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    I found a crossfit gym near me that gave me a very reasonable rate based on my Sambo/Judo/etc braggery. Great group of people to work with.

    I just can't motivate myself outside of a gym setting, I have too much going on and too many other responsibliities so being a member of a crossfit gym has worked very well for me. 24 hr fitness/Gold's Gym and etc and such are just a joke to me.

    There is a good discussion re:crossfit here, it is its own kind of sport with its own goals and parameters so it is not going to be optimal. However, I've found it touches on all aspects of Olympic lifting, kettlebells and circuit training and it is a challenging routine, always. I've trained in Russia and found that alot of the Olympic techniques and timed intervals/split-training and HIIT methods are similar so I'm very happy with crossfit for myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valiss View Post
    LOL, wait if you havent read much else, then how can you advocate one over another? That said I'd be interested in looking onto 'crossfit'. Is that a DVD set? I've never heard of it.

    Tonights dvd is plyometric. I dont even know what that is. Should be fun!


    I meant having not read much of the topic dude.
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    Ok so I tried out the second DVD last night. And I figured it out:

    plyometrics = pain

    It's one of those things that doesnt look hard, but about half way thru I was feeling gassed. I had to pause it for a minute to get my second wind and keep going. And it's nice to see the trainer working so hard he cant even talk thru the exercises towards the end. Good stuff so far.

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    ^it's the only way to improve your anerobic capacity, you just push yourself in excercises that use as much whole-body effort as possible.

    A minute of double-unders with jump rope just kills me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valiss View Post
    Ok so I tried out the second DVD last night. And I figured it out:

    plyometrics = pain

    It's one of those things that doesnt look hard, but about half way thru I was feeling gassed. I had to pause it for a minute to get my second wind and keep going. And it's nice to see the trainer working so hard he cant even talk thru the exercises towards the end. Good stuff so far.
    Plyometrics shouldn't be that painful. You're training your body to explode, and usually only doing 3 reps tops with plenty of rest time. I can't really see where getting winded is gonna factor in here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emevas View Post
    Plyometrics shouldn't be that painful. You're training your body to explode, and usually only doing 3 reps tops with plenty of rest time. I can't really see where getting winded is gonna factor in here.
    What I am doing sounds different than what you describe. I did more than 3 reps and I think its because it incorporates cardio.; it's not "do this motion 3 times" it's more like "do this motion for 30 seconds." In fact, this person has a list of all the stuff we did yesterday. Take a look:

    http://www.fitnessdestinations.com/p...2-plyometrics/

    However the reason I'm in pain now is the soreness. I wasnt in pain while doing it (just really tired - I'm outta shape). Luckily, today is arms and shoulders, so I'll get a lower body rest. It's been pretty fun and the hour-long workouts go by pretty quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valiss View Post
    What I am doing sounds different than what you describe. I did more than 3 reps and I think its because it incorporates cardio.
    That's conditioning, not plyometrics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRuss View Post
    That's conditioning, not plyometrics.

    This. Americans have really bastardized plyometrics into some bizzare mutation that completely defeats the point of what they're supposed to be.
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    BTW, what teh frack happened to you Emevas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quikfeet509 View Post
    True dat.



    BTW, what teh frack happened to you Emevas?

    Got stationed in North Dakota. I miss civilization.
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