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Questions tagged [crossfit]

CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program consisting of constantly varied, functional movements executed at high intensity.

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How to proceed? My Crossfit trainer is leaving

I've been about one-year attending Crossfit classes with the same trainer. Now, he is leaving because he wants to start other career profile. I felt out of humor and he will be 3-4 classes still with ...
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Can't progress any further with my trainings!

I have been doing this program for quite some time now. There is a bit of progress in terms of technique but my body seems to be unchanged for the past 3 months. In other terms I do progress a ...
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Conversion between running and stationary bike?

I have just started doing CrossFit. Many of the workouts include a running component, such as start and end with 800m runs. Due to a knee injury, I can't handle the impact of running, so I have been ...
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How are Sisal ropes compared to Manila ropes in Gym Climbing, in terms of hand feel as well as other characteristics?

How are Sisal ropes compared to Manila ropes in Gym Climbing, in terms of hand feel as well as other characteristics? I wish to learn and slowly build capacity for Gym Rope Climbing. Let's assume ...
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Experiencing cramps in posterior pelvic crest after even light jogs

Brief background: I am an experienced athlete, 30 yrs old, 190lb/5'11; I play soccer and have always had a very fast 300m. Last couple of months, I have been doing crossfit. I have been going up in ...
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Weight training for muscular endurance

I have just started doing Stronglifts 5x5 (which is almost the same as Starting Strength). Hopefully in say 6 months time I have made good progress, but are also starting to plateu. In order to get ...
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Puked first day at gym [duplicate]

I am 23/F, 155cm, 61kg and started gym recently. I previously used to be thinner so I never went to a gym (stupid, I know). But I used to do and love aerobics in (2012-2013) - I also used to do ...
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Cross fit gym safe?

I've recently signed up to a cross fit gym. I hear about people getting injured but also about people gaining strength and mobility after injury through cross fit activities. Does anyone know anything ...
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Felt like vomiting while working out in the Gym!

While I was working out at the gym last week I felt like vomiting at the end. I started with a 10 minutes cardio and then a 45 Minutes weight training session. And finally, at the end I did ...
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Hypoglycemic persons gym plan?

Hypoglycemia, also known as low blood sugar, is when blood sugar decreases to below normal levels. This may result in a variety of symptoms including clumsiness, trouble talking, confusion, loss of ...
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How should I balance cardio and weights training for optimal strength but good cardiovascular stamina? [closed]

I have been strength training for about a while but I left out cardio training hence lost my cardiovascular stamina.Swimming and jogging are my cardio options.But while increasing my stamina and ...
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Choosing the correct metabolic rate

I'm trying to determine my metabolic rate for the TDEE calculator but I'm a little confused on how to choose the correct one. A little context about myself: I'm a 23 year old, male, Software Engineer, ...
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Foundational Stetches for CrossFit

I feel like there are so many mobility stretches out there for your body, but which ones do you really need to do. To be an all around CrossFit athlete and have continual gains you must improve your ...
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Purpose of rectus abdominis training

It looks like the rectus abdominis plays a role in posture and contributes a bit towards increasing intra-abdominal pressure (IAP). Also, it is used for trunk/lumbar flexion as well. However, what ...
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Fixing a disproportionately weak squat

I've been doing Crossfit full-time (5-6 days/week) for a year now, and I have a really, stubbornly weak squat. It's so weak that it's always my limiting factor on compound movements like thrusters, ...
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Scaling benchmark workouts in Crossfit when preparing for competitions

I've been training Crossfit and heavy lifting for a year and have intensified in the past four months and am currently at ~75% of the Rx weights listed on various workouts. I'd like to prepare for ...
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What are default weight ratios for different Crossfit exercises?

I am doing Crossfit for couple monthes and still can't manage to always find a good weight for training according to weight exercises. For instance, I can do deadlifts with 60 kg and front squat with ...
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Wheelchair users (including levers-powered) and losing weight [closed]

Is it harder for people in wheelchairs to lose weight? The weight poses an extreme hazard to the cardiovascular system, in many cases. What can be done about it? Diet obviously plays a key, but if you ...
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How to stay fit on vacation?

I am doing CrossFit on a regular basis. However, this summer I will be on a 4-week-long vacation. I have seen this question: What's a good exercise regime for when traveling/vacationing/etc.? ...
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Crossfit training plans: progressive programming of fitness and skills

Are there any high quality examples of progressive crossfit training plans over a longer period of time say a few month or a year? Starting at an assumed fitness and skill level, it should be desined ...
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Has Anyone found a comfortable way to wear your mobile device when exercising?

I hate to wear armbands when working out and my headphones seem to get snagged. Has anyone used this shirt before?
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Is my diet or workout more effective? [duplicate]

I have been something of a workout addict for around three years, and while I saw minimal weight gain, I've seen large variances in my body makeup in the last 3 years. Depending on what I was into at ...
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Plan to get Crossfit for (relatively) young male who hasn't worked out in over a year? [closed]

I am a user on this website who may not be familiar to you nowadays; but I am wondering about if someone could provide a safe, detailed exercise plan that creates decent muscular and cardiovascular ...
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Staying strong and fit in prison?

I am a 32 year old male serving several years in prison. I am hoping to stay in good physical condition there and the security guards enforce a daily routine of 200 push ups, 200 sit ups, and 500 ...
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Is Creatine bad for you?

Hey I'm relatively new to weight lifting and I have friends who take Creatine before working out. They said it really helps build muscle. But I've also heard it can be bad for you. How true is it, and ...
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Thickness of gymnastics rings

I want to buy some wooden gymnastics rings for my home gym. I have found models with 2.8,2.9,3.0,3.1 and 3.2 cm diameter. Since I have small hands my first idea was to go with the 2.8 cm rings. ...
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combining crossfit with stronglifts - both scheduling and weight intensity

I am in okay shape, so I decided to join a crossfit box. I have been doing crossfit for about months now, and I really enjoy it. However, I find that I am having trouble doing some of the more ...
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Improve my “Crossfit” regime? [closed]

All Day Workout I have time to play with, and I think I've been a bit random with my workouts. I want all round fitness, and I'd say I'm fairly intermediate. Do you think there's anything I can add ...
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Crossfit without olympic weights at home gym

I've started CrossFit at my gym, but now, I have to move. I can't train there anymore. I've got weights at home (dumbbells, barbell, various plates) but it's not the Olympic weights with the rubber ...
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beginning crossfit guidance

I want to understand how to gradually build up my crossfit wod stamina and endurance. I am really new to crossfit and in okay shape, but I really want to improve. I am 40 years old, so I don't want to ...
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Using heavier weights to focus on form. Bad idea?

I did crossfit for a while a few years ago, and as an influence from that my home workout today is mainly bodyweight exercises, kettlebell training and rowing. I've been training with a 16kg ...
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Heart rate in crossfit and running

I am confused about my heart rate and the sensation I have when exercising. I have been exercising for one year and 4 months, I am 27 seven years old. I have been doing mainly cardio, but three ...
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How to reduce belly? [duplicate]

I have been doing crossfit for past 4 months, but I haven't lost any weight. I saw Rich Froning video on youtube and starting taking some amino acids drink. Other than that, I don't consume any other ...
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How many times can one do crossfit in a week?

I go to crossfit everyday of the week except on sunday (because there is no class on sunday). I weigh 220 lbs and considered over weight, so I struggle a lot to complete the workout. I am not sure, if ...
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Heart rate monitoring for crossfit

I am interested to see how my heart rate responds while I'm doing Crossfit workouts. I'm not interested in seeing my heart rate during workouts, but more post-hoc to see what the profile was, and to ...
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Are Freeletics and Crossfit the same thing?

I am confused on what the two are. I know the concept is working out without equipment in a high intensity fashion, but more than that, I am lost.
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Weigted vest exercises for bodybuilding at home

Since heavy barbells may be problematic in an appartement I am constantly looking find some alternatives to traditional barbell exercises which I can do at home. This time I want to ask, what ...
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What is wrong with CrossFit?

Background Information When I started exercising a few months ago, I started with P90X and Insanity (Insanity for the mornings and P90X for the evenings). As a result, I'm getting used to high ...
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Proper Burpee Form

When doing burpees (or actually watching others more seasoned than I) I notice that "on the way up" their feet are both pointing forward, however, mine always come back "pigeon toed". I assume this ...
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Workout classes and training for little $$

For the past few years, I've worked out primarily by myself. I stay in shape, but I do not set goals, push myself, or try new workouts very often. While I have always been fairly fit, my workouts have ...
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How do I know if I am using my resistance cord in the right way?

I have a new set of Resistance cord that I bought. I am exercising regularly with it, but then how do I know if I am using it in the correct way? Let us say that I am doing the squat with it. I ...
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Knee stiffness and soreness [closed]

I do Crossfit WOD's 5 times a week. After running one day carrying two 20 lb med balls, my right knee was very stiff the next day. It's been about 3 weeks and the stiffness has not decreased. I am ...
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Wife has normal to above normal metabolism - still gaining weight

My wife is in great shape, but she has gained 15 lbs in the last 2 years. She eats clean and works out (Crossfit 3-4x week , spinning 1x week) but she can't lose the weight that she has put on the ...
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Why does CrossFit use Kipping Pull-ups?

For regular workouts there is information on the benefits and importance of doing pull-ups regularly. CrossFit even mentions it in this article. Men's Health even talks about this in one of their ...
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Balancing barbell with turkish getup or alternative?

I only started this a few weeks ago, so who am I to talk: I'm currently doing a TGU with a 30kg dumbbell, which is the heavist dumbbell around. Hence, today I used a straight and quite short barbell ...
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Crossfit Times MWF or TWTh

I've been doing crossfit for about 7 months now, and I'm extremely happy with the results. For the amount of time I put in and the amount of results I see, I can hardly believe it. I've recently ...
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Ideas for a tagline for CrossFit StarFit? [closed]

Just putting together a design for a t-shirt for my recently affiliated CrossFit Gym, and was wondering if anyone could help with a tagline that might be appropriate? The gym is targeted mainly as ...
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How does Voodoo Floss work?

Voodoo Floss is a new(?) trend in CrossFit that basically involves, if I understand it correctly, wrapping a muscle group or joint very tightly in a thing called a voodoo band while stretching or ...
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Does daily crossfit excercise and a paleo diet reduce heart disease? [closed]

Does doing daily crossfit excercises and eating a paleo diet consisting of lean meat, vegetables, etc. reduce heart disease?
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The theory behind crossfit, “ghetto” workouts etc

I have a background in bodybuilding training and functional training for climbing. In both cases it has been crucial to keep certain fixed amounts of repetitions within series, numbers of series per ...