do you think about CrossFit? No, I’m not talking about when you’re on your way to, or actually at the gym. But during the day, when you’re at your job or in class, how much do you actually think about meeting/exceeding your goals in fitness? I’ve heard CrossFit referred to as a healthy cult many times, but would laugh and never really gave it more than a momentary thought. Since this semester began, my schedule between work and school has been a mess and I haven’t had the time to be in the gym as much as I would like to be. Due to these circumstances, I’ve explicitly experienced the cult-like mentality of CrossFit. So with this being said I’d like to propose a certain set of behaviors and thought patterns that describe my cult-like obsession with CrossFit.

Signs you know you’re in a CrossFit cult:

-You check more than your email.

-You’ve bought 3 new pairs of pants due to ripping the seams.

-You check other people’s facebook updates to see what their WOD was.

-You practice staying on your heels when you sit down in a chair.

-You find yourself setting your back, jumping, and shrugging to put a 3lb. box onto a shelf.

-When going on your old “jog” just seems effortless without a time priority.

-You want to call someone who has been to a morning class to see what the WOD is.

-You jump at the chance to tell anyone about the knowledge you’ve acquired from Ktown.

-You have to file your lifting calluses more than you do your nails.

-You burn through lotion bottles because of how much chalk you use on a daily basis.

-You want to tell the world that it’s OK TO EAT SAUSAGE! (or that fat doesn’t make you fat)

-Obviously, I could go on…but this is where I want you to finish! Post additional signs you know you’re in a CrossFit cult to comments.

Coach CBo

By | 2017-04-25T14:39:51+00:00 March 25th, 2010|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville, Uncategorized|16 Comments


  1. Taylor March 25, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    You know you’re in a CrossFit cult, when Brandon Bergin calls you with WOD ideas and they seem reasonable.

  2. Coach G March 25, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    We have our own distinct language that outsiders wouldn’t understand.

    Also, after 5 days on, you listen to Bergin’s WOD ideas and since Taylor is going to do it you join in as well. It’s like drinking the Kool-aid knowing it will kill you. :)

  3. Taylor March 25, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    And whenever you go to Dead End BBQ, you always see someone from the gym

  4. Coach G March 25, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Or you’re the first couple of people posting comments just minutes after the blog has been posted…

  5. Coach CBo March 25, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    and then you get a text from someone telling them to check the site. (Ahem….Tay Tay)

  6. Taylor March 25, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    guilty as charged i’m afraid…

    or when you help someone with a small crossfit competition loosely themed around Conan the Barbarian

  7. Coach CBo March 25, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    ahahahahhahahaah, or when you talk about your Paleo terds for half an hour with 8 other dudes post WOD….

  8. Brandon March 25, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    For the record guys, no stupid WOD planned for saturday! (Although I would like to see Taylor try the Speal vs. Khalipa WOD).

    But to answer the question:

    When you can say things like “you need to be tighter in the hole on your snatch” and not be talking dirty.

  9. Coach CBo March 25, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    ahhahahhahahahaahah, bravo Bergin….

  10. Kirsten March 25, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    You know its a cult when as a girlfriend… it doesn’t worry you that your boyfriend disappears for hours at a time, because you know the only mistress he’s keeping is Crossfit. No hard feelings though, because she keeps me warm when he’s away for work

  11. Travis March 25, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    We need to make bars of soap that say “Crossfit” on them like fight club. Also grant, i’m sending you this next valentine’s day

  12. James March 26, 2010 at 6:07 am

    I’m pretty much guilty of all these cult like behaviores but ones I’ve noticed lately.

    I get frustrated with co-workers at lunch when they complain about losing weight while eating processed fat-free low calorie foods, then take the elevator back to their desk instead of the stairs.

    Also, when you drag your sleeping girlfriend out of bed at 8am on Saturday morning to eat breakfast and go to Crossfit Ktown.

  13. Brandon March 26, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Amen to both of those James.

  14. Ben March 26, 2010 at 8:01 am

    hahaha..paleo turds, except that’s a trick answer no such thing as a plural form of Paleo Turd.

    You know you drink the Kool-aide when you walk around in public looking at other people and say to yourself, I know I can do better than that guy at FGB. (side note: you know what FGB stands for)

  15. Coach CBo March 26, 2010 at 8:42 am

    James and Ben….very well put. Especially the part about the fact that there’s only one paleo terd per sitting.

  16. Taylor March 26, 2010 at 11:17 am

    I disagree. I don’t think it’s solid enough to even be considered one.

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