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RE: The Crossfit Thread
(08-12-2014 03:58 PM)The Wire Wrote:  
(08-11-2014 11:57 AM)Dayman Wrote:  
(08-08-2014 05:23 PM)The Wire Wrote:  Anyway digging up an old thread but I am considering Crossfit since I am kind of bored of my Gym. I'm kind of after a group atmosphere as the gym is just getting to me with every person walking around like drones with ear buds in. Plus it could open up some possibilities with some of crossfit chicks....at least there would be socializing i assume to a degree.

My biggest concern is injury rates and general joint health which is why I haven't stepped foot in a crossfit gym. I've had an issue with my left shoulder for 10 years now(i think slight tear with rotator cuff and it's never healed. I can't do military presses for example and wide pull ups are an issue). I develop a slight golfer's elbow as well in my left arm this year which I am resting now(i got this mostly from dips).

It isn't that cheap either. I'd be looking at 2x/week (1yr agreement)$100.00 monthly or 2x/week (month to month) $125.00 monthly. I don't think I would ever trust my joints to 3 times a week. I still don't think i can take the plunge with my joint concerns.

I did crossfit during it's early days. I still know a lot of crossfitters and I often will turn up at crossfit comptetitions to compete. I will tell you that the number one injury among crossfitters are shoulder injuries. Hands down from kipping pullups, to muscle ups, to high rep jerk/snatch variations: the movements are absolute hell on the shoulder joint.
All of this is done without proper upper back stabilization like you would find in powerlifting or weighlifting gyms. If you're bored with your training try a sport. Don't make your workouts a competition, it never ends well.



The two aspects of crossfit looking from the outside that I think I would really like are the olympic style lifts and the community aspect. But you're right, making excerise as a competition can be an issue. Steve Maxwell sums it up at the 4:00 min mark nicely http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy8dw3oCek0#t=259

The quality of what you get at a Crossfit box will vary heavily based on who's doing the programming. I go to Crossfit NYC which seems to have very sensible programming and most of the coaches have strong olympic lifting backgrounds. Some of the different boxes I've dropped in at in my business travels program their "all level" workouts to a crazier level than the "Experienced" track that I'm in at CFNYC and it's not necessarily a good thing. The places I've liked have a healthy balance between conditioning, skill work and good old fashioned pumping iron.

Go to a couple different ones if it's an option to drop in or at least check their websites for programming.
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RE: The Crossfit Thread
Anyone signed up for the Crossfit Open?
02-24-2015 04:19 PM
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I signed up, but basically just for fun. I'll be doing the scaled version as I can't do all Rx movements (muscle-ups, etc)
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If they program it the same way as before, everybody can do rx'd. Most people simply didn't have time to get to muscle ups last year. The same with the weights. If you can't snatch 60kg, you will simply get a lower score.
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I'm registered. It's my first time doing it. Should be fun.
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(12-11-2011 12:45 PM)Aliblahba Wrote:  I can see how the cult mentality turns folks off to CF. They act like the Hash House Harriers.

Reminded me of this:

[Image: i-do-crossfit-we-know.jpg]


I'm not hating. Eventually I'll get into it. Right now I need to bulk up. Doing Starting Strength.
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RE: The Crossfit Thread
15.1 Score RX'd: 96 Reps, 225lb Clean and Jerk
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15.1 and 15.1a

scaled @85lb: 159 reps, 210lbs C+J
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Male, 160 lbs, 5'10"

15.1 Rx'd 78 reps and 15.1a is 165 lbs

Not too bad considering snatches were close to my PB (126 lbs) plus my preparation was to go to the Philippines for 10 days and follow a tequila meal replacement diet with a WOD consisted of AMRAP thrusting in one night.

What's you bodyweight/height, fellas?
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6'01" 235
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6'1 215
Did as RX'd. Got 117 reps and PR'd at 230 on clean and jerk. I wanted to complete 4 rounds but ended 3 reps shy after ripping my hand during the last round of Toes to Bar and can't jerk so it's more of a clean and press for me.
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5'10" 204 lbs
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redid the workout today:

190 reps and 220lb CJ
(scaled)
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I was sitting in the top 25 after the 1st week in the scaled division in SoCal but after this week I'll drop way down. I suck at pull-ups (too big/not strong enough) I did 52 reps on 15.2 scaled. I'll do it again on Monday and try to get into round 3 by pacing my PU better the first couple rounds.
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69 of rxd 15.2

Overhead squats are killing me at my bodyweight
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83 RX, Gonna try again tomorrow. I burned too much time on squats in round 2.
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39 Rx'd. Going again tomorrow because fuck being one short of going to the next round. I really need to work on my pull-ups. The squats are nothing for me.
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Rescheduled for Sunday morning to rest up for my retry. 83 RX is 5 pullups short of hitting Round 3, which is my stretch goal.
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My right shoulder is bothering me, so I didn't go again today and I won't have time to go again before the deadline tomorrow. Oh well. I'll just start subbing Chest to Bars in for regular pullups during WODs to get better at them.
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Got up to 129 RX'd on my retry today (and a nice skin rip on my right palm, lol)
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redid 15.2 (scaled)

improved from 52 reps up to 90.

having a couple days off over the weekend and knocking out sets of 2 on the PU made all the difference
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I would love pull ups to be a problem for me but it is all squats.
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What is the programming like at your gym(box, how I dislike that term)?
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15.3 (s)

758

gonna try it again on Monday, but not sure how much I can improve that, I was pretty much redlining for 14 minutes.
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1 made 14 minutes of muscle-up attempts and then went back and hit 810 scaled. Looks like muscle ups are on my to-do list now...
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