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    I did CF for 6 months. I pretty much knew from...

    I did CF for 6 months. I pretty much knew from the start that the actual WODs were junk - basically they are all just chronic cardio - metcons + high-rep oly lifts are nothing more than cardio. After...
  2. I agree with the previous reply from...

    I agree with the previous reply from eats.meats.west - at that weight I wouldn't worry so much about the working out if you're not going to eat right. Eating right is the key. And at your weight, I...
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    Forgot to mention a couple of things - 1. I...

    Forgot to mention a couple of things -

    1. I do this routine Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I shoot for 3 sets of 12 reps for each of these, but I rarely do 3 sets for everything. It depends on...
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    I think I understand why you're asking this...

    I think I understand why you're asking this question - as the focus from Mark and the Primal community is on compound lifts, and I do recall some posts/discussions specifically calling out to avoid...
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    Thoughts On My Weightlifting Routine?

    I was doing Starting Strength the final quarter of last year but then developed an achilles injury and stopped lifting weights until the past couple of weeks when I started back up again.

    I...
  6. This simply isn't true, unless your VO2max/cardio...

    This simply isn't true, unless your VO2max/cardio level is so high that a Spin class doesn't get your heart rate up. "Chronic cardio" is simply defined as any activity that causes an elevated heart...
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    It depends somewhat on the box (if it is a box...

    It depends somewhat on the box (if it is a box where the majority of patrons are already high-performing athletes then that can be awkward). But keep in mind that the WODs are usually pretty...
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    Now, after my previous reply, where I basically...

    Now, after my previous reply, where I basically bashed CrossFit, I will concede this to it:

    CrossFit has been great because it does teach the right movements/lifts. Problem is in how they apply it...
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    Quit the CrossFit. I stuck it out for about 6...

    Quit the CrossFit.

    I stuck it out for about 6 months and had a similar experience. I hated it but stuck it out for that long simply because I felt like a 'quitter' for stopping...until I started...
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    I stopped my Crossfit gym membership for a number...

    I stopped my Crossfit gym membership for a number of reasons that I won't go into here, but I have one simple and very relevant question for those who are pro Crossfit and on this forum:

    How is...
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    After ~3 weeks of the achilles not getting...

    After ~3 weeks of the achilles not getting better, I called the ortho specialist's office and asked them if I should go ahead and try the next step, physical therapy.

    Right after I said to myself,...
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    Thanks! Still struggling with this. Went to...

    Thanks!

    Still struggling with this. Went to see an ortho doctor last week and he said to wait it out and if it doesn't get better then he would prescribe physical therapy. It's been a week and...
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    I did crossfit for about 5 months before giving...

    I did crossfit for about 5 months before giving it up. I was kinda addicted the first couple of months but only in a "I have to do better" and "can I survive another WOD?" kind of way. I was flat-out...
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    Anyone Here Battling Achilles Tendonitis?

    About 2.5 weeks ago I went to the gym and hit it harder than usual, including some jogging on the treadmill. I almost NEVER jog/run on the treadmill but that day I did and my NB Minimus shoes weren't...
  15. heatseeker - I think someone who enjoys the group...

    heatseeker - I think someone who enjoys the group motivation and is already in a high level of fitness will thrive in crossfit. I wan't at a high level of fitness so that didn't help me. I figured it...
  16. AlyciaJ - glad you found it helpful. An update...

    AlyciaJ - glad you found it helpful.

    An update on me -

    I'm still doing quite well. I have about 20lbs of body fat left to lose (I lost about 70lbs so far over the last 2+ years), and almost...
  17. Thanks. Yeah, that's what I was coming to the...

    Thanks.

    Yeah, that's what I was coming to the conclusion of. I'm thinking about forking out the cash for some personal training sessions with the owner of the local crossfit affiliate. She is an...
  18. Olympic Weightlifting Program for Older Beginners

    I've been using doing Starting Strength the last couple of months and it's been great, but I'm starting to really bore of it. I find that the lifts I enjoy most are the ones where I'm focused on...
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    Thanks Velocity J. I think you're right. This...

    Thanks Velocity J. I think you're right. This week's game is tonight and I just learned we got stuck on one of the outside fields. A 9pm start time for an outdoor soccer match in Pennsylvania this...
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    I get winded too damn quickly : (

    I've been focused primarily on weightlifting the past couple of months, doing a Starting Strength program but only 2 times per week. Have seen great progress. I also have done a sprinting/interval...
  21. FWIW....an update on how I fared after quitting...

    FWIW....an update on how I fared after quitting CrossFit.

    In a nutshell: I've thrived.

    I began the Starting Strength-like program, but only twice per week most weeks. I also do some occasional...
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    Thanks OscarC. I've been doing SS for the past...

    Thanks OscarC.
    I've been doing SS for the past 2.5 weeks and it's gone well with one major exception: the pinched nerve in my neck is not appreciating the back squats. Part of it is due to the...
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    Alternative to Barbell Back Squat?

    I've been battling a pinched nerve that was never really a problem once I went Primal and lost most of my excess fat. Back pain and neck pain were a thing of the past....I thought.

    Unfortunately,...
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    Thanks! I'll check it out.

    Thanks! I'll check it out.
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    Ultimate Frisbee in Philly Suburbs?

    I know the odds of this are slim but....

    I would love to try Ultimate Frisbee. Anyone know of any weekly, friendly games in the Philadelphia suburbs?
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