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    Dear all,

    Is Crossfit considered a variation of fuckarounditis?

    Yours in primal round-house-kicks,

    Gods unborn son

  • #2
    no
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    • #3
      Yes.
      "The problem with quoting someone on the Internet is, you never know if it's legit" - Abraham Lincoln

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      • #4
        Depends on your goals. Martin is all about being strong and lean. Crossfit is all about being an all rounder.
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        My training journal if anyone is interested

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Gods unborn son View Post
          Dear all,

          Is Crossfit considered a variation of fuckarounditis?
          Maybe... Injuries - CrossFit Discussion Board

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          • #6
            Yes. I'm no trainer but from what I've seen you would be much better served by splitting up your training sessions (focus on one thing at a time) than by half-arsing everything and getting yourself hurt.
            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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            • #7
              Not everyone who does CrossFit half-arses everything.
              Our coach is very focussed on form, and we spend a lot of time working on things before a WOD. And he also walks around during it to make sure we are doing it right.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ayla2010 View Post
                Not everyone who does CrossFit half-arses everything.
                Our coach is very focussed on form, and we spend a lot of time working on things before a WOD. And he also walks around during it to make sure we are doing it right.
                My coach is focused on form, so if he sees me struggling with it, he'll scale back the weight, or remove a movement, and suggest an alternative movement. One example was the wheel ab exercise: he saw we weren't doing it properly, so we just did planks the rest of the way.
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                • #9
                  Originally crossfit was designed by elite athletes to challenge themselves. Then it became a fad and succumbed to marketing, bullshit etc and has slowly devolved into fuckarounditis (a chronic disease, suggested cure is swift termination of infected host). Most crossfit gyms are mass marketed, hyped up bullshit...same as most gyms, personal trainers, exercise classes, martial arts classes, mma classes etc, but there are still some good ones. You just have to find them.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bushrat View Post
                    Originally crossfit was designed by elite athletes to challenge themselves. Then it became a fad and succumbed to marketing, bullshit etc and has slowly devolved into fuckarounditis (a chronic disease, suggested cure is swift termination of infected host). Most crossfit gyms are mass marketed, hyped up bullshit...same as most gyms, personal trainers, exercise classes, martial arts classes, mma classes etc, but there are still some good ones. You just have to find them.
                    Unfortunetly this is true. It's a shame.

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                    • #11
                      Disappointed by the ignorance, sweeping generalizations and judgmental tone of these posts! What experience do you have to label "most" crossfit gyms as being poor? I understand conventional wisdom is pretty into hating on Crossfit but as someone who has been exercising for the majority of my life and doing crossfit for over a year now (5-6 days a week), at multiple boxes in multiple countries I gotta say you don't have a leg to stand on!

                      There will always be some "bad" trainers - just like at any 24 hour fitness, Yoga studio or anywhere else you go. There isn't anything wrong with the crossfit training methodology in itself.

                      There are some things I dislike about Crossfit -- mostly the bros who post all over Facebook about the WOD they just destrominated, how 1337 their paleo pancakes (with paleo maple syrup, paleo whipped cream, paleo muffins, paleo chocolate cake) were, how they just PRd something etc. But the actual meat and potatoes of it is solid and has helped thousands of people get off of their asses and treadmills and become fit. Everyone should appreciate that.

                      Nothing wrong with different viewpoints; however arguments from ignorance predicated on half truths have no bearing in any discussion. These add nothing to a conversation and serve as misinformation to others!
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by AlexChaos View Post
                        Unfortunetly this is true. It's a shame.
                        Well, to some extent you might be right regarding certain boxes. My question however related to Crossfit in general (doing varied things at high intensity, targeting several aspects of fitness etc.). I could call it "HIT with varied exercises everyday" but Crossfit encompasses that quite good.

                        Been doing it for about seven months now and in terms of general fitness pursuit, I do not believe that there is a better system.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by TheFastCat View Post
                          Disappointed by the ignorance, sweeping generalizations and judgmental tone of these posts! What experience do you have to label "most" crossfit gyms as being poor? I understand conventional wisdom is pretty into hating on Crossfit but as someone who has been exercising for the majority of my life and doing crossfit for over a year now (5-6 days a week), at multiple boxes in multiple countries I gotta say you don't have a leg to stand on!

                          There will always be some "bad" trainers - just like at any 24 hour fitness, Yoga studio or anywhere else you go. There isn't anything wrong with the crossfit training methodology in itself.

                          There are some things I dislike about Crossfit -- mostly the bros who post all over Facebook about the WOD they just destrominated, how 1337 their paleo pancakes (with paleo maple syrup, paleo whipped cream, paleo muffins, paleo chocolate cake) were, how they just PRd something etc. But the actual meat and potatoes of it is solid and has helped thousands of people get off of their asses and treadmills and become fit. Everyone should appreciate that.

                          Nothing wrong with different viewpoints; however arguments from ignorance predicated on half truths have no bearing in any discussion. These add nothing to a conversation and serve as misinformation to others!
                          Word. Haven't you heard?

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                          • #14
                            Crossfit is the epitome of fuckaroundits.

                            That being said, I've been at it for 2+ years and I think its extremely effective, fun, and addictive. With proper nutrition, it has positively changed my life in countless ways.

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                            • #15
                              As originally constructed, it's a top notch program. However, it is slowly becoming what it swore it hated - the mass marketed globo gym. I guess making piles of money will do that.
                              "Suffer no guilt yee who wield this in the name of Crom"
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