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Cross fit gym safe?

The long and the short of it is that we may never know because Crossfit has no mechanism in place to track injuries in its system. The system is one of affiliates, not franchises, which means any ...
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Fixing a disproportionately weak squat

I have a hybrid hypothesis: your squat form is wrong and has been wrong for close to two years, you're not working on fixing it, and you're spending your recovery budget on WODs and other lifts. ...
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How to stay fit on vacation?

There's an old saying you may be familiar with: "Where there is a will, there is a way". The first thing to realize is that whatever you decide to do, it will not be the same as CrossFit. That ...
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Staying strong and fit in prison?

Read Charles Bronson's book named Solitary Fitness Charlie Bronson has spent three decades in solitary confinement, and yet has stayed as fit as a fiddle, gaining several world strength and fitness ...
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Thickness of gymnastics rings

Official gymnastic rings are 2,8 cm wide while most gyms ones are 3,0 cm wide. As gymnasts wear padding/gloves the ring they use feel fatter. Many crossfit like rings are 3,2 wide. The main ...
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Why is getting up from a burpee so hard?

From a physiological standpoint, going from the plank to the squat requires you to hold a significant amount of bodyweight over your shoulders, and is bringing your abdomen into a compressed position ...
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Cross fit gym safe?

Crossfit has a very strenuous exercise regime, certain WODs do require a great deal of supervision. So yes there is a risk of injury but if you have a good trainer and a decent trainer to member ratio ...
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Have I really put on 14 lbs after only 4 Crossfit sessions?

Pretty much been addressed in the comments, but for a full answer: Short answer, no. You most likely did not gain that much weight in a short period of time. Things that can effect scale ...
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How to strengthen wrists to prevent pain while lifting

TL;DR: Try using proper wrist position, check your form, lift for technique, don't overwork an injury. My wrists started hurting when I started weightlifting (about eleven months ago) during bench ...
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Scaling benchmark workouts in Crossfit when preparing for competitions

Benchmark workouts are usually designed to hit a particular metabolic pathway by forcing a particular intensity in a particular time domain. For example, some workouts are designed to be 100m sprints, ...
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What are default weight ratios for different Crossfit exercises?

Just a quick note - Front Squat is almost always not as strong as the Back Squat. Here is a ratio my coach gave me: BS 80% FS 68% DL 100% PC 53% PS 41% My estimation is that for conditioning ...
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What are default weight ratios for different Crossfit exercises?

I believe that your precision approach will somewhat modify the programming intent and result in less variety. That difference might appear only in time when using a weight heavier or lighter than ...
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What are default weight ratios for different Crossfit exercises?

I've been doing CrossFit for just over two years now, so I know what you're feeling. I have to say though, I think you're overcomplicating matters just a bit. For me, I know what my 1 rep maxes are ...
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Plan to get Crossfit for (relatively) young male who hasn't worked out in over a year?

If I understand your question well, and I'm not sure I do because it is honestly mangled, you are looking for a way to arrange your training week in order to develop both cardiovascular fitness and ...
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Staying strong and fit in prison?

It all really depends on your goals respectively what is important to you. There are certain goals you can not achieve by calisthenics alone and the other way around. If you simply want to use your ...
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Has Anyone found a comfortable way to wear your mobile device when exercising?

I use this waistpack from Nike. It's literally just a small fanny pack. It's just big enough to fit my phone (Galaxy S6) comfortably but it can fit my wallet in it as well. I also keep my keys on a ...
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Can't progress any further with my trainings!

First of all, working out for 3 months is a very short amount of time to notice significant differences, so there might be changes to your body that you haven't noticed. You might have become stronger ...
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Why is getting up from a burpee so hard?

Getting up is harder than the push-up because work, by the physics definition, is "the product of force and displacement". In other words, you are moving more weight over a greater distance when ...
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What is wrong with CrossFit?

From what I've seen the reason Crossfit is given a bad rap is because it attempts to use exercises originally used in areas such as powerlifting and olympic lifting for "exercise/workout" value. In ...
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How to stay fit on vacation?

Just how much you want out of any workout is going to be determined primarily by your mental attitude (goals, persuasion, "want-to") towards your workout. There are plenty of workouts people do not do ...
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How to stay fit on vacation?

I noticed that you mentioned that you do crossfit regularly in your question. A quick google of crossfit travelling WODs will give you lot of options. This list, which happens to be at the top of the ...
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How to stay fit on vacation?

Obviously you will be limited to bodyweight exercises. I would try to get in some basics bodyweight resistance training and some plyometric style cardio as it will help with the explosive power of ...
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Can't progress any further with my trainings!

You're plateauing because you have no variety in your routine, and you're not losing belly fat because you're not in a caloric deficit. You look average because your training program isn't challenging ...
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How should I balance cardio and weights training for optimal strength but good cardiovascular stamina?

Your best approach is to ease into the cardio. You will have to figure out where to put in, either on another day, or right after your weight lifting. But you have to start out slowly, much more ...
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Has Anyone found a comfortable way to wear your mobile device when exercising?

Honestly I don't think there's any comfortable way to wear a large and rather hefty piece of electronics on your body if you're bouncing about. For running and lifting, I have a small mp3 player that ...
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Felt like vomiting while working out in the Gym!

I've had this in the past (and still do occasionally), and I put it down to three possible issues, fitness, food and water. Fitness If, as by your own admission, you're pushing yourself particularly ...
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How to strengthen wrists to prevent pain while lifting

I had this problem too. Let it rest. I also didn't want to stop training, I had a big momentum, so I bought wrist hooks for deadlift, to be able to keep training and go around the wrist injury, but ...
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Russian vs. American KB Swing - form difference?

The Russian kettlebell swing is direct out and away from you, then you let it fall down and go between the legs again for another rep. The American swing continues on and is raised up above the head, ...
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Russian vs. American KB Swing - form difference?

Strictly speaking, there is no inherent difference between the two techniques: given enough momentum, the kettlebell will continue in an arc to, and beyond, the overhead position. In practice, however,...
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What is a “CrossFit backpack”?

I don't personally do Crossfit, but I consulted someone who has been doing Crossfit for close to a decade and operates a Crossfit gym. She said there are some backpacks that have slots in them for ...
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