Aug 09, 2014 4:56 PM GMT
NYT: Perhaps more than disciples of any other type of exercise, people who participate in CrossFit can’t help being drawn to people who do the same. This is partly because the exercise regimen inspires near-religious devotion, along with in-jokes (Q: How do CrossFitters do aerobics? A: They lift weights faster.); partly because the program has so many types of moves and workouts that it can be discussed for hours (“You need someone who understands the pain”), and partly because so many adherents follow the Paleo diet, which forbids grains and dairy.
At a beach share last summer, “two guys went to Costco and bought the equivalent of a cow, a pig, 50 fish and a lot of tequila, and we knew everybody would be happy with that.”