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The biggest problem with Crossfit really isn't Crossfit. It's the licensing model, and how quickly someone with no prior experience training people can open up their own Crossfit gym (or box as they like to call it). However, more on that later as it pertains to selecting a particular Crossfit gym. Exercise Selection With Crossfit you will experience a ...


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In short: An emphasis on optimising reps over time for long periods, with lower emphaisis on correct form. Crossfit isn't inherintly bad because of the exercises it emphasises. There are plenty of questions here that cover the idea that there is no one best way to exercise. People can have preferences, there are programs that are good at reaching goals ...


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Freeletics is basically CrossFit for the bodyweight exercises. It doesn't have as big of a following, but Freeletics originated in Germany. Instead of it being a lifestyle as CF is, the program is for generally 15 weeks of hard exercises. If you get the Coach, it will tell you what to do throughout the week. If not and you want all the exercises, I recommend ...


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While I'm not as familiar with how Crossfit classes are structured, I am familiar with using a heart rate monitor for barbell training. I used to use it to time when I should start the next set so that I could keep the training pretty dense, but be relatively assured that I would hit the required reps. I'm getting back to using it to time when to do the ...


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I think in answer to your question, it's going come down to what is your starting point? Are you new to lifting or been lifting for some time? Have you had any joint weaknesses? This article seems quite useful:- http://www.symptomfind.com/healthy-living/weighted-vest-training/ Also, have you considered resistance bands for working out at home? There's ...


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Another issue, which hasn't been discussed above, but which is the reason why I stopped doing crossfit, is the fact that cross fit focuses on exercise and not on goal-oriented training. This lack of emphasis on goal oriented training makes it hard for beginners to learn and work up to the more difficult and complex movements, potentially leading to injury. ...


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I've had pretty good success getting a few buddies together to train for an event in 6-12 months. I've trained for power lifting, Olympic lifting, and a few half marathons. With all of those I had the mental reminder that I was either going to show up and do well or show up and embarrass myself, which is decent motivation for me. But with each one I was ...


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I got news for you: Rich Fronning, Dan Bailey, and all the other elite men and women of crossfit did not get where they are in their athletic careers by doing crossfit. They all got strong first, doing squats, deadlifts, etc. They didn't do more weight than they could handle for time (at least not at first) with crappy form while not eating. To poorly ...


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For burpees I believe they are supposed to be forward our slightly toed out as you should be in a squat stance. See Crossfit - How Do I Burpee (http://www.crossfit.com/cf-info/faq.html#Exercises8) for explanation of their standard. For tight hips I think this article does a good job of covering some ways to work on this. ...


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Dynammic Stretching Tom Kurz I used this when training in martial arts many years ago. To this day, if asked, I can still kick above my head from cold.



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