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11-26-2013, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Puck Farise View Post
You just compared the price of PERSONAL training, to the price of attending a large group fitness class. And guess what? At most gyms fitness classes are free to attend with the price of the membership.

This is not really "Crossfit". It's strength training followed by a cardio circuit. Nothing really wrong here...a burn out set of 30 might be a little over the top, but whatever. HERE are just 2 examples (pulled straight from Crossfit) of non-sense work outs that I hate about Crossfit -

Five rounds for time of:
Run 400 meters
185 pound Deadlift, 21 reps

Three rounds for time of:
Run 800 meters
225 pound Front squat, 5 reps
Run 200 meters
11 Chest to bar pull-ups
Run 400 meters
12 Kettlebell swings, 2 pood

After already running a mile and doing 84 deadlifts @ 185lbs, you're gonna grab that 185 lb bar in an exhausted state and attempt to do ANOTHER 21 REPS of deadlifts. It's just complete and utter non-sense.

Or, after doing the first 2 rounds in that 2nd workout, you're gonna attempt 225lb FRONT squats? Probably the most core demanding move there is, in a completely fatigued state? And as fast as possible? (against the clock) DUMB
Its real simple. Crossfit is not the first gym to open up and say do these hevay lifts and extreme exercises at high reps for time. And it probably wont be the last. However, Crossfit is the first one to become a major growing brand that has done a fantastic job on gathering science and research in the world of modern day fitness and the best at spreading its love. Information on these subjects of proper lifts, efficient and creative work outs, kineseology, modern day nutrition knowledge is so much easier to find these days.

And beyond all the hoop-la and the marketing. Its realllllll simple.

Crossfit works.

Those WOD's you posted. Those are two separate WODS that it looks like you pulled off its main sight. Some people do both in a day. Heck, there is this one dude who did 4 extreme WODs back to back to back...

As for the first WOD that you commented on. Its really not that bad. Run a 1/4 mile and then do 21 reps of 185lb deadlift. Idk about you. But its really not difficult. You may not be fit enough to do that very efficiently or "fast" but thats the main point. You do it the BEST you can do. Then next time you try it your trying to beat your PR and see growth.

People love Crossfit because its why I love crossfit. It works, theres proof with myself and proof with everyone else. You leave happy and wanting more.

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