1/05/2009 10:30am, #31
Originally Posted by Kentucky Fried Chokin
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1/05/2009 1:45pm, #32Originally Posted by Bullwhip
1/05/2009 1:56pm, #33Originally Posted by Emevas
I'm not going to fight in the UFC, or compete in weight lifting, so Crossfit is a perfect fitness supplement to doing MMA a few times a week.
Not everyone needs to pursue a conditioning program that's 100% optimal if the total investment required to do so is beyond what would be reasonable for their goals.
1/05/2009 2:01pm, #34
It seems to me, that if you're short on time you would want to use the most optimal program you can, so you can get the most out of the short time you have. I don't think you need a professional trainer to help you either. You can use a cookie cutter MMA strength and conditioning program because, hell, you're already doing that with crossfit. It's just not aimed at MMA.
1/05/2009 3:50pm, #35Originally Posted by Phrost
The circuit routines that include rowing and running and Olympic lifts and so on are physically and mentally challenging and of great benefit to my main focus, which is SAMBO. Plus, having a group to train with provides a very good reinforcement of technique and desire.
I've seen some horrible cookie-cutter programs out there and some trainers that're prepping a fighter for the sequel to "300" and not a fight. Its the usual buyer beware admonition.Many things we do naturally become difficult only when we try to make them intellectual subjects. It is possible to know so much about a subject that you become totally ignorant.
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1/05/2009 4:04pm, #36Originally Posted by Phrost
Being sub optimal is not a negative thing, just a factual thing."Emevas,
You're a scrapper, I like that."-Ronin69
1/05/2009 5:37pm, #37
1/05/2009 9:12pm, #38Originally Posted by H TO THE IZZO
My Sgt Lee Ermy doll broke so I need people around to shout at my fundamentally-lazy ass when I don't want to sprint out the last 15-20 steps...
Many things we do naturally become difficult only when we try to make them intellectual subjects. It is possible to know so much about a subject that you become totally ignorant.
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1/05/2009 11:52pm, #39Originally Posted by Phrost
Because those are specific weaknesses of mine, in between BJJ classes I'm doing blocks of maximal strength work to address the first concern, and cardiac output work to address the second.
In the past, I've had issues with muscle endurance for grip, which I addressed with a block of sandbag conditioning work, and anaerobic capacity, which I addressed with a block of Tabata sprints.
All of this was more effective than doing Crossfit for an equivalent length of time would have been, because I was addressing specific weaknesses in my overall conditioning for MMA/BJJ, rather than following a cookie cutter general conditioning program that tries to work everything at once. It didn't require a personal coach or an olympic level program; it just required paying attention to my training log and some research as to the best methods to develop specific aspects of fitness.Undisputed KING OF ASSHOLES.
1/06/2009 3:41am, #40
Crossfit is a great initial conditioning system when used to establish a foundation of strength, endurance, explosiveness, and recovery. For intermediate athletes, it's a decent way to ferret out holes in your strength which are keeping you from breaking through that ceiling into the elite ranks.
If you're elite, like me, then don't even bother.
In case you care, I know for a fact that the 1st Special Forces Group has embraced Crossfit with a homoerotic passion, even sending their soldiers to get certified. Of course, these are the chodes who embraced aikido in the same manner back in the 80's.
If KFC cares for a personal review, GOON has been to the Crossfit he wants to attend and can give it the thumbs up. Alas, GOON lives too far from Sodo to work out there regularly.Originally Posted by Cullion