Originally Posted by ZackyBoy
Crossfit is glorified GPP lacking progressive increases. But for a strictly health oriented program it's not bad.
If you can't do it as RX'd, you're supposed to scale down in reps and/or weights, and there are a lot of places to look on schemes on how to scale down. If you can scale up, you can do that too, although you have to gauge it yourself like what Rob Orlando does. Otherwise the philosophy is you shouldn't have to scale, if you can do it RX'd, since you're doing it based on time, or you have a fixed time and you're doing it by rep/weight, and therefore reflected in your abilities. I haven't been to a lot of affiliates, but from what I hear, the good ones (and you really need to research to find which ones are good) won't have everyone do it as RX'd. In fact, most won't be doing it as RX'd. Is it perfect? Depends on your goals. I'll just say I do CF. As for pricing, it's completely up to the affiliate owner. Again, you need to research to find out which affiliate is better. Coaches vary, prices vary, etc. The good ones are very good, from what I hear, and the bad ones are really bad. Just like linux distros. As for kipping vs. strict on pull-ups, someone could write an entire book about that, which would include all the math that's been done with them. I'll just say it's not as bad as everybody think they are. Even I wondered why do kipping when you could do strict. It's also a lot more coordinated than you may think, unless you watch a newbie do it. I stopped wondering when I learned how to do them and did them. Edit
As for CF not being specific, again that depends on where you look. CF is the method, which could in theory be adapted to any need. So you have variations on it like Crossfit Endurance aimed at endurance which does include marathons and triathlons. There's also Crossfit Football, headed by John Welbourn, which is aimed at contact sports such as Football and Rugby. There's also Sealfit, aimed at those who are looking to do a stellar job at their BUD/s. And there are a bunch of other CF variations for various goals. Edit
I forgot to mention the good CF affiliates have their own on-ramp progressions that are mandatory.