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  • Sad Day, I Canceled My Crossfit Membership

    Sad day, I canceled my Crossfit membership . My semester didn't fit with their training schedule so I couldn't justify the price. I loved my time at Frisco Crossfit and I've never felt more welcomed in a gym. I would highly suggest it to anyone in the north Dallas area

    I joined the local Globogym (24 hour fitness) I'm currently reading starting strength and practical programming, both by Mark Rippetoe. I'll be doing the majority of my training based on what I learn from these books. I've seen a bunch of people have success with it. Whatchu think?
    "No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace by those who have been trained by it."

    Age: 25
    HT: 6' 2"
    Peak Wt: 303lbs- Nov 1st 2011
    Current Wt: 240lbs- Sep 1st 2012

  • #2
    Solid plan. Can't go wrong with anything from Rippetoe. I assume they have the correct equipmemt at 24hf?

    You can always grab a wod from the mainsite if you're feeling nostalgic.

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    • #3
      I am happy for you that you cancelled your Crossfit membership.
      You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Grumpy Caveman View Post
        I am happy for you that you cancelled your Crossfit membership.
        This. Crossfit is right about working out with intensity but their implementation of it is horrid.
        In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mattrogers55 View Post
          Sad day, I canceled my Crossfit membership . My semester didn't fit with their training schedule so I couldn't justify the price. I loved my time at Frisco Crossfit and I've never felt more welcomed in a gym. I would highly suggest it to anyone in the north Dallas area

          I joined the local Globogym (24 hour fitness) I'm currently reading starting strength and practical programming, both by Mark Rippetoe. I'll be doing the majority of my training based on what I learn from these books. I've seen a bunch of people have success with it. Whatchu think?
          Rippetoe= strength training deity.

          Originally posted by deepglades View Post
          Solid plan. Can't go wrong with anything from Rippetoe. I assume they have the correct equipmemt at 24hf?

          You can always grab a wod from the mainsite if you're feeling nostalgic.
          +1
          Lifting Journal

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          • #6
            I quickly got the impression (reading Mark's fitness recommendations) that Crossfit wasn't well aligned with Primal fitness regimens.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DanielP View Post
              I quickly got the impression (reading Mark's fitness recommendations) that Crossfit wasn't well aligned with Primal fitness regimens.
              Depends on your fitness level.
              Lifting Journal

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              • #8
                First day at 24 hour fitness.

                So starting on a Saturday midmorning probably wasn't a good idea in hindsight. The place was packed. I remembered from the walkthrough that they had two C2 Rowers so I walked straight there, trying not to look as lost as I was.

                Did a light 500 meter row to warm up

                I then did 10 sets of 125m row-sprints starting at the top of each minute. I usually finished in 30 seconds so it was almost even between work and rest.

                Wasn't sure where to go next since it was my first day so I saw the big multiple cable pulley machine. It had the best pull up bars sadly so I did 5 sets of 5 pullups & 10 pushups.

                A nice imprompt to push/pull day. I didn't feel like fighting to get into the barbell section, but now I know to do barbell work during non-peak hours.
                "No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace by those who have been trained by it."

                Age: 25
                HT: 6' 2"
                Peak Wt: 303lbs- Nov 1st 2011
                Current Wt: 240lbs- Sep 1st 2012

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                • #9
                  Crossfit is way too expensive in my opinion. My family of four is all on membership at the local globo for a third (or less) of me doing crossfit. If you know how to do the exercises and workouts, it doesn't matter where you are doing it.
                  "Suffer no guilt yee who wield this in the name of Crom"
                  Quote on the Father's Sword

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                  • #10
                    It is expensive, but the crossfit gym i go too is well worth the price. We are doing a 2 day o-lift clinic this weekend. We have skills clinics regularly. We have nutritional seminars every couple months. 3 locations and some great coaches that are certified in alot more than just crossfit.

                    Ive worked with my coaches extensively beyond just doing the wod. They are there for me 7 days a week.

                    If you find the right crossfit, you will find a value that surpasses any globo gym and is a fraction of the price of a personal trainer.

                    Not even mentiong the part about showing up with a bunch of like minded people at the same time everyday... where everyone knows your name... lol
                    Last edited by deepglades; 01-21-2012, 06:07 PM.

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                    • #11
                      I added up a years worth of CF gym dues and took that money and outfitted a garage gym for myself. Gives me extra cash to piss away on real world activities now.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Grumpy Caveman View Post
                        I am happy for you that you cancelled your Crossfit membership.
                        ^This. Probably a good thing. Not that I hate Crossfit, but usually their (at least the HQ) views on fitness and functional fitness (whatever that is) is very, very misguided. Not to mention that the people at the top are terrible human beings.
                        Check out my blog!

                        http://easternstrength.blogspot.com/

                        I like to throw, squat and pull heavy things for fun.

                        We're designed to be hunters and we're in a society of shopping. There's nothing to kill anymore, there's nothing to fight, nothing to overcome, nothing to explore. In that societal emasculation this everyman is created. ~David Fincher, director of Fight Club, interview with Gavin Smith, "Inside Out," Film Comment, Sep/Oct 1999

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by RuckedUp View Post
                          I added up a years worth of CF gym dues and took that money and outfitted a garage gym for myself. Gives me extra cash to piss away on real world activities now.
                          ^^^This!!
                          Check out my blog!

                          http://easternstrength.blogspot.com/

                          I like to throw, squat and pull heavy things for fun.

                          We're designed to be hunters and we're in a society of shopping. There's nothing to kill anymore, there's nothing to fight, nothing to overcome, nothing to explore. In that societal emasculation this everyman is created. ~David Fincher, director of Fight Club, interview with Gavin Smith, "Inside Out," Film Comment, Sep/Oct 1999

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                          • #14
                            Sorry, disagree. You can outfit your garage with a good enough set up for the cost of 3 months of crossfit. Again, if you know how to do the exercises, how can you justify $150-200 a month for people to cheer you on? There are good crossfit gyms where I live (I've checked them all out), but like the poster, can't justify the price. Eventually someone is going to figure out to outfit a gym with all the same equipement, let you work out for a third of the price, and give them a serious run for their money.
                            "Suffer no guilt yee who wield this in the name of Crom"
                            Quote on the Father's Sword

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Nick the Destroyer View Post
                              There are good crossfit gyms where I live (I've checked them all out)
                              Actually, according to you, it sounds like the Crossfit gyms in your area are terrible:
                              Originally posted by Nick the Destroyer View Post
                              $150-200 a month for people to cheer you on

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