CrossFit Games 2012

  • LaxJock16

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    Jul 14, 2012 6:02 PM GMT
    Are any of you watching the CrossFit Games stream, if so what are your thoughts?

    http://espn.go.com/watchespn/player/_/source/espn3/id/509673/size/condensed/

    This is for my RJ CrossFitters...
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    Jul 14, 2012 6:51 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidAh...Science & Technology? icon_confused.gif (There really does need to be a separate forum for Crossfit....I mean, "fencing"? "water polo"? --what, are we in The Hamptons?)

    I want to get into Crossfit, but I'm having a hard time finding out anything about it. There are a couple of gurus at my local fitness supply shop, but they actually don't know any resources (one suggested a company in town that trains trainers....membership to their gym was $200/mo...yeah right. icon_rolleyes.gif ) There are only 2 books on Amazon (and they're about "the community of crossfit) and I can't find any good sites.

    Anyone have any recommendations on how to break into this? I really like the idea of it --natural movements, outdoors, all-the-time-active, etc. I just can't find a place to actually learn more about it and how to get started.

    I will check out the link, though...scratch that: "This programming is only available to customers of select television and broadband providers."



    There is a crossfit Gym on Clark Drive right here in Vancouver...surprised you missed it.
    Keep in mind it is expensive...any crossfit gym your going to belong to is going to make you pay...
    Are you really sure Crossfit is the way you want to go?
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    Jul 14, 2012 8:13 PM GMT


    It actually seems like the kind of thing that there would be groups that get together to do it outside. I may be totally wrong on what it is, but it seemed to me to be just using the outdoors and local terrain as your gym...everything from the Grouse Grind, to parkour, and inside, using things like bars and boxes. But like anything, I'd like to learn a repertoire of moves...I find things more fun/interesting when I know what I'm doing, lol.[/quote]

    I know there are a lot of people out there down on Crossfit,I get asked a lot about it-like everything it has its good and bad points.I try really hard to keep an open mind about.It is expensive.

    If you like doing stuff outside does your Gym have outdoor bootcamps?If you like doing stuff in groups do some classes and get a feel for it.Avoid the traditional 'step cardio' and see if there are other things...


    I teach an outdoor Athletic Conditioning class Monday nights up on Fraser and 41st- you and your significant other are more than welcome to stop by and try it out..I can get both of you a pass if you want.See if that type of training is for you..
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    Jul 14, 2012 10:26 PM GMT
    LaxJock16 saidAre any of you watching the CrossFit Games stream, if so what are your thoughts?

    http://espn.go.com/watchespn/player/_/source/espn3/id/509673/size/condensed/

    This is for my RJ CrossFitters...


    I was watching part of it on my plane home from Colorado yesterday. One of my really good friends in Colorado does it, and it seems pretty intense. I thought about joining one and getting into it just for the sheer ability to build up stamina like so many of those guys do. I can run for a long time, but all the stuff they do in crossfit is so much more intense and harder to keep up with.
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    Jul 16, 2012 4:09 AM GMT
    For Crossfit references/resources: the daddy of them all is of course -
    http://www.crossfit.com/

    You can find a description and details of the exercises as follows with proper form, etc:
    http://www.crossfit.com/cf-info/excercise.html

    Note that on the home page @ crossfit.com, they actually show the workout of the days (wod). e.g. for MONDAY 120716 -

    "Elizabeth"
    21-15-9 reps of:
    Clean 135 pounds
    Ring dips

    ie the workout is called Elizabeth, and you do 3 sets of 21 reps, 15 reps and 9 reps (no scheduled rest in between), alternating between cleans and ring dips and you are supposed to try to finish the workout as quickly as possible (record your time). Obviously if you are starting out you scale - so that you do as close to 135 lbs as possible.

    Yes, it is not cheap - and will run about $200 a month - but the way I rationalize this is that it's in between the cost of a personal trainer and just a standard gym membership. It's in small(er) groups who go through the WOD altogether so there's a certain amount of group suffering / camaraderie / competition to push yourself...

    And this works for me (and a lot of people I think). If you can be (almost) entirely self motivated, you can actually just try following their workouts of the day found on the home page of www.crossfit.com. Many crossfit gyms will have their own WODs - so you can find one in city xyz and they will often have it on their own website or after you like them on facebook they will post them there. I also notice that my regular gym is also starting to do small crossfit / trx classes. I'm not sure how much they charge but I imagine it's less given you're already paying the membership fee.

    Personally I've gotten a lot out of it... and I just signed up to do another crossfit bootcamp that starts tomorrow. The bootcamp I'm doing runs 5 days a week for 4 weeks with 45 minutes each session. It costs about $220 incl tax and I just finished one this past Friday.
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    Sep 09, 2012 7:02 PM GMT
    just watched the finals! crazy athletes amazing bodies freaky stamina. totally blown away
  • LaxJock16

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    Sep 16, 2012 5:31 AM GMT
    Yeah the athletes are pretty awesome, truly are the fittest on earth. I mean not many can do what they do on a routine basis.