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post #121 of 148
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Do I want to know what a "wall ball" is?

lefty

I'd tell you, but then I'd have to teach you the secret handshake and all that other crap.
post #122 of 148
wall ball is just throwing a medicine ball around but im sure Crossfitters think they invented it.
post #123 of 148
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Then why do you go out of your way to visit affiliates? They usually cost $15-20 for a drop in visit.

Just because I don't like the "brains" behind the program doesn't mean I don't like Crossfit. Drop in at globo gyms are usually about $10 anyway. Also, I don't know anyone in most of the places I travel to so its nice to meet a few new people.

And as easy as performing a squat is, someone who knows what they are doing, and helping you with the finer points, goes a long way. Like I said in my original post, this is pretty hit or miss.
post #124 of 148
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Do I want to know what a "wall ball" is?

lefty

Squat, thrust up with medicine ball, bounce it off the wall above a certain height, catch, back down into a squat, repeat.

My LA Fitness would frown on me throwing things at their drywall.
post #125 of 148
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Just because I don't like the "brains" behind the program doesn't mean I don't like Crossfit. Drop in at globo gyms are usually about $10 anyway. Also, I don't know anyone in most of the places I travel to so its nice to meet a few new people.

And as easy as performing a squat is, someone who knows what they are doing, and helping you with the finer points, goes a long way. Like I said in my original post, this is pretty hit or miss.

I meant no disrespect; I was just curious.
post #126 of 148
do the affiliates let you do your own programming when you drop in?

one great thing about affiliates is they tend to be much better equipped than commercial chain gyms.
post #127 of 148
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I meant no disrespect; I was just curious.

No problem, and my opinion on CF Affiliates probably has changed recently after a very good experience with one in Denver, CO.

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do the affiliates let you do your own programming when you drop in?

one great thing about affiliates is they tend to be much better equipped than commercial chain gyms.

No, at least not in my experience. I really WISH more would do strength before the WOD.
post #128 of 148
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do the affiliates let you do your own programming when you drop in?

one great thing about affiliates is they tend to be much better equipped than commercial chain gyms.

I don't think so and I wouldn't blame them. Not many people are competent with the O-lifts and I wouldn't want some guy I didn't know messing up his back trying out the C&J with the first bumpers he's ever seen or snatching a heavy KB.

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No problem, and my opinion on CF Affiliates probably has changed recently after a very good experience with one in Denver, CO.

I forgot in my previous post, but when I was in the Outer Banks, NC this summer, I stopped in at CF Outer Banks. They allowed you to pay something like $25 for the week and you could drop in on classes or use their extensive equipment (bumpers galore, KB, climbing ropes, Indian clubs). I did a couple of the "chipper" workouts (ie. 75 push-ups, 70 sit-ups, 65 dips, 60 pull-up, 55 wall balls, etc. as fast as you can). It was great. The chipper workouts aren't usually technique driven, so it's easy for people to jump right in. They have a great O-lift coach, but that stuff is done around dinner time and I was at a big family get together and couldn't get away for it.

I can't emphasize my opinion enough: there is some kooky stuff and people involved with CF, but I honestly feel it gets me a helluva lot more fit than the average muscle head body part split/low intensity cardio.
post #129 of 148
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I can't emphasize my opinion enough: there is some kooky stuff and people involved with CF, but I honestly feel it gets me a helluva lot more fit than the average muscle head body part split/low intensity cardio.

Max Effort Black Box/CF Football stuff has been even more effective for me (after doing the normal WODs for a few years).
post #130 of 148
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do the affiliates let you do your own programming when you drop in?

one great thing about affiliates is they tend to be much better equipped than commercial chain gyms.

yea for the reasons grayland said, it's a huge liability thing for them if someone goes in and throws out his back doing an atrocious power clean with their equipment, on their property.
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post #132 of 148
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No problem, and my opinion on CF Affiliates probably has changed recently after a very good experience with one in Denver, CO.



No, at least not in my experience. I really WISH more would do strength before the WOD.

My CF gym spends a lot of time on strength training before the W.O.D. and even offers Oly lifting classes three times a week.
post #133 of 148
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I fully support this message.
post #134 of 148
it would be nice to have this type of thing as a housewife... I should get my wife into crossfit and teach her how to cook and clean.

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post #135 of 148
Hot...but, #50? Is she a linebacker?

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