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 Post subject: Crossfit
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:37 pm 
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Has anybody used crossfit before? If you have, what are you thoughts on it?


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 Post subject: Re: Crossfit
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:19 pm 
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Has anybody used crossfit before? If you have, what are you thoughts on it?

You mean the strength training crossfit, right? Are you into strength training or weight lifting in general?


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Yeah that's what I meant. I should have been more specific.
I already do crossfit on a regular basis. Three days on and one rest day. The workouts I do aren't always from the crossfit site but are scaled down.
Do you use crossfit?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:53 pm 
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No. I'm doing Wendler's 5/3/1. It's more strength oriented than crossfit.
I've never done crossfit, because I don't like the lack of programming. I think though that it's an excellent way to get stronger and remain fit. Some videos from wod are pretty impressive!!
How long are you into training? What's your stats?


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What's Wendler's 5/3/1? I've never heard of it.
Yeah the wods are random so you don't know what you're getting and I know that can turn some people off but I like cause I'm never doing the same thing twice. It keeps things from getting boring.
Yeah their videos are motivating as hell! I go on there every day.
Well I starting doing crossfit two years ago but I've taken long breaks in between because of the winter. Right now I'm in my summer training since I can train outside. So far I've done 26 cycles in a row, which is 78 workouts in a row.
What do you mean by stats? Like how much can I bench press or deadlift?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:03 pm 
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5/3/1 is an intermediate program for strength (it can make you also bigger but it's up to you). Here is a good presentation. But you must be an intermediate because you choose the assistance exercises and that could be tricky and difficult for a begginer.

I started with Starting Strength (rows instead of power cleans), then moved to madcow intermediate and now I'm on 5/3/1.
My stats: 187cm, 85kg, Squat: 145, Deadlift 162.5kg, Bench 95kg (close grip), Press 62.5kg
all these are estimated 1RM. I haven't tested my 1RM since February.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:15 pm 
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I do Crossfit on a regular basis two or three times a week. But i only do it as a supplement to my BJJ training.

All i can say is that i have some amazing results with it considering stamina and explosivnes in my movement, exactly what you need for Grappling.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:42 pm 
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zanky:
The fact that a lot of workouts are to failure doesn't mess with your BJJ training? Do you have the time to recover properly?


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Not really.

I worked my way slowly up over the last 2 years. Means i started out with 3 BJJ classes a week and slowly added more (currently i am at 5 to 6) and over the last half year i added the crossfit sessions.

I do like 1 or 2 restdays a week depending on my shedule. I also dont do sparring with 100% force everyday.

And like every 5 to 7 weeks i have a longer break anyway becouse thats when i go to visit my girl in Greece :P I mostly train like 2 -3 times a week at the local BJJ Gym there.

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zanky wrote:
And like every 5 to 7 weeks i have a longer break

That's the key! A lot of people skip this part and keep training all-year with the same intensity and volume.
So, you live your myth in Greece? :D
Where are you from btw?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:28 pm 
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I couldnt do it without the breaks :lol:

I am from Austria/ Vienna and my girl lives in Athens. I just saw youre from Greece aswell? Where from when i might ask?

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Check your messages. My brother lives in Athens. I was there for the last 4 days.


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I belong to a local Crossfit gym, a buddy of mine is a certified Crossfit trainer, that is how i got involved. the best thing about Crossfit is the variety of workouts that you do. Still need to lose some BF, so thinking of adopting the Paleo Diet that a lot of crossfitters swear by


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It's not the diet. Losing bf is all about calories in< calories out.


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if you like crossfit and it's keeping you in shape then go for it

however, if you're going to a crossfit gym and the trainers are pushing you to failure on deadlifts and other olympic style lifts despite poor form I'd can it.

from what I've seen people get into the "complete the workout" mindset and don't listen to their bodies which causes poor form

if you use poor form you will hurt yourself, if you haven't already

also, for the price most crossfit gyms are charging you could easily join a nice gym with all the equipment you need to vary your workout, variation is definitely the key to continue seeing improvements


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