Does anyone do crossfit on this site ?

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    Sep 14, 2008 2:09 PM GMT
    Hi
    Just a short letter about crossfit
    Does anyone do crossfit on this site it seem to me that is going to be the
    up coming sport of the future? I just started to do it at home i follow the
    (wod- workout of the day) web site
    http://www.crossfit.com and http://crossfitoneworld.com

    The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs.

    We are a "minimalist program" and this is reflected by the functionality and limited number of our exercises and the simplicity of the equipment we use compared to most commercial gyms. An Olympic weight set and a place to do pull-ups and dips is essential to doing CrossFit. Gymnastics rings and parallettes, plyometrics boxes, a Dynamax medicine ball, dumbbells, kettlebells, climbing rope, Concept II Rower, and a glute-ham

    One another thing have you tryed the FISH GAME on the concept 2 rower it great fun just got my higest score 2020 that took two week to get that score
    If you haven't tried the Fish Game yet, you need to give it a shot. It's a blast and as addicting as crack.
    kev

  • vindog

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    Sep 18, 2008 2:41 PM GMT
    actually we have this here in Reno. I'm going to go one of these days
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    Oct 09, 2008 4:28 PM GMT
    I have been following Crossfit for a few months now, as have been many of my coworkers, and it is great. I have definitly lost fat, gained muscle and feel stronger. I highly recommend it above all other types of fitness. I would suggest that those who are obese or in poor health consult with their doctor before trying Crossfit as it is VERY demanding, physically.
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    Oct 09, 2008 4:39 PM GMT
    I think that it's a great program. I don't however blindly believe sales propoganda. It's a good all round fitness program which will turn out people who have a good all round fitness.

    I'm not so convinced it's the best way for someone who has more specific aims. My biggest problem with it is the completely random nature. I prefer something that has a progression that can be followed.

    If I want a break to try something new, something that will be a good maintenance then I'd be interested to try it.
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    Oct 28, 2008 10:07 PM GMT
    Yeah, I just heard about this today. I'm curious to see what anyone has to say.
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    Oct 28, 2008 10:11 PM GMT
    a lot of the firefighters at my gym do it, and they're in great shape..but they were in great shape before they did it too.

    I don't know if I'd call it a sport, though...icon_question.gif
  • emailaddress

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    Oct 29, 2008 2:25 PM GMT
    great for functional strength apparently, not as effective if you want big arms and big chest
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    Mar 25, 2009 8:13 PM GMT
    emailaddress saidgreat for functional strength apparently, not as effective if you want big arms and big chest


    Not at all true. Size comes from diet, not workout. If you eat for size and do Crossfit, you'll get size. And strength. And endurance. Basically, you'll be Batman.

    I started Crossfitting a couple weeks ago, joined my local Crossfit affiliate in Hollywood and everything. I can honestly say, I've never had as much fun having my ass kicked. The workouts are super intense and fun as hell.
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    Mar 25, 2009 8:24 PM GMT
    I integrate my own versions of CrossFit-style workouts into my program about once a week. The change definitely initiated muscle growth and fat loss, and my endurance has significantly increased as well.

    The workouts are definitely some of the most challenging I do which is why I limit how much I do them.
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    Jul 08, 2009 7:44 PM GMT
    Been officially doing crossfit training since June. Used to do it as a part of my cardio but it is definitely not the same as doing it at a crossfit gym. The WOD's are amazingly intense. The trainer at my gym is supremely talented and comes up with crazy daily WOD's. I train 5 days a week and I have to say, I have gained a lot of strength in my 4 weeks training than I did doing my other gym stuff for over a year.
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    Nov 23, 2009 3:35 AM GMT
    I love Crossfit! I hate it that most of the gyms that are solely Crossfit have such a low overhead because of the simple equipment but cost more than any other gym. Other than that, it is awesome!!!
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    Nov 23, 2009 3:37 AM GMT
    My crew team does it in the offseason. They love it.
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    Nov 25, 2009 2:19 PM GMT
    I´m mixed in my reading of crossfit... I worked with a trainer who was very into it, and there´s lots to like. I DO NOT like the "go as hard as you can for 20 mins" stuff... it encourages people to push themselves to exhaustion and I just don´t think it´s healthy (though I do have a tendency to overtrain so perhaps I´m oversensitive to stuff that i personally should avoid).
  • vindog

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    Mar 22, 2010 3:19 PM GMT
    I did Tahoe's two days straight. I had stopped going in Reno as it was kind of far from my house, but found a new one closer.

    Day 1

    25 squats
    25 push-ups
    25 pull-ups (split btwn you and partner)
    RUN 400m

    50 squats
    50 push-ups
    50 pull-ups (split btwn you and partner)
    RUN 400m

    75 squats
    75 push-ups
    75 pull-ups (split btwn you and partner)
    RUN 400m

    Day 2

    5 x 400m sprints, leave on the 4 minute

    Day 2 MASSACRED me....never had my legs so sore.

  • coolarmydude

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    Mar 22, 2010 3:36 PM GMT
    I was doing it before I stopped due to recovery complications in my ankle from an unrelated injury. While I was doing it, I found myself getting incredible gains in core strength (glutes, lower back and chest)
  • irishkcguy

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    Mar 22, 2010 3:57 PM GMT
    sigp339 saidI love Crossfit! I hate it that most of the gyms that are solely Crossfit have such a low overhead because of the simple equipment but cost more than any other gym. Other than that, it is awesome!!!


    I would love to do crosfit but the gym by my house is way out of my price range.
  • vindog

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    Mar 22, 2010 4:02 PM GMT
    sigp339 saidI love Crossfit! I hate it that most of the gyms that are solely Crossfit have such a low overhead because of the simple equipment but cost more than any other gym. Other than that, it is awesome!!!



    Most gyms are do-it-yourself. Crossfit you get an actual trainer/teacher.

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    Apr 19, 2010 12:09 AM GMT
    I have been doing crossfit at a Krav Maga location for almost 7 months now - and love it. I'm in Santa Monica.

    Any other gay crossfitters in SoCal on this site?
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    May 09, 2010 6:55 AM GMT
    Have been involved in CF now for 4 years. Love it. Best thing I've ever done in terms of overall physical fitness. Happy to share more if anybody is interested.

  • Jun 25, 2010 7:22 AM GMT
    There is no way to properly explain CrossFit. Most CF gyms offer a session on Sat. for free to give individuals an idea of what they do. It's worth the time, I got hooked and been CrossFitting since. I've never felt so good about myself, and seem to get more and more compliments eachday. It's not scay, just look up your local CF and attend one of their free sessions icon_smile.gif
  • gallus81

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    Jun 25, 2010 7:55 AM GMT
    i've been training with crossfit for about 18 months and enjoy every aspect of it. it's not ideal as a single solution (IMO), but a great additive to a good all-round workout.

    yes you'll pay more for working out at a crossfit gym for two reasons (that I can make as a general assumption). 1 is that there will be less people at the gym or club, and although overheads are low(ish), they're still there. 2 you don't just turn up and train by yourself, you train with a qualified instructor monitoring you and assisting you ... or at least that's what SHOULD be happening.

  • jaded57

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    Jun 28, 2010 1:17 AM GMT
    Ive been doing crossfit for 6 months now. Im addicted! Yeah its kinda pricey but I figure its a good investment in myself.
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    Jul 20, 2010 2:09 PM GMT
    its way too expensive, its not hard to implement yourself with friends and motivation. Also its nothing new I have done competitive sports for many years were we pretty much have always ended your practices with a cross fit type workout. They just put a name on it and made it way too expensive
  • ProveMe2010

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    Jul 21, 2010 7:44 PM GMT
    For me, crossfit came off as very dangerous. Especially, the exercises involving the kettle.
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    Oct 20, 2010 3:52 AM GMT
    Started with my CF box's "on-ramp" class in July. Been doing it 2-3x weekly since then. I'm addicted.