Tuesday, February 5, 2013

#787. CrossFit




Crossfit is becoming the dominant fitness regimen for wealthy (and white) areas of the country. Created at the beginning of the 21st century, Crossfit emphasizes relatively short, high intensity “WOD's” (Workout of the Day) centered around functional movements including body weight exercises, compound lifts such as snatches and power cleans, and the use of varied equipment like climbing ropes, tires, and kettlebells.

Though it started as a trend, Crossfit has become “the sport of fitness” in its own right, with the “Crossfit Games” broadcast on ESPN. However, though Crossfit has earned a secure place in the culture, there are murmurs of discontent. For you see, Crossfit shares the same problem as NASCAR – it's competitors are not “diverse.”

Crossfit “boxes” usually charge expensive membership fees and boast a mostly white clientele. A list of Crossfit Games champions and competitors reveals a veritable whitopia. In the past two years, the male and female champions have repeated. The male champion, the “world's fittest man,” is a white Southerner that Django hasn't gotten around to killing yet, who indulges his white privilege every day by reading that racist and homophobic book, the Bible

. The women's champion is even worse, an Icelandic native whose surname refers to a Northern European pagan deity (ipso facto proof of Nazism).

Naturally, when whites build something, they use names and concepts familiar to them. Thus, all the regular WOD's have stereotypically “white girl” names like Fran or Cindy. This is obviously racist, just like Sheila Jackson Lee complained about the similar white names of hurricanes. 

There are already the usual complaints of discrimination, with some even calling Crossfit a “racist cult.
” The few black crossfitters express frustration about the subculture and demand that it change to suit them. Even the few predominantly black crossfit “boxes” that exist have white members and coaches, but still brag of their “Afro brutality” and feature blog posts on black power.

What makes sensitive blacks angry about Crossfit? The cost could be one element, as the average net worth of black women isn't enough to buy a typical post-workout protein shake, never mind a box membership. However, there are deeper reasons.

The first possible reason is biology. Crossfit emphasizes high intensity workouts, muscle confusion and complex movements with little rest that push the body to its limits. This can be taken too far and lead to a condition known as “rhabdomyolysis,” in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue can be released into the bloodstream and lead to kidney failure. Crossfitters humorously refer to the phenomenon as “Uncle Rhabado,” a name which will go down in bigotry next to Uncle Tom.

You see, “ rhabdomyolysis” is racist. Those who possess the trait for sickle cell (mainly blacks and Hispanics) are more vulnerable to the condition. An analysis from the the United States military shows that blacks suffer rhabdomyolysis at a dramatically higher rate than other groups, though the disparity is not widely discussed in the Crossfit community.

That said, the main reasons Crossfit remains mostly white are cultural. Crossfit has a strong conservative bias as reflected on the main site, which often include commentaries and links to right leaning websites that contain criticism of Barack Obama. Blacks hate Republicans and white people who don't vote for Obama so already there is an “unwelcoming” environment for diversity.

There's also a deeper anti-liberalism. Crossfit's obsessive focus on times and competition is decidedly anti-egalitarian. Participants are expected to constantly compete (if only against themselves) every time they go in the gym. Grunts, chalk, and plenty of sweat are all tolerated, if not encouraged. Crossfit coaches operate like drill instructors, “motivating” people to finish strong instead of offering pizza, candy, a non-judgmental environment like at Planet Fitness.

 Though it's impossible to get firm numbers, in the author's experience a large number of Crossfitters at boxes around the country are ex-military (especially Marines), law enforcement, or in the Guard or Reserve. It's natural that those whites on the political Right would gravitate towards such an environment, which would automatically make black uncomfortable.

Perhaps more importantly, Crossfit is strongly Eurocentric. Quotations and musical selections featured on the site mostly come from white sources, even occasionally such manifestations of pure evil as classical music. Crossfit promotions refer to the legacy of “Greece and Rome” and Asian civilizations, but ignore ancient African civilizations (probably because they didn't really exist.) Crossfit also incorporates insights on human biology and evolution that do not necessarily apply to the entire human population, at least culturally. Chief among them is the “paleo” diet, which has also received criticism
as Eurocentric.

One of the strongest reasons Crossfit maintains a certain reputation as a “white people” and “conservative” thing because of its constant tributes to the American military. The main page says that “terrorist hunters” love to do these workouts and it is filled with paeans to those in uniform, especially those wounded in action or who have fallen. The Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton hosted part of the 2012 Crossfit Games. Boxes around the country perform especially difficult “Hero WOD's” to honor fallen soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines on patriotic holidays.

As we all know, “Real American Heroes” are just another one of those things that black people, well, just don't like. Blacks disproportionately serve in service and administration specialties in the military while whites are represented well beyond their demographics in combat arms. America's elite warriors, such as fighter pilots or the legendary Navy SEAL's, are almost entirely white. Though the government is doing its best to lower standards in pursuit of diversity and drive conservative white males out of the military, the evil whites the system hates are still the people who fight its wars
.

Crossfit salutes these unfashionable heroes, instead of, say, honoring the victims of “racism” or “homophobia.” Therefore, they might as well be complicit in “hate.”

Though Crossfit boxes throughout the country are run independently, there's a remarkable uniformity of outlook and demographics wherever you are (except, I suppose, in Crossfit Harlem.) It's not that Crossfit is consciously racist – many whites would rather die than be thought even mildly disapproving of Black Run America. It's simply a result of what liberals call “white privilege,” some scholars call “implicit whiteness,” and what normal people call “freedom.”

Black privilege refers to the government preferences, income transfers, media bias, political power, academic propaganda, and overt violence that helps blacks at the expense of whites. White privilege refers to the fact that when simply left alone, white people build thriving subcultures and communities, until their rulers tell them it is evil. Whites then apologize, diversity moves in to destroy it, and whites move away or create something new, all the while pretending it's about something other than race. Crossfit is just the latest example. Eventually it will be diversified, and most likely, there will be a simultaneous and strange new phenomenon of wealthy urban whites getting into a new fitness craze.

However, Crossfit's “implictly white” nature is not just the fault of whites. Blacks' own behavior has a lot to do with it. Blacks have a love-hate relationship with fitness. Sports is one of the ways Black Run America can produce positive black role models (with the others being entertainment and politicians assuming they are Democrats). Athletic accomplishment is highly prized, far more than academics. Thus, many black males enjoy putting on muscle and showing it off, especially rappers who like to perform shirtless like 50 Cent, LL Cool J, and DMX. On the other hand, though the media enjoys promoting images of “fat white males,” obesity is actually far more prominent among blacks. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), blacks had
51% higher obesity rates when compared to whites. Blacks also have higher rates of diabetes, blood pressure problems, and other health risks associated with being in poor shape.

The problem is especially bad among black women, with a shocking four out of five black women characterized as obese. Forty percent of black women blame their inability to exercise on something else they hate, their own hair. Of course, racist facts of biology also play a role, as regular exercise does not give black women the same kinds of benefits as white women. Sir Mix-A-Lot may have liked girls with “back,” but he didn't have much of a choice. As the typically outrageous Uncle Ruckus put it on The Boondocks, “A white woman's body is a temple. A black woman's body is a temple of doom.”

The common thread is that black conceptions of physicality are closely associated with showmanship and display rather than health and practical use. The condition of black physical athletes tends to collapse after the end of their athletic careers, much like their financial security.

 Non professional black males who put on muscle mostly do it for show. Obese blacks still devote significant amount of resources to aspects of their physical appearance that involve showing off. Thus, even obese black women feel no shame in spending large amounts of money on outlandish nail styles and hair weaves. Meanwhile, every time an expensive new sneaker premieres, black men kill each other.

In contrast to the cult of size and show, crossfit values practicality, versatility, and an organic approach to fitness including diet, lifestyle, and cross-training. The average Crossfit practitioner may not have the highest bench press or the widest chest, but they can deadlift and bench respectable amounts of weight as well as climb a rope, competently execute compound lifts, quickly run through dozens of “double unders,” and run several miles at a good pace. While some Crossfitters may supplement their workouts to gain size or strength, the average participant sees it as simply a way to stay in shape and maintain good health.

Cost and culture are important factors in the maintenance of Crossfit's “racism,” but the biggest reason is the content of its program itself. Crossfit is a workout program built for utility and competition, targeted at whites who want to associate with “warriors” and a more old fashioned attitude in nutrition, fitness, and perhaps politics and culture. Black people want to do athletic activities that will let them show off. For that reason, we include Crossfit as the newest entry in Stuff Black People Don't Like.


110 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic column! Good to see a "numbered" entry for a change of pace, but you're still dead-on. Black people at my workplace gym are quite predictable. The males mostly lift free-weights and hoot and howl (and camp the hell out on the bench so few others have access). The females will monopolize the treadmills, often walking at about 1MPH while watching TV and...hoot and howl. I'm guessing CrossFit would scare the bejeezus out of them.

Full Auto said...

Whites must never form any kind of social bonds with each other based on the slightest hint of racial identity, no clubs, political organizations, or anything else. Only non-whites are permitted to identify with their own race. We exist only to financially support and sacrafice ourselves for non-whites. Our only useful purpose is to benefit them. Nothing is too much for non-whites to demand of us. /sarc

Jassi said...

The aesthetics of fitness have helped many men underestimate the power of Fedor. He's a prefect example of a traditional white warrior. He served in the military, has a deep relationship with his God and his Orthodox Church, takes care of his woman and his family,and when he utterly destroys his opponents he humbly wishes them well ,and thanks them for an opportunity to do battle, unlike a loud mouth pos like cassius clay.
He also has a pot belly and isn't 'cut' like many other mma fighters.His looks are deceiving.White people are awesome.

Anonymous said...

I like the numbered articles best of all.

Here in nyc, just about every gym has the same problem -- blacks who are not gym members sneaking into the locker rooms to steal things.

I bet that doesn't happen at crossfit.

Keep up the good work with this fine sbpdl blog.

Octavius Charles Honegro said...

I can somewhat sympathize with the black community regarding this most white of exercise regimens. Their usual workout includes leaning forward with arms extended and palms pressed against a wall; then while supporting their body weight with their forehead against the wall, they swing both arms toward the side, bringing them to rest wrist-to-wrist at the small of their back. Other exercises include the po-po run, where one hand is used to hold up baggy pants while the other hand holds a car stereo.
I've heard that rape usually gets the heart rate up as well; and since they commit over 100 per day here in America, there should be no shortage of shapely black men. It's too bad that constant complaining and bitching aren't good exercises, though. Else black women would be the most healthy people on the planet.

Anonymous said...

I'd never heard of CrossFit until I read this article. Still, I'm so glad blacks have something new to whine about and scream racism over.
The poor things might get bored otherwise and have nothing to live for.

countenance said...

I have found that blacks at gyms largely lift, and do it for a surprising (or not so surprising) reason: To be ready for prison. Which, to hear them talk, "jus' happens, ya know. 'Cuz the man gon' done throw me in jail fo' shit."

Anonymous said...

Blacks are so ibsessed with everything about whites. They gotta have the hair, the clothes, the cars, take over our restaurants and amusement venues. They have time for all this fuss because the vast majority of the cry baby ones are unemployed and have all dam day to scheme.
Whites are to busy to care. We buy stuff from the stores near our homes and trick ot treat on our neighbors doorsteps. We don't drive 15 miles to go to the apple store in an upper class area and pretend we belong there. Whites know who stick out like sore black thumbs. Most all middle class whites don't swear, scream and cackle while at the mall. Or fall out when they have to wait in line. They take over a place like toddlers with guns. I once was in an upscale reastaurant and the black people next to us all sent thier food back, "that meat been gone off, I aint pay fo dat". Un yeah Gibson's served you a gamey steak? No you are trying to scam a meal in a $150 pp restaurant and make a scene when it fails.

Melanie said...

See, that's what's so frustrating. If they don't like the ethos, why can't they just go create what they do like instead of demanding that crossfit change to suit them? Or is it really about always making sure that whites are never able to take pride in anything which expresses, however obliquely, their own culture, though most everything in this world that others want comes from it?

Puggg said...

Some genius noticed that men prison inmates who are let out of prison are unusually fit. So he formulated a fitness program based on prison workout routines called "felon fitness."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2070286/Want-criminally-good-shape-New-Felon-Fitness-guide-takes-inspiration-prison-inmates-workouts.html

The only hitch is: You have to have a lot of time on your hands, something which most first world non-incarcerated people don't have, because they have things like jobs, kids, responsibilities, three pugs (okay, not everyone has three pugs, that's just me projecting), for this routine to show results.

Anonymous said...

Actually, there is a black analogue for cross fit. Its called thug workout, and you can watch portions of it on youtube. They have excellent workout routines using various playground equipment.

Some of these guys can do some pretty amazing things.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xzdi8_bodybuilding-thug-workout-fitness-1_sport#.URE3jx3LeTM

Its worth a look if you are looking to mix up your routines a bit. Its filled with the usual flashiness you would expect, but it is entertaining and creative.

Anonymous said...

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The California poster girl

Anonymous said...



Very interesting details you have observed , appreciate it for putting up. "Whatever one man is capable of conceiving, other men will be able to achieve." by Jules Verne.

Anonymous said...

Amazing! I thought this post was firmly tongue-in-cheek until I did a google search for "crossfit racist".

Apparantly the combination of compound lifts+short breaks in between sets now constitutes some form of disparate im-privilege or whatnot.

Nuts.

Actually, as the world is going batshit insane, I'm getting to the point where I rewatch Dr Strangelove and mumble: "Gee, I wish I had one of them doomsday machines!"

Anonymous said...

Anon. at 8:48
What's it called,BURNING CROSS FIT?

Anonymous said...

I have been trying to work out again and get in the best shape of my life. We are going to need it!

New news about Eve Carson. Something that hits home to me, please spread this!!! Our court system is beyond repair...

http://www.wral.com/eve-carson-s-killer-to-be-resentenced/12066177/

Morris Thecat said...

Very interesting. One thing I noticed in the pictures. The little spray bottles and towels , which are for wiping down the equipment which is now obligatory at almost every gym, are not present!!! Standard gyms these days have become encumbered by rules of conduct that were non existent in the real gyms of a couple decades ago. White housewives invaded those gyms and started chastising the owners into forcing the members to adhere to silly, useless, annoying practices.

lenzap said...

Good to see some return of the warrior spirit in the white folk. For us older warriors ,The Nine Treasure Exercises of Ancient China may be more beneficial.;)

Morris Thecat said...

..." An analysis from the the United States military shows that blacks suffer rhabdomyolysis at a dramatically higher rate than other groups".... this would indicate that blacks were a race created to be slaves. As a whole, they can not engage in high intensity activities for any length of time without becoming seriously ill. They seem to be created for slow, steady paced work. They have a low IQ and a total lack of abstract thinking. That inability for abstract thinking leads to a lack of morality which ultimately means a lack of ability to govern themselves. They are bred to be led, they are bred for slow paced ,plodding ,simple work. They are also incapable of the type of intense activity needed to fight for ones freedom. They are a hopeless, shuffling, mumbling lot that are not needed in the modern world.

Anonymous said...

I love the crossfit workout its simply the best. I get hit on all the time by the women there. I don't care how fit the women are in crossfit, they are simply unattractive to me. Too much muscle is unfeminine in a woman. I like women nicely toned with some fat in the right places. The site of a the hips swayings and butt jiggling when I see a woman in a curve hugging dress and heels drives me nuts. Its ok for women to be fit and healthy but many of these women go completely overboard.

Anonymous said...

Trial junkie here. Yep. The administration is trying to drive white men out of the military. "Women in combat units" is the latest tactic.

Anonymous said...

Morris the Cat said ".... this would indicate that blacks were a race created to be slaves."

Negroes evolved to live in the jungle with ample low hanging fruit, and to attack other negroes, both for slaves and for food.

"As a whole, they can not engage in high intensity activities for any length of time without becoming seriously ill. They seem to be created for slow, steady paced work."

Depends on what part of the jungle they came from. Negroes from the savanna run for long distances, sometimes all the way to Pennsylvania Avenue. Negroes from the dense jungle do not, but they are prone to explosive violence, often trying to crack open the heads of whites for some tasty brain snack.

"They have a low IQ and a total lack of abstract thinking. That inability for abstract thinking leads to a lack of morality which ultimately means a lack of ability to govern themselves."

Negroes govern themselves according to the law of the jungle, that is, "If I want to kill, I will kill."

"They are bred to be led, they are bred for slow paced ,plodding, simple work."

I disagree, they are evolved to do no work at all, and to explode into violence for food, sex, or ... well for the negro, what else is there? They are slow and plodding at organized work because they are unsuited for work the same way a fish is unsuited to drive a tractor.

"They are also incapable of the type of intense activity needed to fight for ones freedom."

They are capable of coordinated tribal attacks. Do not underestimate their capacity for organized violence. It is natural for them to attack in mass the same way fish school or birds flock. Negroes form gangs and attack whites without provocation.

"They are a hopeless, shuffling, mumbling lot that are not needed in the modern world."

They are capable of destroying white civilization.

Anonymous said...

Crossfit is about honesty, honor, and commitment, which are traits that the street apes don't possess, no wonder they don't like it.

Melanie said...

Went to the article-the phone # is listed in the comments to call the NC Court of Appeals and lodge a protest. The gentleman I spoke to was very polite and agreeable to my protest, and explained that the judges on the panel (he said most of them are conservative) have leeway to still give the same sentence, if I understood him correctly. He said that the murdering nig's (that description wasn't used) lawyers were able to appeal because of a technicality due to Supreme Court law, but that doesn't rule out that the judges can re-sentence him wirh the same sentence-as I say, if I understood him correctly. I told him that I don't have much faith in those calling themselves "conservative" these days, so we'll see. He was polite, but I could tell from his manner that he's getting a lot of calls (he also said as much).

Anonymous said...

*its competitors*

pat said...

On the topic of prisons, I watched the BBC reality show last week with Gordon Ramsey. Ramsey is a kind of consulting chef who turns around failing restaurants. I used to be a management consultant who was hired to do much the same thing except among the computer staff not the kitchen staff. Even so I recognize many similar situations.

But now Ramsey is trying to establish a commercial kitchen in a British prison.

About two thirds of the prisoners are black and they seem to be the ones who are least able to get with the program. That's not unexpected. Were I Ramsey I would have only chosen the white guys as these seem to be the only ones who can behave long enough to boil a two minute egg. But that wouldn't do on the BBC.

The thing that really struck me was how happy and jolly all the convicts were. They are always laughing and joking - except when they're not screaming and shouting.

Apparently one key to good prisoner morale is to never make any changes in the daily routine. The least modification of standard practice sends prisoners totally bat-shit.

The picture I developed was of flawed men who couldn't manage to adapt to the normal world. They were stressed by the most inconsequential variations in a the day's routine. My cat acts that way, whereas my dog is much better adjusted. He's patient and accepting. My cat throws a fit if I don't feed him on time.

It looks to me as if the British authorities are providing a stable environment in which these characters can live the best lives of which they are capable. This was a surprise.

I used to work in a children's prison. I remember being surprised then too. The teens (mostly blacks and Hispanics) fully expected to spend the rest of their lives locked up. Rather than being terrified into good behavior, they just accepted it. They knew they would meet their friends again when they graduated to state prison.

I think it's a mistake to consider prison a punishment. That's an old fashion attitude about old fashion prisons. Modern prisons are clean, safe environments with heating, cooling, TV and gyms. If we doubled all sentences for all crimes it might be a service to the prisoner class. It would cost the taxpayers more money but it would keep the streets safer.

Albertosaurus

Anonymous said...

I've seen that guy in MMA videos. He looks like an average Joe Blow you'd see driving a bus or working landscaping somewhere. These extremely cut, shaved-chest, flashy-outfit opponents come into the ring and show off and pose for their fans, and in about 20 seconds Fedor absolutely destroys them.

He is indeed awesome. I once saw him take on a huge, shaven-headed Latino answer to Mr. Universe who had a reputation for being a "psycho." And he really did look like a psycho. He came into the ring dancing and flailing and lurching around like a spastic and glaring into Fedor's eyes like a rabid pit bull on crack. Probably one of the scariest guys I've ever seen. The kind of guy that Hells Angels wouldn't walk away from – they would _run_ from. Fedor actually looked a little intimidated. But when the fight started, Feodor bored right through all the guy's theatrics and absolutely destroyed him in no time.

I think the two things that really make him stand out against the other MA fighters are that he has extremely quick reflexes and throws extremely accurate punches.

Dr. Donald M. Epstein said...

The CrossFit phenomenon is indeed dangerous and counterproductive to the goal of creating a multicultural, egalitarian America. In these gymnasiums or "boxes", the almost exclusively white clientele revels in creating exercise regimens that are all but impossible for people of color due to physiological differences.

The participants vociferously exhort each other to new feats of physical strength and endurance. In this environment, reminiscent of scenes from Leni Riefenstahl's "Triumph of the Wills", they develop positive group and individual identities that seek to ostracize and exclude those who do not conform to their physical and ideological orthodoxy.

Currently, these cohesive white groups are limited to the CrossFit community. Does anyone believe, however, that if left unrestrained these dangerous ideas of individual strength and group consciousness among whites could not spread beyond the CrossFIt "box"? It is for this reason that civil rights organizations such as SPLC and NAACP should begin to consider legal sanctions against property owners who lease to CrossFit operations which lack much needed diversity.

Anonymous said...

Trial junkie here. Yep. The administration is trying to drive white men out of the military. "Women in combat units" is the latest tactic.
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And this is a problem? Let

Bogolyubski said...

Morris Thecat:
As a whole, they can not engage in high intensity activities for any length of time without becoming seriously ill. They seem to be created for slow, steady paced work. They have a low IQ and a total lack of abstract thinking. That inability for abstract thinking leads to a lack of morality which ultimately means a lack of ability to govern themselves. They are bred to be led, they are bred for slow paced ,plodding ,simple work. They are also incapable of the type of intense activity needed to fight for ones freedom. They are a hopeless, shuffling, mumbling lot that are not needed in the modern world.

Or, to use a much shorter phrase first seen here:
Obsolete farm equipment.

Anonymous said...

The Blacks are not the problem

MuayTyson said...

I am CrossFit certified and have been a Strength and Conditioning coach for over 20 years. I have my issues with CF I never looked at it this way. I think you are right.

The Left does not want strong independent White people.Just look at the OWS wienies.

City resident said...

The majority of sports are pretty white, numbering in the hundreds depending of what's counted as a sport. Only a few have a strong or dominating presence of non-whites, such as track, basketball, football, etc. Those are also the ones the media keeps shoving towards the public.
The very structure of sports, organized or individual, is a white creation as is sports science. Non-whites who have done well in sports simply worked within the established framework and learned all they know from their white coaches and trainers. They did well because they were enabled to do so. There are no indigenous sports in Africa; they have to come here to compete. Despite surface appearances, sport is white.

Anonymous said...

As much energy as the worthless blacks put into labeling everything racist, Whites need to place double the effort into repelling these pieces of now defunct farm equipment from our country forever.
They do not deserve, nor are they fit to live amongst human beings in a peaceful society.
One thing will happen, sooner or later, for the safety of all human beings: deportation of all blacks, segregation, or death of all blacks. It is only a matter of time.

Don M said...

Anonymous Said:
"One thing will happen, sooner or later, for the safety of all human beings: deportation of all blacks, segregation, or death of all blacks. It is only a matter of time."

I think it might have been PDK or Albertosaurus who opined that the Chinese might be working on a race specific bio weapon to target the groids.

That sure would make it easier for them to extract mineral wealth from the Dark Continent.

If it were me, I'd say just put arsenic in grape soda. But if the Chinese want to sink all that R&D into their method, more power to them!

Dissident said...

: Fedor utterly dominating any and all opponents.

Anonymous said...

The links in the post appear to not be properly coded. The text is colored, but they aren't hyperlinks.

Anonymous said...

Movnat is pretty cool, and white, too.

And here are white kids moving through the white built environment in amazing ways

Anonymous said...

I must concur with my distinguished colleague, Dr. Don Epstein. Furthermore, I would like to point out the importance that physical fitness has among the Far Right militia/patriot/survivalist/"prepper" communities. Cross-Fit is obviously a nexus for these Far Right elements who seek to impose another Holocaust(TM) on minority groups.

Dr. Shlomo Steinberg, PhD.

Bilejones said...

To describe the States hired thugs as "real American Hero's" is pitiful.

Anonymous said...

"The links in the post appear to not be properly coded. The text is colored, but they aren't hyperlinks.

Just like the negroes - colored but won't work.

Morris Thecat said...

Bogolyubski said : "Or, to use a much shorter phrase first seen here:
Obsolete farm equipment."

OH MAN! THAT IS BEAUTIFUL!

LET THEM NOW BE KNOWN AS "OFE"s

Anonymous said...

In Chicago they rob your car in the parking lot before they come in and rob the locker rooms

Anonymous said...

The usual internet assholes have already corrupted the comments section of that article on SBPDL. The fifth commenter is nothing but a dickhead. Though one of the later commenters knocked it out of the park with 'Burning Cross Fit'. LOL

I found this at chimpout haha.

Anonymous said...

damn..hurricanes be too white named.

I nominate Hurricane obama.
but only as a name for a hurricane.

Anonymous said...

I don't do Cross Fit...but I was chased out of my workplace gym by a growing presence of blacks. I can confirm what other posters have mentioned. Black males did not do cardio at all...they took up space on the free-weight benches and lifting machines...grunting and hooting...so loud in fact that it would bleed through the music coming from my headphones. When done they wouldn't wipe the equipment down, so needless to say I wouldn't go near it. In the locker room the shuckin/jivin would continue to the point to where it became utterly unbearable. I now go for long walks and lift weights at home. I'm sure the people who are into Cross Fit had similar experiences and that is what drew them to the environment.

Anonymous said...

Full Auto said...
Whites must never form any kind of social bonds with each other based on the slightest hint of racial identity, no clubs, political organizations, or anything else. Only non-whites are permitted to identify with their own race. We exist only to financially support and sacrafice ourselves for non-whites. Our only useful purpose is to benefit them. Nothing is too much for non-whites to demand of us. /sarc

I absolutely agree 100%. I could not have expressed my feelings right now, any better!

Anonymous said...

Black women spending exorbitant amounts of money on manicures and weaves? For why?

Perfume meet pig.
Lipstick meet leper.
Silk purse meet sow's ear.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure I'm in agreement. I'm a black woman doing Crossfit with a black Crossfit coach with five yrs experience in Crossfit society and 18 yrs as a trainer. It's a family, an exercise/fitness movement that people either love or hate. We work hard and play harder and even have parties at each others homes. We compete against each other and ourselves each and every day because everyone is serious wants to do better and have a common goal: health and fitness. A with many things African Americans can be outnumbered but does that mean you don't do them? Hell no! If it interests you dig in and enjoy stop looking for so many underlying reasons why.

Anonymous said...

"To describe the States hired thugs as "real American Hero's" is pitiful." - There is a reason the state wants them replaced.

Marc B said...

This reminds me of how I stopped going to the 24 Hour Fitness because it took me a ridiculously long time to do my work outs at their Memphis location. Blacks would go there together in gangs, hogging the free weights and creating a contentious struggle just to get a good work out in under two hours. We formed White gangs just to have any reasonable access to the weights and benches, and there was so much prison yard style racial tension going on there that the Whites just stopped going, and now it's full an urban gym.

Crossfit brings to mind the exercise version of White flight, or when urban DWL's choose their neighborhood based on the which one has the "best schools." It's a workout that does not appeal to blacks, and that may provide some of the subconscious (and conscious) appeal.

RedMoonProject said...

I've studied in Aikido dojos over the years and now that I think about it there have been very few blacks that I can recall. I don't know if that is the case with other martial arts, but it has been so in my experience.

Anonymous said...

Is this a guest post? It doesn't read like Paul.

AnalogMan said...

Anon 2:31 - Is this a guest post? It doesn't read like Paul.

This is vintage Paul. This is what SBPDL started out as. It has evolved.

Anonymous said...

Makimba Mimms (hmmm), who suffered injuries while performing a CrossFit workout on December 11, 2005, at Manassas World Gym in Manassas, VA under the supervision of an uncertified trainer, claimed that CrossFit poses an elevated risk of rhabdomyolysis. He successfully sued his trainers and was awarded $300,000 in damages.

Andrea Singleton said...

Just by reading this article and the comments below, would lead me to believe that crossfit was racist. One could assume that all crossfit boxes are racist, but now that would just be ignorance on my part, to generalize a group of people. Sad that still today in America, that people think like this. Seriously some of you sound just as ignorant as you claim all black people to be. Get over it, stop your whining no body cares. There's bigger issues going on in the world besides people thinking CF is racist. Get over yourselves.

Andrea Singleton said...

Ignorance at its finest.

Octavius Charles Honegro said...

"One could assume that all crossfit boxes are racist, but now that would just be ignorance on my part, to generalize a group of people. Sad that still today in America, that people think like this. Seriously some of you sound just as ignorant as you claim all black people to be. Get over it, stop your whining no body cares. There's bigger issues going on in the world besides people thinking CF is racist. Get over yourselves"

Reading comprehension was never your strongest suit, was it, Andrea? One of the primary reasons this article even exists is because some black person with a two ton chip on their shoulder complained that CF is racist. And just like with every other innocuous activity enjoyed by whites, blacks feel the need to intrude into others' business because of some perceived slight to their fragile, fevered egos.

Sure, we could certainly find other topics that are more pressing in the world compared to what you may deem the trivialities of CrossFit. But the reason we devote so much time and energy to discussing subjects like CrossFit and its ramifications is because blacks like you won't leave us the hell alone.

Imagine that: had not one of your black brothers or sisters raised the topic of racism regarding a simple fucking exercise, we wouldn't be in turn decrying the opprobium of which your race epitomizes.

XFITCHICK said...

I am African American and I am so glad I found Crossfit. I have never stuck to any workout regime except this. I love my box and I love this sport. My box is so diverse and we have all ethnicities. It can be dangerous just like any other sport out there and anyone can get hurt. Even the fittest woman on earth. There are black female crossfit athletes I actually admire. Elisabeth Akinwale,Taylar Stallings and Deborah Cordner Carson to name a few. It can be expensive but the expense does not to deter blacks from participating. If someone wants to do it they will. It is an amazing workout and rush. I just hope to be able to get to the Elite level like so many of my favorite athletes.

Trevor Williams said...

I'm black and I do a Crissfit-type of workout with a few people three times a week at a local gym. It's run by a cat from Trindad who is a professional in business, He said he would not pay that much to work out at a Crossfit box and he makes enough to. We get everybody--every social economic background. Everybody looks at us like we crazy, but they wish they had the confidence to do it. We invite people all the time to the point that trainers in the gym tried to ban us from doing it (LA Fitness). It's actually really good workout and even when I am by myself, I have to incorporate some type of Crossfit-style workout. Need to rename this Blog, What We Black People Need To Stop Insecure About!!

Anonymous said...

The rest of the world cringe at the ignorance exhibited here. Thankfully the majority of Americans including white Americans do not share in these racist views expressed here.

There is hope because people who share these "backward ignorant" views are in the minority.

Anonymous said...

Black people are reading this crock and shit and laughing and the ignorance displayed.

Its amazing how Black people get so much attention and are stereotyped...seems to me that perhaps the people so worried about trying to figure out what blacks do and do not like are a bit envious.

I'm pretty sure black folks are not running around trying to figure out stuff you do like...guess what Black folks DON'T CARE.

Lorenzo Rack said...

Claiming crossfit is racist is a bunch of BS. I'm a black Dutchman( from the Netherlands) and there is nothing I find racist about crossfit. This blog is giving people the wrong idea about black people. You're trying way to hard to make this a racism thing. Why do Americans always pull a race card for everything...

Anonymous said...

Sometimes exercise.....is just exercise. Nothing more. Instead of spending so much time trying to make exercise a racist activity to promote your own agenda, you might try CrossFit. It may just surprise you when you become a better person.

David McKercher said...

What the fuck is this trash and who are these garbage men commenting on it. Fucking ass hats, all of you. This shit has to be removed.

Anonymous said...

The fact you call Crossfit racist because blacks can't afford it is pure bullshit. And whats up with the blacks hate republicans bullshit? The republicans set you free from slavery, Do you not know your American History? The only thing racist in this world is blacks hating whites. You call whites racist every chance you get but no one dares call you racist for fear of being labeled a racist. A message to every black person, GET OVER YOURSELF. No one is being racist and we sure as hell are not keeping you from doing Crossfit.

Now a history lesson:

Abraham Lincoln, the guy who signed the Emancipation proclamation, was a what? Republican. He fought for your freedom, and the Liberals tried to keep you as slaves yet you vote for them? You must like getting whipped.

waynedh said...

Let me just say that I disagree with the premise of this article. I have been Crssfitting for 5 years and I as a WASP am in the distinct minority at my box. There are more African American, Latin American, Pacific Islander Americans and other minorities than there are white people. I also belong to a globo gym where the friendliest people to me (and helpful) are people of other ethnic backgrounds. I guess if you look at the world through purple glasses, you see purple everywhere.

Anonymous said...

Thank you , I agree with u
Not every black women is about looking at agym or black men go in to a gym and go straight for the weight if people
I join crossfit in begining it was hard for me but after the 2nd week I was told I look like I been doing for years
And my crossfit gym there are equal amount of black and white
I dont know how or where the person who wrote this article where they got there fact in for this they should of did a world wide survey not a backyear

Anonymous said...

This is equivocally an unintelligent short essay that falls short of being politically correct, yet succeeds in being provocative enough to draw in readers. It's most likely written by an angry white male, thus enough said.

Anonymous said...

This could be one of the most racist articles I've ever read. Blacks hating whites is just as racist as the other way around, yet it's okay? If a white person wrote or created a blog titled "Stuff White People Don't Like - SWPDL" They would be considered a racist, ignorant, bigot! Yet, it's okay for a african american to do it, that's sad!!! You know what, here you go:

Stuff White People Don't Like: Blog #1
I can't stand when a black person blames a CrossFit box for being racist because they can't afford the membership. Solution: Get a better job and join a box!
I can't stand when a minority blames someone else for their problems, take some accountability for your own situation, and change it!
Stop being the victim, break the cycle, take accountability for your own life, and stop looking for a hand out! Who know's maybe CrossFit gyms will start taking the EBT card :)

Anonymous said...

As a Black Man in Southern California Our BOX is legit. Awesom training in a VERY CHRISTIAN environment and great people. Its very diverse and seems very accepting to all cultural and ethnic backgrounds. All we Do is "Spread that BUTTER" #BUTTERNATION

Anonymous said...

This is THE most uneducated article I've ever read. I'm black...and would leave most of you racist anonymous posters in my WOD dust! - Noah Frank

Anonymous said...

Beautiful...

Anonymous said...

Ain't it the truth.....

Anonymous said...

An anonymous blog written by an anonymous blogger whom arrogantly attempts to proclaim racial superiority by using twisted facts to make illogical fallacies about an entire race? Cute. You must have gotten beaten at sports by black kids. I'll bet you say the bench all during basketball season. Guess what? I'm black, I crossfit and I disapprove your bigoted message.

Anonymous said...

I'n sure u are a fucking really fat black ugly person

Anonymous said...

This is wild, I cant begin to properly digest this article, its so intertwined with different issues, im just amazed at the 2 cents of open racism many are trying to put in cuse you they finally find an article that they felt gave them an excuse to take on a god-like pulpit from which they can claim black people to be inferior. How ignorant can a man get when he forgets we were all created by the same creator and we ultimately are our souls living in a body. RIDICULOUS. JUSTICE CANT START NOWHERE IF YOURE GONNA MIX RIGHTEOUSNESS WITH STUPIDITY AND GENERALIZATIONS. Im so disgusted. Self-righteousness is the worst, I SWEAR. Whats going to kill humans is the lack of clarity, the lack of understanding love. Like I said, where do I even begin? This is a mess. God help us, cuse it seems like no one can get past the pride that lets them fall into an illusion that race is so important that one is human and the other is less, WE"RE ALL HUMANS. WE ALL ARE SUBJECT TO DESTRUCTION. ITS NOT ABOUT IF YOURE BLACK, WHITE, WHATEVER. YES DIFFERENT RACES ARE REAL BUT IF YOU LET THAT BECOME TOO IMPORTANT YOU FORGET WE ARE ALL ULTIMATELY HUMAN AND ALL OF US HAVE HEARTS THAT DO GOOD AND BAD, NO ONE CAN SAY THEY ARE SO GOOD THEYRE FREE FROM FAULT. NOTHING CAN BE SOLVED IF NOT DONE IN LOVE, but with all the pride and anger whos going to care. God help us.

Anonymous said...

This is wild, I cant begin to properly digest this article, its so intertwined with different issues, im just amazed at the 2 cents of open racism many are trying to put in cuse you they finally find an article that they felt gave them an excuse to take on a god-like pulpit from which they can claim black people to be inferior. How ignorant can a man get when he forgets we were all created by the same creator and we ultimately are our souls living in a body. RIDICULOUS. JUSTICE CANT START NOWHERE IF YOURE GONNA MIX RIGHTEOUSNESS WITH STUPIDITY AND GENERALIZATIONS. Im so disgusted. Self-righteousness is the worst, I SWEAR. Whats going to kill humans is the lack of clarity, the lack of understanding love. Like I said, where do I even begin? This is a mess. God help us, cuse it seems like no one can get past the pride that lets them fall into an illusion that race is so important that one is human and the other is less, WE"RE ALL HUMANS. WE ALL ARE SUBJECT TO DESTRUCTION. ITS NOT ABOUT IF YOURE BLACK, WHITE, WHATEVER. YES DIFFERENT RACES ARE REAL BUT IF YOU LET THAT BECOME TOO IMPORTANT YOU FORGET WE ARE ALL ULTIMATELY HUMAN AND ALL OF US HAVE HEARTS THAT DO GOOD AND BAD, NO ONE CAN SAY THEY ARE SO GOOD THEYRE FREE FROM FAULT. NOTHING CAN BE SOLVED IF NOT DONE IN LOVE, but with all the pride and anger whos going to care. LOOK HOW EVIL HAS US ALL FIGHTING EACH OTHER LIKE WE'RE NOT ALL HUMAN JUST CUSE EVERYONE WANTS TO GET THEIR HIT IN AND NO ONE WANTS TO STEP OUT FOR A SECOND AND REALIZE THAT TRUTH/LOVE MATTERS THE MOST NOT JUST SAYING "OH THESE PEOPLE DO THIS, THESE PEOPLE DO THAT" PAthetic how some people really think they know everything and be so prideful to say that everything came from one race. Ridiculous. Check your history. God help us all.

Anonymous said...

What piece of racist garbage wrote this? All this article is, is fuel for a bigot's fire. Look at the comments it inspires!! Who cares if black people do or don't go to cross fit?? Why start this bullshit so white people can complain about blacks and black people find another reason to hate white people. Shame on you scumbag. You shouldn't be allowed to be a writer. You're fired!

Tiyane Mike said...

It's seems the writer went to extreme lengths to make it seem like African Americans hate Crossfit when many Afican Americans just don't know about it because it is so new. African Americans and just regular Americans mat complain about the cost because it IS expensive! If you think most people with families have an extra $179.00 just laying around then you're out of touch, particularly when a gym membership is between 30-60 bucks a month. I am an African American female, no weave, no fake nails, licensed to practice law in the state of Texas and I am a Crossfitter! My box is located in one of the whitest counties in Collin County Texas and its members are made up of all ethnicities! And if any of you cowardly anonymous posters want to come to Frisco Crossfit at Main Street at the Dallas Tollway, well see who can or can't make it through a WOD!

April N. - Houston, TX said...

I wonder how many comments would be on here if you weren't allowed to be anonymous and your contact information was posted. People have the right to their opinion....but an informed opinion is just sad. If you don't like black people that's your business, but this article and some these ridiculous comments are comical.

LuLu said...

This is the most ridiculous article I have ever had the misfortune of stumbling across. I have now lost several minutes of my life that I will never get back. Unbelievable but not shocking that it is written by an American, do you learn anything in school? Seriously? Get a life.

LuLu said...

This is the most ridiculous article I have ever had the misfortune of stumbling across. I have now lost several minutes of my life that I will never get back. Unbelievable but not shocking that it is written by an American, do you learn anything in school? Seriously? Get a life.

George Gaines said...

That's pretty mean!!

George Gaines said...

Wow I lift and I do CF i'm not getting ready for prison thats pretty mean. Oh yeah and I'm black. And I even have a good job and I pay my CF dues monthly.

George Gaines said...

Wow!!

Kim said...

Thank you for your post. I'm a white woman, a CrossFit coach, and I have several black friends. I find the entire article to be full of incorrect opinions, and I don't think it's funny. I see CrossFit exactly as you describe it, and this article and the horrible posts others have made are just driving us back decades socially. People are people and I wish they could get over color. I have met disgusting, horrible, "white trash" as well as horrible and wonderful people from every ethnicity. Color is not the distinguishing factor.

Anonymous said...

LuLu, succinct and perfectly stated.

Anonymous said...

Crossfit is spendy for anyone if you are doing a gym membership. Dont buy the bling and giant wheels and you too can do crossfit. And actually you can do the workouts for free. pull ups, sit ups, jumping jacks, monkey bars, box jumps, etc. hell if you think that costs alot.... well....you gotta re-evaluate your mind. You can do it all at a local school yard.

Anonymous said...

Damn, Im white ( not that should even matter ) and Im pretty disgusted by comments on both sides. Who gives a crap about your color. Everyone has worth and to read some of these ridiculous statements is deplorable. Really shows that there are many who are going through life blaming color ( on both sides ) as some sort of reason for their lives not being better. Are there haters and racists...YES..... Should they be the loudest voice in this country .... NO. Im sick of hearing people lashing out about whitey this or that and blacks do this and or that..... GROW UP. To those that actually post facts and not stupid rhetoric, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I cant believe that people are lashing out on both sides about race. Crossfit is a style of workout....Its not white only and its not even thought about by crossfit members. Hell, I have NEVER heard anyone even bring that up before. I am in Seattle and most my fellow gym peeps are all asian. SO WHAT! I dont even care. They dont care either. As a white guy of 34 years of age...I cant believe the ignorance and hate that some people really harbor inside them. Good reply Tiyane. - Jason

And also....Crossfit should be virtually free if money is tight. Monkey bars, pull ups, push ups, running, knee raises, etc. I could do most with just visitng a local school.

Anonymous said...

I agree with LuLu... Who the hell would write something like this? Really.... It's 2013!!!!!

Jo'Von Lenoir said...

Stuff Black People Don't Like (SBPDL) #787: CrossFit

Where do I a begin, first of all I'm assuming this article was written by Mr. Paul Kersey or one of his lackeys and if so I can only assume that you are also fat and white which would make you a subject matter expert on zero accounts. I'm guessing that your knowledge of African-American culture is derived from over dramatized movies, video games and your one black friend, Jamal that you had in high school; am I right?

Your article is nothing more than an outlet for fat white kids who never got had a chance to fuck the cheerleader, to complain about black people online because they're too afraid to say it to their faces.

Honestly I am surprised that you had enough time to take a break from eating cheese sandwiches and fucking your first-cousin to speak on the eccentricities of blacks, that is awesome good for you and your concern for the Negro.

Lastly to all the commentators, I award you with a round of applause; great job a demonstrating even in white America you can pay for school but you cant buy class. Before I leave I like so suggest that maybe you all stop sucking each other's dicks and head to gym before the black man dominates this sport just like every other.

Sean Patrick said...

This article is nonsense. Many people of color (plural= many different ethnicities) engage in crossfit. Why do people make things black+white? Who ever wrote this article is an idiot and likely doesn't know any people of color. I doubt he/she has visited the many crossfit camps cause i'm sure not only white people pay these fees. Crossfit can be done anywhere....it can be performed in my gym or at home. Not everyone is interested in competing nor many other people I see doing crossfit. Staying fit is rewarding enough. Its pathetic other folks chimed in to spill their biased examples of black people around the block.

Big Will said...

You mad bro?

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Anonymous said...

Simple put whoever agrees with this or any article written on this trash blog is and ignorant racist asshole. So ironic that you make suggestions that the Crossfit champions (who are clearly to busy working hard and bettering themselves) are racist is a WILDLY offensive and racist comment, but because you are black you can say that. Trash trash trash, you should be ashamed of this blog.

Anonymous said...

Crossfit gyms are not racist towards blacks. This blog and comments are racist.

countenance said...

Note to the NPR trolls who have invaded the comment section here because of the NPR article: Look at any "rest day" pic on Cross Fit's website or any of their pics. What do you see? Almost entirely white people.

bob1313 said...

Crossfitters, what a bunch of "holier than thou, douchebags.

Don't let the facts get in the way of your self righteous opionons. I challenge any of you to have the intestinal fortitude to read just the first link below. Do it, read it and then come back and tell us how Channon and Chris deserved to die like that, Hell just go ahead and tell us how anyone period deserves to die like that? Sadly none of you self righteous pigs have the testicular fortitude to even read the link but it never hurts to try, diversity is a plague and so are you.

http://violenceagainstwhites.wordpress.com/the-knoxville-horror/


http://frontpagemag.com/2013/jack-kerwick/black-on-white-violence-the-forgotten-victims/

http://www.examiner.com/article/federal-statistics-of-black-on-white-violence-with-links-and-mathematical-extrapolation-formulas

http://violenceagainstwhites.wordpress.com/the-hate-crimes-you-dont-hear-about/

Anonymous said...

when you judge someone, you are not defining them ... you are defining yourself because whatever you see in another person that you do not like is actually a reflection of yourself. it is impossible to respect other people if you do not respect yourself. we are all on our own journey and at different levels of consciousness and I honor each individual's path because I overstand that each and every one of us are a divine unique expression of consciousness that inhabits a biological vessel that we call our body and we all came from one infinite source (some call this source God) that is experiencing itself through different perspectives and we will all return to that one infinite source as soon as we experience all we need to remember this fact. once you understand this, it is easy to love yourself and when you love yourself, loving others comes by default because it is then that you overstand THAT person, them, is no more or no less of that divine expression of infinite consciousness than you, yourself are. we are all created equal in the image of the One. if you are discontent with "them," try looking within and really loving who and what you are because you change yourself, you truly do change the world in which you live. you can never change anything or anyone outside of you if you do not change yourself first. so, coming on here and expressing hate simply perpetuates the very thing you claim you dislike. I love all of you and hope you all continue doing the physical work needed to maintain a healthy body and also encourage doing the spiritual work necessary to achieve a healthy spirit because we do not have a spirit, we are spirit. In Lakesh

Anonymous said...

Anybody who reads this page regularly...

It's not too late to change your life and become a better person. You don't have to be angry forever.

Bob1313 said...

Hey anonymous above, read the link above, come back and tell us what those animals did to Channon and Chris.

Just Do It! I dare you, I bet you don't have the strength to do it...

Read the link and report back, don't be naive, do it.

Bob1313 said...

Typical weak minded "Do as I say not as I do" Liberal, you pukes are the plague of the earth.

Anonymous said...

FYI, this was written by a White man. I'm a Black who has been Crossfitting for six years. Also, your account of history is inaccurate. Lincoln ended slavery to punish the South for seceding. It's far too much to explain here.

Anonymous said...

More race baiting bullsh*t

Anonymous said...

. . . What is wrong with most of you guys?

Anonymous said...

I'm white (but immigrant): I'm disgusted at Crossfitters (Crossfatters) in general, and yes, this article is all accurate. Crossfat it's mostly for White Power Yuppies (and not regular whites) who want to shell out thousands of bucks "to get fit". As a gymnast, I find this fitness fad pathetic and elitist while injury-causing as well. All these crossfatters with very low fitness actually, like to walk around claiming 9% bodyfat...it's ain't nice, it's 16%, honey--I know a thing or two about bodyfat. They're claiming to be fittest on earth haha, while a real figher, lifter or gymnast would be taking them down in a fight quick. YES--this is a workout for fat rich yupsters to lose weight or for soccer moms. Good for getting acute and overuse sport injuries and serious health problems from high fat fried meat diet.

Anonymous said...

Wow once again there is another article out there playing the race card. Crossfit is not just for the rich white people. Hell in my neighborhood there is a crossfit gym for only $50 a month for unlimited training at any of there three locations. That is less money then you would spend at any normal gym around here. Plus unlike a normal gym you get a trainer to help you out the entire time for free. The sad truth is that 85% of blacks just like to sit on their butts and suck off of the govenment tit. Going to a gym of any kind would involve some kind of work. I that is just unacceptable to them.

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