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User avatar #2 - undeaddog (06/09/2014) [-]
What exactly is a crossfitter?
User avatar #174 to #2 - imdatboy (06/10/2014) [-]
People give it **** but its an effective workout Method.
You can get easily get injured because its a high intensity workout With some "alternative movements"(if you may) and it requires You to know wtf you're doing. Im just working out the normal way and I cant just throw myself into crossfit, Id need some guidance first. thats about it. Great for burning fat and building athletisism (or however its spelled).
#67 to #2 - anonymous (06/10/2014) [-]
The scum of the bodybuilding/weightlifting community. All crossfitters are frowned upon by other weightlifters.
#27 to #2 - Elemental (06/09/2014) [-]
It basically for people who try to win at exercising.
#14 to #2 - billdalytab ONLINE (06/09/2014) [-]
CrossFit is a new craze where basically you perform an exercise as many times as possible as quickly as possible. This does two thins: increases muscular endurance strength and explosiveness, as well as improving your cardiovascular since it is high intensity. The drawback to this is doing strength training as fast as possible can lead to improper form like in the actual content, which can also lead to injuries.

The reason why this mans counter never increases as he reaches the apex of his pullup is because simply, hes doing it wrong. A pullup has two motions up and down, and depending on grip and width it works back, shoulders, and bi's most effectively. Using the crossfit principle of: as fast and intense as you can, he has sacrificed form for speed. he uses a circular motion without full extension on his arms resulting in less effort needing to be spent by the main muscle groups a pullup employs.

Im not saying that it's not exercise, but if you're only in it for muscular strength then crossfit isn't the way to go. Same as if you only want cardio then its not for you.

Fitness Anon.. Away!!!
#80 to #14 - anonymous (06/10/2014) [-]
The "post as anon" box, you forgot to click it.
The "post as anon" box, you forgot to click it.
User avatar #187 to #80 - therealtjthemedic (06/10/2014) [-]
Why are you such a mong?
#31 to #14 - anonymous (06/09/2014) [-]
Sure, some crossfitters and crossfit classes are like that. However, a good crossfit gym has trainers who understand and respect all forms of excercise (thats the original goal) and try to vary their workouts from day to day.

Actual Crossfitters do not:
Try to do marathon workouts for no reason
Ignore form. EVER.
Sacrifice other important elements for speed
Gear every workout for speed
Think Kip-Pullups are regular pullups
Never do strict pullups
#29 to #14 - anonymous (06/09/2014) [-]
"Without full extension"
User avatar #12 to #2 - ColeTheUber (06/09/2014) [-]
From what I know, Crossfit is a workout style where people attend a class. Every Crossfit class does the same exercise for a short period, I believe it's something like a few days to a week, when the exercise changes.
Mixing up these workouts so frequently builds and tones your muscles much faster than more traditional methods, however you typically put your body under intense strain so Crossfit has a notoriously high injury rate.
For example, a cousin of mine was really into Crossfit and blew a section of his intestine out of his ass. He nearly died from it,.

A Crossfitter is someone stupid enough to go through this voluntarily.
I've never really looked into Crossfit. This is just what I've heard from talking with others, so keep that in mind.
#15 to #12 - imbaffled (06/09/2014) [-]
Just in addition to this, it's basically a HIIT class with more focus on effort and speed than form. The lack of form leads to all these injuries, and often unbalanced bodies.

The worst thing is it's such a social class that 'everyone' loves it and absolutely no-one shuts up about it.
#32 to #15 - anonymous (06/09/2014) [-]
You went to the wrong gym if they ever sacrifice form. You're talking to the wrong people if they won't shut up about it.
User avatar #8 to #2 - bakinboy (06/09/2014) [-]
someone who's really good at moving around baby weight for an hour and getting injured
User avatar #9 to #8 - undeaddog (06/09/2014) [-]
That answers nothing.
Give a proper answer please.
User avatar #10 to #9 - bakinboy (06/09/2014) [-]
crossfit is a fitness class. if you take the class youre a crossfitter. it's notoriously ****** .
User avatar #11 to #10 - undeaddog (06/09/2014) [-]
A bit more detail.
#52 to #11 - swagbot (06/10/2014) [-]
Oh, bakinboy can blow it out of his ass. Dumb bitch ***** has probably never gone to a single Crossfit session, or looked into it at all.

Hi, Dog - I did crossfit during the year of 2012 - Up to July 2/week and from July onward, 3-6 times / week. Stopped b/c i moved ~40 miles away for work. I am focusing on other health issue right now, but i really loved my gym. Will go back in a few months b/c i miss it like hell (people and the workouts).

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It's a workout program (now a community, group of gyms-with-a-similar-philosophy, competition etc) created by this guy named Greg Glassman. HQ makes $$$ by certifying coaches. Coaches sell gym services to the General Public.

General philosophy:
> Low-rep, high-speed, high-intensity.
> Diverse motions to induce "muscle confusion" to avoid gainz-plateaus.
> Try to balance form and speed - don't allow form to lapse where it could be dangerous (lifts, etc), but sacrificing a little bit of form to maintain the intensity of the workout is temporarily acceptable.
(My Coach ALWAYS said form before speed - we've never had an injury at our gym - you throw around too much weight to try to do macho ******** ).

To the OC - apparently that guy is doing the 'advanced' pullups - i personally feel the 'basic' ones that i did (b/c i was a noob) were more difficult. I'll explain the movement more in detail if you want.

For the record - straight 'normal' pullups ARE definitely HARDER - X-Fit acknowledge this, and the goal is to get to the point of doing 100 'straight' pullups, for they are the hardest.

Having said that, 100 'OC' or even 100 'noob' pullups would still be extremely difficult, and praiseworthy. The 'OC' pullups do get you fit, but more of a 'sexy' fit than a 'bear-fighter' fit - so they did always annoy me. However, I could not do either, so i had no right to talk until i got more /fit/, which is the point.
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User avatar #146 to #52 - undeaddog (06/10/2014) [-]
This was very helpful and brought a more filled out explanation than any other coment.
Thank you.
User avatar #95 to #52 - ericzxvc (06/10/2014) [-]
That image is so wrong for so many reasons
#63 to #52 - sloot (06/10/2014) [-]
I hate cross fit because of all the faggots that do it. I have been lifting at least 5 days a week (almost always 7) for 6 years now. I never feel the need to post **** on facebook and harass people about how fit I think I am.

Personally I think a lot of the stuff that cross fit people do is hard. However, a lot of the stuff I do is also very hard. So go post pictures of your coconut water and paleo diets while I lift with my bros.
#154 to #63 - swagbot (06/10/2014) [-]
I haven't ever seen crossfit people shoving their 'fitness' in other peoples faces, but whatevs, yo.
User avatar #4 to #2 - thechosentroll (06/09/2014) [-]
As a wise man once said: "Sometimes, if you try to take everything, you get nothing.".
User avatar #5 to #4 - undeaddog (06/09/2014) [-]
Oooh so someone who tries to both go mule and runner then?
User avatar #6 to #5 - thechosentroll (06/09/2014) [-]
Eeeeeeeeeh, I'm no expert on the matter, but from what I've gathered, they try to do every possible exercise they know of in the same day. I highly doubt they're even capable of breathing on their own the next day.
User avatar #7 to #6 - undeaddog (06/09/2014) [-]
That's dumb...
#3 to #2 - vampired (06/09/2014) [-]
A person attempting to get injured at the gym, from what I gather from the web.
#47 to #3 - anonymous (06/10/2014) [-]
That's what working out is, basically injuring yourself by slowly working you muscles till they start to rip and then wait for them to heal so they get stronger, that's why people feel sore from a workout.
#53 to #47 - ohmeghon (06/10/2014) [-]
theres a big ******* difference between injury and stressing your muscles.
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User avatar #177 to #176 - chillybilly (06/10/2014) [-]
Did someone say lemons?
#178 to #177 - boomerpyro (06/10/2014) [-]
i never got the lemon thing   
i often hear people referring to fanfictions as &quot;lemon&quot;   
i don't get it
i never got the lemon thing
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#195 to #178 - anonymous (06/10/2014) [-]
lemons in her case refer to the lemon scented or flavoured lube she and Hisao used when anal
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