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Photos: Top ten states (including Colorado) that won't shut the f*ck up about CrossFit

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Last week, the folks at Estately.com ranked Colorado fifth on its roster of the ten best states for hippies. But in the site's latest list, Our Fair State places even higher. The subject? The geography of enthusiasm for CrossFit, a multifaceted exercise philosophy whose fans tend to become so obsessed that they "can't shut the fuck up about it," according to the site.

Continue to count down the photo-illustrated top ten, complete with figures and criteria for each state that made the cut, interspersed with Wikipedia info about common movements for those of you who haven't yet caught CrossFit fever. To visit the original post, click here.

Number 10: Florida

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Residents per CrossFit Affiliate: 15th: 1/44,614

Percentage of Facebook Users Expressing Interest in CrossFit: 23rd -- 6.03 percent

Google Trends Score for Online Search Traffic for CrossFit: 4th -- 88

Common CrossFit movements:

Calisthenics

Air squat

Athlete moves from the standing position to a squatting position with the hips below the knees, and back to standing. One-legged air squats are referred to as pistols.

Push-up

Starting in a plank position with the arms straight, the athlete lowers until the chest makes contact with the ground, keeping the body straight throughout, and making sure the elbows track straight back instead of out, then pushes back up into the plank position. Variations include weighted push-ups and ring push-ups, in which the hands are supported just above the ground by gymnastics rings.

Pull-up

Starting from a hanging position with straight arms, the athlete pulls up until the chin is over the bar. Variations include: strict, in which no swinging is allowed; kipping, in which momentum is used to help complete the movement; weighted, in which extra weight is hung from the athlete; chest-to-bar, in which the ending point of the movement is higher, and the chest makes contact with the bar; jumping, in which the legs are used to help propel the athlete upwards; assisted, in which an elastic band allows the movement to be completed with less than full body weight.

Number 8 (tie): Connecticut
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Residents per CrossFit Affiliate: 13th: 1/42,810

Percentage of Facebook Users Expressing Interest in CrossFit: 7th -- 7.28 percent

Google Trends Score for Online Search Traffic for CrossFit: 20th -- 64

Calisthenics, continued

Lunge

Athlete takes a large step forward, bends the forward knee until the back knee makes contact with the ground, and rises.

Sit-up

Athlete moves from a supine position, with the shoulders on the ground, to a sitting position with the shoulders over the hips. The feet are sometimes anchored. An "ab-mat" is sometimes placed under the lower back.

Ring dip

Starting with the body supported on the rings with straight vertical arms, the athlete bends the arms, lowering the body until the shoulder drops below the elbow, and then straightens the arms. To scale this movement, an athlete may do assisted dips using an elastic band or holding positions of the dip to increase stability and strength.

Continue to keep counting down the top ten states (including Colorado) that won't shut the f*ck up about CrossFit.


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35 comments
TomHofman
TomHofman

Great post! Cross Fit still going strong these days :)

Tim Kimball
Tim Kimball

Maybe not a cult, but definitely a misguided, uber-macho, method of working out. Perfect for Americans...

Darby Ellison
Darby Ellison

I'm confused as to why some think this is a cult?? My first question would be, have you ever done CrossFit?

Jen Hardy
Jen Hardy

Yikes. I totally disagree!! I like to pick weights up and put them back down and not jump on boxes while ruining my knees all for.time Nick Penizotto

Jen Hardy
Jen Hardy

Nick Penizotto it's a cult isn't it?!?!??!

Beau Dorning
Beau Dorning

I highly doubt rapper Rick Ross or any of the Tennessee Tech football team are in a "cult". More people who hate CrossFit talk about it more than any of is do.

Ash Bravo
Ash Bravo

Is there a reason why you keep reposting articles?

Craig Hawkins
Craig Hawkins

Funny, the only time I ever hear about it is when you post about it. :)

Norma Arbulu
Norma Arbulu

Breezy Charles does this mean I can't visit you?? Or that I am more welcome now ?

Dan Ruisi
Dan Ruisi

Some great YouTube videos of spectacular injuries suffered by crossfitters as their 20-year old trainers cheer them on.

Uriah Vigil
Uriah Vigil

Lame!! obviously Coloradans are!!! We're a fit fucking state.

Frank Sturgell
Frank Sturgell

Will Westword advertise for my company for free too?

Jeffrey Fennig
Jeffrey Fennig

Just another workout plan for failed athletes trying to regain their "form"

Colin Higgins
Colin Higgins

Why is Westword referencing Estately.com constantly?

Chaz Emmons
Chaz Emmons

I would much rather here about peoples crossfit workouts then people complaining about peoples crossfit workouts. WOD EVERYDAY!

PhatCheddar
PhatCheddar

Crossfit is a thing, but it's not the only thing like they tend to act like it is. And sorry, I play real sports, I'm not trying to be the best at exercising. 


I will say I love how the CF girls' butts look, but please stop building up your shoulders and traps like NFL linebackers. 

Mario Trujillo
Mario Trujillo

Such a great work when the inventor of it severed his spine while doing it!

Marcus Netters
Marcus Netters

Crossfit: rich white people paying to do manual labor but call it exercise.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

Damn nettie, are you a racist?

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