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(Estately)   These are the states full of people that can't shut the &%@# up about CrossFit   (blog.estately.com) divider line 23
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2014-05-14 02:29:14 PM  
6 votes:
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.
2014-05-14 03:07:33 PM  
3 votes:

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.

I get that people say "Oh, it's so unsafe" but I can't believe THAT many people are angry about it!


How many marathon trainings have resulted in rhabdomyolysis?
2014-05-14 03:05:30 PM  
3 votes:

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.


Exactly, Cross fit is horrible on joints and is basically cheating at regular exercises.

Also does anyone have the pic of the exercise fad inventors? All of them are ripped up except the Cross fit guy looks like a pudgy accountant, which is understandable since it made him rich. Gimmicks usually do.
2014-05-14 04:33:54 PM  
2 votes:

Isitoveryet: thread needs moar crossfit girly pics :(


if-fit.com

Be careful what you wish for.
2014-05-14 03:53:52 PM  
2 votes:

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 03:28:33 PM  
2 votes:
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 03:05:54 PM  
2 votes:

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.
2014-05-15 04:34:35 AM  
1 votes:

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?
2014-05-14 05:12:02 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2014-05-14 04:38:23 PM  
1 votes:
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2014-05-14 04:24:25 PM  
1 votes:

badaboom: [www.equallyyolkedblog.com image 300x300]


/or Paleo or Gluten Free


OMG and what if you are also an atheist? Your head would explode!
2014-05-14 04:13:35 PM  
1 votes:

eagles95: Pinner: GOD! Had a friend and his wife over to plan some meals for a trip. They were going on and on about "we don't eat bread, we'll have paleo wraps.... oh, we don't do yogurt or granola... have you ever TRIED sun-butter? I'll make some paleo cookies for you..." on and on.
I was looking at them the whole while contemplating reminding them: Didn't you guys just order two LARGE pizzas 5 minutes ago? WTF are you talking about?!

 paleo cross-fit cult hypocrites

Try going out drinking with some...GAWD!! And my wife and I are into it but when we go out we just want some drinks and relax not be lectured on that beer isnt paleo, Fark off buddy i just busted my arse for 65min, I can have a beer


It would be hard to resist saying "Dam right it isn't.  It's Egyptian.  The people who created buildings that lasted for millenia.  What the hell did hunter-gatherers ever build?"
2014-05-14 04:13:26 PM  
1 votes:
I had some friends once, but then they became crossfit people. Luckily, I have other friends.
2014-05-14 03:58:56 PM  
1 votes:

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.


I know this is in English, but it's like a foreign language to me. You might as well be talking about cricket.
2014-05-14 03:56:25 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:39:36 PM  
1 votes:
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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2014-05-14 03:22:02 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2014-05-14 03:20:53 PM  
1 votes:
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.
2014-05-14 03:10:26 PM  
1 votes:
Crossfit. Exercise for people who want to act tough but can't handle a more violent sport like boxing, Muy Thai or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
2014-05-14 03:07:56 PM  
1 votes:
It really seems to work for some friends of mine, across a wide variety of body types and abilities. I've thought about trying it but I know who I am. I would be That Guy.
2014-05-14 03:06:00 PM  
1 votes:

Diogenes: serial_crusher: I google the name of my gym whenever I want to see what the next day's workout will be, because I'm too lazy to bookmark it.

Strengthening your core will cure that.


Googling is a preferred exercise of Farkers, right up there with derping, raging, wharbling

/posting
//redlighting
///and slashing
2014-05-14 02:54:07 PM  
1 votes:
For those who are curious.

What is crossfit?
2014-05-14 02:20:34 PM  
1 votes:
This is surprising, because there are about six CrossFit places within five miles of my house. However, I don't have a single friend on Facebook that talks about it. There's one guy who gets tagged in CrossFit pictures, but at least he's not posting them.
 
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