Eat with me: stomach filling cues from different group dynamics


One reason it’s so much fun to eat out with fellow CrossFitters is that everyone loves good food, and lots of it at that. Ordering is a serious matter, dietary considerations are handled with grace, dishes are cheered as they arrive, additional orders are placed throughout the meal, multiple water refills are requested by all, and the food is discussed in detail.

Not getting upset that ‘dinner’ was actually drinks and overpriced olives. Not being self conscious about wanting more food or a taste of someone else’s dish. Not being disappointed that the restaurant chosen specifically for that occasion didn’t garner much interest.

It’s liberating.

Training as a form of preparation

Generation CrossFit A New Yorker piece digs deep to analyze one man’s life and lifestyle motivations for training the CrossFit way. Hint: it’s not “because the community is awesome”.

What is behind the CrossFit need, which is a variation of compulsive intense training? And I mean training, not playing a sport—training as a form of preparation.

Within the answers lie the heart of people’s stories. I love this question.