(Closed) CrossFit!

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I want to do cross fit so bad!!!, but i just had a few surgeries over the past couple months and I can’t for at least another 6 months! However my FI has been doing it for the past 2 months and has lost 22pounds! He LOVES it! I can’t wait to be able to join him!

 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

I have some friends that do it and they love it! I am not sure I would get as into it as they do, after 30 min I am done! HaHa. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’ve heard really great things about it from friends!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Not to put anyone off of this, but I did Crossfit for about three months before my overly-paranoid doctor became concerned I might get rhabdomyolysis (rhabdo). Of course, I had blood drawn the day following an intense WOD so my muscle breakdown was much higher than normal, causing the doctor’s concern. However, there was this one woman who was a member of this gym who put herself into the hospital because she worked out too hard and too much. Crossfit is definitely great exercise, but just be careful, bees!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I’ve been doing crossfit for the last several months and love it!  I am pretty overweight, so I have to alter some of the WODs, but even those still kick my butt.  I always say I hate my life while I’m at a class because it’s soooo hard, but the minute the class is over, I’m rewarded with this amazing sense of accomplishment!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I’ve been doing crossfit for the last several months and love it!  I am pretty overweight, so I have to alter some of the WODs, but even those still kick my butt.  I always say I hate my life while I’m at a class because it’s soooo hard, but the minute the class is over, I’m rewarded with this amazing sense of accomplishment!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

FI and I have been CrossFitting since March and we love it!  The workouts are hard, but fun and the people at our gym are so supportive! 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I LOVE crossfit. I’ve been doing it for a year and a half and started my blog regarding my fitness and tracking all my crossfit workouts from the beginning. I’ve seen so much improvement in strength and my running has improved quite a bit since I started. I know people say it’s a cult and that we’re all too intense and what not but I think you take from it what you want. I think it’s a phenomenal workout. You don’t have to join into the whole comminity if you don’t want to, I think it’s more fun if you do, but you get to decide and I’ve yet to come across a box that really forces anything on anyone. 

@Narwhal:  This is definitely a concern and it scared me when I read about it at first. But the thing is, you’ve got to know your own body and you’ve got to have good coaches. If you have crappy coaches who don’t correct your form or don’t pay attention or push you too hard than you need to not workout with them any longer. Personal responsibilty along with finding the right people to teach you is important. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It can be a good workout, but watch your form ladies!

The big problem that is coming out (since Crossfit is relatively new) is that they do high reps and get tired and, therefore, it can cause form to slip. Especially since you are competeting for time often which encourages poor form. Bad form can cause bad injuries and wear and tear over time. Long time crossfitters are discovering major breakdown of their joints and muscles.

And even great coaches cant watch the whole class at once so they can not always watch your form. 

I did it for about 8 months and loved that I was my lowest body fat % ever, but my thighs were getting really big so I quit that.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I do CrossFit!  I’ve been going for 3 years now. 

I didn’t do it to get in wedding shape – I think I already was in shape as I was pretty active.  But I did it so that I could keep up with my fiance when we skied/hiked/biked/etc.  He’s just so fit and fast that I felt like a slug and it took great effort to keep up with him (he did slow it down for me)!  

I am a bit of a weekend warrior (like go hike 15 miles on Sunday), and that kind of thing requires good physical shape.  I have a notion that the better shape you are in the more FUN biking and backcountry skiing will be.  It’s working!

There are some people that live/eat/breathe CrossFit.  They don’t utilize their fitness to enjoy any sports like rock climbing or mountain biking, they just stay in the gym for all exercise – which I think is a shame!   I just use it as a means to an end.

I agree, if a weight is too much that you loose your form, you can hurt things you never knew could hurt before.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I absolutely loved it when I did it….it’s just too pricy for me and is kind of far away (if it’s not convenient, I won’t go).  If something opens close to me I’ll definitely give it a shot!!!

Post # 15
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Helper bee

@kalixti what box do you go to? my bf goes to the one in white rock, but i have a friend who goes to cf strong in addison!

I am not a crossfitter, but my bf is, and he is on his way to taking the certification to become a coach. i am so proud of him!!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@karenlinebarger:  Omega CrossFit in Plano is where we go! 

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