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AlxTgr
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re: Started Crossfit
I just think it's a ridiculous statement in the context of this thread. I can only base this on he three coaches I have dealt with. I don't care what type of cert they have. They absolutely know what they are doing.


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Mark Makers
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re: Started Crossfit
I’m into my 3rd month of CF and love it as well. I have a couple friends who have been doing it for years and my wife about 6-7 months and their results is what persuaded me to try it. It is by far the most motivation I have ever had to get off the couch and stay in the gym. I don’t understand why there is so much negativity around it, bring on the downvotes lol


AlxTgr
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I hate burpees.


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lsu777
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You realize many of the best coaches in the world have given up their cscs right? The cscs test has turned into what the old cf level 1 was, straight back.

Also to open a box you have to be a cf2 with at least a year of coaching I believe.

I have my own problems with cf, mainly the programming. But cf has done more for weightlifting and classic barbell lifts than anything ever has.


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Any hot bishes?


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Lester Earl
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My point is, you cannot learn much in a weekend course...


It’s 16hrs of hands on stuff & the test is actually kinda tough. It’s pretty informative.

Like any fitness domain, it will produce good & bad leaders. Those that are serious about it rise to the top.


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Hulkklogan
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LSUAlum2001


You go to GCF? Front squats today



I'm in my 2nd or 3rd month and i'm enjoying it a lot. The bodyweight stuff is the most challenging for me since it's hard to scale it.. Friday's tabata destroyed me.
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AlxTgr
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The bodyweight stuff is the most challenging for me since it's hard to scale it
My new motivation to lose more weight. I get jealous of the string beans flying through those. Unfortunately, I'm he heaviest I've ever been even though I'm on the second smallest belt hole on my belts. Damn muscles!


Mud_Till_May
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same here. Im treating it like winter workouts till i get to summer. going to feel much better.


happy and healthy 2018


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lsu777
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which bodyweight items are you having a hard time scaling? I can tell you the progression for each if you tell me which ones.


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The bodyweight stuff is the most challenging for me since it's hard to scale it..


like what?


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Mud_Till_May
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which bodyweight items are you having a hard time scaling? I can tell you the progression for each if you tell me which ones.


To be honest, I'm not doing this for looks. I'm doing it for strength and health. The rest is just an added bonus.


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You realize many of the best coaches in the world have given up their cscs right? The cscs test has turned into what the old cf level 1 was, straight back.


Provide me a source or example of this, because I just do not believe that. You must have CSCS to be a college strength and conditioning coach. A lot of Physical Therapist have CSCS, along with exercise physiologists.

I understand Crossfit Trainers go through more training now, they used to not do that, but the CSCS is still a much better certification, unless there is something I’ve missed?

I’m taking my CSCS exam this year, and it’s absolutely no joke. My buddy had to get his CSCS to train Professional and collegiate athletes.


lsu777
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To be honest, I'm not doing this for looks. I'm doing it for strength and health. The rest is just an added bonus.


I understand that but scaling the bodyweight movements to an appropriate level is like making sure you have the right amount of weight on the bar.


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AlxTgr
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I seem to struggle more than anyone with situps. No idea why. I generally cheat by using a wall ball, and no one says anything. I can maybe get 5 toes to bar done in 2 minutes, so if a WOD has that in it, I just do knee ups. I cheat pull ups by using a 35 lb plate as a step and give a little calf/toe pop to help me up.


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Burpees are the absolute worst. Even if I scale down to walking legs back, going down to the ground, and walking back up rather than jumping, I just get worn the hell out and can't keep up the volume that everyone else does. I regularly have the lowest rep count on burpees, scaled all the way. Breathing might be the largest issue with these, though. I have noticed that I tend to forget to focus on breathing during the really intense stuff, and focusing on breathing more has helped some on other exercises.

Things like bear crawls and crab walks. We generally only do these during warmups, but they hurt like a workout and I fall way behind everyone else and have to cut that exercise short so I don't hold people up.

The tabata the other day was supposed to be ring dips, but I scaled all the way down to bench dips and the sheer volume had the medial head of my triceps feeling like I tore something for a couple of days, couldn't bend my elbow all the way. They're still sore and it's 5 days later I know the tabatas are designed to push you to the limit but I think that was a bit much for me.. not sure how else to scale down dips though..

Pushups. I scale to knee pushups and I still struggle at the volume that's often required. By struggle I mean I reach muscle failure and have to break up the volume to literally single or double reps for the rest of the workout because I physically cannot lift myself any more than that. I've tried bench pushups but I find knee pushups easier.

All of this stuff has gotten better since I started, obviously. And they always give us scale-down ideas, but sometimes even the lowest scale just kicks my arse way more than I expect because I'm a fatass.





For reference, the tabata was:
Tabata: 8 Rounds of 20" work/ 10" rest
-Ring Dips / Box Dips / Bench Dips
-Toes to Bar / Hanging Knee Raises
-Push Ups
-Sit Ups
1 minute Break between movements

* Record lowest set for each movement
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lsu777
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re: Started Crossfit
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Provide me a source or example of this, because I just do not believe that. You must have CSCS to be a college strength and conditioning coach. A lot of Physical Therapist have CSCS, along with exercise physiologists.

I understand Crossfit Trainers go through more training now, they used to not do that, but the CSCS is still a much better certification, unless there is something I’ve missed?

I’m taking my CSCS exam this year, and it’s absolutely no joke. My buddy had to get his CSCS to train Professional and collegiate athletes.


oh its still a great cert and still the best cert there is. Go read why mark rippetoe gave his up. he was the main one talking about it. not all of the best have given it up, but many have and many others have voiced displeasure in the direction of the certification and the information it is putting out.


lsu777
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give me a little while and i will post the progressions for these.


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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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Burpees are the absolute worst. Even if I scale down to walking legs back, going down to the ground, and walking back up rather than jumping, I just get worn the hell out and can't keep up the volume that everyone else does.
Same. Pretty sure people are going to start calling me DFL to my face.

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Pushups. I scale to knee pushups and I still struggle at the volume that's often required. By struggle I mean I reach muscle failure and have to break up the volume to literally single or double reps for the rest of the workout because I physically cannot lift myself any more than that. I've tried bench pushups but I find knee pushups easier.
Same. Lest WOD that had high volume had me walking around trying to find any way to get past failure. Now, I always start conventional, and I probably should not.


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Shepherd88
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For reference, the tabata was:
Tabata: 8 Rounds of 20" work/ 10" rest
-Ring Dips / Box Dips / Bench Dips
-Toes to Bar / Hanging Knee Raises
-Push Ups
-Sit Ups


Is that 8 rounds per exercise? I’m a crossfitter too but dayum


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