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  1. NunOnBreak is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Equipoise
    Try Again. Use the search function numb nuts and find out why Crossfit sucks. Functionality... right.
    Gee, I guess I should go with what you say over BJ or Chuck, and lots of BJJ champions.

    BTW, using the search function finds a lot of good arguements for it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by NunOnBreak
    Gee, I guess I should go with what you say over BJ or Chuck, and lots of BJJ champions.
    Not to mention all the military types I know (SEALs, SF, Rangers) that swear by it.

    The only real issue I've heard anyone have with it is tracking results because by either following the WOD or your own concoction, you're gonna have a quite a while in between duplicate workouts.
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    Lack of specificity, periodization focused on individual training needs, specific reasoning behind each exercise and a lack of focus upon the utilization of specific metabolic pathways for the end goals. Those are some reasons. Go ask a personal trainer who's worth their salt.
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    Isn't that a sort of argument for almost any programme which isn't specifically tailored to an individual by an expert (or somebody who's getting close to it after years of reading around the subject and experimenting) ? or is there something particularly bad about crossfit ?

    I mean if I look at any programme on the web, it's not geared specifically to me, but it might be a good place to start.
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    This dude is totally crossfit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Equipoise
    Go ask a personal trainer who's worth their salt.
    That is so rare I wouldn't even try to find one. Most personal trainers know how to help you achieve a particular look (I want nice biceps! I want ripped abs! I want tight buns!) or lose weight and that is it.

    Try telling one you need to have full body cardio (not just the ability to run) and the ability to move explosively in any direction, from any position, and with any limb and see the blank stares or crap they make up. But crossfit will help you meet this goal very nicely.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Equipoise
    Lack of specificity, periodization focused on individual training needs, specific reasoning behind each exercise and a lack of focus upon the utilization of specific metabolic pathways for the end goals. Those are some reasons. Go ask a personal trainer who's worth their salt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NunOnBreak
    That is so rare I wouldn't even try to find one. Most personal trainers know how to help you achieve a particular look (I want nice biceps! I want ripped abs! I want tight buns!) or lose weight and that is it.

    Try telling one you need to have full body cardio (not just the ability to run) and the ability to move explosively in any direction, from any position, and with any limb and see the blank stares or crap they make up. But crossfit will help you meet this goal very nicely.
    Except for the fact that 1. Cardio is a nebulous term and 2. Use the search function in the inability to increase VO2 max.
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    Except for the fact that 1. Cardio is a nebulous term and 2. Use the search function in the inability to increase VO2 max.
    I used the search function. There is one thread on V02max, the tabita thread, and as such, it said you can increase it.

    Therefore, you are guilty of bullshido. You make wild claims without backing the **** up. Could be something in the chemicals you're ingesting.

    My guess is that you can't hang with the WOD, and therefore say it's crap.

    I can't hang with 2 out of 3 workouts, and those I can, usually leave me gassed. It's quite fun actually.
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    Try again. You do realize that the heart is a muscle. For intended strength gains, etc. There are two ways to do such, that is hypertrophy and CNS adaptation.

    Making the heart hypertrophy does what...?

    Also does your body serve your heart, or the other way around..?

    For starters http://www.superslow.com/articles/why_not_aerobics.html
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