Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by disblohs, Aug 10, 2009.
Does anyone have experience with Crossfit? What are you opinions on it?
For the average person looking to be in good overall shape it's pretty damn good. You don't excel at anything but can go out and do just about anything at an abover average level.
Its a great way to stay fit. Have a friend that is in the military that swears by it when he's not on active duty. I've done some of the workout of the days with him when he was back home. They kick ass.
Crossfit is based on hardcore aesthetics rather than modern scientific methods of lifting. There is little athletic benefit to a crossfit style workout but it does value mental toughness and getting out side of your comfort zone.
Great for staying lean while gaining very little muscle mass and keeping a six pack if thats the look you are going for, you will be "cut" but will hold little vascularity do to lack of size.
has anyone here actually followed the program? today's workout is the follwoing:
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps of the triplet:
Deadlift: 1 1/2 body weight
Bench press: body weight
Clean: 3/4 body weight
Set up three bars and storm through for time.
that would be pretty damn draining
Yes draining is the word.
I have to be protective of my back and the style of program just doesn't work. Form goes out the door.
I have to be protective of my back as well Peal. I think if I were to do this workout I would have to scale the weight back to ensure I had good technique throughout the workout.
like it, but it's a killer.
good for being FIT aCROSS many metrics
dude, didn't you used to post here 'n' stuff?
uh what? I'd say a crossfit style workout is great for athletes.
vascularity has nothing to do with size. a former roommate of mine was [email protected]'1" and his arms were like a roadmap of NYC. he never touched a weight, was soft when I lived with him due to 2 years of beer/pot/chinesefood/etc but ran XC in MS/HS.
In what context?.. You'll be hard pressed to find an athlete that is coached by a good S&C coach using a program that utilizes the weight room for conditioning + strength.. as well, utilizes high repetition olympic lifts which forces improper form no matter how good your form is.
Most good S&C guys separate strength from conditioning. There are certain cases, such as MMA guys, but even then..
Good point. saying it is a great workout is a bit much but saying it has little to no athletic benefit is retarded.
What's your opinion on crossfit Chris?
Good for staying in great general shape. Not good for muscle building.
Also, I don't think athletes should do crossfit style stuff exclusively but a high rep circuit once or twice a week seems like a good idea.
what if the exercises use lower reps and higher weight?
wouldnt that sort of mimic someone training for strongman events?
still though - if muscle building is your goal, CrossFit won't really do that for you.
late bump. Football is much better for strength. I find the workouts very challenging, so it's a good program to keep you pushing yourself. I started to feel stagnant in a regular gym. In addition, I feel it provides more tangible benefits to the person wanting to get in a good athletic shape. I'm by no means an elitist and see the benefits in either one, but think back to the time when I lifted religiously and could barely run a 5k. Many of us have different goals, but that is just food for thought.
Anyways, this is the Crossfit football workout from yesterday. The strength workout of the day could be taken from anyone into bodybuildings training log (except pullups would be weighted and dips not on rings ..)
Bench Press 4x8 @ 80% of 1 RM (3-5 mins rest)
Strict Chin Ups 3 x max reps (1 min rest)
Ring Dips 3 x max reps ( 1 min rest)
Work out of the day
As many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:
5 Hang Power Cleans 135 lbs
7 Supine Ring Pull Up
9 Box Jump 20"
i feel like it's just a bunch of suburban scrubs trying to be unique. my 2
if it gets you off your ass and moving then it's better than nothing but I think it will become the new "in thing" to do so they will start charging a shit ton of money for it and it will be a late 2000 fad
they already charge a shitton of money...memberships to most crossfit gyms are $100+/month...
thankfully I get the student discount at $40 per month. But if you are like me and spend a bit of your free time everyday at the gym, it is worth paying an extra buck a day to go somewhere nice.