Speaking In Code
From AMRAP to WOD and beyond, all CrossFitters seem to have their own language. It wouldn't be so weird if they kept it in their "box," but CrossFitter language seems to seep into everything they do, even their work. Don't ask for an explanation because you will quickly find out about the next annoying thing on the list.
CrossFitters seem to be experts in every diet. Even if you haven't asked for their opinion they will critique everything in your fridge and pantry. They will totally judge you for whatever you eat.
Hating on Other Forms of Fitness
If someone is making a genuine attempt at bettering themselves through any form of fitness, they should be applauded, even if it isn't through CrossFit. Just because CrossFit was the best choice some particular people made, it doesn't mean it is the best choice for everyone.
Turning Every Convo to CrossFit
CrossFitters have some strange gift in which they can turn any conversation to something about CrossFit, their WOD, or their diet.
Can't Shut Up About CrossFit
CrossFitters will talk about CrossFit at the office, at home and even in church. Even if people beg you to stop, you will just keeping going on and on. You know you have reached maximum annoyance levels when people just stop answering your phone calls.
Bruised Legs And Proud
CrossFitters have bloody scrapes and bulging bruises on your legs, especially on the shin area, but they never try to hide them. They'll showed up at a friend's wedding in a short dress to make their bloody, scarred legs were the main attraction. Whether they have whipped yourself silly with a jumprope or missed more than a time or two during the box jump, they have the battle scars and aren't going to pass up a moment of showing them off.
Pavlovian Response To Backwards Counting
CrossFitters gave up counting forward a long, long time ago and now when people count backwards they get ready to do something, anything. If you haven't discovered this phenomenon yet, try counting backwards around your CrossFitter friend.
They Always Talk About Their New "Family"
An annoying CrossFitter will talk about FRAN, Sally Up and Uncle Rhabdo like actual family members. If you are brave, ask a CrossFitter what those terms mean. If you value your time and sanity, smile and walk away slowly.
Waiting For A High Five
Sure, you are proud of your new PR and that is great but how many others have to be proud of you for it? If you are walking up to complete strangers and rattling off PR numbers and then waiting for the high five, you have entered a level of annoying that is beyond the casual.
Burpees, Burpess, Burpees
Many people do not know what a burpee even is and of those, most of the normal ones loathe them. But not a CrossFitter. Not only do they love a burpee, but they will take every chance to talk about them, demonstrate them and even challenge others to burpee contests.
Paleo Diet Expert
CrossFitters know what is at each level of the diet pyramid. They know what is on the forbidden list and why. And, like their workouts and everything else, they can't shut up about any of it.
No Bad-Mouthing Allowed
Complaints are ignored or put down as "fear." People who have tried CrossFit and washed out are called "weak." CrossFitters are not going to hear a single bad word about CrossFit and that is the bottom line.