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2014-05-14 07:04:23 PM  
Haven't set foot in a gym in 20 years and regret every pointless minute I ever spent in one. The last gym I belonged to was poorly ventilated and when you walked in, the stink of bad breath would hit you like a punch in the face.  And the poor schlubs at the desk were so filled with it they couldn't smell it. Barf.
 
2014-05-14 07:18:11 PM  

inner ted: Smeggy Smurf: 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.

go with B grade  -  less refined, more minerals n stuffs



Seconded.  For the record, grade B is made from later runnings of the sap; it's "refined" the same as grade A.
 
2014-05-14 07:25:11 PM  

Huggermugger: Rapmaster2000: 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.

Who takes exercise advice from Comcast?


They're workout videos.  That's like asking who takes advice from Norm Abrams... he's on Comcast.
 
2014-05-14 07:29:18 PM  
The Crossfitters are just another reason I hate Facebook (forced to use it for work).

When I first started seeing all the WOD posts, I thought that stood for word of the day and that if you said that word, you would be punished with burpees. I am still not sure if that interpretation was entirely wrong.

Based on all the proselytizing, it does seem very cult-like. I feel as if one of them might run or burpee their way to my house to give me literature denouncing my Bodies in Motion videotapes.
 
2014-05-14 07:39:32 PM  
2 years of Crossfit with never an injury. After I realized that Crossfit sucks and is just way too much work for the results I quit. 4 months later I got rhabdo from cycling. Stupid rhabdo.
 
2014-05-14 07:48:45 PM  
Crossfiters are like the people that go to the gym and haven't googled the exercise they plan on attempting to do.
 
2014-05-14 08:11:20 PM  

panda: How many marathon trainings have resulted in rhabdomyolysis?


I remember reading a thing where apparently they mention that it happens with CrossFit as if it were something like a pulled hamstring, I nearly shot the coffee in my mouth across the room. That is a very serious condition and to be doing something where the chance of it is so elevated that people go "Oh yeah you might get this" is just insane. The casual attitude towards it, is even worse.
 
2014-05-14 08:24:29 PM  

buntz: Trance354: I have no idea what's happening here...

Looks like a heavy ball slam.  Ground to overhead.

More Christmas Abbott:

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/I'm not a fan of tattoos, but I am a fan of Christmas Abbott


That looks like a 19 year-old boy in drag. The tattooing is maybe not as well thought out or arranged as it could be, although she at least appears to have gone to someone who could draw a little better than Liefeld. Long story short, not even with your dick.
 
2014-05-14 08:34:51 PM  

forgotmydamnusername: Long story short, not even with your dick.


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2014-05-14 08:53:15 PM  

Atomic Spunk: 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.



Most likely, the reason for the influx of chiropractic visits is herd mentality and/or flocking behavior.
 
2014-05-14 09:07:20 PM  
WTF is a crossfit?
 
2014-05-14 09:09:34 PM  

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FAP
 
2014-05-14 09:13:01 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Huggermugger: Rapmaster2000: 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.

Who takes exercise advice from Comcast?

They're workout videos.  That's like asking who takes advice from Norm Abrams... he's on Comcast.


Are you trying to get me started on Norm Abrams?
 
2014-05-14 09:17:58 PM  
crossfit brought all the hate on itself, just like hipsters do.  when a big part of your scene culture is to be condenscending toward anybody else not into it yeah, you're going to get your negativity thrown right back at you.

crossfit can be a good workout and get you into good shape.  just like a million other workout routines that work just as well.  the superiority complex that tons of crossfitters carry around with them is just stupid.
 
2014-05-14 09:31:59 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Marmilman: To say Crossfit is bad on your joints or makes one prone to injury (especially spinal) is record breaking ignorant. Plyometrics is good for you. Olympic lifting is good for you. Metabolic conditioning is good for you. Nothing in the program is horrible on your joints unless you're careless with form; but that goes with any workout regimen.

Crossfit is notoriously bad on training in proper form.  I've lifted a loooooong time, and no cross-fit enthusiast I've ever seen (unless they were a proper lifter before) can do a squat for shiat.  Or any Oly lift.  Jesus - you've now progressed to weapons-grade stupid.


I've highlighted the part you clearly missed.

/speaking of weapons grade stupid....
 
2014-05-14 09:40:12 PM  

Marmilman: Olympic lifting is good for you.


They're doing it wrong. If you watched a weightlifter work out they do it very differently. For one there is no speed element to what they do. There is a great emphasis on form and going full through the range of motion. And they also don't do a ton of reps either. Oh and they always lift with a belt. Also with plyo, it's great if you do it right. Doing everything as fast as you can, is not doing it right. While occasionally doing things fast is fine, it's not an every time thing. Also doing an insane number of reps, taking almost no time off, and doing it again, is not the right way to do it. And I speak from experience on plyometrics, I did them a ton when I ran track where I was a sprinter and long/triple jumper. Oh yeah the assistant track coach who also handled pre-season workouts, if you looked overly tired or you said you felt like you almost puked, would send you home. Oh yeah, being in pain from lifting was not exactly taken well either.
 
2014-05-14 10:30:05 PM  
Not much difference to the body between drug addiction and fitness addiction.
 
2014-05-14 10:38:41 PM  
Here's my issue with Crossfit. I can resist pressure to engage in poor form or overtrain fairly well. But the yahoos standing around making stupid, unnecessary noises, and offering "encouragement" are gonna make me drop the farking weight.
 
2014-05-14 10:42:46 PM  

WhyteRaven74: They're doing it wrong. If you watched a weightlifter work out they do it very differently. For one there is no speed element to what they do.

That's because you're comparing two totally different workout programs with two totally different goals. One is focused on pure strength training, while the other is on general physical preparedness.

WhyteRaven74: There is a great emphasis on form and going full through the range of motion.


There should always be great emphasis on form. Mark Rippetoe and Mike Burgener are two of the foremost olympic weightlifting coaches in the nation. They know their shiat, and they teach proper form (as well as proper programming for those only interested in oly lifts). Maybe you've come across some idiot xfit trainers who didn't do their jobs properly, because Crossfit does not sanction sacrificing form for speed. Ever.

WhyteRaven74: And they also don't do a ton of reps either.


Again, Crossfit isn't solely focused on strength training; it is a general physical fitness preparedness program. That being said, there are days when the official workout of the day focuses solely on strength, or power. Those types of workouts are identical to that of a strength training program.

WhyteRaven74: Oh and they always lift with a belt.


For starters, not all strength trainers wear a belt, that part is absolutely not true. Regardless, the reason crossfitters don't wear belts (or wear gloves for that matter) is because such accessories are essentially crutches. If you can't lift the weight without a belt or gloves then you can't lift the weight. Firefighters, military and LEO for example don't wear belts or gloves on the job, so there's no point in training with them.

WhyteRaven74: Also with plyo, it's great if you do it right.


Everything we're talking about is only great if it's done right.  Crossfit doesn't suggest ever doing something the wrong way.

WhyteRaven74: Doing everything as fast as you can, is not doing it right.


It's called conditioning.

WhyteRaven74: While occasionally doing things fast is fine, it's not an every time thing.


Not all Crossfit workouts are metcon oriented.

WhyteRaven74: Also doing an insane number of reps, taking almost no time off, and doing it again, is not the right way to do it.


Is not the right way to do WHAT? Strength train? You're right, nobody is suggesting it is. You're misunderstanding the point of Crossfit, or confusing with a pure strength training program.

WhyteRaven74: And I speak from experience on plyometrics, I did them a ton when I ran track where I was a sprinter and long/triple jumper.


So am I. I was a personal trainer and managed a personal training studio for years. I am a CSCS (although I haven't been in the industry for a while now). My boss (the owner of the PT studio) was the head track and field coach at Kansas State University.

WhyteRaven74: Oh yeah the assistant track coach who also handled pre-season workouts, if you looked overly tired or you said you felt like you almost puked, would send you home.


Well good for him. Puking from a workout is counterproductive and unhealthy.

WhyteRaven74: Oh yeah, being in pain from lifting was not exactly taken well either.


As long as you can recognize the difference between DOMS, your vagina hurting, and an actual injury, you'll be fine.
 
2014-05-14 10:53:52 PM  
South Dakota finally has a selling point.
 
2014-05-14 10:59:23 PM  

Marmilman: Benevolent Misanthrope: Marmilman: To say Crossfit is bad on your joints or makes one prone to injury (especially spinal) is record breaking ignorant. Plyometrics is good for you. Olympic lifting is good for you. Metabolic conditioning is good for you. Nothing in the program is horrible on your joints unless you're careless with form; but that goes with any workout regimen.

Crossfit is notoriously bad on training in proper form.  I've lifted a loooooong time, and no cross-fit enthusiast I've ever seen (unless they were a proper lifter before) can do a squat for shiat.  Or any Oly lift.  Jesus - you've now progressed to weapons-grade stupid.

I've highlighted the part you clearly missed.

/speaking of weapons grade stupid....


And you missed the part about Crossfit not being about form.

Go back to your box and yell some more, brodude. We real lifters have actual work to do.
 
2014-05-14 11:54:14 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Marmilman: Benevolent Misanthrope: Marmilman: To say Crossfit is bad on your joints or makes one prone to injury (especially spinal) is record breaking ignorant. Plyometrics is good for you. Olympic lifting is good for you. Metabolic conditioning is good for you. Nothing in the program is horrible on your joints unless you're careless with form; but that goes with any workout regimen.

Crossfit is notoriously bad on training in proper form.  I've lifted a loooooong time, and no cross-fit enthusiast I've ever seen (unless they were a proper lifter before) can do a squat for shiat.  Or any Oly lift.  Jesus - you've now progressed to weapons-grade stupid.

I've highlighted the part you clearly missed.

/speaking of weapons grade stupid....

And you missed the part about Crossfit not being about form.

Go back to your box and yell some more, brodude. We real lifters have actual work to do.


Oh my god, that's hilarious. Not only do you have zero clue as to what you're talking about, you've convinced yourself that "crossfit isn't about form" (whatever the fark that means) despite having very little (if any) interaction with crossfit at all. Here's a link to Crossfit's olympic lifting instruction demos. Please, tell me what's wrong with the form they teach in any of those videos. Unless of course you're perfectly content with holding a dumbass opinion due to willful ignorance -- in which case, carry on back to your hobbit hole of arrogance and stupidity, Cro-magnon.
 
2014-05-15 12:15:56 AM  

rzrwiresunrise: Benevolent Misanthrope: AeAe: 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.

I don't get why they do that.  Why not just practice cleans with a lighter weight with correct form?

Why not use weight plates of different sizes, instead of 10 pound plates the same size as 45s?  Cross-fit is about pretending to lift.  Watch the video linked above.  It's spot on.

Actually, having plates the same size as 45s but of differing weights allows you to keep the bar at the same level on the ground for lifts like clean, snatch and deadlift. They're just training wheels.

I don't see the point of using them for bench or press, but...


Jster422: Benevolent Misanthrope: AeAe: 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.

I don't get why they do that.  Why not just practice cleans with a lighter weight with correct form?

Why not use weight plates of different sizes, instead of 10 pound plates the same size as 45s?  Cross-fit is about pretending to lift.  Watch the video linked above.  It's spot on.

Well using a standard diameter bumper plate keeps the height of the bar on the floor consistent, which is pretty handy.


Really, you two? Really?
 
2014-05-15 12:36:56 AM  

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".


+1
 
2014-05-15 01:54:16 AM  

unheatedgarage: rzrwiresunrise: Benevolent Misanthrope: AeAe: 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.

I don't get why they do that.  Why not just practice cleans with a lighter weight with correct form?

Why not use weight plates of different sizes, instead of 10 pound plates the same size as 45s?  Cross-fit is about pretending to lift.  Watch the video linked above.  It's spot on.

Actually, having plates the same size as 45s but of differing weights allows you to keep the bar at the same level on the ground for lifts like clean, snatch and deadlift. They're just training wheels.

I don't see the point of using them for bench or press, but...

Jster422: Benevolent Misanthrope: AeAe: 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.

I don't get why they do that.  Why not just practice cleans with a lighter weight with correct form?

Why not use weight plates of different sizes, instead of 10 pound plates the same size as 45s?  Cross-fit is about pretending to lift.  Watch the video linked above.  It's spot on.

Well using a standard diameter bumper plate keeps the height of the bar on the floor consistent, which is pretty handy.

Really, you two? Really?


Believe it or not, what they're doing in the video is a specific type of Strongman exercise called the Continental Clean. If you pay attention, the diameter of the "axle" (the barbell for Strongman lifts) is bigger than your standard barbell, making it much harder to grip. It is not an olympic lift.

Strongman is all about lifting the absolute limit of your strength with objects that are hard to grip. There really is no proper form to the continental clean; it generally does look like a monkey farking barbell when someone does it. Pretty much all strongman lifts look awkward and painful. I personally would never do a Strongman exercise, nor would I ever advocate anyone do them. Unless the people in that video have already mastered the technique of basic barbell lifts and significantly increased their strength, having them do a Strongman exercise is ridiculously dangerous and irresponsible.

/Fellow Real Lifters™ should already know this kind of stuff. Am I right  Benevolent Misanthrope?
 
2014-05-15 02:10:11 AM  
One of my coworkers was telling me his wife has to go to this child's birthday party because the child's mother is one of her "Crossfit Friends" and you could hear the capital letters.  When you start talking about "Crossfit Friends" it makes me think of  "Cleared of Thetans friend"

/hail Xenu Crossfit
 
2014-05-15 02:24:30 AM  

Marmilman: unheatedgarage: rzrwiresunrise: Benevolent Misanthrope: AeAe: 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.

I don't get why they do that.  Why not just practice cleans with a lighter weight with correct form?

Why not use weight plates of different sizes, instead of 10 pound plates the same size as 45s?  Cross-fit is about pretending to lift.  Watch the video linked above.  It's spot on.

Actually, having plates the same size as 45s but of differing weights allows you to keep the bar at the same level on the ground for lifts like clean, snatch and deadlift. They're just training wheels.

I don't see the point of using them for bench or press, but...

Jster422: Benevolent Misanthrope: AeAe: 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.

I don't get why they do that.  Why not just practice cleans with a lighter weight with correct form?

Why not use weight plates of different sizes, instead of 10 pound plates the same size as 45s?  Cross-fit is about pretending to lift.  Watch the video linked above.  It's spot on.

Well using a standard diameter bumper plate keeps the height of the bar on the floor consistent, which is pretty handy.

Really, you two? Really?

Believe it or not, what they're doing in the video is a specific type of Strongman exercise called the Continental Clean. If you pay attention, the diameter of the "axle" (the barbell for Strongman lifts) is bigger than your standard barbell, making it much harder to grip. It is not an olympic lift.

Strongman is all about lifting the absolute limit of your strength with objects that are hard to grip. There really is no proper form to the continental clean; it generally does look like a monkey farking barbell when someone ...


Right. I hear what you're saying about the thick bar and all that--it's good stuff to increase grip strength and to increase whole-body strength in general. I guess my main "?" moment was with the plate size comments, because in my mind, a ten or twenty five pound plate, regardless of its size, matters not if it has been slid next to a 45 pound plate--that's moot because the circumference of that larger plate will more than make up for the weight of the smaller ones. I mean, unless those smaller plates are made out of platinum or lead, who gives a fark how big they are?

That being said, after I wrote my last post, I think I may have gotten what you were saying--like, if a ten pound plate was the same circumference as a 45 pound plate, it would be good to teach someone the lift. I guess I was thinking from the viewpoint of "if someone can't do a deadlift with a couple of 45's loaded on the bar, then wtf does it matter the size of the lighter plates?". For instance, my mom would probably be doing good to do a DL with just the bar, but is that really heavy enough to worry about whether or not she's picking it up off the floor or if it's loaded with a plastic weight the same circumference as a 45? I say no--even someone as out-of-shape as her would have no problem picking the bar up off the floor. Not to mention the fact that as someone grows stronger and moves from the 25, to 35, and eventually the 45 pound plates, in some respects the lift will get somewhat easier from a leverage advantage standpoint.

I dunno. I'm using beer as a post-workout drink tonight, so lol
 
2014-05-15 02:44:36 AM  

unheatedgarage: if a ten pound plate was the same circumference as a 45 pound plate, it would be good to teach someone the lift.


Exactly.
 
2014-05-15 03:03:51 AM  

rzrwiresunrise: unheatedgarage: if a ten pound plate was the same circumference as a 45 pound plate, it would be good to teach someone the lift.

Exactly.


...'though I still think those big plates are there to help stroke egos.
 
2014-05-15 04:34:35 AM  

bikerbob59: 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.


How was it today?
 
2014-05-15 06:44:29 AM  

BEER_ME_in_CT: 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.


Then why not do some other form of exercise? Life forces us to do enough things we dislike; there is no reason to suffer while exercising. Take up swing dancing, hot yoga, rock climbing - anything you'll like doing.
 
2014-05-15 07:47:33 AM  

Nogale: BEER_ME_in_CT: 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.

Then why not do some other form of exercise? Life forces us to do enough things we dislike; there is no reason to suffer while exercising. Take up swing dancing, hot yoga, rock climbing - anything you'll like doing.


Except Crossfit. According to this thread, even if you like crossfit, don't do it. It'll destroy your body and people will think you're an asshole.
 
2014-05-15 08:40:24 AM  
CrossFit does the body good.

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and they brush up well too.

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2014-05-15 09:43:33 AM  

Aigoo: inner ted: Rapmaster2000: inner ted: 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 ?

No, but it had something to do with the sauces that all of the meats were in.  There was no tandoori chicken or anything like that.  One of the waiters was a young Indian guy and he knew about the whole thing because he was cross-fitty.  He was like "yeah, not much".

perhaps sugar in the sauce is the culprit - which depending on how hard core you/they/me are trying to be about it, can be excused for a night out kind of thing. doesn't mean you have to wash it down with the whole tray of pita bread.

Except that when you've been eating paleo (or any kind of keto diet, which paleo pretty much is for the most part) for any real length of time, 'cheating' tends to make you feel like shiat physically. A small amount isn't bad, but anything more than a very small amount, and you will feel like you have either the flu or a stomach bug.

Yes, I do eat a modified keto diet, and yes, cheating on a scale larger than a gram or two (roughly one to two thirds of an ounce) of something I'm "not supposed" to eat makes me feel unwell. But I've been on modified keto for about five years for health reasons on the advice of doctors and not as part of some kind of fad, so there might be a bit of a difference there.


agreed
the point i was trying to make was sometimes it's either not eat, or know that you are "cheating" & get past it, knowing there will be some consequence as you described.

it makes social events a little easier & i don't come off as quite the foodie douche

/i am a foodie douche though
/as opposed to the apparent fark line of thought of "fark it, i'm going dumpster diving and i don't care what i put in my body"
 
2014-05-15 10:24:13 AM  

I'm an Egyptian!: Nogale: BEER_ME_in_CT: 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.

Then why not do some other form of exercise? Life forces us to do enough things we dislike; there is no reason to suffer while exercising. Take up swing dancing, hot yoga, rock climbing - anything you'll like doing.

Except Crossfit. According to this thread, even if you like crossfit, don't do it. It'll destroy your body and people will think you're an asshole.


Hey, what if you like smoking crack? When something is a bad idea, the fact that you like it shouldn't matter.
 
2014-05-15 11:13:49 AM  

forgotmydamnusername: I'm an Egyptian!: Nogale: BEER_ME_in_CT: 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.

Then why not do some other form of exercise? Life forces us to do enough things we dislike; there is no reason to suffer while exercising. Take up swing dancing, hot yoga, rock climbing - anything you'll like doing.

Except Crossfit. According to this thread, even if you like crossfit, don't do it. It'll destroy your body and people will think you're an asshole.

Hey, what if you like smoking crack? When something is a bad idea, the fact that you like it shouldn't matter.


Conversely if something is good for you, just because you don't like it or had a few bad experiences with it doesn't matter. Broccoli is good for you. Maybe you don't want to eat it because you saw someone eat a lot of it in one sitting, which later gave them excruciatingly
painful stomach cramps from too much fiber. Maybe you ate rotten broccoli which gave you food poisoning. Or maybe you just don't like the taste of it. Do those facts make broccoli any less good for you? No. Broccoli is still good for you whether you like it or not.
Does that mean you are "wrong" if you don't eat broccoli? Of course not, there are tons of other great vegetables and many ways to eat healthy.  Do what works for you.
 
2014-05-15 03:58:59 PM  

Space Station Wagon: 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.
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I am so with you there.

My "I'm too poor" version is a wetsuit and the pacific ocean.  I would gleefully kill someone to get a lap pool of any kind in my house.
 
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