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    Starting this week. In principle I like it. The traditional gym bores me to death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marko Tsourkan View Post
    Starting this week. In principle I like it. The traditional gym bores me to death.

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    Me too! ... and it there's one thing crossfit is not... it's boring. I dont / can think about anything else for the entire hour. I'm sure you'll be "entertained."
    me, post WOD -->

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    [QUOTE=Justin0505;108428]I have for about 8months now. I love it.
    Costwise its more expensive than a big-box gym membership, but much less (and I think much better) than a personal trainer. QUOTE]

    I can do it in my house and in the yard for free, or at my gym with all the extra equipment; what makes it more expensive than a normal membership? I am guessing you joined a Crossfit gym huh? Only time i've saw it get expensive is if you join a class - they charge like $600 for six weeks! Maybe I am spoiled because I know most of the movements and exercises and prefer working out by myself.
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    My friend just ordered a tractor tire to do some Crossfit workouts in his backyard...he is probably getting close to obsessed.

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    [QUOTE=AFKitchenknivesguy;108513]
    Quote Originally Posted by Justin0505 View Post
    I have for about 8months now. I love it.
    Costwise its more expensive than a big-box gym membership, but much less (and I think much better) than a personal trainer. QUOTE]

    I can do it in my house and in the yard for free, or at my gym with all the extra equipment; what makes it more expensive than a normal membership? I am guessing you joined a Crossfit gym huh? Only time i've saw it get expensive is if you join a class - they charge like $600 for six weeks! Maybe I am spoiled because I know most of the movements and exercises and prefer working out by myself.
    I'm a bit of a technique stickler, especially when it comes to some of the really dynamic and technical moves that are incorporated in crossfit... and even more when I know that I'm going to be performing them in a stressed state during an intense WOD. Unless you video tape yourself from multiple angles, it's very difficult to asses your own technique while you're working out. I've been swimming for 20yrs, but when I attend a coached master's swim class, I still learn / benefit from the coach. Professional athletes have coaches to: technique is something that you can constantly refine and improve.
    You sound like you've actually got some experience and know what you're doing, but 90% of the people that I've met that "crossfit" at home, have major technique problems and scale and modify to the point where they're losing the essence of the WOD.

    I don't have enough room in my apartment to duplicate a crossfit gym and i dont know many big box gyms that have a decent Olympic / bumper weight set, gymnastic rings, heavy bags, ropes, tires, rowing machines, kettlebells, heavy bags, and enough open space amiss all of the treadmills and ellipticals to actually do all the WODs.


    I dislike gyms and big classes, but I really like working out with small groups of friends: I go on group rides and time trials on the bike, run with my dog, and swim across lakes with a tri-club. I know very few people (I'm certainly not one of them) that can self-motivate to train as hard on their own and actually train their WEAKNESS; not strengths as well as they would with some peers and a coach helping them along and providing objective assessment.

    Also, I know that each crossfit box is independently owned and operated and prices vary, but I've never heard of anyone charging $100/week. The most that I've payed was ~$130/month - and that was for unlimited sessions. Like I said, a little more than Gold's, but a whole lot less than a PT.

    I'm not saying that no one should ever Crossfit at home, I'm just saying that there are some serious benefits (at least at first) to finding a box that you like.

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    I wish this sort of fitness was as common knowledge back when I was kickboxing. Back then no one told me about no dynamic training. It was just run run run, kick a bag, punch a bag, run run run. And then when I step in the ring my quads quickly turned to jello. Victim of narrow minded know it all trainers.
    Am I the only one who searched for The Edge from U2 and ended up here?

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    In the light of Crossfit games, I am to report that I am now 2 months into Crossfit and love it. It took me a while to find a place where I fit, but at last I am in a good place. I moved from 3 times a week to 5 times (3 days of workouts, 1 day of rest, followed by 2 days of workouts, 1 day of rest) and this seems like a manageable schedule.

    My worries about my old injuries would get aggravated by Crossfit workouts turned out to be unfounded. My hip and my shoulder actually feels much better now, and I think it is directly related to strengthening muscles around injured joints.

    John Thomas is doing Crossfit in Panaca Nevada, I am in New York, Justin is in Minnesota. Anybody else?


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    I do it here in SLC... when I am in town. Hard to get motivated to do it when I am on the road, even though that is when it is most important. Also been doing some Bar Brothers stuff. Check out some of their videos. I don't know that they have organized workouts online or for purchase, but I am trying to copy some of their moves.

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    One of my guys showed me a really cool app (android or i)today. Check out "jefit"

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    looks like a lot of fun. but way too pricey for me.

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