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MacNobody 01-19-2013 19:30

CrossFit
 
Anyone else Crossfit here?

Most effective way of getting into and staying in shape I have ever seen.


It literally is for anyone.

Green_Manelishi 01-19-2013 19:45

Crossfit
 
Consulting my friend Google it seems Crossfit is not without its detractors. I am leery of any program or group that requires me to drink KoolAid.

You will derive benefit from any decent program, provided you put in the effort. That is, too often, the rub; folks want max return from min investment. Fitness requires effort.

MacNobody 01-19-2013 19:48

Everything has its detractors. Crossfit is not a get fit quick scheme, nor is it promising easy results.

If your gym has good trainers, you get good results. Not everyone wants to be an underwear model, but for functional fitness, this is the best I have found.


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MacNobody 01-19-2013 19:49

The koolaid comes when you realize how hard you're working without boredom. :)


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dango 01-19-2013 21:00

Cross country skiing and no "Kool-aid" , might I suggest Brandy ! :wavey:

Goldendog Redux 01-19-2013 21:29

I have done for a few years now. I pro-Corssfit for sure. There are a few aspects of it that bug me but otherwise I find it quite positive.

Really though for me it borders on sport more than fitness. Fitness is a benefit.

It does have a Kool Aide aspect to it for sure but if KoolAide is what it takes for people to get off their asses and exercise, I could think of worse things

MF

MacNobody 01-19-2013 21:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by Goldendog Redux (Post 19887524)
I have done for a few years now. I pro-Corssfit for sure. There are a few aspects of it that bug me but otherwise I find it quite positive.

Really though for me it borders on sport more than fitness. Fitness is a benefit.

It does have a Kool Aide aspect to it for sure but if KoolAide is what it takes for people to get off their asses and exercise, I could think of worse things

MF

My thoughts exactly. Especially the fitness as a benefit of the "sport" aspect of it.


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California Jack 01-19-2013 21:55

Yeah, Xfit is really cool. I liked it when they were selling Rope Skipping Certifications.

I like it that glASSman is an out of shape fraud. Xfitters claim it is because he is injured, but doesn't he claim it is scalable?

I think it is funny that I crossed the finish line of a mud run with a Xfit instructor.

Ross E is way cooler than glASSman. He could kick glASSmans arse too. Not only that, his material is way cheaper. Ross walks the walk.

Goldendog Redux 01-20-2013 01:40

I figured California Jack would be along to profess his love for Glassman and Crossfit

Green_Manelishi 01-20-2013 06:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by MacNobody (Post 19887149)
Everything has its detractors.

You'll not likely find anyone saying anything negative about swimming as an exercise, even if that person fears water.

Quote:

Originally Posted by MacNobody (Post 19887149)
Crossfit is not a get fit quick scheme, nor is it promising easy results.

No worthy program markets itself as "get fit quick" or "easy results". I do believe though that xFIT markets itself very well as an eXclusive club with a "we are xFIT and you are not" mentality. Kinda like the DIR philosophy of SCUBA.

Threefoot 01-20-2013 07:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by MacNobody (Post 19887071)
Anyone else Crossfit here?

Most effective way of getting into and staying in shape I have ever seen.


It literally is for anyone.

I could not afford to join a Crossfit gym because the monthly fee is pretty high. But you don't have to join a Crossfit gym to do Crossfit. A lot of people do it at home (like me) and have never stepped foot in a gym. There a a lot of YouTube videos of Crossfit WOD's so you can see what to do.

I have a few things at home where I can do quite a few of the WOD and get a good workout. I can't do them all but enough to kick my ***.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion but I don't buy into the whole drinking or not drinking kool aid thing. The principle of encouragement, competition and motivation by like minded people is something that they get benefit from at their gym.

You don't have to do Crossfit to be healthy, get in shape or anything else but it gives a different philosophy and approach about total fitness. Don't like it? not for you? no big deal because lots of other things out there.

How i heard of it and my reasons for being sold on it are unique. But I AM convinced and sold on it. People of most skill and exercise levels can do it, just have to start out slow like anything else.

Personally I agree with you on your statement.

MacNobody 01-20-2013 08:09

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Originally Posted by Threefoot (Post 19888357)
I could not afford to join a Crossfit gym because the monthly fee is pretty high. But you don't have to join a Crossfit gym to do Crossfit.

Without the military discount there is no way I could.

MacNobody 01-20-2013 08:11

As for Glassman, I couldn't care less one way or another.

hockeyrcks9901 01-20-2013 10:12

My wife and I joined a Xfit gym for a couple of months when we lived in Orlando. It was fantastic! I actually enjoyed going to the gym and doing the workouts.

However, I really think it depends a lot on the instructor. Ours was fantastic, very encouraging and wanting to help. We looked into the Xfit gym here in St. Pete and didn't really like the style of the instructor, very much that exclusive type.

California Jack 01-20-2013 16:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by MacNobody (Post 19887071)

It literally is for anyone.

Everyone except for glASSman himself and anyone without money.

Ross is for everyone except glASSman.

Ross fans are a lot friendlier than most of glASSmans nut swingers too.

glASSman is a great promoter and salesman however. A freaking rope skipping certification.:dunno:

California Jack 01-20-2013 20:25

Greg glASSman....

http://games2010.crossfit.com/static...aninsights.jpg


Ross Enamait......

http://physicalliving.com/img/ross_e...arm_pullup.jpg

Whose program seems more effective?

BCR 01-21-2013 10:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by MacNobody (Post 19887071)
It literally is for anyone.

I am a firm believer that xfit itself is a good program. It has a good blend of strength and endurance.

But it is not literally for anyone. It can help people get in overall better "shape", or help them to excel at the WoD.

Not for a marathon runner. Nor for a powerlifter.

Goldendog Redux 01-21-2013 10:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by California Jack (Post 19891283)
Greg glASSman....

http://games2010.crossfit.com/static...aninsights.jpg


Ross Enamait......

http://physicalliving.com/img/ross_e...arm_pullup.jpg

Whose program seems more effective?


Who's program charges for the workouts? Ross training does. Crossfit Mainsite along with most gyms post their workouts online for anyone to see. Anyone can do the work wherever they want with whatever tool they have.

Seriously California JackASSman why don't you just stay the hell out of these threads?

MF

grecco 01-21-2013 11:32

yes, at the age of 46,
i am doing crossfit 2-4x a week along with other training.
It is addictive, but very rough on my knees.

California Jack 01-21-2013 11:38

Dude, first you are mistaken. Ross doesn't charge for any workouts unless you hire him as a trainer, but i doubt he'd work for you unless you're a fighter.

Why don't I stay out of threads? Because I don't want to. Why should I? Why would you read my posts if you don't think they should be in a thread, "seriously"?


You seem offended, sorry, although I am not sure why. Did the picture of Greg burst your bubble? Perhaps you bought a rope skipping cert? Have I said something that was untrue? Your statement about Ross charginf for workouts is the only untrue statement I can find in this thread.

Goldendog Redux 01-21-2013 14:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by California Jack (Post 19893325)
Dude, first you are mistaken if not lying. Ross doesn't charge for any workouts unless you hire him as a trainer, but i doubt he'd work for you unless you're a fighter.

Why don't I stay out of threads? Because I don't want too. Why should I? Why would you read my posts if you don't think they should be in a thread?


You seem offended, sorry, although I am not sure why? Did the picture of Greg burst your bubble? Perhaps you bought a rope skipping cert? Have I said something that was untrue? Your statement about Ross is the only untrue statement I can find in this thread.

Perhaps you have not said anything untrue. You are not the only person on the planet who does not like Glassman, some of whom I respect for their abilities as trainers/coaches. You have never done anything but bash Crossfit as an organization. For the record and full disclosure, I have no opinion of Glassman. For that matter, I do not even train at a Crossfit gym. We follow the methodology but we don't call it Crossfit. We can't. I am also a Crossfit level 1 trainer. Which means I know just a bit more than the average guy.

You have never addressed the workouts, methodology or the results.

Furthermore, I am not aware of a Crossfit jumprope certification. If there was one, it was before my time.

Here are the CF certifications listed on the mainsite. I don't see rope skipping in there.

Not that it matters anyway but you keep bringing it up.

Finally, I am not offended. You are like the guy in the stands at a baseball game shouting "boooo, you suck" over and over again annoying the hell out of the people sitting around you that are just trying to enjoy the game.

Finally, I wonder what personal experience you have had with Crossfit or Glassman specifically that makes you so sour.

MF

Green_Manelishi 01-21-2013 15:19

Quote:

Originally Posted by Goldendog Redux (Post 19893890)
Here are the CF certifications listed on the mainsite. I don't see rope skipping in there.

MF

Frae the site:

Coach Blauer's S.P.E.A.R. System is the only personal-defense system in the world based on your body's physiological response to danger - what your body wants to do prior to any training.

Seriously? The ONLY personal defense system?

California Jack 01-21-2013 20:45

Three seconds with Google yielded..... http://www.regonline.com/builder/sit...eventid=172918

My only negative experience with Crossfit is really with Crossfitters.

And really, you can really compare someone yelling at a baseball game to this? Short of sticking your fingers in our ears you can't avoid that guy. It would seem pretty simple for you to avoid my posts. Your analogy is weak at best.

California Jack 01-21-2013 20:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by California Jack (Post 19887622)

I think it is funny that I crossed the finish line of a mud run with a Xfit instructor.

I think I commented on their program when I said this. ^


One more comment. Two years ago, there was a very outspoken Xfitter posting the virtues of Xfit on a forum I used to frequent. One day after dead lifting I decided to C2 a 2k. I posted my time on the C2 ranking website. Guess what, I was one spot ahead of Captain Crossfit. At the time, I was jogging on a treadmill one day per week and doing short ross based training twice weekly following weight training.

These two incidences can only conclude that Jackfit is better than Crossfit. That was a joke, but I really cannot conclude that Crossfit is any better than nything else.

Green_Manelishi 01-22-2013 04:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by California Jack (Post 19895757)
Three seconds with Google yielded..... http://www.regonline.com/builder/sit...eventid=172918

Does the cost of certification include my very own "U.S. Olympic Team official licensed jump rope" (which he invented)?


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