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Old 01-19-2013, 19:30   #1
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Anyone else Crossfit here?

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


It literally is for anyone.
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Old 01-19-2013, 19:45   #2
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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.
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Old 01-19-2013, 19:48   #3
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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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Old 01-20-2013, 06:01   #4
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Everything has its detractors.
You'll not likely find anyone saying anything negative about swimming as an exercise, even if that person fears water.

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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.
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Old 01-19-2013, 19:49   #5
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The koolaid comes when you realize how hard you're working without boredom.


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Old 01-19-2013, 21:00   #6
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Cross country skiing and no "Kool-aid" , might I suggest Brandy !
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Old 01-19-2013, 21:29   #7
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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

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Old 01-19-2013, 21:55   #8
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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.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:40   #9
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I figured California Jack would be along to profess his love for Glassman and Crossfit
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Old 01-21-2013, 20:53   #10
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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.
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Old 01-19-2013, 21:48   #11
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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

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


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Old 01-20-2013, 07:06   #12
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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.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:09   #13
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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.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:11   #14
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As for Glassman, I couldn't care less one way or another.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:12   #15
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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.
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Old 01-20-2013, 16:25   #16
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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.
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Greg glASSman....

Strength & Conditioning


Ross Enamait......

Strength & Conditioning

Whose program seems more effective?
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Greg glASSman....

Strength & Conditioning


Ross Enamait......

Strength & Conditioning

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?

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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Greg glASSman....

Strength & Conditioning


Ross Enamait......

Strength & Conditioning

Whose program seems more effective?

Dude, I get it. Glassman is fat and you don't like him.

Hell, Glassman is fat and that is all I know of the guy except what I have watched on YouTube. He doesn't coach me, encourage me, and he certainly doesn't bother me. The head trainers at the gym I work out at look just like Captain Pullup there. If they stop paying the yearly fee to call themselves Crossfit and become The Sweaty Bettys or something equally ridiculous, the results would be the same. As for the cost, they post the WODs on their site for anybody who wants to do them at home, just like the main site WODs. I choose to pay them and use their equipment and take the motivation from my peers at the gym, because without them giving me that, I may not try as hard when the desire to stop sets in.

If you don't want to Crossfit, nobody is making you. Stop humping my leg because you have a hard on for GlASSman.

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If you don't want to Crossfit, nobody is making you. Stop humping my leg because you have a hard on for GlASSman.
Ma'am, you are mistaken. I wouldn't hump your leg or your vag.


It is also pretty clear that you do not understand most of this thread nor anything you just wrote. Instead of a gym you may want to spend your time at a library.
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Whose program seems more effective?
To be fair, I see a LOT of fat doctors. A lot of fat surgeons.

I'd still let them do heart surgery on me, despite the fact they might die of a heart attack any day.

I'd also take their advice on things to do with heart health, despite the fact they obviously don't follow their own advice.

It can be unfair to judge a program or advice based on the person in charge. Or at least it's not the best argument against a specific program or advice. Glassman can be fat and out of shape, AND his program can be effective.

*I know next to nothing about crossfit, never done it in a gym but probably have done a similar exercise pattern on my own on occasion. I never heard of either of Glassman or Ross before reading this thread.

Most people who 'develop' a system are a bit egocentric, narcissistic, greedy and well, jerks. Look at the hot yoga dude for example.

FWIW, America has a major obesity / health problem. Anything that helps people combat that through exercise and nutrition can't be all bad imho Some folks groove to Crossfit, some like yoga, some like running, some like weight training, etc. I get happy when I see anyone connect with an activity that will help them improve their health.

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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.
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