The Culture of Pain


This article was written for LiftBigEatBig.com by Professor Steven M. Platek, Ph.D. (AKA The Professor!) Steve is one of LBEB’s most loyal followers, and certainly the one with the most accolades. Steve wrote this article to showcase how physical and emotional pain are linked, and how suffering through pain with others can form unbreakable bonds.

I’ve been doing CrossFit for about 1.5 years. I love it. To an outsider CrossFit is some kind of cult for which you must drink the Kool-Aid. And, once you’ve drunk it, well you know the deal… There’s more to it than that and part of that derives from the definitional root of the word cult. Culture. Yes, there is a culture to crossfit that seems to an outsider very “cultish” in that freaky Waco, TX way. What I’d like to argue, an