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I have no doubt we were very much in love. Together for almost 5 years. We had our ups and downs, issues we could have resolved like any other couple, far from perfect. We were getting married in September in Colorado this year. In the many months apart my emotions have run High, we have both said and did things that hurt one another, because we were both resentful and bitter. I felt awful and sad for you because I knew your financial situation was awful when we split. As you know I tried send you money, when that did not work I sent it to your parents. But I won’t be doing that anymore. You were never good with money. I wrote a financial plan for you, and made you listen to Dave Ramsay so you could help yourself. But I can see your still just spending money on bullshit. I don’t want to enable you anymore. I’ve realized in 2 months of NC you want to listen to other people but not me. I’ve realized that you want to keep up with the Joneses. You want that home loan, and that house so bad. But you have $40k in debt on 5 maxed credit cards. You listen to your friends who are unhappily married, who husbands won’t even get them health insurance for them or their kids, because they are drowning in debt themselves. We had a plan. You wanted me to be the sugar daddy to take it all away, buy you a house pay the debt. Be the strong man and provide for you. I finished school in March and was offered a job with six figures. But depression hit both of us, maybe it was too much for you to handle. We could have gotten through it together. I would have gone through hell with you. weeks I sat and cried because the person I loved left, I was very close to my end I thought. But you didn’t just leave you, you took our bunnies and sold them? gave 2 of them away? You had no right, I loved those little creatures so much. They had nothing to do with this. You threw out the wooden foot locker with my name hand carved on it, my parents had made for me when I was a baby. You kept my tools, all the tools I needed for work, did you keep them or sell them. When I went back to CrossFit at two gyms two different coaches asked me if you were having an affair. The only time you contacted me was for money, because my $5k deposit didn’t go through because you changed your bank info. You even had the guts to tell me “ I just wanted what was best for you”. Despite all of this shit you did, yeah I loved you. Call me crazy but if you were here standing next to me and asked for help. I’d be there. We all say and do stupid bitter resentful things when our hearts are broken. You are young, And I’m not sure you have ever had your heart broken before. I’m sorry it was me. In truth I just want you to be happy. I’ll always be here for you. I’ll always have my door open, and a place for you in my heart. So I’m going to take this job, Buy this house, start a different life for just me this time. At 36, I’m discovering new things like CrossFit and weight lifting that you brought into my life. A few weeks ago I bought a motorcycle instead of the Subaru we wanted. It’s a triumph bonneville bobber, it’s really cool. I started a YouTube channel for mental health advocacy, I’m turning it into my “side gig” And so much more. I wish you could be here with me. But we both have a lot to learn about life, for me, I’m enjoying my path of rediscovery. I wish you the best. Peace, happiness, and love

I have no doubt we were very much in love. Together for almost 5 years. We had our ups and downs, issues we could have resolved like any other couple, far from perfect. We were getting married in September in Colorado this year. In the many months apart my emotions have run High, we have both said and did things that hurt one another, because we were both resentful and bitter. I felt awful and sad for you because I knew your financial situation was awful when we split. As you know I tried send you money, when that did not work I sent it to your parents. But I won’t be doing that anymore. You were never good with money. I wrote a financial plan for you, and made you listen to Dave Ramsay so you could help yourself. But I can see your still just spending money on bullshit. I don’t want to enable you anymore. I’ve realized in 2 months of NC you want to listen to other people but not me. I’ve realized that you want to keep up with the Joneses. You want that home loan, and that house so bad. But you have $40k in debt on 5 maxed credit cards. You listen to your friends who are unhappily married, who husbands won’t even get them health insurance for them or their kids, because they are drowning in debt themselves. We had a plan. You wanted me to be the sugar daddy to take it all away, buy you a house pay the debt. Be the strong man and provide for you. I finished school in March and was offered a job with six figures. But depression hit both of us, maybe it was too much for you to handle. We could have gotten through it together. I would have gone through hell with you. weeks I sat and cried because the person I loved left, I was very close to my end I thought. But you didn’t just leave you, you took our bunnies and sold them? gave 2 of them away? You had no right, I loved those little creatures so much. They had nothing to do with this. You threw out the wooden foot locker with my name hand carved on it, my parents had made for me when I was a baby. You kept my tools, all the tools I needed for work, did you keep them or sell them. When I went back to CrossFit at two gyms two different coaches asked me if you were having an affair. The only time you contacted me was for money, because my $5k deposit didn’t go through because you changed your bank info. You even had the guts to tell me “ I just wanted what was best for you”. Despite all of this shit you did, yeah I loved you. Call me crazy but if you were here standing next to me and asked for help. I’d be there. We all say and do stupid bitter resentful things when our hearts are broken. You are young, And I’m not sure you have ever had your heart broken before. I’m sorry it was me. In truth I just want you to be happy. I’ll always be here for you. I’ll always have my door open, and a place for you in my heart. So I’m going to take this job, Buy this house, start a different life for just me this time. At 36, I’m discovering new things like CrossFit and weight lifting that you brought into my life. A few weeks ago I bought a motorcycle instead of the Subaru we wanted. It’s a triumph bonneville bobber, it’s really cool. I started a YouTube channel for mental health advocacy, I’m turning it into my “side gig” And so much more. I wish you could be here with me. But we both have a lot to learn about life, for me, I’m enjoying my path of rediscovery. I wish you the best. Peace, happiness, and love.

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I guess what I'm thinking of here is the gym bro attitude that I've run into so frequently. These are the "lift heavy" and "gainz" guys that hang out by the mirror and take selfies between sets and say that you can't get a workout on machines and so on and so forth. I also tried Crossfit at a couple different places because I had heard so much about it from people I knew who did Crossfit (totally not a cult). I had been led to understand that CF was very beginner friendly and coaches would tailor programs to individual needs. Well, I was clearly directed to the wrong places. The first place I went to the coach told me how tough it was and how many people came in as beginners and never came back. My first thought was that he was just jerking my chain a bit and letting me know the programming wouldn't be easy. I was cool with working hard. After the warm up I was completely gassed. I now know I should have stopped then. He then proceeded to work me one on one and my pride wouldn't allow me to say "ok, I'm at my limit here now, let's stop and I'll see you wednesday" and I ended up sitting in my car for 30 minutes after the session with the the AC all the way up resting enough to get the strength to drive home. I didn't go back. Tried another place and was placed in a program for beginners. This sounded good but it turned out that most of the class was the regulars who liked the timeslot and straight up heckled the newbies. That's just lousy gym culture for sure but it kinda soured me on CF for a long time. I've talked to other folks since then about some CF places that are honestly beginner friendly in town and I know that so much of the culture depends on the coach/owner's attitude. Now, is this really gatekeeping or being a douche? Probably a little bit of both. Let's shift gears a little and talk Planet Fitness. I think gyms like PF are a direct response to those attitudes I talked about above. They market the gym as a place that's beginner friendly and a "no judgement zone" but seems like it's cool in the fitness community to trash on PF because they only have Smith machines for barbell lifts and some of the training plans rely too much on machines, etc... Is there validity to some of these critiques? Yeah. Is PF a great on-ramp for someone who hasn't been in the gym before? Totally. I started at a PF in '19 when they opened one near my house. I had an on again off again relationship with the Y in town for a while and had never really had a cohesive workout plan. I mainly went in and half-assed it on some machines for a while and then wouldn't got for a few months and then go back for a week or two and so on. I joined the PF because it was $10 a month and I could go to as many classes as I wanted. I got to know the trainer there and she was able to put together a program for me and I started to get it and saw some strength gains. Now, if I started talking to other people I knew who were serious gym rats about going to PF I'd get an earful about how horrible it was and this and that. When I was younger and less confident I might have quit over what I was reading online and hearing from friends and co-workers. Ultimately it was an on-ramp that got me started on the right direction. Of course then 2020 came and some stuff happened and I quit going to the gym and insert song and dance about drinking too much and gaining the COVID 19...

I’ve been in some form of aerial arts for YEARS now. Member of the same studio for years. Been going to some sort of group class multiple times a week, every week this entire time. My experience with it is that it’s a community and social experience on top of working out. I feel like maybe it’s similar with CrossFit and rock climbing and anyone who dances? Even through the pandemic, I was attending virtual classes twice a week. The studio has opened back up to in-person classes, and here’s what I’ve realized: I flipping HATE working out with other people. I don’t like the social anxiety of it, the commute, finding parking, someone telling me what to do, being frustrated when I can’t do something, failing in front of others... So I want to swap to working on my skills solo. I have the space and equipment to do it at home. I have the experience under my belt to train safely. But I’m scared to step away! I’m scared to cancel my membership. Aerial has become so much of my identity that I’m worried how I would feel stepping away from the group environment. Aerial is only fun for me now if I’m doing it alone at home. It’s my sacred “me” time that I don’t want to share with anyone else. But is there a point to practicing a social and performative sport if there’s no opportunities to perform in front of others? On top of this, I’ve been away from social media for a few years now. Realized how bad it was for my self-esteem. Maybe that’s a way to stay connected to my community? If I can figure out a healthy way to use it... For anyone who has swapped from group exercise to at home alone, can you give me a pep talk? A little encouragement that it’ll be ok? Maybe share a bit of your experience and if you continue to work out solo? I feel brainwashed that there’s no point in doing something unless it’s for others to see.

I experience such intense ovulation pain since having my 2nd laparoscopy and quitting birth control in December 2019. It typically lasts about a week. I have a lot of hip pain (typically my left hip), vagina, bladder, and bowel pain. I also have a lot of pain in my left flank area, which I’m guessing is my small intestine since it starts on my back below my rib cage and wraps around toward my ileum. It makes my bowel movements very uncomfortable, to the point that I start to dread going. And my bladder burns more intensely than normal with urination. Do any of you experience this? Every post or article seems to reference ovulation as lasting only 1-3 days. Should I be concerned that mine is lasting about a week each time? For a bit of background, I had terrible periods since I was 12. I started birth control around 18 to reduce their frequency. I was misdiagnosed with PCOS a few times. Even while taking birth control, I’d have sharp pains in my pelvis and rectum at what I’m assuming was my ovulation time. It typically only lasted a day or two. When I mentioned it to my mom, she’d say I was ovulating but I didn’t think that was possible since I was on birth control. Had my first surgery in 2015, and my second in December of 2019. My doctor found some endo in my left hip area and bowels, and adhesions in my bowel area. The amount she found overall wasn’t a lot. I decided to quit birth control after being on it nearly 14 years once I had my second surgery. My periods have been relatively easier since my 2nd surgery, and they’re definitely less painful than ovulation. The first few days it’s very light and spotty (not much on a pad and often brown in color), then one or 2 actual bleeding and cramping, then back to light (more pinkish) until it ends. I’ve worried if this is a cause for concern too? My specialist never seems to think so. I also experience pain with intercourse or pelvic exam. Since surgery, I have been working with a dietitian to do MRT testing to find my food sensitivities (dairy, gluten, soy, chocolate, black pepper, and cinnamon, to name a few). I have eliminated them from my diet to the best of my ability and finances since Jan. 26 of this year. My diet is more on the paleo side. I started CrossFit last year and go to pelvic floor PT. I take a few meds regularly, but mostly vitamins and supplements including Curcumin and Omega 3s to help with inflammation. My MRT test revealed I’m sensitive to Ibuprofen so I avoid it. I typically take Aleve, as directed by my specialist for the times I have a lot of pain. I have Zanaflex, but it doesn’t seem to do much of anything for me. I really feel at a loss for what else to do, but I’m tired of hurting all the time. I don’t really want to go back on the pill, but I’m not sure there are any other options right now. TLDR: Is it common to experience ovulation pain that lasts a week or so with Endo? I’m a year and a half out from my 2nd surgery and it hasn’t improved. My periods are also very different since surgery.

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Cool anecdotes, I also know many people who got sick with it and none of them had mild cases even though they were young and fit. One guy was an avid crossfitter...was. Now he can't even walk around the block without having to stop for air several times. As for the government mandating masks, they aren't. It's downtown to municipalities now, though most are going with CDC recommendations to discontinue mandates. But that's besides the point because the point was you were complaining no one is wearing masks anymore which you want them to because you refuse to get vaccinated. Pick an opinion man, either you're fine being unvaccinated and accept the risks or you get vaccinated and stop worrying.

3 weeks, 1 day ago iprocrastina Reddit

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The murph is a CrossFit workout (1 mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats, 1 mile run) named after Lt Murphy, a SEAL that was killed in Afghanistan. CrossFit has a bunch of workouts named after heroes, this one is really popular. Anyone can do it, a lot of times gyms organize people to do it together around Memorial Day/Veterans Day. I’ve seen entry to those events sold as tickets and proceeds donated to veterans related charities, but idk how much I like that she put her own branding on the tshirts?

3 weeks, 1 day ago Nomnomforus Reddit

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Several years ago there was a joke: If a vegan does Crossfit, what do they never shut the hell up about first?

3 weeks, 1 day ago HammerOfTheHeretics Reddit

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Crossfit is getting out of hand.

3 weeks, 1 day ago The_Tactical_Nerd Reddit

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Poor Tom Cruise, ran from Scientology straight into Javi. Escaping the Crossfit Killshot is going to be Mission Impossible.

3 weeks, 1 day ago SubliminationStation Reddit

My love and heart will stay with my ex fiancé for now. But you left me in a better place. So I am moving forward to rediscover me.

I have no doubt we were very much in love. Together for almost 5 years. We had our ups and downs, issues we could have resolved like any other couple, far from perfect. We were getting married in September in Colorado this year. In the many months apart my emotions have run High, we have both said and did things that hurt one another, because we were both resentful and bitter. I felt awful and sad for you because I knew your financial situation was awful when we split. As you know I tried send you money, when that did not work I sent it to your parents. But I won’t be doing that anymore. You were never good with money. I wrote a financial plan for you, and made you listen to Dave Ramsay so you could help yourself. But I can see your still just spending money on bullshit. I don’t want to enable you anymore. I’ve realized in 2 months of NC you want to listen to other people but not me. I’ve realized that you want to keep up with the Joneses. You want that home loan, and that house so bad. But you have $40k in debt on 5 maxed credit cards. You listen to your friends who are unhappily married, who husbands won’t even get them health insurance for them or their kids, because they are drowning in debt themselves. We had a plan. You wanted me to be the sugar daddy to take it all away, buy you a house pay the debt. Be the strong man and provide for you. I finished school in March and was offered a job with six figures. But depression hit both of us, maybe it was too much for you to handle. We could have gotten through it together. I would have gone through hell with you. weeks I sat and cried because the person I loved left, I was very close to my end I thought. But you didn’t just leave you, you took our bunnies and sold them? gave 2 of them away? You had no right, I loved those little creatures so much. They had nothing to do with this. You threw out the wooden foot locker with my name hand carved on it, my parents had made for me when I was a baby. You kept my tools, all the tools I needed for work, did you keep them or sell them. When I went back to CrossFit at two gyms two different coaches asked me if you were having an affair. The only time you contacted me was for money, because my $5k deposit didn’t go through because you changed your bank info. You even had the guts to tell me “ I just wanted what was best for you”. Despite all of this shit you did, yeah I loved you. Call me crazy but if you were here standing next to me and asked for help. I’d be there. We all say and do stupid bitter resentful things when our hearts are broken. You are young, And I’m not sure you have ever had your heart broken before. I’m sorry it was me. In truth I just want you to be happy. I’ll always be here for you. I’ll always have my door open, and a place for you in my heart. So I’m going to take this job, Buy this house, start a different life for just me this time. At 36, I’m discovering new things like CrossFit and weight lifting that you brought into my life. A few weeks ago I bought a motorcycle instead of the Subaru we wanted. It’s a triumph bonneville bobber, it’s really cool. I started a YouTube channel for mental health advocacy, I’m turning it into my “side gig” And so much more. I wish you could be here with me. But we both have a lot to learn about life, for me, I’m enjoying my path of rediscovery. I wish you the best. Peace, happiness, and love

3 weeks, 1 day ago Adoptedadhd Reddit

Leaving my heart and love with my ex fiancé. After months of therapy and I realized You left me in a great place so today Im moving forward, I’m moving on.

I have no doubt we were very much in love. Together for almost 5 years. We had our ups and downs, issues we could have resolved like any other couple, far from perfect. We were getting married in September in Colorado this year. In the many months apart my emotions have run High, we have both said and did things that hurt one another, because we were both resentful and bitter. I felt awful and sad for you because I knew your financial situation was awful when we split. As you know I tried send you money, when that did not work I sent it to your parents. But I won’t be doing that anymore. You were never good with money. I wrote a financial plan for you, and made you listen to Dave Ramsay so you could help yourself. But I can see your still just spending money on bullshit. I don’t want to enable you anymore. I’ve realized in 2 months of NC you want to listen to other people but not me. I’ve realized that you want to keep up with the Joneses. You want that home loan, and that house so bad. But you have $40k in debt on 5 maxed credit cards. You listen to your friends who are unhappily married, who husbands won’t even get them health insurance for them or their kids, because they are drowning in debt themselves. We had a plan. You wanted me to be the sugar daddy to take it all away, buy you a house pay the debt. Be the strong man and provide for you. I finished school in March and was offered a job with six figures. But depression hit both of us, maybe it was too much for you to handle. We could have gotten through it together. I would have gone through hell with you. weeks I sat and cried because the person I loved left, I was very close to my end I thought. But you didn’t just leave you, you took our bunnies and sold them? gave 2 of them away? You had no right, I loved those little creatures so much. They had nothing to do with this. You threw out the wooden foot locker with my name hand carved on it, my parents had made for me when I was a baby. You kept my tools, all the tools I needed for work, did you keep them or sell them. When I went back to CrossFit at two gyms two different coaches asked me if you were having an affair. The only time you contacted me was for money, because my $5k deposit didn’t go through because you changed your bank info. You even had the guts to tell me “ I just wanted what was best for you”. Despite all of this shit you did, yeah I loved you. Call me crazy but if you were here standing next to me and asked for help. I’d be there. We all say and do stupid bitter resentful things when our hearts are broken. You are young, And I’m not sure you have ever had your heart broken before. I’m sorry it was me. In truth I just want you to be happy. I’ll always be here for you. I’ll always have my door open, and a place for you in my heart. So I’m going to take this job, Buy this house, start a different life for just me this time. At 36, I’m discovering new things like CrossFit and weight lifting that you brought into my life. A few weeks ago I bought a motorcycle instead of the Subaru we wanted. It’s a triumph bonneville bobber, it’s really cool. I started a YouTube channel for mental health advocacy, I’m turning it into my “side gig” And so much more. I wish you could be here with me. But we both have a lot to learn about life, for me, I’m enjoying my path of rediscovery. I wish you the best. Peace, happiness, and love.

3 weeks, 1 day ago Adoptedadhd Reddit

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I’m looking to get my husband a new pair of jeans. He’s a CrossFit athlete with about a 30-31” waist and massive thighs, so finding jeans can be a struggle. The Levi’s athletic fit come closest to working for him, but I’d like to get him something higher end (budget ~$200-$250?). Are there any brands/styles anyone can recommend?

3 weeks, 1 day ago Elle_Vetica Reddit

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She chose CrossFit over a good job I set up for her. It was a 9-5 and she was late to one interview and didn’t show up to the second because of CrossFit and refused to work 40 hours a week because it interfered with her CrossFit schedule. The kicker was when I told her she couldn’t be in my wedding anymore because I felt it was a one sided friendship. She said and I quote (CW: comment is graphic) >!“if I choose anything over CrossFit don’t be surprised if you find me dead in a pool of my own blood”!< MOFO who drove you to the ER when you almost cut your finger off? Who was there for you when you moved cities? Who helped you move? She is the reason I no longer talk to another friend too. Good riddance to both of they are going to treat people that way.

3 weeks, 1 day ago WittyRedHead Reddit

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Choosing a gym by the type of programming is the worst thing to do for your fitness. In CrossFit you don’t choose what you want to do, you do what it’s written on the whiteboard and work on your weaknesses until they are your strength.

3 weeks, 1 day ago 4thfloorfitness Reddit

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Well, my body has always been super super sensitive. The smallest dose of something will make me notice a difference. I've even tried CBD before, like the just 5 mg and it took a toll on me. I mean, I think they are right if someone cares about how pure the supplement is. The more pure it is, the more benefit you'd get. If I get this much benefit from Host Defense I wonder how much I'd get from a more pure supplement. But yes, I started taking it yesterday again and noticed a huge difference in my muscle fatigue when I went to crossfit.

3 weeks, 1 day ago Sdc0315 Reddit

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This is hard to say, I was relatively thin growing up and in my teenage years and it suddenly hit my like a bus, but I put on fat easily. I did crossfit for two years, and yes, I was high fat and slightly muscular...but not impressive by any means.

3 weeks, 1 day ago Old_Resource_4832 Reddit

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You are totally there!!! I’ve been doing OTF for about 4 months after doing CrossFit for years. Started at pretty similar paces at the beginning and have been actively trying to up them .1 to .2 every couple of weeks. Some weeks it works, some weeks I have to regress backwards. Good luck next time!!

3 weeks, 1 day ago buhzainer Reddit

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OP stop trolling, this is Derek Bol from the talk show Dating Plates. He is natty, anyone can look like him doing crossfit and eating a high carb diet.

3 weeks, 2 days ago ilovemang0 Reddit

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Yeah, I’ve been on some weight loss program or another since I was 8. I’ve tried pretty much everything in the intervening twenty years except Crossfit. I enjoyed lifting when I used to go with my ex, but my husband now doesn’t lift because of a congenital hip problem and I’m too intimidated to go by myself as an overweight woman.

3 weeks, 2 days ago Past-Disaster7986 Reddit

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I have 50mg tablets, I take a second one if after 30 min the first isn’t stopping the migraine. See how you feel after taking a 100mg. My scare was getting on an Aerodyne bike in a CrossFit class about 30 min after taking a dose. Whoa. Migraines are f’ing annoying and they disrupt life. I don’t think there’s a hard and fast rule, but I recommend understanding the mechanism of the drug and acting accordingly. I’ve never had lingering side effects like joint pain, etc.

3 weeks, 2 days ago toma162 Reddit

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Hi! :) Army Reservist here with a few thoughts. 68Ws can work in clinic... Or they can get attached to a unit where they mostly hand out ibuprofen and gain zero hands on experience, which sounds important to you. Upside is shorter training and potential to become a paramedic or flight medic. 68Cs are rarely found outside of a clinic or health care setting. In other words, you would get probably have that hands on experience. AIT is a year long, and I believe may have a longer commitment. Check out /r/army.... It's a fantastic resource. Folks are a little salty sometimes, but it's a solid community.. Also, if you don't already work out or have a solid fitness foundation, I suggest starting now. CrossFit, HIIT, weight training, yoga, running are all very helpful. Makes BCT much easier. Also! Look into IPAP- https://recruiting.army.mil/armypa/becomePA/ Great opportunity if you can get selected. I strongly recommend reaching out to an AMEDD recruiter for the specifics on this.

3 weeks, 2 days ago mdwst Reddit

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I snorted creatine once and now I'm a natty vegan crossfitter

3 weeks, 2 days ago DaddysGonnaBeatMe Reddit

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The problem is, I’ve been on some kind of diet/exercise regime since I was 8. I’ve tried everything except Crossfit at this point, and I’m way too fat for that. It’s frustrating. I walk ~2 miles a day right now - I’m lucky enough to live by the water - but it doesn’t seem to be enough so I think I need to kick it up to torture exercise.

3 weeks, 2 days ago Past-Disaster7986 Reddit

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I guess what I'm thinking of here is the gym bro attitude that I've run into so frequently. These are the "lift heavy" and "gainz" guys that hang out by the mirror and take selfies between sets and say that you can't get a workout on machines and so on and so forth. I also tried Crossfit at a couple different places because I had heard so much about it from people I knew who did Crossfit (totally not a cult). I had been led to understand that CF was very beginner friendly and coaches would tailor programs to individual needs. Well, I was clearly directed to the wrong places. The first place I went to the coach told me how tough it was and how many people came in as beginners and never came back. My first thought was that he was just jerking my chain a bit and letting me know the programming wouldn't be easy. I was cool with working hard. After the warm up I was completely gassed. I now know I should have stopped then. He then proceeded to work me one on one and my pride wouldn't allow me to say "ok, I'm at my limit here now, let's stop and I'll see you wednesday" and I ended up sitting in my car for 30 minutes after the session with the the AC all the way up resting enough to get the strength to drive home. I didn't go back. Tried another place and was placed in a program for beginners. This sounded good but it turned out that most of the class was the regulars who liked the timeslot and straight up heckled the newbies. That's just lousy gym culture for sure but it kinda soured me on CF for a long time. I've talked to other folks since then about some CF places that are honestly beginner friendly in town and I know that so much of the culture depends on the coach/owner's attitude. Now, is this really gatekeeping or being a douche? Probably a little bit of both. Let's shift gears a little and talk Planet Fitness. I think gyms like PF are a direct response to those attitudes I talked about above. They market the gym as a place that's beginner friendly and a "no judgement zone" but seems like it's cool in the fitness community to trash on PF because they only have Smith machines for barbell lifts and some of the training plans rely too much on machines, etc... Is there validity to some of these critiques? Yeah. Is PF a great on-ramp for someone who hasn't been in the gym before? Totally. I started at a PF in '19 when they opened one near my house. I had an on again off again relationship with the Y in town for a while and had never really had a cohesive workout plan. I mainly went in and half-assed it on some machines for a while and then wouldn't got for a few months and then go back for a week or two and so on. I joined the PF because it was $10 a month and I could go to as many classes as I wanted. I got to know the trainer there and she was able to put together a program for me and I started to get it and saw some strength gains. Now, if I started talking to other people I knew who were serious gym rats about going to PF I'd get an earful about how horrible it was and this and that. When I was younger and less confident I might have quit over what I was reading online and hearing from friends and co-workers. Ultimately it was an on-ramp that got me started on the right direction. Of course then 2020 came and some stuff happened and I quit going to the gym and insert song and dance about drinking too much and gaining the COVID 19...

3 weeks, 2 days ago snap802 Reddit

Noob to crossfit, what is DBOS?

Dumbell overhead squat is my guess?

3 weeks, 2 days ago Big-Consequence-5622 Reddit

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Or that’s the body type that excels at CrossFit.

3 weeks, 2 days ago window_licker84 Reddit

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Work on that mobility. Go lighter, and work the mobility vs. changing the movement. If its an injury its one thing to sub, if its simply lacking mobility you will never get there without working on the deficiency and practicing. I really like this video of movements. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oylx0Up7nG8 Kelly is OG CrossFit and his The Ready State is a great resource for stretching pre-post wods.

3 weeks, 2 days ago moofury Reddit

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I just started doing CrossFit, however I have always had trouble with my knees. I would like to even avoid low impact exercises by replacing them with no-impact exercises. I have access to a ton of equipment, like rowing machines, ski machines, all kinds of free weights, all the CrossFit equipment, etc. What would non-impact exercises would you recommend that would strengthen the same muscles and give me the same cardio benefits as: jump rope, jumping jacks, box jumps etc.? It would be ok if I had to combine multiple other exercises to get the same effect. I'm pretty familiar with a wide variety of yoga and core exercises.

3 weeks, 2 days ago YogaDude1 Reddit

Any tips on making the switch from group exercise to solo, at-home training? I’m scared to switch it up!

I’ve been in some form of aerial arts for YEARS now. Member of the same studio for years. Been going to some sort of group class multiple times a week, every week this entire time. My experience with it is that it’s a community and social experience on top of working out. I feel like maybe it’s similar with CrossFit and rock climbing and anyone who dances? Even through the pandemic, I was attending virtual classes twice a week. The studio has opened back up to in-person classes, and here’s what I’ve realized: I flipping HATE working out with other people. I don’t like the social anxiety of it, the commute, finding parking, someone telling me what to do, being frustrated when I can’t do something, failing in front of others... So I want to swap to working on my skills solo. I have the space and equipment to do it at home. I have the experience under my belt to train safely. But I’m scared to step away! I’m scared to cancel my membership. Aerial has become so much of my identity that I’m worried how I would feel stepping away from the group environment. Aerial is only fun for me now if I’m doing it alone at home. It’s my sacred “me” time that I don’t want to share with anyone else. But is there a point to practicing a social and performative sport if there’s no opportunities to perform in front of others? On top of this, I’ve been away from social media for a few years now. Realized how bad it was for my self-esteem. Maybe that’s a way to stay connected to my community? If I can figure out a healthy way to use it... For anyone who has swapped from group exercise to at home alone, can you give me a pep talk? A little encouragement that it’ll be ok? Maybe share a bit of your experience and if you continue to work out solo? I feel brainwashed that there’s no point in doing something unless it’s for others to see.

3 weeks, 2 days ago UneventfulCrackle Reddit

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Depends how much your health insurance will cover when you inevitably get [rhabdomyolysis](https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/rhabdomyolysis-symptoms-causes-treatments) and [SLAP tears](https://www.orlincohen.com/publications/slap-tear/), both of which are common crossfit-related injuries.

3 weeks, 2 days ago willing-to-bet-son Reddit

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Crossfit workouts you mean? Is high intensity. Think about burning cals in the most efficient way and shorter time. Just show up to your box each time and you will see the results soon! And if you get discouraged remember that long lasting results take time but they come! Keep showing up

3 weeks, 2 days ago trexgirl_20 Reddit

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It's not CG. [This is the full race from the CrossFit Games YouTube channel](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBY6bKUCfcs). The reason he's just as fast if not a little faster is that those athletes had been running suicide sprints prior to the long run at the end where you see the cameraman. You don't see that in the posted video, you just see the end sprint.

3 weeks, 2 days ago lipp79 Reddit

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Not buying long covid shit. If covid were to cause long lasting symptoms and damaged lungs for the rest of our lives I'm wondering how Kevin Durant came back from injury, recovered from covid and still put up 30 on anyone's head. I'm wondering how Russell Westbrook recovered from covid and average a triple double all season. I'm wondering how Cristiano Ronaldo recovered from covid and became Seria A top goal scorer. I'm wondering how Mat Fraser recovered from covid and won his 5th Crossfit Competition by the widest of margins. I wonder if anyone suffered "long covid" and be able to perform better than they did before they caught covid.

3 weeks, 2 days ago revisedchampion Reddit

Why do Crossfitters in particular have such huge guts?

link: https://i.redd.it/ar3zcmx61b071.jpg

3 weeks, 2 days ago buckfishes Reddit

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It's like that "how you know someone's vegan and/or does Crossfit" joke.

3 weeks, 2 days ago aspiegrrrl Reddit

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**Sure thing bud:** The Paleo Solution: He starts off the book saying how most dieticians are wrong because they say to lose weight we should eat less calories and less fat. The entire book is a dismissal of the principles found in nutritional science. He talks about how high insulin levels is what is causing unwanted weight and fat gain. He talks about insulin rises from the "wrong types of carbs" is the issue. He then talks about how some people can "overeat several hundred calories" and never gain weight. But others "can gain weight by looking at food". **I can keep going, but this is not enough direct quotes from his book that already show everything I said earlier to be true.** &#x200B; The reason why some people can eat more than others but lose weight is because of energy balance. They are by definition in a caloric deficit even if they eat more than someone who is gaining weight. I use to think this way. I jumped on the paleo bandwagon when I first came across CrossFit 10 years ago and for 5+ years I was a huge fanatic thinking this was NEW SCIENCE. Inflammation, Insulin Sensitivity and Energy Balance is flawed. In his next book which I bought because I liked Robb's ideas, he admits that calories play a much bigger role than he imagined. But now his whole theme was that the reason we over eat is because the food industry makes delicious food that "forces" us to over eat. Wow. Amazing. Profound stuff here.

3 weeks, 2 days ago TheSensation19 Reddit

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Goop, Trumpism, Cryptos, Qanan, Crossfit, Paleo. Do people just get obsessed over the dumbest shit.

3 weeks, 2 days ago meebalz2 Reddit

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Lol technically we still CrossFit just in the basement and not in a class. You should just have it added to the gravestone

3 weeks, 2 days ago TrashPandaFoxNoggin Reddit

Crossfitter Burns 2,000 Calories Per Day Talking About Crossfit

link: https://schmedium.org/2017/12/02/crossfitter-burns-2000-calories-per-day-talking-crossfit/

3 weeks, 2 days ago NormaSiggins70 Reddit

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Most classes are structured with a strength + conditioning piece. The strength can be done before or after the conditioning piece. There are some gyms that do a single strength, like 3-3-3-3-3 power clean, build to a heavy 3 for the day. That would be the only thing they do for that session. In the early days of CrossFit that is how it was. You rarely did a strength and a cardio piece in the same day. I'm pretty sure dotcom still programs that way. I know Linchpin does. But those days are gone and most have adapted to the 2 piece model.

3 weeks, 2 days ago bslaven3 Reddit

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Noooooo I actually made my best friend promise that if I die before her, when at my funeral they ask if someone wants to say something, she will say "I do crossfit". Also: I also do crossfit.

3 weeks, 2 days ago Beerubill Reddit

Long lasting ovulation pain a cause for concern?

I experience such intense ovulation pain since having my 2nd laparoscopy and quitting birth control in December 2019. It typically lasts about a week. I have a lot of hip pain (typically my left hip), vagina, bladder, and bowel pain. I also have a lot of pain in my left flank area, which I’m guessing is my small intestine since it starts on my back below my rib cage and wraps around toward my ileum. It makes my bowel movements very uncomfortable, to the point that I start to dread going. And my bladder burns more intensely than normal with urination. Do any of you experience this? Every post or article seems to reference ovulation as lasting only 1-3 days. Should I be concerned that mine is lasting about a week each time? For a bit of background, I had terrible periods since I was 12. I started birth control around 18 to reduce their frequency. I was misdiagnosed with PCOS a few times. Even while taking birth control, I’d have sharp pains in my pelvis and rectum at what I’m assuming was my ovulation time. It typically only lasted a day or two. When I mentioned it to my mom, she’d say I was ovulating but I didn’t think that was possible since I was on birth control. Had my first surgery in 2015, and my second in December of 2019. My doctor found some endo in my left hip area and bowels, and adhesions in my bowel area. The amount she found overall wasn’t a lot. I decided to quit birth control after being on it nearly 14 years once I had my second surgery. My periods have been relatively easier since my 2nd surgery, and they’re definitely less painful than ovulation. The first few days it’s very light and spotty (not much on a pad and often brown in color), then one or 2 actual bleeding and cramping, then back to light (more pinkish) until it ends. I’ve worried if this is a cause for concern too? My specialist never seems to think so. I also experience pain with intercourse or pelvic exam. Since surgery, I have been working with a dietitian to do MRT testing to find my food sensitivities (dairy, gluten, soy, chocolate, black pepper, and cinnamon, to name a few). I have eliminated them from my diet to the best of my ability and finances since Jan. 26 of this year. My diet is more on the paleo side. I started CrossFit last year and go to pelvic floor PT. I take a few meds regularly, but mostly vitamins and supplements including Curcumin and Omega 3s to help with inflammation. My MRT test revealed I’m sensitive to Ibuprofen so I avoid it. I typically take Aleve, as directed by my specialist for the times I have a lot of pain. I have Zanaflex, but it doesn’t seem to do much of anything for me. I really feel at a loss for what else to do, but I’m tired of hurting all the time. I don’t really want to go back on the pill, but I’m not sure there are any other options right now. TLDR: Is it common to experience ovulation pain that lasts a week or so with Endo? I’m a year and a half out from my 2nd surgery and it hasn’t improved. My periods are also very different since surgery.

3 weeks, 2 days ago Curious-Muggle Reddit

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Lol I actually don’t. And I don’t even go to a CrossFit gym anymore. I just do the workouts at home.

3 weeks, 2 days ago TrashPandaFoxNoggin Reddit

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Hate take a lot of energy. You have to plot, to plan, to work on it, to educate(on wrong places, but still). They should start CrossFit instead.

3 weeks, 2 days ago daardie_slegte_jood Reddit

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Literally anything at all is better than yoga if you're trying to get fit. Running up your driveway, lifting heavy stuff, calisthenics, CrossFit, your local boxing club, roller derby, doing a pull-up every time you walk underneath your doorway pull-up bar, &c. Those are *all* better than yoga. Do yoga if you want, but don't pretend that it's actually doing anything beneficial for you. /u/dvrendal is right; lifting weights is the best. Even better if you run a bit afterward as well.

3 weeks, 2 days ago raoulduke25 Reddit

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I had crippling elbow pain for the best part of a year, thanks crossfit. Went through MRI, doctor, chiro, physio, shockwave therapy, nothing worked. I finally tried acupuncture on a recommendation from a friend, and also because it was the last option I hadn't used on my benefits. Four sessions in two weeks, 90% fixed, rehab after that only took another few weeks before I was back to 100%. I'm well aware acupuncture doesn't work for everyone, but it worked for me. I'd definitely go the doctor/PT route first, but if you have bennies that cover it, some needles might be worth a shot, Some PT's will do them too.

3 weeks, 2 days ago greyburmesecat Reddit

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Don't skip a day to do some type of meaningful active workout. Whether it's leg day, chest, arms, cardio, just taking a walk.. That said...if the choice is either CrossFit or cheat day...take the cheat day. CrossFit is for those who peaked in high school.

3 weeks, 2 days ago Larky17 Reddit

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In your experience, how long do they last? What I worry about is how much of money I need to spend, as I think spending more money other than equipment/hardware defeats the purpose of Wildman Athletica apparatus(KB, club, hydrocore etc.) , as in, if I wanted to spend money on fitness I might as well go to Crossfit gym. Those grip aids are pretty expensive up here in Canada.

3 weeks, 2 days ago equationDilemma Reddit

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The guy says it comes down to being conditioned and says that lance armstrong conditioning would win. What he completely fails to realize is there are various types of conditioning. Some people can run a marathon or cycle the Tour de France or compete in the CrossFit games, but none of those will prepare you for the other. Just lifting weights and jogging will get you in good and even great shape, but grapple for a couple minutes and they’ll be dead.

3 weeks, 2 days ago Snoo-69440 Reddit

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Jabba the hut after he went punk and started CrossFit

3 weeks, 2 days ago Trebmal77 Reddit

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Whatever happens, this whole run by Chandler definitely flipped me. Stupid sexy Chandler and his beefy CrossFit body has me rooting for him.

3 weeks, 2 days ago Sittinginchairs Reddit

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You never ask a woman if they are pregnant. Women are like vegans and crossfitters. With in 10 min of meeting them they will tell you without you asking.

3 weeks, 2 days ago NoogaShooter Reddit

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What CT means to a CrossFitter: https://store.comptrain.co/collections/mens/products/ct-logo-t

3 weeks, 2 days ago merelyanotheropinion Reddit

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Got my second shot Tuesday! One step closer to getting back into a CrossFit gym again. In the mean-time we leveled our garage floor with cork underlayment. Much quieter and no runaway barbells anymore!

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Cool anecdotes, I also know many people who got sick with it and none of them had mild cases even though they were young and fit. One guy was an avid crossfitter...was. Now he can't even walk around the block without having to stop for air several times. As for the government mandating masks, they aren't. It's downtown to municipalities now, though most are going with CDC recommendations to discontinue mandates. But that's besides the point because the point was you were complaining no one is wearing masks anymore which you want them to because you refuse to get vaccinated. Pick an opinion man, either you're fine being unvaccinated and accept the risks or you get vaccinated and stop worrying.

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The murph is a CrossFit workout (1 mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats, 1 mile run) named after Lt Murphy, a SEAL that was killed in Afghanistan. CrossFit has a bunch of workouts named after heroes, this one is really popular. Anyone can do it, a lot of times gyms organize people to do it together around Memorial Day/Veterans Day. I’ve seen entry to those events sold as tickets and proceeds donated to veterans related charities, but idk how much I like that she put her own branding on the tshirts?

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Several years ago there was a joke: If a vegan does Crossfit, what do they never shut the hell up about first?

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Crossfit is getting out of hand.

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Poor Tom Cruise, ran from Scientology straight into Javi. Escaping the Crossfit Killshot is going to be Mission Impossible.

My love and heart will stay with my ex fiancé for now. But you left me in a better place. So I am moving forward to rediscover me.

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I have no doubt we were very much in love. Together for almost 5 years. We had our ups and downs, issues we could have resolved like any other couple, far from perfect. We were getting married in September in Colorado this year. In the many months apart my emotions have run High, we have both said and did things that hurt one another, because we were both resentful and bitter. I felt awful and sad for you because I knew your financial situation was awful when we split. As you know I tried send you money, when that did not work I sent it to your parents. But I won’t be doing that anymore. You were never good with money. I wrote a financial plan for you, and made you listen to Dave Ramsay so you could help yourself. But I can see your still just spending money on bullshit. I don’t want to enable you anymore. I’ve realized in 2 months of NC you want to listen to other people but not me. I’ve realized that you want to keep up with the Joneses. You want that home loan, and that house so bad. But you have $40k in debt on 5 maxed credit cards. You listen to your friends who are unhappily married, who husbands won’t even get them health insurance for them or their kids, because they are drowning in debt themselves. We had a plan. You wanted me to be the sugar daddy to take it all away, buy you a house pay the debt. Be the strong man and provide for you. I finished school in March and was offered a job with six figures. But depression hit both of us, maybe it was too much for you to handle. We could have gotten through it together. I would have gone through hell with you. weeks I sat and cried because the person I loved left, I was very close to my end I thought. But you didn’t just leave you, you took our bunnies and sold them? gave 2 of them away? You had no right, I loved those little creatures so much. They had nothing to do with this. You threw out the wooden foot locker with my name hand carved on it, my parents had made for me when I was a baby. You kept my tools, all the tools I needed for work, did you keep them or sell them. When I went back to CrossFit at two gyms two different coaches asked me if you were having an affair. The only time you contacted me was for money, because my $5k deposit didn’t go through because you changed your bank info. You even had the guts to tell me “ I just wanted what was best for you”. Despite all of this shit you did, yeah I loved you. Call me crazy but if you were here standing next to me and asked for help. I’d be there. We all say and do stupid bitter resentful things when our hearts are broken. You are young, And I’m not sure you have ever had your heart broken before. I’m sorry it was me. In truth I just want you to be happy. I’ll always be here for you. I’ll always have my door open, and a place for you in my heart. So I’m going to take this job, Buy this house, start a different life for just me this time. At 36, I’m discovering new things like CrossFit and weight lifting that you brought into my life. A few weeks ago I bought a motorcycle instead of the Subaru we wanted. It’s a triumph bonneville bobber, it’s really cool. I started a YouTube channel for mental health advocacy, I’m turning it into my “side gig” And so much more. I wish you could be here with me. But we both have a lot to learn about life, for me, I’m enjoying my path of rediscovery. I wish you the best. Peace, happiness, and love

Leaving my heart and love with my ex fiancé. After months of therapy and I realized You left me in a great place so today Im moving forward, I’m moving on.

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I have no doubt we were very much in love. Together for almost 5 years. We had our ups and downs, issues we could have resolved like any other couple, far from perfect. We were getting married in September in Colorado this year. In the many months apart my emotions have run High, we have both said and did things that hurt one another, because we were both resentful and bitter. I felt awful and sad for you because I knew your financial situation was awful when we split. As you know I tried send you money, when that did not work I sent it to your parents. But I won’t be doing that anymore. You were never good with money. I wrote a financial plan for you, and made you listen to Dave Ramsay so you could help yourself. But I can see your still just spending money on bullshit. I don’t want to enable you anymore. I’ve realized in 2 months of NC you want to listen to other people but not me. I’ve realized that you want to keep up with the Joneses. You want that home loan, and that house so bad. But you have $40k in debt on 5 maxed credit cards. You listen to your friends who are unhappily married, who husbands won’t even get them health insurance for them or their kids, because they are drowning in debt themselves. We had a plan. You wanted me to be the sugar daddy to take it all away, buy you a house pay the debt. Be the strong man and provide for you. I finished school in March and was offered a job with six figures. But depression hit both of us, maybe it was too much for you to handle. We could have gotten through it together. I would have gone through hell with you. weeks I sat and cried because the person I loved left, I was very close to my end I thought. But you didn’t just leave you, you took our bunnies and sold them? gave 2 of them away? You had no right, I loved those little creatures so much. They had nothing to do with this. You threw out the wooden foot locker with my name hand carved on it, my parents had made for me when I was a baby. You kept my tools, all the tools I needed for work, did you keep them or sell them. When I went back to CrossFit at two gyms two different coaches asked me if you were having an affair. The only time you contacted me was for money, because my $5k deposit didn’t go through because you changed your bank info. You even had the guts to tell me “ I just wanted what was best for you”. Despite all of this shit you did, yeah I loved you. Call me crazy but if you were here standing next to me and asked for help. I’d be there. We all say and do stupid bitter resentful things when our hearts are broken. You are young, And I’m not sure you have ever had your heart broken before. I’m sorry it was me. In truth I just want you to be happy. I’ll always be here for you. I’ll always have my door open, and a place for you in my heart. So I’m going to take this job, Buy this house, start a different life for just me this time. At 36, I’m discovering new things like CrossFit and weight lifting that you brought into my life. A few weeks ago I bought a motorcycle instead of the Subaru we wanted. It’s a triumph bonneville bobber, it’s really cool. I started a YouTube channel for mental health advocacy, I’m turning it into my “side gig” And so much more. I wish you could be here with me. But we both have a lot to learn about life, for me, I’m enjoying my path of rediscovery. I wish you the best. Peace, happiness, and love.

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I’m looking to get my husband a new pair of jeans. He’s a CrossFit athlete with about a 30-31” waist and massive thighs, so finding jeans can be a struggle. The Levi’s athletic fit come closest to working for him, but I’d like to get him something higher end (budget ~$200-$250?). Are there any brands/styles anyone can recommend?

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She chose CrossFit over a good job I set up for her. It was a 9-5 and she was late to one interview and didn’t show up to the second because of CrossFit and refused to work 40 hours a week because it interfered with her CrossFit schedule. The kicker was when I told her she couldn’t be in my wedding anymore because I felt it was a one sided friendship. She said and I quote (CW: comment is graphic) >!“if I choose anything over CrossFit don’t be surprised if you find me dead in a pool of my own blood”!< MOFO who drove you to the ER when you almost cut your finger off? Who was there for you when you moved cities? Who helped you move? She is the reason I no longer talk to another friend too. Good riddance to both of they are going to treat people that way.

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Choosing a gym by the type of programming is the worst thing to do for your fitness. In CrossFit you don’t choose what you want to do, you do what it’s written on the whiteboard and work on your weaknesses until they are your strength.

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Well, my body has always been super super sensitive. The smallest dose of something will make me notice a difference. I've even tried CBD before, like the just 5 mg and it took a toll on me. I mean, I think they are right if someone cares about how pure the supplement is. The more pure it is, the more benefit you'd get. If I get this much benefit from Host Defense I wonder how much I'd get from a more pure supplement. But yes, I started taking it yesterday again and noticed a huge difference in my muscle fatigue when I went to crossfit.

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This is hard to say, I was relatively thin growing up and in my teenage years and it suddenly hit my like a bus, but I put on fat easily. I did crossfit for two years, and yes, I was high fat and slightly muscular...but not impressive by any means.

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You are totally there!!! I’ve been doing OTF for about 4 months after doing CrossFit for years. Started at pretty similar paces at the beginning and have been actively trying to up them .1 to .2 every couple of weeks. Some weeks it works, some weeks I have to regress backwards. Good luck next time!!

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OP stop trolling, this is Derek Bol from the talk show Dating Plates. He is natty, anyone can look like him doing crossfit and eating a high carb diet.

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Yeah, I’ve been on some weight loss program or another since I was 8. I’ve tried pretty much everything in the intervening twenty years except Crossfit. I enjoyed lifting when I used to go with my ex, but my husband now doesn’t lift because of a congenital hip problem and I’m too intimidated to go by myself as an overweight woman.

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I have 50mg tablets, I take a second one if after 30 min the first isn’t stopping the migraine. See how you feel after taking a 100mg. My scare was getting on an Aerodyne bike in a CrossFit class about 30 min after taking a dose. Whoa. Migraines are f’ing annoying and they disrupt life. I don’t think there’s a hard and fast rule, but I recommend understanding the mechanism of the drug and acting accordingly. I’ve never had lingering side effects like joint pain, etc.

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Hi! :) Army Reservist here with a few thoughts. 68Ws can work in clinic... Or they can get attached to a unit where they mostly hand out ibuprofen and gain zero hands on experience, which sounds important to you. Upside is shorter training and potential to become a paramedic or flight medic. 68Cs are rarely found outside of a clinic or health care setting. In other words, you would get probably have that hands on experience. AIT is a year long, and I believe may have a longer commitment. Check out /r/army.... It's a fantastic resource. Folks are a little salty sometimes, but it's a solid community.. Also, if you don't already work out or have a solid fitness foundation, I suggest starting now. CrossFit, HIIT, weight training, yoga, running are all very helpful. Makes BCT much easier. Also! Look into IPAP- https://recruiting.army.mil/armypa/becomePA/ Great opportunity if you can get selected. I strongly recommend reaching out to an AMEDD recruiter for the specifics on this.

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I snorted creatine once and now I'm a natty vegan crossfitter

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The problem is, I’ve been on some kind of diet/exercise regime since I was 8. I’ve tried everything except Crossfit at this point, and I’m way too fat for that. It’s frustrating. I walk ~2 miles a day right now - I’m lucky enough to live by the water - but it doesn’t seem to be enough so I think I need to kick it up to torture exercise.

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I guess what I'm thinking of here is the gym bro attitude that I've run into so frequently. These are the "lift heavy" and "gainz" guys that hang out by the mirror and take selfies between sets and say that you can't get a workout on machines and so on and so forth. I also tried Crossfit at a couple different places because I had heard so much about it from people I knew who did Crossfit (totally not a cult). I had been led to understand that CF was very beginner friendly and coaches would tailor programs to individual needs. Well, I was clearly directed to the wrong places. The first place I went to the coach told me how tough it was and how many people came in as beginners and never came back. My first thought was that he was just jerking my chain a bit and letting me know the programming wouldn't be easy. I was cool with working hard. After the warm up I was completely gassed. I now know I should have stopped then. He then proceeded to work me one on one and my pride wouldn't allow me to say "ok, I'm at my limit here now, let's stop and I'll see you wednesday" and I ended up sitting in my car for 30 minutes after the session with the the AC all the way up resting enough to get the strength to drive home. I didn't go back. Tried another place and was placed in a program for beginners. This sounded good but it turned out that most of the class was the regulars who liked the timeslot and straight up heckled the newbies. That's just lousy gym culture for sure but it kinda soured me on CF for a long time. I've talked to other folks since then about some CF places that are honestly beginner friendly in town and I know that so much of the culture depends on the coach/owner's attitude. Now, is this really gatekeeping or being a douche? Probably a little bit of both. Let's shift gears a little and talk Planet Fitness. I think gyms like PF are a direct response to those attitudes I talked about above. They market the gym as a place that's beginner friendly and a "no judgement zone" but seems like it's cool in the fitness community to trash on PF because they only have Smith machines for barbell lifts and some of the training plans rely too much on machines, etc... Is there validity to some of these critiques? Yeah. Is PF a great on-ramp for someone who hasn't been in the gym before? Totally. I started at a PF in '19 when they opened one near my house. I had an on again off again relationship with the Y in town for a while and had never really had a cohesive workout plan. I mainly went in and half-assed it on some machines for a while and then wouldn't got for a few months and then go back for a week or two and so on. I joined the PF because it was $10 a month and I could go to as many classes as I wanted. I got to know the trainer there and she was able to put together a program for me and I started to get it and saw some strength gains. Now, if I started talking to other people I knew who were serious gym rats about going to PF I'd get an earful about how horrible it was and this and that. When I was younger and less confident I might have quit over what I was reading online and hearing from friends and co-workers. Ultimately it was an on-ramp that got me started on the right direction. Of course then 2020 came and some stuff happened and I quit going to the gym and insert song and dance about drinking too much and gaining the COVID 19...

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Dumbell overhead squat is my guess?

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Or that’s the body type that excels at CrossFit.

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Work on that mobility. Go lighter, and work the mobility vs. changing the movement. If its an injury its one thing to sub, if its simply lacking mobility you will never get there without working on the deficiency and practicing. I really like this video of movements. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oylx0Up7nG8 Kelly is OG CrossFit and his The Ready State is a great resource for stretching pre-post wods.

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I just started doing CrossFit, however I have always had trouble with my knees. I would like to even avoid low impact exercises by replacing them with no-impact exercises. I have access to a ton of equipment, like rowing machines, ski machines, all kinds of free weights, all the CrossFit equipment, etc. What would non-impact exercises would you recommend that would strengthen the same muscles and give me the same cardio benefits as: jump rope, jumping jacks, box jumps etc.? It would be ok if I had to combine multiple other exercises to get the same effect. I'm pretty familiar with a wide variety of yoga and core exercises.

Any tips on making the switch from group exercise to solo, at-home training? I’m scared to switch it up!

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I’ve been in some form of aerial arts for YEARS now. Member of the same studio for years. Been going to some sort of group class multiple times a week, every week this entire time. My experience with it is that it’s a community and social experience on top of working out. I feel like maybe it’s similar with CrossFit and rock climbing and anyone who dances? Even through the pandemic, I was attending virtual classes twice a week. The studio has opened back up to in-person classes, and here’s what I’ve realized: I flipping HATE working out with other people. I don’t like the social anxiety of it, the commute, finding parking, someone telling me what to do, being frustrated when I can’t do something, failing in front of others... So I want to swap to working on my skills solo. I have the space and equipment to do it at home. I have the experience under my belt to train safely. But I’m scared to step away! I’m scared to cancel my membership. Aerial has become so much of my identity that I’m worried how I would feel stepping away from the group environment. Aerial is only fun for me now if I’m doing it alone at home. It’s my sacred “me” time that I don’t want to share with anyone else. But is there a point to practicing a social and performative sport if there’s no opportunities to perform in front of others? On top of this, I’ve been away from social media for a few years now. Realized how bad it was for my self-esteem. Maybe that’s a way to stay connected to my community? If I can figure out a healthy way to use it... For anyone who has swapped from group exercise to at home alone, can you give me a pep talk? A little encouragement that it’ll be ok? Maybe share a bit of your experience and if you continue to work out solo? I feel brainwashed that there’s no point in doing something unless it’s for others to see.

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Depends how much your health insurance will cover when you inevitably get [rhabdomyolysis](https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/rhabdomyolysis-symptoms-causes-treatments) and [SLAP tears](https://www.orlincohen.com/publications/slap-tear/), both of which are common crossfit-related injuries.

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Crossfit workouts you mean? Is high intensity. Think about burning cals in the most efficient way and shorter time. Just show up to your box each time and you will see the results soon! And if you get discouraged remember that long lasting results take time but they come! Keep showing up

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It's not CG. [This is the full race from the CrossFit Games YouTube channel](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBY6bKUCfcs). The reason he's just as fast if not a little faster is that those athletes had been running suicide sprints prior to the long run at the end where you see the cameraman. You don't see that in the posted video, you just see the end sprint.

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Not buying long covid shit. If covid were to cause long lasting symptoms and damaged lungs for the rest of our lives I'm wondering how Kevin Durant came back from injury, recovered from covid and still put up 30 on anyone's head. I'm wondering how Russell Westbrook recovered from covid and average a triple double all season. I'm wondering how Cristiano Ronaldo recovered from covid and became Seria A top goal scorer. I'm wondering how Mat Fraser recovered from covid and won his 5th Crossfit Competition by the widest of margins. I wonder if anyone suffered "long covid" and be able to perform better than they did before they caught covid.

Why do Crossfitters in particular have such huge guts?

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link: https://i.redd.it/ar3zcmx61b071.jpg

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It's like that "how you know someone's vegan and/or does Crossfit" joke.

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**Sure thing bud:** The Paleo Solution: He starts off the book saying how most dieticians are wrong because they say to lose weight we should eat less calories and less fat. The entire book is a dismissal of the principles found in nutritional science. He talks about how high insulin levels is what is causing unwanted weight and fat gain. He talks about insulin rises from the "wrong types of carbs" is the issue. He then talks about how some people can "overeat several hundred calories" and never gain weight. But others "can gain weight by looking at food". **I can keep going, but this is not enough direct quotes from his book that already show everything I said earlier to be true.** &#x200B; The reason why some people can eat more than others but lose weight is because of energy balance. They are by definition in a caloric deficit even if they eat more than someone who is gaining weight. I use to think this way. I jumped on the paleo bandwagon when I first came across CrossFit 10 years ago and for 5+ years I was a huge fanatic thinking this was NEW SCIENCE. Inflammation, Insulin Sensitivity and Energy Balance is flawed. In his next book which I bought because I liked Robb's ideas, he admits that calories play a much bigger role than he imagined. But now his whole theme was that the reason we over eat is because the food industry makes delicious food that "forces" us to over eat. Wow. Amazing. Profound stuff here.

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Goop, Trumpism, Cryptos, Qanan, Crossfit, Paleo. Do people just get obsessed over the dumbest shit.

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Lol technically we still CrossFit just in the basement and not in a class. You should just have it added to the gravestone

Crossfitter Burns 2,000 Calories Per Day Talking About Crossfit

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link: https://schmedium.org/2017/12/02/crossfitter-burns-2000-calories-per-day-talking-crossfit/

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Most classes are structured with a strength + conditioning piece. The strength can be done before or after the conditioning piece. There are some gyms that do a single strength, like 3-3-3-3-3 power clean, build to a heavy 3 for the day. That would be the only thing they do for that session. In the early days of CrossFit that is how it was. You rarely did a strength and a cardio piece in the same day. I'm pretty sure dotcom still programs that way. I know Linchpin does. But those days are gone and most have adapted to the 2 piece model.

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Noooooo I actually made my best friend promise that if I die before her, when at my funeral they ask if someone wants to say something, she will say "I do crossfit". Also: I also do crossfit.

Long lasting ovulation pain a cause for concern?

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I experience such intense ovulation pain since having my 2nd laparoscopy and quitting birth control in December 2019. It typically lasts about a week. I have a lot of hip pain (typically my left hip), vagina, bladder, and bowel pain. I also have a lot of pain in my left flank area, which I’m guessing is my small intestine since it starts on my back below my rib cage and wraps around toward my ileum. It makes my bowel movements very uncomfortable, to the point that I start to dread going. And my bladder burns more intensely than normal with urination. Do any of you experience this? Every post or article seems to reference ovulation as lasting only 1-3 days. Should I be concerned that mine is lasting about a week each time? For a bit of background, I had terrible periods since I was 12. I started birth control around 18 to reduce their frequency. I was misdiagnosed with PCOS a few times. Even while taking birth control, I’d have sharp pains in my pelvis and rectum at what I’m assuming was my ovulation time. It typically only lasted a day or two. When I mentioned it to my mom, she’d say I was ovulating but I didn’t think that was possible since I was on birth control. Had my first surgery in 2015, and my second in December of 2019. My doctor found some endo in my left hip area and bowels, and adhesions in my bowel area. The amount she found overall wasn’t a lot. I decided to quit birth control after being on it nearly 14 years once I had my second surgery. My periods have been relatively easier since my 2nd surgery, and they’re definitely less painful than ovulation. The first few days it’s very light and spotty (not much on a pad and often brown in color), then one or 2 actual bleeding and cramping, then back to light (more pinkish) until it ends. I’ve worried if this is a cause for concern too? My specialist never seems to think so. I also experience pain with intercourse or pelvic exam. Since surgery, I have been working with a dietitian to do MRT testing to find my food sensitivities (dairy, gluten, soy, chocolate, black pepper, and cinnamon, to name a few). I have eliminated them from my diet to the best of my ability and finances since Jan. 26 of this year. My diet is more on the paleo side. I started CrossFit last year and go to pelvic floor PT. I take a few meds regularly, but mostly vitamins and supplements including Curcumin and Omega 3s to help with inflammation. My MRT test revealed I’m sensitive to Ibuprofen so I avoid it. I typically take Aleve, as directed by my specialist for the times I have a lot of pain. I have Zanaflex, but it doesn’t seem to do much of anything for me. I really feel at a loss for what else to do, but I’m tired of hurting all the time. I don’t really want to go back on the pill, but I’m not sure there are any other options right now. TLDR: Is it common to experience ovulation pain that lasts a week or so with Endo? I’m a year and a half out from my 2nd surgery and it hasn’t improved. My periods are also very different since surgery.

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Lol I actually don’t. And I don’t even go to a CrossFit gym anymore. I just do the workouts at home.

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Hate take a lot of energy. You have to plot, to plan, to work on it, to educate(on wrong places, but still). They should start CrossFit instead.

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Literally anything at all is better than yoga if you're trying to get fit. Running up your driveway, lifting heavy stuff, calisthenics, CrossFit, your local boxing club, roller derby, doing a pull-up every time you walk underneath your doorway pull-up bar, &c. Those are *all* better than yoga. Do yoga if you want, but don't pretend that it's actually doing anything beneficial for you. /u/dvrendal is right; lifting weights is the best. Even better if you run a bit afterward as well.

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I had crippling elbow pain for the best part of a year, thanks crossfit. Went through MRI, doctor, chiro, physio, shockwave therapy, nothing worked. I finally tried acupuncture on a recommendation from a friend, and also because it was the last option I hadn't used on my benefits. Four sessions in two weeks, 90% fixed, rehab after that only took another few weeks before I was back to 100%. I'm well aware acupuncture doesn't work for everyone, but it worked for me. I'd definitely go the doctor/PT route first, but if you have bennies that cover it, some needles might be worth a shot, Some PT's will do them too.

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Don't skip a day to do some type of meaningful active workout. Whether it's leg day, chest, arms, cardio, just taking a walk.. That said...if the choice is either CrossFit or cheat day...take the cheat day. CrossFit is for those who peaked in high school.

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In your experience, how long do they last? What I worry about is how much of money I need to spend, as I think spending more money other than equipment/hardware defeats the purpose of Wildman Athletica apparatus(KB, club, hydrocore etc.) , as in, if I wanted to spend money on fitness I might as well go to Crossfit gym. Those grip aids are pretty expensive up here in Canada.

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The guy says it comes down to being conditioned and says that lance armstrong conditioning would win. What he completely fails to realize is there are various types of conditioning. Some people can run a marathon or cycle the Tour de France or compete in the CrossFit games, but none of those will prepare you for the other. Just lifting weights and jogging will get you in good and even great shape, but grapple for a couple minutes and they’ll be dead.

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Jabba the hut after he went punk and started CrossFit

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Whatever happens, this whole run by Chandler definitely flipped me. Stupid sexy Chandler and his beefy CrossFit body has me rooting for him.

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You never ask a woman if they are pregnant. Women are like vegans and crossfitters. With in 10 min of meeting them they will tell you without you asking.

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What CT means to a CrossFitter: https://store.comptrain.co/collections/mens/products/ct-logo-t

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Got my second shot Tuesday! One step closer to getting back into a CrossFit gym again. In the mean-time we leveled our garage floor with cork underlayment. Much quieter and no runaway barbells anymore!