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30-05-2012, 11:39 PM
Is CrossFit another fitness fad?

Crossfit is slowly picking up pace So what do you think? Is it a fitness fad that will catch fire then fade out or do you think this is a slow trend that will establish itself into them mainstream as people turn to more functional type goals?

Crossfit has attracted many labels since it started taking hold, one should never really base the decision of taking part in a workout program based solely on reputation and word of mouth. It's far more important to focus on the results that are achieved overall and how those results are gained.

So do you think it is a fad like Les Mills classes?

dave
31-05-2012, 12:01 AM
Seeing as though Les Mills has been around for ages and still going I would say it could be similar to it.

wingman
31-05-2012, 12:07 AM
It certainly has its flaws, but i think people get the wrong idea due to videos they see online. If someone's goal is allround general fitness then its pretty good for that. However most people want to bias toward strength, so its not suitable for them.

Its funny how theres idiots who have gotten pinned under a benchpress yet bodybuilding doesnt get a bad name. These have similar amount of relevance.

I think its downfall will be its cost. Crossfit gyms pay 5k pa for their affiliation and majority charge ALOT for their memberships. Their client base has been willing to pay it due to the uniqueness, team atmosphere and close coaching as opposed to the commercial gym marketspace. Hardly any competitors in Australia, PTC is obviously growing. In USA, theyre very popular - oly lifting gyms, PL gyms and gyms that specialise in sports prep. These are all cheaper.

CaT_SPeW
31-05-2012, 12:22 AM
Are we really going to go through this again???

wingman
31-05-2012, 01:39 AM
Are we really going to go through this again???

It's either that or argue with the wikipedian again about something trivial :p

Goosey
31-05-2012, 09:57 AM
Anyone remember Paul Chek?

The proper way to make someone flexible strong and muscular, safely is through one on one supervision, but it is costly due to the fact that activities like aerobics, spinning, boxing classes, crossfit and the new kid on the block tough muddier are activities where a bloke can make a quick buck.

So it is pushed down our throats that this is the best way.

Bazza20
31-05-2012, 10:17 AM
Yeah Paul Check. Read a book of his once. It's in the bin now.

TrentZor
31-05-2012, 11:16 AM
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m140/ceffo/CrossfitCarPulling.jpg

wingman
31-05-2012, 11:22 AM
Lol trent, jason khalipa is pretty cool

D-Man
31-05-2012, 01:33 PM
@trent - I would've thought that would be getting a bit tired by now, and yet I lmfao every time you post it.

TrentZor
31-05-2012, 01:40 PM
@trent - I would've thought that would be getting a bit tired by now, and yet I lmfao every time you post it.

My point exaclty concerning these threads LOL

cheers
trent

DREADLIFT
31-05-2012, 02:24 PM
@trent - I would've thought that would be getting a bit tired by now, and yet I lmfao every time you post it.

It is getting a bit tyre-d by now.

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Goosey
31-05-2012, 02:43 PM
Trent, the people on this forum are completely sick and tired of your use of this stupid, childish photo.

People need the right info, I know how you feel about this but many like crossfag, I mean fit and need the correct information.

Please cease.

Light Weight
31-05-2012, 03:01 PM
I was actually thinking of doing crossfit on my cardio days as I much prefer lifting things than sittinmg on my arse and pedaling for excessive km's.

TrentZor
31-05-2012, 04:04 PM
Trent, the people on this forum are completely sick and tired of your use of this stupid, childish photo.

People need the right info, I know how you feel about this but many like crossfag, I mean fit and need the correct information.

Please cease.

Can I post another one .. I've got a few more.:what:

cheers
trent

wingman
31-05-2012, 05:16 PM
Can I post another one .. I've got a few more.:what:

cheers
trent

You obviously research this stuff excessively.

Grippy
01-06-2012, 07:37 AM
Closet crossfit fan hey

Fitnation
10-06-2012, 03:27 PM
Probably the best thing Crossfit is doing is getting more women into effective resistance training. One of the downsides is the way they aren't modifying themselves to the mainstream. I was talking to some mates who work at a large fitness retailer yesterday, and they are devoting an entire section of their shop to Crossfit. I think it needs to be modified so it can reach a much larger market. Many bodybuilders and trainers in the gym could be more inclined to give it a go if Crossfitters weren't so intent on bashing regular weight training.

Bazza20
10-06-2012, 03:42 PM
Probably the best thing Crossfit is doing is getting more women into effective resistance training. One of the downsides is the way they aren't modifying themselves to the mainstream. I was talking to some mates who work at a large fitness retailer yesterday, and they are devoting an entire section of their shop to Crossfit. I think it needs to be modified so it can reach a much larger market. Many bodybuilders and trainers in the gym could be more inclined to give it a go if Crossfitters weren't so intent on bashing regular weight training.

The crossfit trainers will probably just lift off some standard BB template. Call it crossfit bodybuilding and then claim crossfit works better for bodybuilding.

solarbear
16-06-2012, 07:03 PM
Since most people's goal is general fitness, I see Crossfit having good longevity. On par with Pilates. At least it gets women lifting real weights. I get pretty tired of pt's and gyms wasting women's time and effort with misinformation.

What it has going for it is the sense of accomplishment for completing the daily workouts and the variety.

Woodsy88
08-08-2012, 12:59 AM
CrossFit now is completely different to what it was 2-3 years ago. Look at this years regionals and world games where the competitors were pretty heavily challenged (100kg hang cleans, snatch and clean ladder, Pendleton tri).

Like many different powerlifting gyms and Olympic lifting gyms every coach has a different style. The crossfit main site is really designed for the brand new crossfitter who hasn't really done a lot before, and although some of the programming may be questionable at times, it has its benefits. As people progress, join an affiliate or start competing we see certain styles.

For example at my affiliate, we have a strength bias, so we lift heavy 3 times a week, and some of our members do weightlifting sessions too. We believe that we can get better results with our clients by programming short and heavy. We currently don't do kipping pull ups, and our newbies won't kip until they can demonstrate at least 6 pull ups. Kipping is its own exercise and I agree when others call it out, it's not a pull up, but in crossfit comps it is what it is.

So not every gym is the same, what HQ does doesn't necessarily convey what I believe, although I agree it's most otherwise I wouldn't be affiliated.

I think it will be around for a while yet, it has it's place and what it has done for powerlifting and Olympic lifting and even gymnastics in terms of interest has been good. I know the lifters at Cougars weightlifting have close ties to many crossfit gyms, and Damon Kelly has coached at our gym, and his coach does crossfit.

TrentZor
08-08-2012, 02:05 AM
For example at my affiliate, we have a strength bias, so we lift heavy 3 times a week, and some of our members do weightlifting sessions too. We believe that we can get better results with our clients by programming short and heavy.

hope glassman doesn't come around and shut u down for breaking the mould.
Ah i forgot his laughing on his way to the bank.

Goosey
08-08-2012, 08:39 AM
Hello woodsy.

Trent, how's the Sydney's PTC affiliate going for you?

Timeah
08-08-2012, 08:45 AM
Silverwater crossfit FTW.

although soon to be lidcombe CF.















:p

The Hamburgler
08-08-2012, 08:57 AM
After see Wall Ball throws in his training log it wouldn't surprise me lol

And yes, Glassman would have to be one of the worlds better salesman

Woodsy88
08-08-2012, 11:18 AM
Take a look at outlaw Crossfit, Crossfit Newcastle, Crossfit border, Crossfit endurance.

All heavily strength focused. The original programming template of Crossfit called for workouts that used 2-3 exercises and last between 10-20 minutes. Anyone who knows about conditioning can probably agree this works. The problem comes when workouts are put together that constantly have lower weights and slow exercises. The prescription of large loads over long distances quickly is good, I do hate that anyone will throw Kettlebell swings and Burpees into a WOD and call it Crossfit. Guess there is t a clear line though.

I am aware of all the faults. Injuries can be avoided when programming is adjusted to suit each individual. Why handstand pushup if you cannot push up???
However I also see the massive benefits Crossfit has had on the general public and how its changing the perception of heavy lifting.

NightFallTech
08-08-2012, 11:25 AM
I am aware of all the faults. Injuries can be avoided when programming is adjusted to suit each individual. Why handstand pushup if you cannot push up???


Wouldn't a handstand pushup be effectively a BW overhead press?
.... challenging for most i'd say.

Bazza20
08-08-2012, 11:29 AM
Wouldn't a handstand pushup be effectively a BW overhead press?
.... challenging for most i'd say.

No. Handstand push up is only partial ROM only going to the top of head where as the bar goes all the way down.

Woodsy88
08-08-2012, 11:38 AM
The fact it is challenging is my point exactly. If a beginner attempts to handstand push up, one of the scaling options widely used is to shorten the range of motion by putting abmats or bumper plates under their head. Some people are doing this without being able to do push ups from their toes.

I look at it this way, you don't do half squats, so don't do half handstand push ups.

Woodsy88
08-08-2012, 11:41 AM
To clarify, we scale handstand push ups to either push ups from the pike position or dumbbell presses.

apiewithhoboliftingaroma
08-08-2012, 12:26 PM
Derp

bryan3976
08-08-2012, 02:13 PM
hrmm crossfit can be funny

CrossFit Fail Compilation - YouTube

Cott0n
08-08-2012, 03:03 PM
Not all is rosy at crossfit HQ;

Anthos Capital and CrossFit Inc. Documents (http://anthosandcrossfit.blogspot.com.au/)

Greg's ex is selling out.

wingman
08-08-2012, 03:33 PM
Not all is rosy at crossfit HQ;

Anthos Capital and CrossFit Inc. Documents (http://anthosandcrossfit.blogspot.com.au/)

Greg's ex is selling out.

Laurens a mole. They split up ages ago but continued to be part of thr biz. Only now that CF has a multimillion dollar sponsorship she wants her half.
She's also stolen one of the franchises in the past too. Ill dig up a link later.

Shrek
29-10-2013, 01:26 PM
Is this some sort of Crossfit event?
Jump over barbells while holding one? :)

http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv286/Body_Shield/New%20Album%202/New%20Album%202003/9GzYyln_zpsceaae998.jpg

taurus
29-10-2013, 01:29 PM
I saw this on ESPN last night...
Each bar is heavier than the last. Like a ladder of clean & press. Im not a huge fan of the sport, but I cant knock some of the lifts! Pretty impressive lifting


Is this some sort of Crossfit event?
Jump over barbells while holding one? :)

http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv286/Body_Shield/New%20Album%202/New%20Album%202003/9GzYyln_zpsceaae998.jpg

Big Mick
29-10-2013, 04:00 PM
Is this some sort of Crossfit event?
Jump over barbells while holding one? :)

http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv286/Body_Shield/New%20Album%202/New%20Album%202003/9GzYyln_zpsceaae998.jpg

They don't jump anything while holding anything, each one is progressively heavier, so you lift one then immediately move on to the next one.

Shrek
29-10-2013, 04:15 PM
Ok I was being a kunce. I know what they are attempting. Forget form just do it the quickest... Right?


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Big Mick
29-10-2013, 05:18 PM
Not sure if it's timed or not.

Never followed it. Not interested in it.

Shrek
29-10-2013, 05:21 PM
Would have to be timed otherwise they'll rest too long and it would take a farrrrking long time.


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High Road
29-10-2013, 05:41 PM
Reebok Crossfit Games 2013 Men Clean & Jerk Ladder HD - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx-iLHmAsGU&sns=em)

spartacus
30-10-2013, 08:23 AM
some good lifting, given all of the other exercises they do.

ride29er
30-10-2013, 09:21 AM
That clean ladder was the second workout on day 3, just 3 hours after completing

4 Rounds for Time:
600m Run w/ Burpee (25,10)
25 Overhead Squats (140,95)

terrible form hey @Shrek??

Shrek
30-10-2013, 01:05 PM
25 overhead squats with 140kg. Is that correct?


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High Road
30-10-2013, 01:13 PM
25 overhead squats with 140kg. Is that correct?


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Lbs


65kgs..ish

Shrek
30-10-2013, 01:15 PM
Still no mean feat. Them overhead squats are hard.


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High Road
30-10-2013, 01:22 PM
Especially after a 600m run...and 4 rounds....and it's in a comp