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    Crossfit?

    Just wondering if any of you guys have tried it? Good? bad? waste of time? I heard the usmc and the army adopted it after I got out. So long to the pure pullup push up workout.

    I also meant to add the TRX Exercise System.
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    Q: Crossfit?

    A: Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwoww View Post
    Q: Crossfit?

    A: Yes.
    well how did it go for you? Some detail would be cool.. if not that's fine lol

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    Crossfit good. Crossfit hurt like a mother fucker. Subscribe to their journal.

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    I woul have done it longer but having to find substitutes for 70% of the exercises ended up being too much of a pita for me.

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    Search the forums. Crossfit has been discussed to death.

    I'm not the biggest fan of it.
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    It help me lose about 10lbs, but I could also credit that to cleaning up my diet and not being as lazy. I'd imagine that you'd get a lot more out of it when doing it with a dedicated group as opposed to by yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usmctko View Post
    Just wondering if any of you guys have tried it? Good? bad? waste of time? I heard the usmc and the army adopted it after I got out. So long to the pure pullup push up workout.

    I also meant to add the TRX Exercise System.
    Crossfit is great. However it is something that should be done with a group and a certified instructor. Way too often I encounter pple trying to do crossfit on their own and they are doing the exercises wrong. At least take a glass on on to do proper lifts and practice them w/o weight til you get the mechanics right.

    I have a TRX right here. I brought one with me because I knew I was going to end up at a small FOB. It a nice piece of equipment to have but if you have a decent gym then you don't need it.
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    I've been doing it for two months and have increased strength speed and endurance. My mile times have improved every week, and last night I did another personal best on a routine. Will I reach a plateau? Probably, but then I'm doing the scaled workouts, so when it gets easier, I'll push myself harder.

    I do a few of the workouts at home, and haven't injured myself at all - in fact, some of the old injuries (namely a herniated muscle on my pubic bone) have stopped hurting. I'm not sure why, but I think it's because Crossfit doesn't prioritize all those leg lifts and isolated ab work that other workouts do.

    That said, I agree 100% about getting some instruction. All the Olympic lifts are new to me, and I approach them with extreme caution. If I'm uncertain, I just do them with the bar and no weight. I'm understrength right now and would like to start lifting something heavier, but I'm not going to try it until I get some proper training.

    Best thing of all - I haven't spent a penny on it.
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    Just started this myself. I have been doing straight strength training for the last 9 months (Stronglifts) and I have found that that has been helpful. Having read Crossfit it seems that it is suggested you get a basis in strength training first. This has definitely helped in getting the lifts right, I've already been doing the Olympic lifts form the last 4 months.

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