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Have you heard of it?


Couple guys on my hockey team decided to give it a try, and I jumped in on it. It's smoke ya. :thumbs:
 

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Not specifically, but from what I've heard about it, the P90X and Insanity I've been doing seem to be loosely modeled on it.
 

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I've seen the px90, this is actually a gym and you kinda compete against each other as you go through the workouts.
 

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I've seen the px90, this is actually a gym and you kinda compete against each other as you go through the workouts.

Ah yeah... the whole "competing" thing, not my deal. ;) I prefer to just workout. hehe

I thought you just meant the working out.
 

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Ah yeah... the whole "competing" thing, not my deal. ;) I prefer to just workout. hehe

I thought you just meant the working out.



It's not so much "competing" as you would think. It's mostly against the clock, folks are real supportive. It's a neat environment actually.
 

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Couple guys on my hockey team decided to give it a try, and I jumped in on it. It's smoke ya. :thumbs:

I worked out of a crossfit gym last year. The main thing about Crossfit is there no way in hell I could ever push myself that hard if I was working out at home.
There isn't a latte machine or juice machine in Crossfit. This is for those who want to go 110%.
Everyone I have met there was very supportive of you and your pogress.

You must be on a semi-serious hockey team if members are in Crossfit. Most rec teams are good guys but most likely you would see them at the pizza parlor rather than a serious gym.
I love hockey. I still have a personal connection to a NHL player who is currently a team captain. It is amazing the punishment the body takes in the NHL. Most fans don't have a realization of their sacrifices.
 

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You guys should have watched the Crossfit Games on ESPN, sponsored by Reebok.
Crossfit mantra is basically being fit in everything, not necessarily specializing. Another Crossfit mantra, faster than a weightlifter, and stronger than a sprinter. They basically redefined fitness. Anyone that wants to just be fit in general should at least look at their site. Or just to look at how punishing it really is.
 

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I love hockey. I still have a personal connection to a NHL player who is currently a team captain. It is amazing the punishment the body takes in the NHL. Most fans don't have a realization of their sacrifices.

Most people don't understand the sacrifices of ANY serious competitive professional or semi-professional athlete.
 

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You guys should have watched the Crossfit Games on ESPN, sponsored by Reebok.
Crossfit mantra is basically being fit in everything, not necessarily specializing. Another Crossfit mantra, faster than a weightlifter, and stronger than a sprinter. They basically redefined fitness. Anyone that wants to just be fit in general should at least look at their site. Or just to look at how punishing it really is.

I really like the bolded part. I slowly moving to all free weight work and already do a lot of cardio/running/sprinting. I catch some good hearted flack from the guys in my gym over the amount of cardio I do but I don't really care. The more I look at the principals of crossfit training the more I think it's where I need to be. My goal is stronger and faster. I'm not interested in being a distance runner, power lifter, or bodybuilder. I hit the 1.5 to 2 mile mark on a regular basis as part of my training, but I also break those runs up sometimes and do sprints. I also lift regularly and at an intense pace. Explosive, athletic strength and speed and endurance. That's what I want.
 

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You guys should have watched the Crossfit Games on ESPN, sponsored by Reebok.
Crossfit mantra is basically being fit in everything, not necessarily specializing. Another Crossfit mantra, faster than a weightlifter, and stronger than a sprinter. They basically redefined fitness. Anyone that wants to just be fit in general should at least look at their site. Or just to look at how punishing it really is.

I watched those games on ESPN. It was a nice blend of power and stamina based exercises. That being said, the complete disregard for proper/safe lifting or exercise techniques bothers me a little bit. It's a good way to incur injuries. Still, they were/are tremendous athletes and its a great idea to constantly challenge different muscle energy systems and cardiovascular endurance. For the amateur, it should be done in a safer and more controlled manner.
 
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