(Closed) Crossfit and weight loss

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have not done Crossfit, however our best man started doing Cross Fit at his local gym.  He was very hard core about it, and changed his eating habits semi-gradually, eventually weaning himself off of most carbs.  He lost about 70 pounds and is super 6 pack ripped now.  It took about 8 months for him to get to his crazy fit current physique and he is maintaining it/getting stronger.

I realize that he’s a boy, so hiis weight loss/muscle gain ratio is quite different.  There are females in his Cross Fit group who aren’t ripped by any means even though they are in the same program.  I think you will get quick results with your intended eating habits and persistance with the program.  However, it seems fairly grueling so make sure you fuel yourself enough.  I know that when I change up my diet and begin working out more intensely, sometimes I don’t eat enough and feel very weak.

Good luck!  Let us know how you progress!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have been doing CrossFit now for about 2+ years.  I am a big outdoor person (mountain biking, backcountry skiing, backpacking).  I mainly did it because 1) I wanted to keep up with my fiance when we backcountry skied since I only got to go out once a week, and 2) I saw a 40+ year old friend in a bikini who looked smoking hot.  She was doing CrossFit.

I do not think anyone regrets doing CrossFit.  It is some $$ to plunk down (I pay a $60/month as a student but it’s normally $80/mo in Utah).  But the restuls you get are better than anything I have ever done.

It’s a real community.  The trainers help you with food, etc.  The friendly competition among other people in your class really helps push you along, nothing I can get by working alone.  

If I miss a week, going back I can guarantee something will be sore on me.

 

It’s not a weight loss program per se – but think of it as a leaner, stronger, fitter program.  In fact you could definitely loose weight but you’ll replace it with solid muscle (don’t worry women do not bulk up).  If you cut out sugar and grains you’ll accelerate your progress so much more.  It really works.

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