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Hi all, been at crossfit for about 6 months now. I'm doing well, I (30F) was pretty weak to start, but seeing some serious progress just from sticking to a consistent routine. My question is, a lot of the workouts I'm either pushing myself to the limit and my mind is just focussed on getting my through the next rep, or I'm focussing on getting the movements right, either way my brain loses all ability to count. A lot of my workouts are done on a "that feels like I've completed my x reps" basis, and I'm more than likely not getting as many as I think am. Does anyone else struggle with counting, (or basic maths; adding up barbell weights is a challenge) I'm pretty smart irl, just in the box my brain melts. Any tips?

18 minutes ago

I don’t track macros or calories. But my energy levels are fine so I would assume that it’s a bit balanced. I do CrossFit which burns a lot of calories but since I started 75Hard I increased how much I’m eating too. Hope that helps!

42 minutes ago

Actually I had several injuries, I am a former gymnast and CrossFit athlete, I deeply understand it, I just thought it was a very poor presentation from Ella, you guys understand it’s my opinion, right? And that’s why it’s a discussion post

an hour ago

Why do that next to a McDonald's? To encourage people to do crossfit?

an hour ago

I have been active starting with the 2nd trimester up until week 35 when OB GYN told me to take things slow to avoid going into preterm labor. CrossFit, hiking, swimming and yoga mostly but in a very moderate form. Now I am glued to the couch and enjoy an occasional walk.

an hour ago

Does Phil have any performance metrics for testing whether a strength athlete is doing TOO MUCH cardio that its starting to affect their performance? And vice versa, for an endurance athlete, is there a point where too much strength training starts to impact sport efficiency? ​ For athletes that are very middle of the road in regards to needing strength and high level conditioning ( i.e. wrestlers and mixed martial artists, crossfitters ), is there a way of determining what an athlete should prioritise, taking into account their experience levels and physical characteristics?

an hour ago

Maybe a CrossFit Box is your best option, they usually have better equipment than gyms and are better suited to lift heavy. Plus you have more freedom than in comercial gyms, you can use chalk, lift barefoot, drop the weights hard etc…

2 hours ago

Yeah cause nobody wants to hear about, or potentially get invited to a CrossFit session

2 hours ago

I didn’t start making gains until I stopped CrossFit and started a dedicated power building program and dialed in my nutrition. Don’t get me wrong I love CrossFit but I just couldn’t make the gains I wanted with it.

***FULL DISCLOSURE: Before reading this, I don't leave much out; mentions of uncomfortable topics (for some) including blunt language about bowels and (briefly) sexual activity. Also some "adult language." This is very much a rant/vent, but I couldn't include another flair or tag and don't want this to be taken down.*** This is also pretty long, FYI. It's 1:30a.m. and I have had it. For lack of a better way to put it, I feel like I have a knife up my asshole and I'm trying to push it out (except I'm not actually pushing, I'm trying to relax). This has been going on for 40 minutes now, as I'm typing this. It's happened before, but I deemed it as a side effect of an antispasmodic I used to take as needed for constipation. I haven't been on that medication for at least a couple of years, and now I realize that wasn't necessarily the root cause. I'm 25 years old, never had children, never had surgery, but I have indeed been gaslighted half my life on my health. If they don't blame everything on my depression, "it's my weight, it's my diet, it's because I don't exercise enough." First of all, I was dealt an awful hand of cards when it comes to genetics, and I don't even know about at least half of my family health history and won't know unless I go see a geneticist about it (which I cannot afford right now). Second point of note, I've been messing with hormones since I was 13 and nobody has seemingly seen a problem with this except for my mother who was on hormones for almost 20 years and is suffering consequences from that. I've been on various pills, have been denied the shot and patch (because of my severe depression), and have been on Nuvaring for almost four years straight. While I have been able to stop my awful periods I still have other hormonal problems and my current doctor says nothing can be done about it unless I would like to try an IUD. I refuse to get any sort of implant because I'm so afraid my body won't accept it and I'll deal with complications from that. I've done research and 99% of people who have health issues like I do have horror stories about it. Last major point, as far as things I'm experiencing - in all fairness - a lot of it can indeed be 'brushed off' as being caused by something else I deal with, especially, since I don't have the "official" diagnosis due to the fact that visual confirmation via surgery is the only way to diagnose. As far as physical health issues, I have scoliosis, an unspecified hypermobile joint disorder, fibromyalgia, psoriasis with inflamed joints (I assume they are associated, but haven't been diagnosed with arthritis of any kind because, thankfully, there's no damage yet), restless legs syndrome, asthma, chronic rhinitis, acid reflux and IBS, sciatica (no official diagnosis), basically carpel tunnel in the earliest stage, and unspecified immunodeficiency (it's equivalent to that of being a toddler). I could be missing some stuff, honestly, as it's now past 2a.m. and this is also a long-winded list I grow tired of having to talk about, but I feel obligated to do so in case others can relate and get something out of it. All of this, really, is to inquire about things that others are experiencing/have experienced due to endo. I've had the "bad periods" ever since middle school that were dismissed as "normal" complete with progressively heavier and prolonged bleeding up to a month straight (which contributed to anemia), unbearable cramps, nausea, vomitting, lack of appetite, loss of consciousness, so much fatigue and way too much sleep. About 4 and a half years ago, I lost like 5 or 6 months of my life being bedridden and unable to work because nobody could tell me what was going on, and I had every kind of test and imaging to rule out everything else. Nobody knew what was wrong and gave up on me, so I kept searching for a doctor who would listen and ended up finding a specialist who came up with the idea that I have endo, but isn't about to touch the idea of surgery. I am the heaviest I've ever been (though it could be worse) and I do try to exercise, but it's so hard when I don't sleep at night, go to work for 8+ hours on my feet, and come home in so much pain and absolutely exhausted. People have given me shit for "making excuses" when clearly they've never tried crossfit when it feels like someone is slicing off your ass cheeks and backs of your legs... Anyway, I also have pain with sexual activity that was very suddenly onset after that period of time of being bedridden and I had not changed partners. No injuries, no STDs, nothing like that are the root cause of that. The emotional toll its taken has been as awful as the physical pain. I've come to find out from a vlog of a personal experience on YouTube that my IBS and sciatica problems are possibly related given that they started affecting me at almost the same time and shortly after the worst of it hit me. I brushed those off for so long thinking my stomach problems were from poor eating habits over the years ranging from starving myself to eating what I want, when I wanted, and overeating (recovering from ED); and my sciatic problems were related to pinching my nerves when I'd offset my already offset hips from scoliosis from any moderate amount of physical activity. I see a chiropractor every few weeks or so for a full-body adjustment (for numerous reasons and yes it improves my quality of life). Sometimes it helps the sciatica, sometimes it doesn't and goes away all on its own. Maybe those aren't related at all. I have no way of actually knowing since nobody wants to hear me out and consider laproscopy. Now, as I said way at the beginning, I have this issue of this sharp, throbbing LITERAL pain in my ass that radiates into my lower abdomen. It only just stopped after 50 minutes of writhing and sweating. I'm sorry this was long-winded, but I needed to get it all out and I'm desperate for relief from this shit. I appreciate anyone for taking the time to read this. What other issues can come from having endometriosis that virtually nobody talks about? Sciatica, IBS, potential for cancer (if not treated), alleged increased risk of MS (read this the other day), what else???

3 hours ago

After many years of CrossFit (38M), I was like you. Then I got varicocele and I stopped lifting heavy. Some months later, I ripped my Achilles tendon playing handball. So now I'm just glad I can start doing wods again and hopefully lose the weight I gained after the injury. I'm no longer interested in my PRs or trying to beat the times of the younger guys from my box.

3 hours ago

Eventualmente me puse a leer para hacerme mis propias rutinas porque aunque sí lo hacía se me hace de flojera andar detrás de un instructor todo el tiempo (a menos que sea personal), de hecho por eso un buen tiempo me fui a clases grupales de fitness que ofrecen workouts de acuerdo a tu nivel como calistenia, Crossfit, etc. La verdad es una de las mejores cosas que me ha pasado. Bajé bastante de grasa, tome mejor forma, adquirí buenos hábitos y desaprendí otros no buenos, me animó a practicar deporte por primera vez en mi vida y mentalmente me mantiene muy contento, tranquilo y de buen humor.

I had originally went in for a high severity gyncomastia surgery (skin removal and free nipple graft) and an extended tummy tuck. But day of, I saw the doc in person for the first time, so he recommended a butt fat injection and a 360 degree incision, so a belt lipectomy.. I have been at home for weeks now. I am missing out on my volunteer duties with my swing dance group, and its hard to hide I am minorly hunched with my infrequent in person meetings at work. My boss probably thinks I had a organ transplant or something with this recovery... I feel like I am never going to feel normal.. I mean I feel normal over all, till I try to, sleep on my side.. Sneeze!!! walk around, need to get something... stand straight.. We also wont talk about whats hanging, pulling, and is a tad concerning down south! (Doc says it will resolve when the sutures inside melt). Given the break up, over my "not willing" to drive long distances last week, (I know, such empathy!) this is effecting my life. I can't get a real timeline on what I can expect. I clearly can't work out till the sutures dissolve, but I can't find out when that is. My biggest issues is I get dizzy and tiered.. the doc is acting like its not exactly normal. He says to eat more protein.. but I mean.. golly. I had weight loss surgery. I am doing the best I can here! I can't get a firm timeline. All I know is, I can stop taping the sutures in a few weeks. I should be allowed to work out soon.. but I CLEARLY am not going to be going to crossfit and doing burpees for an hour. I need to get back to my life. I have no idea what I'll do when I have my new couches delivered...

My boyfriend and I are looking to get into jump roping, and we’re thinking of splitting the CrossFit Get Lean bundle. Reading online, I heard the 1/4 lb is too light. I’m wondering if any females have comments on which weight they prefer to jump with? The online reviews seem to be from men. Info: I’m female, 20, 130 lb, jumping to lose weight/ get tone (and I don’t care for doing any tricks) Partner info if curious, maybe we should get the strong bundle: he’s male, 20, average build, jumping to lose weight (doesn’t care for tricks)

4 hours ago

What do u mean by okay? If you mean operating pa, then yes. Went there kanina. :) If u wanna try out WOD classes, check out crossfit or F45.

These are my personal thoughts I am not offering medical advice, follow what your doctor and nutritionist say, not what some dude on reddit said. I know this isn't a weight loss surgery group, but some of you might find it interesting what I have discovered over the last 18 months since I had weight loss surgery. Also trust me, its not the easy way out, and if I try I can gain weight. After 17+ years of dieting, and being an extreme person, I had tried it all. I had a lot of bad and false ideas. I mean, I tried Keto after having had Atkins fail 10 years earlier, I clearly wasn't learning haha. But this surgery made me challenge what it takes to lose weight.. A bit about me, early 30s, at my heighest I was 285 when I was working at a stressful startup with free food. I have been doing crossift 3-5 times a week for years, and I eat pretty well.. just some issues with portions. I have had issues with sugar craving, due to being reactive hypoglycemic. I had my surgery, at the time 275, got to 207 at my lowest. Now I am steady at 213ish, and my inbody scan says I am top 5% of users for fat to muscle ratios. I just had a massive skin contorting surgery, so I am probably lower. Enjoying life as this buff guy that can wear medium shirts.. I had an endoscopic sleeve gastropasty, its technically not a surgery, as I am intact, nothing removed, just my insides were sown smaller with an arm down the throat. * It's not what you eat persay, but the volume. More importantly, the ratio * I used to eat piles of Kale, trying to feed the black hole. I tried to fit so many super foods.. all it did was give me stomach pain. I used to be so focused on getting "high density nutrition" but thats all bunk. * I can eat complete junk food and not gain (to a degree).. but I feel like crap, and I will eat endlessly. I am happier with just some meat. I struggle finding space for veggies.. so I do kale shakes. * I used to take mega vitamins, to be healthy. Really, they were just expensive pee. Less is more with that stuff. I couldn't take those if I wanted to. Now I just do 2 fit aids, as they help with my chronic low magnesium, and I have to eat b vitamins for post WLS energy. * I managed to still do crossfit, without any supplements, still progressed! Its all marketing! * I used to drink a TON of coffee.. Gosh in college 2 monsters a day. Or a large cold brew on a work day. Now I can't even finish a 16 oz coffee and feel more awake. I think it has to do with the ratio of what I am eating. Everything else pushed out the effects. * Veggies don't fill me either. Really just meat.. * No one really notices how much you eat. Unless its your parents. * Oh my gosh you can eat that much? Thanks mom. It was an english muffin with egg and 4 oz of coffee... It was not unknown for me to eat two, hash browns, and a soda. * You are still insecure about things your parents say at thanksgiving.. oh well! * Even with weightloss surgery you can eat a ton of pizza * Avoid bread, its like foam, it just shoots through you. 30 minutes later I can eat 1-2 more slices. But 4 oz of meat I will be full as heck. * Ditto on chips.... * Water washes out food. * If I am not hungry, and I need to eat, for a social event or to stay on my protein intake schedule.. I drink water. I don't know if its the same with inact stomaches.. but I am technically not supposed to drink with a meal. I try to drink right before, as hydration is a daily battle. But done are the days where I eat a burrito with 2 trips to the diet coke machine. * Last.. it's not a sin to address a medical issue with medical help. * But be very very careful. If my experience with diet pills taught me anything, picking the wrong path has dangerous consequences. * I am sure someone will argue with me. But those people lack empathy. Just like the people that thinks its okay to tell a stranger on the bus, that they really should lose weight... aren't really worth talking to. Bonus tip, hop teas and waters are getting popular. I traded them for soda, and I am much happier. I don't recommend surgery, if you can do it without. I really do not. I had a belt lipectomy, and I can't eat the amount of food I need to heal well. Its really hard to stay hydrated.. Soo.. I probably wont survive if there is a zombie apocalypse... Good luck yall!

5 hours ago

Doorframe pullup bars are safe, just do slow controlled reps instead of crossfit "pullups"

5 hours ago

It seems like you were/are a highly active person! it’s possible that when you felt those strong hunger pains or lack of energy, it could be a sign you were under fueling. This in return could cause your body to hold on to more body fat and metabolize more of your lean mass. I wouldn’t let the number on the scale influence you too much because it doesn’t account for how much muscle you are gaining/losing and how much fat you are gaining/losing. I’m in my 20s female and around 5’1 and 122 lbs and I workout at crossfit 6 days a week (about an hour session) and eat 2200-2700 cals a day and maintain my body weight! I never thought it would be possible but once i started fueling my body, i got stronger, put on more muscle yet the scale number remained the same! Go off of how you feel and your fitness performance goals, then I think you will find you’re headed in the right direction!! It can be discouraging if you base your success on the number on the scale. So during this time of discouragement maybe try directing your attention towards a different goal, like increased strength, endurance, or something like that. The worst that could happen is that you end up where you are right now, so it can’t hurt to test it out for a week or so!

6 hours ago

I do CrossFit 5x a week. Had preeclampsia and a super traumatic birth. Was wearing my old jeans within a week. My abs were visible within two. Could I’ve done a handstand within 3/4 weeks. No way in hell. Specially if you have been fit pre pregnancy your whole core is not used to the distention of carrying a human so you’re actually recommended to stay away from activating your core muscles for a while. Even if you’re a pro athlete and are incredibly strong your body still gave birth and you’re covering. Sure you can go back to being skinny fast but you can’t be doing all the shit Christine claims she was doing after days of giving birth. Especially since she claims she was full term. Her narrative is unrealistic and puts unnecessary pressure in postpartum moms that are already going through a lot.

I (28M) have to add that I’m currently backpacking through Colombia. I don’t have any gear with me but a guy I know has done it, by renting a tent etc. First I’ll stay a while in Cusco to acclimatize somewhat to the altitude already and then take my time hiking up. There are campsites and places to buy food along the way. Also you’ll constantly meet people hiking it as well is what that dude said. I’m fit. I’m not CrossFit/triathlete level fit but I’m fit. Curious to hear some of your takes, tips, experiences and advice. Greetings

6 hours ago

She is turning out to be one of the sexiest crossfit girl

6 hours ago

CrossFit linchpin is a fantastic resource for $10/mth. The CrossFit journal is also a good resource though common practice has improved in most ways.

6 hours ago

Sounds like you enjoy CrossFit More reps, bro!!!

7 hours ago

You could focus on lifting heavy and building muscle, eating enough to fuel that and then focus on fat loss specifically after you've gotten some more strength under your belt? If I don't lift heavy weight I just get skinny but not with much visible muscle, even if I do crossfit or some weight training etc

7 hours ago

[http://journal.crossfit.com/2003/02/theoretical-template-for-cross.tpl](http://journal.crossfit.com/2003/02/theoretical-template-for-cross.tpl)

7 hours ago

[This was one of them](https://cevadmin.cev.eu/FTPFiles/Media/Objects/25336/Form04_32957_Original.jpg) several years before becoming a competitive CrossFit athlete. They were pro volleyball players.

7 hours ago

I had thought that someone had mentioned it in the replies already... [One of them was already popped for PEDs](https://thebarbellspin.com/functional-fitness/heres-the-list-of-crossfit-athletes-who-have-failed-drug-tests-since-2010/).

7 hours ago

Not a Crossfit guy ☝️

7 hours ago

Thank you! I’ve started CrossFit, but I’m 5’4 F and weight in close to 300 pounds.. so working out is already really hard with all of the extra weight. Keep up the good work and thanks for the response!

8 hours ago

I partner with 3 gyms all Crossfit. Get to know the owners and join a gym. They are much more likely to work with you if you workout with them.

8 hours ago

Incoming hate from the peanut gallery but… I go to Iron Tribe downtown. They have gyms all over the metro area. They are a CrossFit gym, but they offer Prime workout, which is semi-private (classes with 5 athletes max) and custom made workouts tailored to you and your goals. I really enjoy it with my wife, we like our coach, our workouts and the smaller classes. They also offer full size classes (15 athletes at once). I’ve been going for about two years now and have seen some good improvements in gains and overall fitness. I’d recommend. It’s not cheap, but we really enjoy it.

My in-laws always ask me for a Christmas list, which is awesome of them but this year I'm struggling. It's not that I don't want for things (you know, being human and everything) it's more so I just don't necessarily want more "stuff" that's going to get thrown to the back of a closet or simply never used. Male, 32, relatively new father Interests; working out (more specifically CrossFit), good coffee (I have a Chemex, French Press, Aeropress, decent grinder etc.), camping & the outdoors, reading (I have an addiction and just buy books all the time), music (maybe a couple of vinyls?), healthy food and well sourced meat.. ​ Anyway, I have no idea what to suggest. Any suggestions would be useful. Thanks!

8 hours ago

>Peak natty I think he's a crossfitter lol or that calistenic something guy

8 hours ago

What days of the week would you be doing CrossFit? The reason I ask is due to the fact that you don't know the workout at CF. So, you might be better off doing full body style twice a week for strength, watch the volume, and then go nutso on CF.

9 hours ago

Those CrossFit pull-ups tho

9 hours ago

You meet a vegan Texan who smokes weed and does CrossFit. Which one do they tell you about first?

9 hours ago

M 29 186cm from 96kg to about 82kg https://ibb.co/J7YK9zf I pretty much did CrossFit for about 6-7 months and have been doing weights for the past 2. I’m on a basic PPL, I take protein and creating. Apart from that I just try to eat healthy foods but still eat pizza and burgers every so often. Can anybody guess what month I found out my gf cheated on me?