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  • Beware the Lure of the Sexy Met-Con!



    http://whole9life.com/2009/12/beware-the-lure-of-the-sexy-met-con/


    Courtesy of the lovely Melissa Byers. If ONLY I was in biking distance to a Crossfit gym....!

    On a mission to help others master movement, build unbreakable strength, & eat MORE food (can't beat that.) Weekly fitness, health & nutrition articles at indulgentfitness.com.

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    time to p0wn a n00b - what's met-con?

    I grok, therefore I am.

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      Met-con = Metabolic Conditioning Workout.


      Usual metcon setup is 3 exercises with a ladder-style rep scheme (5 of these, 10 of those, 15 of the other one) in overall sets of 3, 5, 7, or for time.


      So, like this:


      5 rounds for time:

      5 pullups

      10 50# kettlebell swings

      15 thrusters


      That's a metcon.

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        I wanna do crossfit! Sounds like my cup of tea.

        I grok, therefore I am.

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          Aw, I bet you would love Crossfit! Why don't you join? I'm planning on it as soon as I get a vehicle. My workouts are primarily met-con, which I now see isn't always ideal...I am going to try for some more heavy lifting, adding weights instead of just relying on the bodyweight. Perhaps I will find some gains...

          On a mission to help others master movement, build unbreakable strength, & eat MORE food (can't beat that.) Weekly fitness, health & nutrition articles at indulgentfitness.com.

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            No where to join around here Small towns aren't progressive enough for my liking! Closest place is probably Toronto which is three hours away.

            I grok, therefore I am.

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              Didn't she switch to "Urban" from "Byers"? Glad you put that link up, Jess. I joined a Crossfit Gym (Black Hills Crossfit) that just opened, been going 2 + months, and am certainly still a noob. But the info and intensity is great. The guys here are always emphasizing the olympic lifts, and I plan to start the new year building strength with dead lifts, various squats, and cleans and such.


              For a year, I'd been doing "crossfit inspired" workouts at home, watching videos on line, checking out different work out ideas like on MDA, etc. But once I hit he Crossfit Gym, I sure took it up a level from what I was doing at home.

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                Actually, vice versa on the name switch: from Byers back to Urban.


                CFW9 (formerly CF603) is what passes for my local affiliate, but it's still an hour away, so I follow(ed) their programming remotely. GREAT stuff.

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