Not that a lot of programs aren’t guilty of this, but Cross Fit starts people off way to far ahead of the proper progression curve. I have watched their competitions on espn and some of the people competing don’t do squats and lunges, etc. correctly. No wonder so many of them have all kinds of k tape all over them. The only sound program starts people off with proper movement patterns and progresses from there. But I don’t know how many fitness instructors are doing that right now.
Obviously the business model was designed for the general population not for the well being of the new beginning exerciser.
I think that since we have no real regulations on who can do what, we can’t fault Cross Fit for figuring out a great money making plan.
I wouldn’t recommend Cross Fit to a beginner but that’s because I am a personal trainer and bootcamp instructor not a one size fits all fitness business.