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Has anyone tried Crossfit?

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Hi, has anyone tried Crossfit? I am trying it tomorrow with my FI who found out about it from work friends. Apparently a lot of firefighters do it. Anyways, I've found things here and there on the internet-- that basically it is some intense training but then I'll come across these sites that say people have died from it. Well, I probably won't hear back before I try it so I will give an update but wanted to see if anyone else has tried it. Thanks!

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I've been dying to - but at my gym the crossfit trainer doesn't get in until 7AM which is too late for me to workout.

 

The guys who were in that movie 300 did crossfit. My DH is obsessed with it - wants to open a crossfit gym.

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Well, that is great that your DH loves it! I just hope I can hack it, it sounds hard but I like training hard-- I just need a reason to. It has been A LONG TIME since I have trained intensely but I really need it. I was a pole vaulter in junior college and trained so freakin hard it kind of burnt me out. Time to get back on the saddle!!

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Samantha!! I just started doing crossfit... as a fellow former track and field athlete (heptathlon) I think you will love it! I am so sore but I love how short and intense the workouts are. It takes a little digging but the website (crossfit.com) has modified version of most of the exercises. There is also crossfitendurance.com that I like also. I plan on eventually doing both but for now am trying to alternate between the regular crossfit workout of the day and the crossfit endurance workout of the day. I eventually want to do triathlons or adventure racing, which is why I like the crossfit endurance.

 

Let us know how it goes!

 

-Kate- Why don't you just go to the crossfit website and do the workout of the day on your own?

 

~Jaime

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I did it last summer when I was studying for the bar exam. It was the best workout I've ever had! You will be REALLY sore though for about a week (and occassionally after that too). Good luck!

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Hi ladies, I have done crossfit off and on, I really like some of the work outs (some not so much) so I just do my own versions. I had no idea how to do thrusters, deadlifts etc - it's fun and I am very sore after. Since I started I now can do a few unassisted chin ups - and that's big for me. I think you will like it, I wish I had other females to do it with - I just do it at a regular gym and people look at me funny haha. Good luck and have fun!

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Originally Posted by -Kate- View Post
The guys who were in that movie 300 did crossfit. My DH is obsessed with it - wants to open a crossfit gym.
Kate, this made me laugh. I've never heard such a collective gasp by the females in the movie audience when the Spartan soldiers walked on screen. Gerard Butler .... *drool* .. wha?

Oh right, crossfit. I've been doing it for about a month now with more consistent results than i've had going to the gym 4x/week. You can definitely work to your ability, and push yourself hard enough without maxing out. I love it because it's varied, so it's not line droning out on the elliptical for 30 minutes. The trainer i use lets me bring my own music if i want, so it definitely keeps it fresh.

Hope you enjoyed your first session!

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I LOVE CROSSFIT!!! It has totally helped me get to my goal weight and size. I have my final fitting tomorrow and it was perfect to get me where I need to be for my May wedding!!!!

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My FI started doing it 6 days a week about 3 weeks ago and loves it. He wants me to start but I am super un-athletic so I am afraid I might have an asthma attack just walking through the door. I did promise FI that I would give it a try though. (And probably walk out crying.)

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