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post #76 of 90
works for me...


post #77 of 90
http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/C..._100627WoD.wmv

I'm sure some here will ridicule the form, but this is a beast of a workout.
post #78 of 90
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Originally Posted by Grayland View Post
http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/C..._100627WoD.wmv

I'm sure some here will ridicule the form, but this is a beast of a workout.

That is insane!
post #79 of 90
The 2 people I know who are in the best shape both do CF. Both swear by it.

My CF gym is all the way on the other side of town otherwise I'd really consider joining. I need to see if I can make the CF workout work at my local gym. I don't think we have any kettlebells there.
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post #81 of 90
This thread needs more pics.
post #82 of 90
I saw a story on the evening news about the crossfit games being held in Carson (socal) this weekend. I'm sure the number of pics will increase in the coming weeks.
post #83 of 90
I know some SF queer will pipe up and call them chunky or something, but daaaaaaaamn
post #84 of 90
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Originally Posted by ZackyBoy View Post
Crossfit is glorified GPP lacking progressive increases. But for a strictly health oriented program it's not bad.
If you can't do it as RX'd, you're supposed to scale down in reps and/or weights, and there are a lot of places to look on schemes on how to scale down. If you can scale up, you can do that too, although you have to gauge it yourself like what Rob Orlando does. Otherwise the philosophy is you shouldn't have to scale, if you can do it RX'd, since you're doing it based on time, or you have a fixed time and you're doing it by rep/weight, and therefore reflected in your abilities. I haven't been to a lot of affiliates, but from what I hear, the good ones (and you really need to research to find which ones are good) won't have everyone do it as RX'd. In fact, most won't be doing it as RX'd. Is it perfect? Depends on your goals. I'll just say I do CF. As for pricing, it's completely up to the affiliate owner. Again, you need to research to find out which affiliate is better. Coaches vary, prices vary, etc. The good ones are very good, from what I hear, and the bad ones are really bad. Just like linux distros. As for kipping vs. strict on pull-ups, someone could write an entire book about that, which would include all the math that's been done with them. I'll just say it's not as bad as everybody think they are. Even I wondered why do kipping when you could do strict. It's also a lot more coordinated than you may think, unless you watch a newbie do it. I stopped wondering when I learned how to do them and did them. Edit As for CF not being specific, again that depends on where you look. CF is the method, which could in theory be adapted to any need. So you have variations on it like Crossfit Endurance aimed at endurance which does include marathons and triathlons. There's also Crossfit Football, headed by John Welbourn, which is aimed at contact sports such as Football and Rugby. There's also Sealfit, aimed at those who are looking to do a stellar job at their BUD/s. And there are a bunch of other CF variations for various goals. Edit I forgot to mention the good CF affiliates have their own on-ramp progressions that are mandatory.
post #85 of 90
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Originally Posted by milosz View Post
I know some SF queer will pipe up and call them chunky or something, but daaaaaaaamn




My god!

I think the only thing that separates crossfitters from the rest of the workout world is their intensity. Anyone would see results with any sort of training if they performed it the way most crossfitters do.

In that case, props to CF.
post #86 of 90
^^^^
Those socks have the wrong label on them.
post #87 of 90
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Originally Posted by Mr Herbert View Post
its awesome if you want to be skinny and weak.
I take it you've never been to a real crossfit gym. Also, being skinny is a function of your diet, not your workout. You can't get skinny doing crossfit and eating 6k calories a day.
post #88 of 90
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Originally Posted by milosz View Post
I know some SF queer will pipe up and call them chunky or something, but daaaaaaaamn


Now that's motivation.
post #89 of 90
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Originally Posted by that_80s_guy View Post
Crossfit by its nature is not sports specific, it is generalist. For the person whose goal is an 800 lb squat, CF will be of little value.
Sorry, but if your goal is to have an 800lb squat, you're never going to reach your goal. Far less than 1% of the population has the genetics that would enable them to achieve this, and that's coupled with a ton of anabolics.
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Originally Posted by that_80s_guy View Post
Crossfit by its nature is not sports specific, it is generalist.
A good crossfit gym will have tailored training.
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Originally Posted by that_80s_guy View Post
CF by its nature is an equipment minimalist so they do not have the capital costs of expensive machines.
Nor should they. I went from a frail 160lbs to 190lbs @ 10% working out in my parents' basement by doing nothing but compound lifts. I don't do crossfit, but I know what it's all about. Yes, it does come off as a little trendy, but some of the arguments in this thread are even more ridiculous/uninformed than those that come from crossfit fans.
post #90 of 90
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One more time because I forgot about this pic......
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