Ah you could have just said you’re a CrossFit athlete 😂 Look up Lui God’s comments on bench press. He’s the greatest male Chinese Oly Lifter of all time. Even says bench is useless and inhibits the mobility in the shoulders since having mass on your chest changes your leverages and not in a good way for Oly Lifting.
I'm 39 weeks today, also CrossFit gal and I'm not very optimistic that my son's gonna make an appearance any time soon. I've been told first time mother's tend to carry over 40 weeks. But I don't have any statistics for you right now. All in all I don't think you can really influence when baby's going to come, I wish I could lure him out sooner but he's not impressed by anything I've tried so far (even an enema!).
only in markets where scarcity is not a factor. there are plenty, probably more the majority, of shitty gyms with bad facilities and bad coaching that exist only because they are the only shop in town and their members are none the wiser to the fact that they are getting a shitty service. CrossFit is still a scarcity market and not a meritocracy.
I’ve been doing it for years, maybe that’s why I’m not awesome at either - but still put up decent numbers. I never seem to have any hindrances with mobility, but I’m not doubting what you are relaying. For me done days benching, squatting, deadlifting, some days clean and jerk, snatch. Just depends…as I’m squeezing these in between CrossFit. “Jack of all trades but master of none?”
This is my second pregnancy, I've been doing Crossfit and weight training PT sessions 3-5x a week since before I got pregnant, and even though the motivation is not there, it's been really great for my mental health, body image and continuing to stay feeling strong. With my first pregnancy, I didn't do any kind of movement - I got super huge, was in a lot of pain, and lots of swelling. I did drop the weight fairly easily the first time, but that was 7 years ago. I'm hoping staying active this time will help in my recovery!
I'm a recent transplant to Lakewood and go to crossfit Lakewood. Definitely recommend dropping in while searching for the right place- good mix of folks looking for a great wod and for fun as well.
Defined seems to police masks decently well but a lot of the smaller gyms don't at all. CrossFit Albuqeuerque requires masks at all time if you are into CrossFit.
I wear Rogue Basic tees for CrossFit. Dri-fit/Dri-blend/other-slippery-technical-material shirts feel a bit dicey for things where I want a barbell to not slide down my back or chest during a workout. The Rogue Basic tees are comfortable and durable, and for me at least, they do not get stinky if I hang them over a door or something to dry after a workout. I wear one 3-4 times before washing, and the smell only starts to accumulate after like 3 pretty sweaty workouts. I wash with Tide Free & Clear detergent (and I usually toss in a very small amount of Downy Unstoppables) and machine dry.
Thanks for the input! Did you do CrossFit right up until your due date?
I agree. Ever been in a CrossFit class with only people that do t share any commonalities with each other? It’s painful and awkward to get through that hour lol.
When I am depressed exercise is not something I enjoy initially. It is a forced activity that I have to reteach myself to enjoy. I do not want to walk sometimes when I first get up in the morning. But I do it, because it is good for me. And then some days I enjoy it. It isn’t that I don’t enjoy things, my brain just tricks me and tells me I don’t enjoy things. I hear walking is great for bad back pain. I screwed up my back doing crossfit like a maniac and walking helps.
I appreciate your anecdote, but this general advice for everyone isn't really helpful in this type of discussion. There's also nuance. The "lift big, eat big" mantra sort of rings true because there's a natural upregulation in appetite after resistance training (which makes sense, you have to repair the muscle, so your body wants some protein and some carbs to replenish glycogen). SO, if you're not tracking otherwise, and your running vs strength sessions are otherwise relatively equal, then you have a bigger appetite, so you overeat = harder to lose adiposity. Also, there's the factor of HOW WELL are you training? A bro sesh versus a well-followed program with timed rest intervals, calculated percentages, and appropriate accessory work. Efficacy has a direct correlation to quality of program and quality of movement. If you're otherwise on your phone 50% of your actual lifting session, hit a 5x5 and some quick pullups in an hour, then 20 minutes of running is absolutely going to require more output. I know Reddit hates on it hard, but this is why CrossFit and similar methodologies work so well. It's a mix of strength training, gymnastics, calisthenics, and other movements in multitudes of modalities, so you're covering all of your bases. Same with Orange Theory, most BootCamps, F45, etc.
So you are the most annoying person at the party? Even managing to beat out the vegan CrossFit bro.
Try the rec yard, its off 150. Never been because I belong to a CrossFit gym, but I know of a few folks that work out there.
Love mindpump podcast!! Do you do their program? I was doing street parking (Crossfit) at home thinking about changing it up
Metcons are hard to track because so much is going on, compared to a strength program where you lift certain weights or a running program where you run certain paces. r/crossfit may have suggestions for helpful apps, but don't be surprised if they say there's always going to be some element of self regulation.
You're right. I am one of those thousands. I also regularly and very vocally challenge the stereotype of crossfit being unsafe A person who can do 5 pull ups unbroken is not ready to do 100, weighted, in 100 days, even if they are split up. Your rotator cuff is much more valuable than this.
Right - and honestly I'm only talking at the margins...because with decent crossfit programming you can tailor the class to fit your needs (ie when deadlifts come up, up the weight and lower the reps if you want to get better at deadlifting. simple example but it isn't rocket appliances).
crossfit isnt actually that crazy. you can go at your own pace.
Crossfit isn’t an average gym, you should only be going to open gym to work certain aspects of your training you want to improve. Or if you’re competing then it’s a good time to build strength or test harder wods
>i do crossfit. Ok now I'm judging you really hard. Good to see you in good health But cross fit.. that's more insane than having Breastmilk farms
My favorite thing in the world is watching my wife and her CrossFit teammates do this regularly
fair enough. I would challenge most people to really decide what "need" is and what ends their goals are serving that cannot be satisfied by CrossFit.
TBH once you get things sort of figured out, exercise is hella fun. Escrima, and skating are now my favorite hobbies. Like, I’m willing to do yoga, and am getting ready to start CrossFit and powerlifting to support them and make me stronger for/ in those two hobbies lol.
i'm 45 years old and i do crossfit. i dont smoke. i dont eat processed foods. i am in the health and wellness industry for a living. happy to report clean lab work at doctor last checkup a few months back. no diabetes, good cholesterol levels, blood pressure is good, everything is great.
Yeah, except you're wrong. It's literally written as an option in the original programming. ["Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed"](https://www.crossfit.com/workout/2005/08/18#/comments). Even the weighted vest is optional.
there are some other models too but i believe mine was about 300. absolutely worth it even tho i never use the heated seat because i live in the south lmao. but the built-in water heater is a must. also, real talk, if you or anyone you know is menstruating? holy shit get a bidet for them. *significant* life improvement. *significant.* i'll spare everyone the details but. yknow. *significant.* as a bonus, legit would be a fantastic gift for any pregnant folks because if you're getting to the "fancy enough for its own water heater and heated air" level, usually comes with a sitz bath mode. or i guess also a major boon if you've got some hella hemorrhoids too. i realize that having a bidet makes you evangelical about it akin to trying crossfit but yknow this one actually works,
> if you have time to go to a crossfit class AND open gym on top do supplement, That's not what I intended to say, if something I said came off like that. What I am trying to convey is that a CF class doesn't fulfill the goals/needs of most people with goals outside of getting better at crossfit. I don't think most people have time to do class and open gym and supplement. But subbing open gym for a class can hit the kinds of things that you need when the cf programming doesn't suffice.
As I said, it’s all about extremism. Most organizations, religious or otherwise, have some or even all of these elements, but not nearly to these levels. Hell, being vegan or doing CrossFit have communities that actually fit a few of these bullet points. Once the extremism line is crossed, there’s no going back. A lot of people will leave right away because that’s not their ideology, or they’ll stay and get caught up in it. I’ve been to plenty of liberal or progressive churches who really don’t fit any of these criteria. I know people who are actively deconstructing their experience in a cult. Our experiences with religion vary greatly.
I think people need to realize that CrossFit facilities are businesses. In my experience, and the experience of most of the successful Affiliate owners I know, Open gym provides negative value. Read the article. You aren't my ideal client. The potential value you may bring in is outweighed by the headaches associated with open gym. My city has a ton of options for people looking for open gym in your situation and I have a canned email response I send out to anyone inquiring about open gym, My point is this: Gyms do not have to offer open gym and, in most cases, it doesn't make sense too do so. It is frustrating as an experienced owner with a profitable gym when I see less experienced owners bullied into doing something that probably doesn't make sense long term.
I get around 4 hours sleep a night, wake up take a shower, drink a protein shake, go to school, go to McDonald’s and get a Carmel frappe, go to CrossFit, go back home and play some games, usually for honor or somn. Most of it is biological ability but having a fast pc and good equipment is necessary. Working out also helps and keeping a good sleeping schedule helps so does proper dieting. Blueberries increase rt by 9% and caffeine also helps.
You can cum in my wife and I love watching her fuckng other guys regularly bareback and she is a competition CrossFit athlete and fitness model and gets really hot guys to enjoy her after workouts in the massage room for a cool down routine
I have done it a lot with my wife and her CrossFit gym teammates she competes with being a gym slut and my encouragement for her to do so
I don’t think I’ll ever be able to get behind the idea of snatches. It’s probably been 10 years since I’ve performed any type of snatch movement regularly, but every time I watch an Olympic lifter or CrossFit bro do these with heavy weight by shoulders dislocate on their own.
that's contradictory. if you have time to go to a crossfit class AND open gym on top do supplement, you have plenty of time to get serious results. you are just trying to have your cake and eat it, too. which is totally fine. if you were after the serious results of a proper strength program like you mention above, you could pretty easilly do that for 45-60 mins a day, three to four days a week in a commercial gym. if you wanted to get serious conditioning results, you could also add conditioning on top of that and have 4-6 session, 90 mins a pop, weekly at a commercial gym. all for less $$$ than a crossfit gym. "extra" is not needed serious results. specification is. doing an exercise routine that is by nature not specialized is not really utilitarian in going after serious results. which, again, is totally fine to want to do and then do things on top of. but that's entirely a user problem. if i were a gym owner and a member were to tell me that its daily open gym availability for them, or else! i would be totally fine to see them frig off to somewhere else.
I agree with you. I think that the consultancy took advantage of a niche. Paying for mentorship seems oxymoronic. It is cookie cutter consulting. And it doesn't work for everyone. I know gyms that are legitimately very profitable because of TwoBrain. I also know gyms who were failing and were pushed off the cliff by adopting policies championed by TBB. CrossFitHO is now providing business education in the form of the "playbook" as well as support through both the Affiliate Roundtables and District Meetups.
Find some something you enjoy and do it very consistently. I believe the gym is the most effective way to do it but if you hate it then it will not stick. The reality is it ALL works if you do it. Bike ride 3 days a week, hot yoga, kettlebell, group sports, CrossFit, it is endless. For me I truly enjoy going to the gym and really testing myself so I choose to do that. Sure there are days I don't "feel" like it but I go anyways as I like to be strong. If I get injured I don't stop lifting I just work around the injury.
One, a rep is both legs. Two, it's usually a warm up, or to keep you loose and your heart pumping, it's not the goal. Three, doing a high number of these reps would gas you out very quickly, as your goal in basically all of these paths is some level of muscular hypertrophy per session, you'd be interferingwith that goal. Gassing out during the warm up, and then doing a set of turkish get ups is not safe. If you're interested in maxing out both cardio and weightlifting in the same session, might i recommend crossfit? Injuries guaranteed!
Because of the pandemic, we switched from having 1 hour of coach-supervised open gym per day to being open 24/7 with HybridAF. The idea was to spread attendance throughout the day rather than having everyone there during limited hours. It has been AMAZING. It reminds me of what CrossFit used to be. People are often hanging out for hours at a time working on their weaknesses, doing strength work, learning new skills, or just shooting the shit. There is almost always a coach or very experienced athlete there to answer random questions. Open gym only takes away from your coaching if you have shitty coaching. Open gym is detrimental to your gym culture if you have shitty gym culture to begin with. Open gym doesn’t cause these problems, only makes them more apparent.
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This does not sound like a gym I would go to. Especially not for crossfit prices. I guess I'm not his type of client. I train when I have time. If that doesn't line up with the classes, then I'm not going the class. Classes are also by design not personalized, but everyone needs to personalize their training if they want to work on weaknesses. It is completely unreasonable to expect someone serious to go to classes even close to 100% of the time.
Great question. I struggled with this as guy who lifted regularly and wanted to combine the two practices. So I worked with my yoga teacher to do some HIIT days with barbell complexes, triangle poses with KBs, and a crow pose/inversion. I try that 1x a week and 1x week focus on strength training. My yoga practice provides me with incredible spiritual growth and accessing spiritual dimensions that lifting simply cannot. So I choose to practice yoga more often than lifting. It’s simply a choice of goals, intuition and your time. On physique, it’s been difficult for me as a dude to see my V shape and butt not look as good as CrossFit days, but I recently realized I look so fucking hot in yoga pants and a tank that I feel sexy and empowered to strut my stuff into the cafe after class. Lots of wandering eyes from women so I think the physique from yoga is also more than sufficient. Plus I’ve embraced my feminine side which has made me a better, more sensual lover and the higher vibrations have brought beautiful humans into my life.
I can’t say I care either way, I accept it happens. I guess if we wanna see people move quicker and lift heavier then that’s what will be done I think it has some negative effects though, portraying a false sense of what’s possible to the average gym goer, particularly girls. They don’t wanna get “bulky” and they seee these girls and don’t realise they won’t look like that just by doing CrossFit
Thsts my guess. But let me be clear, I think they should be taking stuff. I do not care. I like watching them do all that amazing shit. Its super human, its what makes it great. These guys are top athletes already, if they take compounds to step up a level it doesn't change their success. They are already better athletes than the majority. Im pro steroids for ccrossfit. Like strongman comps. I love those too. I wouldn't care to see a natural competition. I want to see the beasts do beast things
No every mattress I have bought has been very expensive. I don’t buy cheap beds. I don’t have any health problems at all , just some degeneration in my lower back discs which are normal wear and tear from being so active and there’s nothing they can really do. I see chiropractors a lot and get massages . I am very active and I work out every day doing CrossFit and heavy lifting. I’m also a runner. I just find myself extremely sore on mattresses and my rib cage and sides . I tried 18 beds in my house. Every single one of them had some kind of issue whether it being too hot, making my back hurt or making me sore. So I just decided to settle and stop the freaking crazy process and keep this bed and topper. I love how extremely cooling it is and I don’t feel stuck. So I’m just learning to live with it I guess
definitely a fan of crossfit though. no question about that.
100% agree. I know myself that I keep healthy with walking, hiking, biking, kayaking and Weight Watchers. I would never be able to do CrossFit or do extreme diets.
TwoBrainBusiness, MadLab, Active Life, etc are ruining Crossfit. These consulting companies aren’t teaching owners how to create a high value, high service facility. They’re teaching them to raise prices, cut corners, and piss off the members who sustained the business previously - all while charging the box monthly fees. It’s unfortunate Crossfit doesn’t support the boxes with better business education. Glad to see the new programming options, but that’s often where Crossfit coaches feel their strong competency is. I appreciate the freedom of not being a franchise, but provide business education and support that align with CrossFit’s mission, not the mission of consulting company trying to churn out clients.
I quit my box when it stopped having open gym . $200 a month so I could weight in line to squats and presses during the lane 50 minute daily class time. No extra time to work on weaknesses. The open gym time was turned into coaches doing their $75 an hour personal training sessions, or private time for them to workout . This guy obviously just wants to have a personal trainer business . That’s fine his choice . However after doing CrossFit 10 years at a high level that’s bullshit for me 24 hr fitness offers better equipment and is $46 a month. Olympic platforms with fantastic oly weights, ergs, true form runner, etc I think CrossFit will ultimately go the way of the “curves” franchise
Depends on the gym. There is often clapping in Crossfit gyms when someone makes a PR lift.