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    Is crossfit basically just powerlifting and other compound lifts put into supersets?

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    No, it's much more than powerlifting and supersets of compound lifts.
    Go to their website and read about it.
    It's all free info, no spam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firescrub View Post
    Is crossfit basically just powerlifting and other compound lifts put into supersets?
    yes. run far far away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firescrub View Post
    Is crossfit basically just powerlifting and other compound lifts put into supersets?
    Not at all.

    Google CrossFit+(your zip code) and find a gym near you. The first workout is always free.

    Hands down the best program out there for firefighters.

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    Crossfit is great for firefighters because it revolves around functional fitness. Not necessarily getting a heavenly body by doing curls and other traditional bodybuilding type exercise, but being able to be in the shape you need to be for performing the duties of our job.

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    I love doing Cross Fit stuff! It's so fun, and very intense. It, however, can be very dangerous if you are not in shape, don't use proper form, or not properly monitored. I do their stuff (or like exercises) all the time. But, I am READY to do it. AND : I know proper ergonomics to protect myself from being injured.

    I think task specific exercise is great. It needs to be designed, not just with the task in mind, but with injury prevention in mind. I have treated so many weight training, improper training and sports injuries in my time... this stuff drives me crazy!
    Please be ready for what you are doing. Please work into it!

    read here about sport/job specific training:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drjmilus View Post
    I love doing Cross Fit stuff! It's so fun, and very intense. It, however, can be very dangerous if you are not in shape, don't use proper form, or not properly monitored. I do their stuff (or like exercises) all the time. But, I am READY to do it. AND : I know proper ergonomics to protect myself from being injured.

    I think task specific exercise is great. It needs to be designed, not just with the task in mind, but with injury prevention in mind. I have treated so many weight training, improper training and sports injuries in my time... this stuff drives me crazy!
    Please be ready for what you are doing. Please work into it!

    read here about sport/job specific training:
    I agree with the point made about form. It is so important with crossfit or else you'll hurt yourself immediately. I am not crazy about some of their exercises but anything that involves circuits of pull ups/push ups/sit ups/ squats and other cardio stuff like that, usually # of rounds in 20 minutes or something is a solid work out IMO.

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    Yea it is great.

    Started a crossfit program today where it was supposed to be:

    1 mile run
    100 situp, pushup, and pullup
    1 mile run

    I modified mine into cycles: (did 5 cycles today, trying to get 10, 2 minute break between each cycle.

    1 mile run before cycles

    10 pushups
    20 lunges
    10 lat pulldowns
    10 situps
    3 backups

    1 mile cool down (after)

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    You should follow the program. It's worked great for myself and a few of my frat brothers

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    Been doing Crossfit for about 6 months now.

    Good way to start (this is what I did)

    200 Jump ropes
    25 squats
    25 push ups
    40 crunches

    Do 5 rounds for time.

    I did this same exact work out for a week straight, did a different workout the next week except for the JR's and duplicated this same workout the week after and cut almost 5 mins off from the prior times.

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    Do crossfit applicable to women like me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheann View Post
    Do crossfit applicable to women like me?
    Yes, I know several woman that are very into crossfit. I would suggest looking into a local crossfit gym to take a intro class. This helps alot in learning the meathod bhind the madness.
    Last edited by RFD21C; 07-01-2010 at 07:34 PM. Reason: spelling

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    http://www.firegroundfitness.com/

    Scroll about halfway down and click on the 28 day progression. That should get you ready for crossfit WOD's such as this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvCLxD3BI98
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