I have tried all the workouts. I have put in my time at the gym. I have powerlifted, ran, swam, and crosstrained. I have climbed mountains and lifted stones. I have thrown punches, and had punches thrown at me. I have had the air strangled from my lungs, and the blood snatched from my brain. I have done all of these things in pursuit of what I considered "the best shape of my life". I have done all of these things and nothing, none of it has prepared me for Crossfit. It is the hardest thing I have ever done, and the best thing that has ever happened to me. Crossfit, there is nothing else!