"Gay CrossFit"

  • lostlogic

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    Jul 27, 2015 7:00 PM GMT
    It's been a while since I've seen any posts here about CrossFit. I've been thinking about trying it out myself. Any CrossFit enthusiasts out there?

    http://www.out.com/lifestyle/2015/7/09/my-month-hell-gay-crossfit-cult
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    Jul 27, 2015 7:08 PM GMT
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    Jul 28, 2015 1:52 AM GMT
    lostlogic saidIt's been a while since I've seen any posts here about CrossFit. I've been thinking about trying it out myself. Any CrossFit enthusiasts out there?

    http://www.out.com/lifestyle/2015/7/09/my-month-hell-gay-crossfit-cult

    Try it. But don't restrict yourself to an exclusively gay box. Otherwise, you'll run into whiny bitches like the author of that articles. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 28, 2015 1:59 AM GMT
    I've never done it, but I've done many other things just to calm the curiosity of what they're all about.

    So, my best advice is to give it a shot and find out for yourself.

    Then again, I'm a fairly adventurous person and love diving into stuff without knowing what to expect.
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    Aug 03, 2015 8:33 PM GMT
    I got ya:

    1) Yes, you can do it. A few tips...
    2) Find a good box. Do some research. The closest one to you isn't necessarily the best. Quality of the box and coaches will have a major impact on your enjoyment AND your safety.
    3) Don't be shy about being a noob. You won't be able to move as much weight or move as fast as the experienced crossfitters. That's OK, and actually very important to know your limits. They call it "scaling" the workout. You'll be scaling a lot, so just get used to it.
    4) Start slow. Especially on the skill/strength movements, form is everything. The first several months you'll be doing less weight than you're probably capable of. This is both to prevent injury and also to make good form a habit for when you're ready to start moving more weight. It takes repeated tries to understand the physics of it.
    5) Don't cherry-pick workouts. Show up. It's a program and all the movements/workouts are tied together with three goals: Better, stronger, faster. Cherry picking limits your progress.
    5) Commit to it. Don't give it a trial month and say you can't do it. You have to give it three good months of regular attendance.

    Good luck.
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    Aug 05, 2015 12:22 PM GMT
    MrFuscle said


    Hahaha yes!!!
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    Aug 24, 2015 11:49 AM GMT
    Join a gym instead
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    Aug 25, 2015 2:58 PM GMT
    Gay CrossFit?

    That's CrossFlit.

    Lesbian Crossfit's CrossClit.
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    Aug 25, 2015 8:25 PM GMT
    Based on how many guys do the WOD shirtless I'd say all crossfit is at least a little bit gay.
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    Aug 26, 2015 4:41 PM GMT
    Wyndahoi saidBased on how many guys do the WOD shirtless I'd say all crossfit is at least a little bit gay.


    I don't. Does that mean I'm really straight???? OMG


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    Aug 26, 2015 4:50 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidLesbian Crossfit's CrossClit.

    Wait... Do lezzies sword-fight with their clits?!?

    As for picking the right place and group... That's SO true. I went for a while... And was so full of lunks and grunters... Cute to look at, but totally offputting.
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    Aug 26, 2015 9:22 PM GMT
    Anything that encourages fitness is good. That said, CrossFit is over-hyped. I was doing CrossFit in the armed forces more than 20 years ago . It was called 'circuit training' back then (and still is).
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    Aug 26, 2015 9:44 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidAnything that encourages fitness is good. That said, CrossFit is over-hyped. I was doing CrossFit in the armed forces more than 20 years ago . It was called 'circuit training' back then (and still is).



    Correction, silly: Crossfit employs circuit training. But circuit training is not Crossfit.

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    Aug 26, 2015 10:01 PM GMT
    David_Lauderdale said
    Correction, silly: Crossfit employs circuit training. But circuit training is not Crossfit.


    We shall have to agree to disagree on that one. As far as I can tell, the only real difference between circuit training, cross training and CrossFit is that one them is trademarked.
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    Aug 26, 2015 10:12 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said
    David_Lauderdale said
    Correction, silly: Crossfit employs circuit training. But circuit training is not Crossfit.


    We shall have to agree to disagree on that one. As far as I can tell, the only real difference between circuit training, cross training and CrossFit is that one them is trademarked.



    Agree to disagree about an objective fact? If you say so.

    key phrase from your comment: "As far as I can tell..."
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    Aug 27, 2015 1:49 AM GMT
    SmoothJockish saidJoin a gym instead
    Joining a gym is useless and potentially harmful if the person doesn't know how to workout. And asking members how to workout is even more harmful, because the vast majority of gym members don't know what they're doing...only "bro science" with a touch of CNN tips.

    Oh, and most people I know who do crossfit also have a gym routine, but they got professionally trained to do it right. icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 15, 2015 3:09 AM GMT
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    SmoothJockish saidJoin a gym instead
    Joining a gym is useless and potentially harmful if the person doesn't know how to workout. And asking members how to workout is even more harmful, because the vast majority of gym members don't know what they're doing...only "bro science" with a touch of CNN tips.

    Oh, and most people I know who do crossfit also have a gym routine, but they got professionally trained to do it right. icon_wink.gif


    Any ideas on how the routine look like? I think it is a good idea to incorporate regular gym routine into crossfit. But I am wondering how often and what exercise they do in the gym routine.
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    Dec 03, 2015 8:23 PM GMT
    DragonsTank said
    paulflexes said
    SmoothJockish saidJoin a gym instead
    Joining a gym is useless and potentially harmful if the person doesn't know how to workout. And asking members how to workout is even more harmful, because the vast majority of gym members don't know what they're doing...only "bro science" with a touch of CNN tips.

    Oh, and most people I know who do crossfit also have a gym routine, but they got professionally trained to do it right. icon_wink.gif


    Any ideas on how the routine look like? I think it is a good idea to incorporate regular gym routine into crossfit. But I am wondering how often and what exercise they do in the gym routine.


    I can't imagine that you mean they belong to both a gym AND a Crossfit box. Most crossfitters who want to supplement the programmed workouts do it before or after the program, or maybe take another half hour in the morning or night opposite of their Crossfit workout. For example they'll add push-ups or bench presses to target chest; or do barbell curls or dips; something that's more targeted to specific muscles than a more rounded Crossfit program. But it's by no means a separate "routine." That's just overkill.