CrossFit

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  1. Heavy Mental

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    Are there any TMB CrossFitters? I saw a few one-off threads mentioning it (notably the muscle chicks thread lol), but no dedicated thread. I've been CrossFitting religiously for 2.5 years now (/lookatme) and think it's awesome.

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  2. Gaknight

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    Crossfitters always come across as huge douchers to me
     
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  3. TC

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    I was watching one of the competitions on espn yesterday. Shit looked pretty awesome
     
  4. Heavy Mental

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    I guess it depends where you go. I've generally found that the gyms that I visit have pretty cool people, but I'm sure it can differ case-by-case.
     
  5. Nole0515

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    saw a commercial for the one here in Tally and was intrested till I saw the monthly cost and said fuck it, but it looks awesome. I really enjoy doing Olympic lifts
     
  6. Heavy Mental

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    Yeah, that's what prompted me to start the thread. Yesterday was the first time it was ever nationally televised.
     
  7. Gaknight

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    Yeah its expensive as shit and the mentality of the crossfit people are annoying. In my experience they act like Crossfit is the only way to work out.
     
  8. Heavy Mental

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    I've been doing it for a while, but the first year or so I was doing it on my own at a regular gym. You get weird looks from people but for the most part I could do 85% of the workouts as they were intended, and didn't have to pay an affiliate-level price. I joined an affiliate after a while because I wanted to compete against others and it seemed worth it to me at that point. I agree though, it is expensive.
     
  9. Moxin24

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    I think I've said this before but there is nothing wrong with CrossFit, but people who are into CrossFit are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too into CrossFit. Basically to the point where I would never do it.
     
  10. Tom Servo

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    i use it as a change of pace thing from the usual way i lift. i think it really benefits the person who isn't so much into sculpting the body, or power lifting, but wants to be well rounded and and fit. that's not to say that the workouts aren't tough, because there's a lot of shit they do on a daily basis that i can barely get done. i could really see myself getting into it more as i get older and decide not to put my body through so much hell with heavy deadlifts/cleans/squats on a regular basis.
     
  11. bama1

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    I like some of the cross fit workouts. You can do a workout in 20-30 mins and feel amazing. You just have to prepare yourself to not rest any.
     
  12. MJRuff01

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    yea, adding 3 months of cross-fit into a 12 month training cycle is great. But it is true that so many crossfitters almost of a cult like mentality towards it.
     
  13. Heavy Mental

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    Yeah, I do it primarily because it feels like a sport to me. I do it more for the competitive reasons than the aesthetic ones. I will say though, we do a lot of heavy lifts, probably about once or twice a week. Obviously not nearly as much as a powerlifting program, but we get after it with the big weights pretty often. Those are some of the most fun days for me.
     
  14. TYdeFan05

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    It looks interesting but there's no affiliated gyms and my area and I'm generally a lazy/fat person. The girls on my facebook feed who post pictures are usually :fap: though.
     
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  15. Tricky Gator

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    gymjones here....which is sorta like crossfit
     
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  16. Sportfan

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    don't insult Gym Jones like that
     
  17. Bruce Wayne

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    Gym Jones is more Crossfit than it is Twight's brain child. Most of his philosophy is taken ver batum from Crossfit documents, after which I believe he trademarked it (or so the CF guard says). I do like his emphasis on individual training goals and modifying the program to fit those goals.

    Been Crossfitting for 53 weeks as of today, love it. Girl from my affiliate placed like 5th at the games this year.
     
  18. Sportfan

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    Gym Jones was probably what Glassman et. al intended before they decided to make buttloads of money from fatties who want to die of Rhabdo.
     
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  19. Bruce Wayne

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    Exactly. On the CF boards they were discussing the GJ article in the Times from this week, and someone said something to the effect of "Gym Jones is what Crossfit would be if Glassman focused on the fitness and not the business."
     
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  20. Sportfan

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    only thing worse than crossfit going mainstream, is the hating of crossfit going mainstream

    fuckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
     
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  21. CUAngler

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    What are these games that CrossFitters speak of?
     
  22. Heavy Mental

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    I hadn't heard that view on GJ before, but I did read the article in the Times. Shit sounded way more pretentious than I'm sure was intended, but I would love to train there.
     
  23. Tom Servo

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    gym jones is the og right? s'wat the 300 guys did. crossfit took what GJ did and made it more mainstream?

    i've been around some CF people that do have the mentality that their shit don't stink. there were days when i would go workout with a group of them when i had come off a 6 month stint of the heavy compounds. they would be running circles around me and doing twice, sometimes three times the reps i was on certain things. some of them were all :smug: about how far i lagged behind in that first week or so. but guess who was all :mulletsmug: when the day came for 1,1,1,1,1,1,1 on bench/squat/deadlift?

    can't hate too much. like i said, it's different strokes for different folks. there has to be some give and take. most hardcore crossfitters can't throw up 400+ on the bench. then again, your powerlifters/bodybuilders and run a quarter mile backwards in under 2 mins, or run a circuit of some of the crazy shit crossfitters do either.
     
  24. Sportfan

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    the main principles of crossfit should build "elite" athletes. That is, correctly done olmypic lifts + conditioning training.

    However, that's not what you get from 99% of the affiliates/boxes around the country. You get horrid form with 95lbs done for incredibly stupid amounts of reps.

    If you want to become a better athlete, find an Olympic weightlifting gym unaffiliated w/ crossfit.
     
  25. Bruce Wayne

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    Other way around. Twight was huge into CF, then split and molded Gym Jones into his vision of how Crossfit should be. Crossfit has been around since the mid-90s, but Glassman didn't launch the site until like '01
     
  26. Killy Me Please

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    power cleaning a medicine ball is more embarrassing than an all jewish college football team
     
  27. Tom Servo

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    :respek:
     
  28. Swt

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    I looked at starting it but it's just too expensive for me to do as a supplement to my other workouts. Maybe in a few years.
     
  29. Clubber Lang

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    Agree, with all their "lookatme, i'm too good to post in the official workout" threads.

    Some of us were hating on it before it went mainstream. :gocho:
     
  30. dallasdawg

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    Cliffs on what crossfit is?
     
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  32. dallasdawg

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    Thanks I'll check it out
     
  33. OhioHoo

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    We used to do this shit on non-lifting days in high school.
     
  34. thegenerel

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    some of the exercises are pretty awesome, and you get into good shape. as has been said already, its stupid expensive to join a crossfit gym, and you usually work out with groups. i just want to get into the gym, do my work, and leave. I dont want to wait for others or have to deal with them.

    crossfit does produce some crazy sexy girls though. love that look.
     
  35. BP

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    Awesome stuff. Do the workouts once or twice a week. Just wish there was one near me
     
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  36. Bruce Wayne

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    My workout today was 4 rounds of 15 swings, 15 wall balls. Did it in 5:30, lungs be on fire
     
  37. Heavy Mental

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    Like that one a lot, will have to try. What KB weight?

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    1.5 pood KB snatch, right arm
    1.5 pood KB snatch, left arm
    pull ups

    6:41. Was kind of like a mini Fran.
     
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  38. Bruce Wayne

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    Prescribed was 24kg bell/20lb ball. I did it at 20/16

    We did a Fran variant yesterday, snatches instead of thrusters :killme:
     
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  39. Heavy Mental

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    I have a love/hate relationship with that workout. If I know it's coming up the next day, I get nervous like I used to before football games in high school, haha.

    Fran-ticipation, imo.
     
  40. Bruce Wayne

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    I only like it because it's guaranteed that we'll do a heavy lift after it, usually deadlifts.
     
  41. prerecordedlive

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    RIP CrossFit thread
     
  42. NC Wolfpack

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    #2016CrossfitOpen
     
  43. prerecordedlive

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    Won the wod the last 2 days over some serious engines in my gym. My nutrition tweak is doing good things.

    My team for next weekend's comp ran through one of the workouts tonight.

    Clean and jerk ladder
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    All 4 people have to get through it in less than 5 minutes and the next teammate can start after the one in front of them finishes a set. We did it comfortably in 2:31. Hoping to shave off about 15 seconds.
     
  44. MoJo

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    Worst WOD ever:

    15 Rds for time: 25 Min Cap
    1 Clean & Jerk 205/135
    4 Burpee box jumps 24/20
    7 Wallballs 20/14

    The C&J's literally killed me...literally!
     
  45. prerecordedlive

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    MoJo did you do Feeding Frenzy?
     
  46. MoJo

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    No sir, I sat this one out. We had a few people go up there, but the group of guys I usually compete with are burnt out from weekend "events".

    Did you get a team together?
     
  47. prerecordedlive

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    Yea. 7/10

    Judging was sketchy at best.

    Clean and jerk ladder saw people doing close-grip snatches and very few actual jerks, people took their single unders one foot at a time, deadlifts were nary stood up with shoulders behind the bar, and s2oh featured very little locking out.

    They lost control of that competition early. Possibly the last one I do with Garage Games. Not worth the money to compete alongside cheaters. I'm proud that my team didn't try that bullshit.
     
  48. MoJo

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    Isn't that more incumbent on the host gym rather than the Garage Games itself? They are the ones that provide the judges in my experience. I thought they did a decent job at the Fair Games, we got no repped a lot.
     
  49. prerecordedlive

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    Mako put this on too. The judges received no training whatsoever. It's on both of them, in my opinion. Last time I do a competition sponsored by them.