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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

conversely, i've never had to ask a crossfit person about crossfit. whenever the topic of fitness even gets tangentially related to, i get to learn about it all over again. to be fair, its usually the newcomers - its the "those who know, dont say, those who say, dont know" kinda thing. gym-bros eager to ally themselves with a certain method or take on a certain fitness "identity" do most of the talking, while lifters who identify CF for what it is are usually quiet about it and treat it the same as any other method or routine.
out of all fitness stereotypes, the lululemon university girl/soccer mom yoga freak and crossfit bro stand out in my mind the most.
lol8[1].gif seriously.

I agree. Honestly, the big CF secret is that most people that do it are older, often women. Most young people are too cheap to pay the bucks required of CF gym. It's really a yuppie "sport".
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

conversely, i've never had to ask a crossfit person about crossfit. whenever the topic of fitness even gets tangentially related to, i get to learn about it all over again. to be fair, its usually the newcomers - its the "those who know, dont say, those who say, dont know" kinda thing. gym-bros eager to ally themselves with a certain method or take on a certain fitness "identity" do most of the talking, while lifters who identify CF for what it is are usually quiet about it and treat it the same as any other method or routine.
out of all fitness stereotypes, the lululemon university girl/soccer mom yoga freak and crossfit bro stand out in my mind the most.
lol8[1].gif seriously.

Yeah, it's mostly the attitude that's offputting, nothing against CF per se. Like in everything fitness-related, the well meaning extremists (brah, you're not doing crossfit, you should be doing crossfit, let's do crossfit) are the ones that piss regular lifters off the most. It's exactly the same with paleotards and the like, just mention that you happen to eat carbohydrates and man you will be in for a fucking seminar of shit.
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by TrH View Post

Yeah, it's mostly the attitude that's offputting, nothing against CF per se. Like in everything fitness-related, the well meaning extremists (brah, you're not doing crossfit, you should be doing crossfit, let's do crossfit) are the ones that piss regular lifters off the most. It's exactly the same with paleotards and the like, just mention that you happen to eat carbohydrates and man you will be in for a fucking seminar of shit.

The first rule of Crossfit is that you don't talk about Crossfit.
post #19 of 22
I lol'd
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by dhaller View Post

Many complain about the cost of Crossfit gyms (mine is $150/month) but the benefits of coaching staff who get to know your particular strengths/weaknesses and the overall seriousness of the other members (no one reading a magazine on a treadmill in my gym...) creates, for me, an atmosphere which really kicks me to a higher level than I would probably be attaining at home (or even just working out alone at the Y).
I pay my housekeeping service $250 a month and about $150 a month on lawncare, so if I'm paying $400 a month to keep my house in order, I should be willing to fork out an equal or greater amount for personal fitness! By that calculus it's a bargain.
I'm betting 95% of Americans pay more on their car note than they do on keeping themselves fit; priorities!
DH
ps. As to being cleared by a doctor: no cardiologist in the US is ever going to clear a heart patient for Crossfit - just too much liability exposure - even if he/she regards the patient as able. So, I cleared myself. One month in (and the hardest month, to be sure) and I'm fine, so I proceed apace.


I didn't think about the doctors not clearing heart patients because of the risk. Glad you like the program and it is working out for you. I can't justify paying the $150 a month because of my lack of cash. Haha. For the workout you posted in the original post, do you have to finish one exercise before going on to the next like the 300 workout? Or can you do a little of one exercise, then a little of another and come back to it? I might try it this week.


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If he was a proper man he'd do this biggrin.gif http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/3224745.stm
(Ranulph Fiennes is ex-SAS and seemingly a complete fruitloop who said he shouldn't have done it but it shows that anything's possible.)


Damn that dude is crazy. I wonder how many people have even tried that who haven't had any surgeries.
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by Timbaland View Post

I didn't think about the doctors not clearing heart patients because of the risk. Glad you like the program and it is working out for you. I can't justify paying the $150 a month because of my lack of cash. Haha. For the workout you posted in the original post, do you have to finish one exercise before going on to the next like the 300 workout? Or can you do a little of one exercise, then a little of another and come back to it? I might try it this week.

Yeah, it's "do these 100" and the "do the next 100"; being able to partition it would certainly have been preferable.

It took me 37 minutes to complete the workout (and my pushup form was pretty hilarious toward the end of those).

I must say, though, that I'm no fan of doing 100 of anything - I need my novelty!

DH
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by dhaller 
My goal initially is general improvement of cardio fitness and endurance, and general improvement of strength and flexibility.

These are terrible goals. Absolutely terrible. "I want to get more fit." That's not a goal. A goal is something you can quantify and definitively achieve.
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general improvement of cardio fitness and endurance

Quantify this. Your goal is to run 3 miles in x amount of time.
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general improvement of strength and flexibility

Quantify this. Your goal is to reach 1.5xbw on the squat, 1.2xbw on bench, etc...
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