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Old 01-22-2013, 08:23   #26
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I am CrossFitter for almost 6 months. It is awesome! CrossFit 4x a week. Growing muscles very fast.

Whatever you eat and the regular sleep schedule will make a different. 90% what you eat will have the impact on your performance and your sleeping schedule.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:35   #27
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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.

LOL this is true. It's a great way for anyone to get in better overall functional fitness.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:40   #28
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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....

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Ross Enamait......

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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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Old 01-23-2013, 17:50   #29
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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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Old 01-23-2013, 17:53   #30
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Ma'am, you are mistaken. I wouldn't hump your leg or your vag.
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Old 01-23-2013, 19:55   #31
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Anyway - I like to CrossFit. It works for me in a way that alternating running and lifting did not.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:49   #32
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Anyway - I like to CrossFit. It works for me in a way that alternating running and lifting did not.
No surprise there. Running and lifting promote opposing physiological reactions in the human body.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:39   #33
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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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Old 01-24-2013, 18:24   #34
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No surprise there. Running and lifting promote opposing physiological reactions in the human body.
Sort of GM. It depends how you train. Johann Blake has no troubles with opposing physiological reactions.

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Old 01-24-2013, 18:37   #35
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Old 01-24-2013, 21:27   #36
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Sort of GM. It depends how you train. Johann Blake has no troubles with opposing physiological reactions.

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Johan Blake is a sprinter. ANYONE who knows anything knows sprinting is invaluable with regard to training in the Crossfit/interval/threshold training world. I do not know how Blake trains but I doubt it involves significant distance running. I bet he lifts weight-squat/dead/bench etc. Sprinting is regularly programmed in Crossfit gyms across the world.

I don't expect he trains Crossfit, nor should he. Just like an Olympic class weightlifter or world class powerlifter, he should train specific to his trade.

Running-or perhaps jogging-which is more likely what people do should not be confused with sprinting.
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Sort of GM. It depends how you train. Johann Blake has no troubles with opposing physiological reactions.
I assumed, perhaps mistakenly, the "running" was distance. Sprinting is a different kettle of fish.
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Johan Blake is a sprinter. ANYONE who knows anything knows sprinting is invaluable with regard to training in the Crossfit/interval/threshold training world. I do not know how Blake trains but I doubt it involves significant distance running. I bet he lifts weight-squat/dead/bench etc. Sprinting is regularly programmed in Crossfit gyms across the world.

I don't expect he trains Crossfit, nor should he. Just like an Olympic class weightlifter or world class powerlifter, he should train specific to his trade.

Running-or perhaps jogging-which is more likely what people do should not be confused with sprinting.
Yes, I know Blake is a sprinter. I know a little about sprinting. Believe it or not sprinting was around before Crossfit.

It is not Crossfit/interval/threshold training. It is athletic training. Athletes have been training with sprints a long long time. It is not an Internet phenomena. Sprinting has always been a staple in athletic training.

Sprinting is a form of running. It is just one gait of running. Up until about three months ago, if I had told you I'd been running, it almost certainly would have been at a sprint gait.

I do not need to be told that"ANYONE", that was my point. People who actually know anything didn't need Crossfit to tell them sprinting was important. People, including me, have been sprint training before Crossfit was on the www.

There is no confusion with sprinting and running because sprinting IS running. Ifi said Bolt ran a 9.59 would you say I was wrong he sprinted a 9.59? Do you say, "I ran intervals" or" I sprinted intervals"? How about track athletes? I guarantee you they say, "I run the 100". Claiming sprinting isn't running is semantic silliness.
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I assumed, perhaps mistakenly, the "running" was distance. Sprinting is a different kettle of fish.
I agree greenie. I assumed he was doing distance running while trying to gain strength/muscle. Anyone that expects those things to both be simultaneously and mutually effective probably need glASSman.

My point to your post was just to say that with just a trace amount of smarts, you can get running and lifting to complement each other.
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