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    Default CrossFit Anyone?

    Anybody use the CrossFit program?

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    Many of the competitors in the Firefighter Combat Challenge use Crossfit training. Several are instructors and/or own clubs.
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    I did CrossFit for about 3 months after I had my son in 2007. I have been involved in powerlifting and strongman training since. Just started doing CrossFit type training again to get ready for the CPAT, and fit for duty as a firefighter. It's a good program - check out brandx fitness for scaled versions of the Workout of the Day. Good luck!

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    I'm a certified crossfit instructor & also about to open a crossfit gym! I love the program and think it is a perfect fit for the fire service.

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    Why do some crossfit routines use poor tform when doing some exercises? Why not reduce the intensity and use proper form.
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    I've been doing Crossfit for about 6 months now. The guys who I've been working out with aren't Crossfit trainers but have been doing it for awhile, and they insisted that I get FORM first, then speed/intensity.

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    Crossfitters refer to the loss of form as Technique vs. Intensity.

    It's difficult to maintain the proper form when going balls to the wall.

    Form is maintained for the most part but when finishing up a 20 min amrap with complex movements form starts to suffer.

    “No one has ever suggested in any endeavor that
    the best accuracy came about, the highest overall
    proficiency ever came about, by never testing the speed
    of the movement.”

    http://journal.crossfit.com/2010/03/...-threshold.tpl

    I also see this argument coming from the bi's and tri's crowd that stare into the mirror while their form is atrocious while doing exercises that build not functional strength.

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    Thanks for the link Peterbound. It explains why so many videos show poor technique. It seem that they are more interested in quantity than quality.
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    Many people do focus on good form, and i'd be willing to bet you'd find the focus on form much more so at a crossfit box than at a globo gym.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterbound View Post
    Many people do focus on good form, and i'd be willing to bet you'd find the focus on form much more so at a crossfit box than at a globo gym.
    I love both crossfit and traditional weight lifting, do them both, and I gotta say this statement is false. Crossfits focus is function. The goal is to create an athlete prepared for any physical activity they may face. Traditional weightlifting is focused on physique. It wants to create an asthetically pleasing being, not a functional one. With that goal in mind traditional weightlifting is extremely focused on form and technique. It doesnt get as sloppy as crossfit does.

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    I love boxing, swimming and weightlifting. Add on hiking, rock-climbing and kayaking too. Crossfit looks like a great workout. Builds alot of stamina, I hate burpees though.

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    As we all know having a Crossfit program gives us a core strength with a conditioning approach to working out. For someone in a firefighting job this really is important for it can improve a lot of ability merely on the fireground.
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