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2014-05-14 03:23:45 PM  

Nadie_AZ: For those who are curious.

What is crossfit?


well now i know all i needed to know.  thanks.
 
2014-05-14 03:24:45 PM  

mjohnson71: The way the cross fit people proselytize over the top is what's annoying.


Ah, I will grant you that (with some people).  However that's not the complaint of everyone in this thread.

Everyone is saying it's dangerous, you get rhabdomyolysis, you're lifting wrong, etc.

Hell, that one guy up there made a 5 minute video!  He actually took time out of his day to make a video making fun of CrossFit.

But not people "people talk about it too much"
 
2014-05-14 03:24:53 PM  
Crossfit is unsafe and no, your crossfit gym isn't special.   Ask your crossfit trainer why (not if) he knows about  rhabdomyolysis; normally a rare condition.  Get out now before the cult destroys your body.
 
2014-05-14 03:25:35 PM  

Splish: They stand around, drinking water, talking about their circuits and how they hate leg day.


Everyone hates leg day. That's not a crossfit thing.

/Friends don't let friends skip leg day.
//Everyday is upper body day
 
2014-05-14 03:25:55 PM  
I found this in the "What is CrossFit?" section of their site.  Seriously people, wtf:

CrossFit begins with a belief in fitness. The aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness. We have sought to build a program that will best prepare trainees for any physical contingency - not only for the unknown, but for the unknowable. After looking at all sport and physical tasks collectively, we asked what physical skills and adaptations would most universally lend themselves to performance advantage. Capacity culled from the intersection of all sports demands would quite logically lend itself well to all sport. In sum, our specialty is not specializing.
 
2014-05-14 03:26:32 PM  
So...give it up for P90X3?
 
2014-05-14 03:26:57 PM  
Ha ha, I knew Hawaii would be up near the top! Those gyms and their disciples are everywhere.

I have a facebook friend who is a chiropractor and she's very involved in the crossfit community/cult. She recently posted, which much glee, that 75% of her new clients in 2013 were from the crossfit community. Obviously it's been a great thing for her business, but I don't think she realized how bad it sounds to those who don't do crossfit.
 
2014-05-14 03:27:23 PM  
If you think the Cross Fitters are nuts. Try the Insanity or P90X people on for size.

Most of them are selling that Beachbody crap.
 
2014-05-14 03:28:33 PM  
Good rule of thumb: If your diet or exercise routine has a capitalized name and/or a branded product line, there's about a 99.9% chance it's junk-science bullsh*t.
 
2014-05-14 03:29:02 PM  

farkerts: I found this in the "What is CrossFit?" section of their site.  Seriously people, wtf:

CrossFit begins with a belief in fitness. The aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness. We have sought to build a program that will best prepare trainees for any physical contingency - not only for the unknown, but for the unknowable. After looking at all sport and physical tasks collectively, we asked what physical skills and adaptations would most universally lend themselves to performance advantage. Capacity culled from the intersection of all sports demands would quite logically lend itself well to all sport. In sum, our specialty is not specializing.


img.fark.net
 
2014-05-14 03:30:01 PM  

TheYeti: buntz: I mean, I hear people talk about running marathons constantly, especially on Facebook,  but I don't spend my days making "anti-marathon" memes about it.

I came here to say this.

Jesus H. Christ, no one cares about how your run was today.


I do a 5K at lunch ever day.
 
2014-05-14 03:31:15 PM  

Korzine: Splish: They stand around, drinking water, talking about their circuits and how they hate leg day.

Everyone hates leg day. That's not a crossfit thing.

/Friends don't let friends skip leg day.
//Everyday is upper body day


Not everybody hates leg day.  As a cyclist it's the main focus of my workouts.  Stronger legs means I can embarrass the spandex wearing douchenozzles just that much easier.
 
2014-05-14 03:32:00 PM  
I used to work right next door to a Crossfit. One day I was outside having a smoke and one of them said something about the owner being crazy. I said "He gives you a bag of dirt to run up that hill with and you give him money. That's not crazy, that's f-ing genius."
 
2014-05-14 03:32:17 PM  

Philip J. Fry: Crossfit is unsafe and no, your crossfit gym isn't special.   Ask your crossfit trainer why (not if) he knows about  rhabdomyolysis; normally a rare condition.  Get out now before the cult destroys your body.


Rhabdo has to do with overtraining, not Crossfit, per se. You can overtrain doing anything. Rhabdo cases from Crossfit are from poor coaches who let their athletes overtrain. So yes, there is variation in Crossfit gym quality.
 
2014-05-14 03:33:05 PM  

Korzine: Splish: They stand around, drinking water, talking about their circuits and how they hate leg day.

Everyone hates leg day. That's not a crossfit thing.

/Friends don't let friends skip leg day.
//Everyday is upper body day


That's exactly why I don't need to hear about how you hate leg day.
 
2014-05-14 03:35:17 PM  
Is that what we're calling calisthenics these days?
 
2014-05-14 03:35:30 PM  

Kubo: Philip J. Fry: Crossfit is unsafe and no, your crossfit gym isn't special.   Ask your crossfit trainer why (not if) he knows about  rhabdomyolysis; normally a rare condition.  Get out now before the cult destroys your body.

Rhabdo has to do with overtraining, not Crossfit, per se. You can overtrain doing anything. Rhabdo cases from Crossfit are from poor coaches who let their athletes overtrain. So yes, there is variation in Crossfit gym quality.


From what I have seen, Crossfit seems to  encourage overtraining.
 
2014-05-14 03:36:04 PM  

JackieRabbit: Does this mean that Pilates is dead?

Oh well, at least the ERs, sports docs and physical therapists will all profit from these morons.


I'm an LMT who works in a chiropractic office. Can confirm, have worked on plenty of people who have hurt themselves. They basically pay my bills.
 
2014-05-14 03:36:16 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: eagles95: Rapmaster2000: My wife's friend is into Cross-Fit.  We went to an Indian place and she informed the waiter she was paleo-dieting.  The only thing she could eat was a salad.

My wife and I tried paleo...its crazy. If I want a damned baked potato or bagel I'm going to eat it.

Unless you have Celiacs it's not the kind of eating that should be taken completely to heart.  Cherry pick the stuff that makes sense to you.  A whole new world of culinary wonders awaits you once you step into the world of eating different.  

Ever roast a head of cauliflower in a spicy yogurt sauce?  Or make your own energy bars using no wheat products at all?

You don't have to go all wonky about it.  Just cut back the processed foods to as little as possible.  Make it yourself from scratch when you can.  It's worth incorporating into your diet.  Just don't be stupid about it.


The best general dieting rule of thumb I got from a paleo blog was to just stick to the edges of a grocery store. Fruits, veggies, meats are all on the outside loop and you can eat pretty much all you want of any of those. Go down the aisles as little as possible, that's where all the canned, boxed, processed shiat is.
 
2014-05-14 03:36:27 PM  

Kubo: Been Crossfitting for about a year and a half now, and I personally love it. I get the anger towards it though; if you go on YouTube and search "CrossFit," the first few results will undoubtedly be people trying to clean more  weight than they can safely manage, snatch more weight than they can safely manage, and squat more weight than they can safely manage. These people, more often than not, are the ones who end up hurting themselves.

The problem with CrossFit, which relates directly to these injuries, is that there are no specific guidelines or oversight on CrossFit gyms. To run a CrossFit gym (called a "box" by CFers), the coach needs to be CrossFit certified, but that's it. Once a coach has a certification, he/she does the programming and allows the athletes to lift what they think is right. For this reason, it's important for anyone interested in doing CF to actually research the box you are thinking of joining. My CF box is coached by a guy who was trained and competed in Olympic-style lifting, so he's VERY strict on what we can lift and can't. It's also very important that we have the technique of lifts down before we try it. That means we go through several weeks of training on very low weight for certain lifts before we try to do anything resembling heavy weight. That said, I've been to other boxes where I've seen a 105lb woman try to power clean 185lbs. The variation in the quality of the boxes is huge.

Having played HS baseball, football, and hockey, as well as collegiate ice hockey (I know, I know... gym in 26 minutes, all that)... it seems to me that my likelihood of injury doing CF is about the same as any competitive sport. Just like any other sport, however, it depends on oversight and quality of your strength coach. Know your limits and don't train like an ass, and you won't hurt yourself.


I read part of your post then felt like you should be punched in your "box".
 
2014-05-14 03:37:37 PM  

Por que tan serioso: Kubo: Been Crossfitting for about a year and a half now, and I personally love it. I get the anger towards it though; if you go on YouTube and search "CrossFit," the first few results will undoubtedly be people trying to clean more  weight than they can safely manage, snatch more weight than they can safely manage, and squat more weight than they can safely manage. These people, more often than not, are the ones who end up hurting themselves.

The problem with CrossFit, which relates directly to these injuries, is that there are no specific guidelines or oversight on CrossFit gyms. To run a CrossFit gym (called a "box" by CFers), the coach needs to be CrossFit certified, but that's it. Once a coach has a certification, he/she does the programming and allows the athletes to lift what they think is right. For this reason, it's important for anyone interested in doing CF to actually research the box you are thinking of joining. My CF box is coached by a guy who was trained and competed in Olympic-style lifting, so he's VERY strict on what we can lift and can't. It's also very important that we have the technique of lifts down before we try it. That means we go through several weeks of training on very low weight for certain lifts before we try to do anything resembling heavy weight. That said, I've been to other boxes where I've seen a 105lb woman try to power clean 185lbs. The variation in the quality of the boxes is huge.

Having played HS baseball, football, and hockey, as well as collegiate ice hockey (I know, I know... gym in 26 minutes, all that)... it seems to me that my likelihood of injury doing CF is about the same as any competitive sport. Just like any other sport, however, it depends on oversight and quality of your strength coach. Know your limits and don't train like an ass, and you won't hurt yourself.

I read part of your post then felt like you should be punched in your "box".


I understand. Reading is hard. Keep at it, you'll get it.
 
2014-05-14 03:38:28 PM  
Wait. Crossfit gyms are called 'boxes'?

Por que tan serioso: I read part of your post then felt like you should be punched in your "box".


This suddenly makes sense.
 
2014-05-14 03:38:44 PM  

Russ1642: LazyMedia: brap: You'll be in the best shape you've ever been within three months, which will great for the nine months you will spend recovering from your severe spinal injury.

QFT. I tried Cross Fit when I was already in pretty good shape. Threw out my back doing dead lifts.

Probably because they didn't teach proper lifting technique but rather just said, hey do some deadlifts. Go.


Comcast has these On-Demand workouts and they tell you to do deadlifts with no form instruction and they want you to move fast at it like an aerobic exercise.  Even though it's only about 20 pounds they're going to get sued if the keep that up.
 
2014-05-14 03:39:36 PM  
Forget cross fit, I already played highschool sports.

I want this. A work out every morning that is easy on my back, knees and shoulders.
www.poolspaoutdoor.com
 
2014-05-14 03:40:24 PM  
When CrossFit goes wrong....

I like some of the WODs, they're a nice change up from strength training. But watching some people do O-lifts in a CrossFit class makes me cringe.
 
2014-05-14 03:40:26 PM  

hobnail: Kubo: Philip J. Fry: Crossfit is unsafe and no, your crossfit gym isn't special.   Ask your crossfit trainer why (not if) he knows about  rhabdomyolysis; normally a rare condition.  Get out now before the cult destroys your body.

Rhabdo has to do with overtraining, not Crossfit, per se. You can overtrain doing anything. Rhabdo cases from Crossfit are from poor coaches who let their athletes overtrain. So yes, there is variation in Crossfit gym quality.

From what I have seen, Crossfit seems to  encourage overtraining.


Some gyms definitely do. I've been to a few where they were clearly encouraging the athletes to lift more weight more often than they should. It doesn't surprise me at all that people hurt themselves at gyms like these.
 
2014-05-14 03:41:20 PM  

Kubo: Por que tan serioso: Kubo: Been Crossfitting for about a year and a half now, and I personally love it. I get the anger towards it though; if you go on YouTube and search "CrossFit," the first few results will undoubtedly be people trying to clean more  weight than they can safely manage, snatch more weight than they can safely manage, and squat more weight than they can safely manage. These people, more often than not, are the ones who end up hurting themselves.

The problem with CrossFit, which relates directly to these injuries, is that there are no specific guidelines or oversight on CrossFit gyms. To run a CrossFit gym (called a "box" by CFers), the coach needs to be CrossFit certified, but that's it. Once a coach has a certification, he/she does the programming and allows the athletes to lift what they think is right. For this reason, it's important for anyone interested in doing CF to actually research the box you are thinking of joining. My CF box is coached by a guy who was trained and competed in Olympic-style lifting, so he's VERY strict on what we can lift and can't. It's also very important that we have the technique of lifts down before we try it. That means we go through several weeks of training on very low weight for certain lifts before we try to do anything resembling heavy weight. That said, I've been to other boxes where I've seen a 105lb woman try to power clean 185lbs. The variation in the quality of the boxes is huge.

Having played HS baseball, football, and hockey, as well as collegiate ice hockey (I know, I know... gym in 26 minutes, all that)... it seems to me that my likelihood of injury doing CF is about the same as any competitive sport. Just like any other sport, however, it depends on oversight and quality of your strength coach. Know your limits and don't train like an ass, and you won't hurt yourself.

I read part of your post then felt like you should be punched in your "box".

I understand. Reading is hard. Keep at it, you'll get it.


Ha! Well....that took all the wind out of my sail. Well played.
 
2014-05-14 03:41:20 PM  
"DO YOU EVEN LIFT, BRO?"

/ had to be asked.
// no, I don't
 
2014-05-14 03:43:29 PM  

Crudbucket: Smeggy Smurf: eagles95: Rapmaster2000: My wife's friend is into Cross-Fit.  We went to an Indian place and she informed the waiter she was paleo-dieting.  The only thing she could eat was a salad.

My wife and I tried paleo...its crazy. If I want a damned baked potato or bagel I'm going to eat it.

Unless you have Celiacs it's not the kind of eating that should be taken completely to heart.  Cherry pick the stuff that makes sense to you.  A whole new world of culinary wonders awaits you once you step into the world of eating different.  

Ever roast a head of cauliflower in a spicy yogurt sauce?  Or make your own energy bars using no wheat products at all?

You don't have to go all wonky about it.  Just cut back the processed foods to as little as possible.  Make it yourself from scratch when you can.  It's worth incorporating into your diet.  Just don't be stupid about it.

The best general dieting rule of thumb I got from a paleo blog was to just stick to the edges of a grocery store. Fruits, veggies, meats are all on the outside loop and you can eat pretty much all you want of any of those. Go down the aisles as little as possible, that's where all the canned, boxed, processed shiat is.


For the most part that's right.  The Grade A maple syrup you'll have to brave the center aisles for.
 
2014-05-14 03:43:42 PM  

buntz: I don't understand the vitriol for CrossFit.

I mean, I hear people talk about running marathons constantly, especially on Facebook,  but I don't spend my days making "anti-marathon" memes about it.


Good point(even though I know this isnt you're point at all), Id rather listen to Cross Fit all day long than listen to my younger coworkers talk about how many miles they ran over the weekend. Doesnt anyone go out to the bars and get so drunk they cant do anything the next day(except drink) anymore? EVERY Monday its "I ran this half marathon" or "I ran 14 miles training for this marathon" Drinking and sexy times with the opposite sex are what my friends and I talked about at work on Monday when I was 10 years younger. I am older and healthier now and run 2-3 miles every other day and HATE every second of it. Hitting the heavy bag(no, not my wife) in my basement is the only fun workout I have.
 
2014-05-14 03:43:55 PM  

rzrwiresunrise: When CrossFit goes wrong....

I like some of the WODs, they're a nice change up from strength training. But watching some people do O-lifts in a CrossFit class makes me cringe.


Holy Christ! There are going to be some serious injuries in that gym.
 
2014-05-14 03:43:56 PM  

sigdiamond2000: When I go at my plyo box hammer and tongs and then rice the sh*t out of some f*cking cauliflower, it's my duty to tell the world about it.

Brothers and sisters, can I interest you in some literature on the paleo diet?


many kicks
/wife is paleo author
 
2014-05-14 03:44:09 PM  

hobnail: Kubo: Philip J. Fry: Crossfit is unsafe and no, your crossfit gym isn't special.   Ask your crossfit trainer why (not if) he knows about  rhabdomyolysis; normally a rare condition.  Get out now before the cult destroys your body.

Rhabdo has to do with overtraining, not Crossfit, per se. You can overtrain doing anything. Rhabdo cases from Crossfit are from poor coaches who let their athletes overtrain. So yes, there is variation in Crossfit gym quality.

From what I have seen, Crossfit seems to  encourage overtraining.


There are crappy coaches yes...but there are lousy coaches/trainers everywhere. For some us, we need a person to motivate us and to keep us honest and workout hard. If I'm gasping for breath or straining on a lift, I just dont do it. Fark everyone who says I could have done it, I'm not dying for 1 extra lift
 
2014-05-14 03:44:37 PM  

ObscureNameHere: "DO YOU EVEN LIFT, BRO?"

/ had to be asked.
// no, I don't


I can't lie that runs through my head when the CF ladies post their pics on FB.
It's cute.
 
2014-05-14 03:45:27 PM  

Kubo: hobnail: Kubo: Philip J. Fry: Crossfit is unsafe and no, your crossfit gym isn't special.   Ask your crossfit trainer why (not if) he knows about  rhabdomyolysis; normally a rare condition.  Get out now before the cult destroys your body.

Rhabdo has to do with overtraining, not Crossfit, per se. You can overtrain doing anything. Rhabdo cases from Crossfit are from poor coaches who let their athletes overtrain. So yes, there is variation in Crossfit gym quality.

From what I have seen, Crossfit seems to  encourage overtraining.

Some gyms definitely do. I've been to a few where they were clearly encouraging the athletes to lift more weight more often than they should. It doesn't surprise me at all that people hurt themselves at gyms like these.


The entire point of Crossfit is to overtrain.  Otherwise, you would call it weightlifting and cardio like all the people with healthy gym routines.

The fact you compared a gym class with two contact sports is pretty much a dead giveaway that it isn't healthy.
 
2014-05-14 03:45:29 PM  
dreaming_i_am: .... I said "He gives you a bag of dirt to run up that hill with and you give him money. That's not crazy, that's f-ing genius."

^^^^^  And THIS.  *sigh* Only wish I had the lack of scruples to rip off people....
 
2014-05-14 03:45:29 PM  

rzrwiresunrise: When CrossFit goes wrong....


Holy CHRIST, what the hell IS that?!!!
 
2014-05-14 03:46:01 PM  

Kubo: Been Crossfitting for about a year and a half now, and I personally love it. I get the anger towards it though; if you go on YouTube and search "CrossFit," the first few results will undoubtedly be people trying to clean more  weight than they can safely manage, snatch more weight than they can safely manage, and squat more weight than they can safely manage. These people, more often than not, are the ones who end up hurting themselves.

The problem with CrossFit, which relates directly to these injuries, is that there are no specific guidelines or oversight on CrossFit gyms. To run a CrossFit gym (called a "box" by CFers), the coach needs to be CrossFit certified, but that's it. Once a coach has a certification, he/she does the programming and allows the athletes to lift what they think is right. For this reason, it's important for anyone interested in doing CF to actually research the box you are thinking of joining. My CF box is coached by a guy who was trained and competed in Olympic-style lifting, so he's VERY strict on what we can lift and can't. It's also very important that we have the technique of lifts down before we try it. That means we go through several weeks of training on very low weight for certain lifts before we try to do anything resembling heavy weight. That said, I've been to other boxes where I've seen a 105lb woman try to power clean 185lbs. The variation in the quality of the boxes is huge.

Having played HS baseball, football, and hockey, as well as collegiate ice hockey (I know, I know... gym in 26 minutes, all that)... it seems to me that my likelihood of injury doing CF is about the same as any competitive sport. Just like any other sport, however, it depends on oversight and quality of your strength coach. Know your limits and don't train like an ass, and you won't hurt yourself.


My thing is if you're gonna put that much effort into planning your workout, why pay the extra for crossfit?

You can look at YouTube videos or muscleandfitness.com for the form and workout types and get a regular gym membership for cheaper
 
2014-05-14 03:46:25 PM  
Por que tan serioso:  Ha! Well....that took all the wind out of my sail. Well played.


The thing is, I get what you mean. As someone that actually enjoys Crossfit and tries to stay safe doing it, I understand how douchey it sounds for me to sit there and need to lecture on why it's safe, the variation in gym quality, etc. etc. Crossfit really needs some central oversight, so these explanations aren't needed.

(Also so some CF coach doesn't allow one of his athletes to break his spine.)
 
2014-05-14 03:47:58 PM  

Nadie_AZ: For those who are curious.

What is crossfit?


Dom is awesome.  "Crossfit is the meatspin of circuit training."  Glorious, glorious Dom.
/nohomo
 
2014-05-14 03:51:04 PM  
I shopped a few cross fit boxes, never found a price I could be comfortable with is basically what it came down to. The exercises were cool, except for the Olympic Style lifting. At $125 a month for a 2X a week member, it's probably all I would talk about, too. If anything to feel as if I was getting a good deal.

I do boot camp style exercises with some cool people from The Park. Dude, bra! 4X a week, $68, best shape of my life. can't wait for summer and taking my kid to the water park, to pick on the single mothers.
 
2014-05-14 03:51:26 PM  

GrizzlyPouch: My thing is if you're gonna put that much effort into planning your workout, why pay the extra for crossfit?

You can look at YouTube videos or muscleandfitness.com for the form and workout types and get a regular gym membership for cheaper


Good point- but I do it for the coaching I get and the equipment available at my CF gym. This is another area where the gyms vary pretty significantly. Where some CF gyms have only some Olympic bars, bumper plates, and pull-up bars, others have all kinds of stuff that a standard gym won't have. I also feel more compelled to show up to work out a few days a week in that smaller group setting than I do just going to a standard gym. If someone can be just as motivated and get just as much out of joining an LA Fitness or something like it, I'd tell them to go for that, it's definitely much cheaper. I've just gotten more out of my CF experiences than I have with any workout regimen I've engaged in on my own.
 
2014-05-14 03:51:41 PM  
The infection has spread to my neck of the woods, ramshackle gyms are popping up here and there.

I think the big problem is that there are a bunch of people that took a 3 hour course at the Learning Annex about crossfit, then maybe popped over for the seminar on running a gym, and suddenly they're "coaches". They know nothing.

It's all Rex Kwon Do

2hourjobsearch.com
 
2014-05-14 03:52:39 PM  

Philip J. Fry: Crossfit is unsafe and no, your crossfit gym isn't special.   Ask your crossfit trainer why (not if) he knows about  rhabdomyolysis; normally a rare condition.  Get out now before the cult destroys your body.


Serious lifters also know about rhabdomyolysis - I had a "mild" case of it once upon a time because I wasn't drinking enough water and was doing a brutal 5x3x1 rotation at 85/90/85% 1RM 3 days a week, plus a cross-fit-ish routine on alternating days (we called it "functional strength training" in those days - tire flipping, sledgehammering, sandbag hauling, that sort of thing).  After 3 weeks, I joked about my coffee habit by saying, "Jesus - I drank so much coffee I'm starting to pee brown!"  Then I realized I'd better go see someone about that.  Put a real crimp in my training that year, it was months before I got back to where I had been.

But yeah - that's a great quote.  Lifting : Crossfit :: Building a house : driving nails
 
2014-05-14 03:53:52 PM  

TheYeti: buntz: I mean, I hear people talk about running marathons constantly, especially on Facebook,  but I don't spend my days making "anti-marathon" memes about it.

I came here to say this.

Jesus H. Christ, no one cares about how your run was today.


I only know one marathoner whose run length I give a shiat about. Dude's lost an entire person's worth of body weight in about a year--by taking up running & weightlighting and by changing his diet...hasn't ever done crossfit or any of that shiat. Did everything on his own, by doing his own research and coming up with his own exercise and dietary plans (and by putting down the damned fork, not eating McDonald's and shiat like that and not complaining he couldn't do it on a low income when he makes about 23k a year). A year ago, he was a full on couch potato with a waist size almost the same as his height. Now he wears size 36 waist jeans. Just ran his first half marathon, with a full marathon coming up later this year.

Sometimes, it can be a good thing when people post that shiat--keeps them accountable. Other times, they're talking shiat because they need to be at the gym in 26 minutes.
 
2014-05-14 03:55:18 PM  

Rapmaster2000: My wife's friend is into Cross-Fit.  We went to an Indian place and she informed the waiter she was paleo-dieting.  The only thing she could eat was a salad.


was it also a vegetarian restaurant ?
 
2014-05-14 03:55:21 PM  
Benevolent Misanthrope:
I wasn't drinking enough water and was doing a brutal 5x3x1 rotation at 85/90/85% 1RM 3 days a week, plus a cross-fit-ish routine on alternating days (we called it "functional strength training" in those days - tire flipping, sledgehammering, sandbag hauling, that sort of thing).

OW. That's a lot of heavy lifting.
 
2014-05-14 03:56:25 PM  

Kubo: Benevolent Misanthrope:
I wasn't drinking enough water and was doing a brutal 5x3x1 rotation at 85/90/85% 1RM 3 days a week, plus a cross-fit-ish routine on alternating days (we called it "functional strength training" in those days - tire flipping, sledgehammering, sandbag hauling, that sort of thing).

OW. That's a lot of heavy lifting.


You could work a construction job and get paid to do that.
 
2014-05-14 03:56:48 PM  

GrizzlyPouch: My thing is if you're gonna put that much effort into planning your workout, why pay the extra for crossfit?

You can look at YouTube videos or muscleandfitness.com for the form and workout types and get a regular gym membership for cheaper


Maybe it's just me, but I can look at a video on YouTube and think to myself, "yeah I'm doing it right" even when I'm doing it totally wrong.  Having a coach looking at me and specifically calling me out is immensely helpful.
 
2014-05-14 03:57:19 PM  
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