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Just thought I would create a thread about the sport I am involved in which is Crossfit (the sport of fitness). If anyone does crossfit or had any questions about crossfit or was interested in what it is....This is the thread to talk about it in......
Crossfit is defined as- constantly varied functional movement performed at high intensity.CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.
Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.
The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs.
The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind. Our terrorist hunters, skiers, mountain bike riders and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen.
I've been doing a crossfit based work out for a little over a year now...
It is simply awesome. I definetely recommend it...so much do I've set up some modified work outs I have my kids do.
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That is great......My kids only 2 but I am making her do pullups, pushups an situps lol......Not really...but when she is old enough she will be in Crossfit Kids program for sure.
Originally Posted by herc rodan
I can not afford to go to Crossfit since it is around $125 a month out here and the local one pushes religion rather heavily.
I have been doing P90, then P90x since earlier this year. all this is to get me ready to do the Tough Mudder in Tahoe next month one week after my 40th birthday.
Dang...at that price I wouldn't either.
If you go it your own, equipment is not that much and all the workouts are at Welcome to CrossFit: Forging Elite Fitness
P90x is another great workout that some of my friends do, but I think crossfit is a little less overall weight (using core exercises) and I think it takes a little less time.
Good luck on that tough mudder...sounds fun!
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To touch quickly on price.....When you sign up at a Crossfit box (thats what we call them) You are not getting access to equipment and left to do your own thing....You are getting service...a very awesome service of group themed personal training....I used to work at a Gold's Gym for over 6 six years and I had the same thought process in my mind....but It is truly a lifestyle change...
P90x and Insanity are great and nothing wrong with those programs.....
Herc just to let you know Crossfit actually combines Metabolic Conditioning/Gymnastic movements/Power/Olympic lifting in its programming so one day you may do core/body weight exercises and the next day we are Dead lifting, squatting or Clean and Jerking etc.
I may get on a soap box when it comes to Crossfit....only because I have been involved with it for almost 5 years and will be getting certified at the end of the year....ITS GREEEEAAAT.....
But you can get your own equipment and do alot of the workouts at home just by following the main site.....and that is where you save the money....if you have the knowledge to perform the movements without being trained.
I've been doing Crossfit style workouts for a few years now.
My favorite workout is Murph. I have never belonged to a gym, as the prices are just absurd. I do have a good base of knowledge from powerlifting in college, which helps. For a complete novice who has never done Olympic style lifts, coaching is needed. I'll never do the games or anything, as I only compete against myself every workout!
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Old thread, but I figured I'd wake it up! I'm looking at getting into Crossfit and started investigating a local box. I'm usually pretty timid about these things so I'm hoping it goes well. I typically get up the energy to do a gym membership for a couple months but quickly fall off the wagon from lack of social support. I've been hearing lots of good things about Crossfit so we'll see how this goes.
Just call me by the first two letters...so much easier...
I did a free intro class last weekend and loved it. It pushed me about as hard as I could be pushed. Only problem with it is the cost. I was pretty shocked when I saw the package plans.
A friend of mine in Chicago didn't pay nearly the amount they were asking up here though so it might just depend.
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If you want and have some experience in the gym, crossfit posts their daily workouts online (you appreciate the "rest" days).
That, and then google the name of the exercise (some of the workouts are unique, but there's several gyms that post sample videos) and your set.
Equipment is really minimal if you get more into it.
Ofcourse, a trainer of you go that route will make sure you're getting the most impact with your form.
And I can't say enough about crossfit...fairly low impact on the joints, but very effective at getting you into shape. Some of the reps seem simple at first (like burpees) but after a few you'll quickly realize how effective it is.