Why the fuck would you even do this?
You only see the stupid shit because that's what gets posted. A lot of crossfit places are actually just fine. Why do people do the stupid ones anyway? Because they don't know any better and crossfit is marketed pretty well.
>Why the fuck would you even do this?
For taking a funny picture? It's not like they actually do that for training.
See vid related, people do dumb stuff for fun sometimes.
>work with chick that used to slug ipas and be skinny fat
>became trainer or coach or whatever you call it withing 3 months
>married crossfit guy
>now 7 months pregnant and still doing wod 4 days a week
Vid related is done by a world class professional with a weight he barely warms up with and a technique he's done thousands of times for which safety and success doesn't partially rely on someone else.
Go into crossfit gym.
>Hey, I'm looking for a place to train with free weights.
>Yeahh! Man, we do that a lot here lemme show you.
>takes me over to some whiteboard covered in misaligned boxes with names inside that are both familiar and foreign. High set and rep numbers... and they are all timed.
>This is what everyone does for the day and if you can't do that many reps and sets at first it's okay. We'll work you up to it.
>I'm looking to just show up when I want and lift whatever my plan is. Take
>Yeah, but the cool thing bro is you can do that after.
>So, I can't just pay the gym fee and workout when and how I want to?
>Through this system, you can!
I've been in one cult before. Not again.
I had similar issues at a CrossShit gym I checked out because it was the closest one to my apartment. They actually let me do my own thing, but I was the only one not in their "club" and the people doing their "WoD" would stare at me.
It was hilarious because I was the goon for doing normal shit like squat and bench, while they danced around a tire with sledgehammers and jumped onto boxes.
I guess the logic is just anything + barbell done at a fast pace is good because it's tiring.
jesus fucking christ someone make it stop
whats worse is that some of these guys are genuinely just above average in terms of strength
Honestly it was about seven years ago, I wish I had been on /fit/ back then because I would have remembered the daily bullshit these people did.
It was seriously the wackiest shit I had ever seen, all I can remember is a lot of burpees, a lot of those hilarious swinging pullups, and a lot of hitting a tire with a sledgehammer. These people would run around like madmen doing the most retarded shit I couldnt have even dreamed up.
Sorry I cant be of more service.
>fatty pants powerlifters BTFO
Knew I'd get these responses. I don't crossfit and I don't care if you think it's stupid. I guarantee- just from how chapped both your asses are right now- you couldn't pistol squat on a kettle ball handle like she is.
its not a secret that you get better at things you train for. no one is saying they can do it right now (unless they already train for it) they are pointing you that its stupid and nonsensical to train for in the first place
i could train to hang from a ceiling with a hook in my dick but why would i? so i can walk around telling other people they cant do the stupid shit i do?
she wouldnt be able to even approach any of the lifts we both do
>Make fun of cross fit
>this is the average /fit/ power lifter
>its not safe
Sweet blogging faggots. But not really interested in your whole life story and how/why it is that you became such quivering little cunt farts.
Just reminding you that 90% of fit can't pistol squat on a kettle ball handle while holding a 135lb barbell over there head. That requires skill. Skill you pussy faggots lack. That is all
lol i can do a pistol squat and i can lift that barbell and i can stand on a kettle bell but the combination of all seems stupid ...all is in the combination : for exemple i can cross a railroad and i can sleep but sleeping on a railroad is stupid ....
>tfw almost the same shoes
>tfw almost the same socks
>tfw i wear the socks sometimes but with pants
>begging the question
Knock it as stupid all you want. It won't help your inferiority complex but whatever you want to do.
I was just saying it required skill that 90% of /fit/ doesn't have
do you also defend bros who curl 30s all day long by whining at people who disprove by saying they couldnt do 8 hour arms if they tried right now?
there are so many more effective ways to use your time
you seem really fucking angry despite your assurances of the contrary
>Just reminding you that 90% of fit can't pistol squat on a kettle ball handle while holding a 135lb barbell over there head. That requires skill. Skill you pussy faggots lack. That is all
I can do all those things, but I choose to not learn to do them at the same time because it's asking to get hurt without much benefit other than impressing people like you, which is of very limited appeal to me.
I don't even crossfit but this is amazing. Make one little comment about the aptitude required to do something and watch all the fatass powerlifters make excuses and hurl ad homs.
Feel secure yet, children?
no but youre really bad at internet baiting
its supposed to work by getting the people youre arguing with mad while you stay chill. you seem to do it in reverse
youre just repeating that you won the argument and everyone else lost while i can only assume yelling at your computer monitor
This is subjective as fuck.
Maybe they find it fun and it brings joy into their life. If they're safe and responsible you are you neckbeards to tell them any different.
That's like mocking skateboarders who throw themselves down 14 stairs on a piece of wood. No fucking shit it's stupid. They like it.
The world won't coddle to your preferences, kiddos. Learn to give credit where credit is due.
Apart from balls of steel and obviously endurance I wouldn't say that's a "high skill" feat.
However, I'm not a petulant little child and as such can give those men there due props. To each their own and his actions in no way chap my ass
>captcha: select all trains
>No fucking shit it's stupid. They like it.
We all hope they enjoy it.
That anon is insisting that you're a pussy if you can't ollie down stairs.
I can't walk a fucking tightrope either, but how many feats of derring-do does one need to master to appease Crossfitfag?
>to appease Crossfitfag
It was never about appeasing me (although I've said numerous times I don't do crossfit). It was about giving that girl props for something that is genuinely impressive. Impressive in that 90% of fit cannot do it. YOU got ass blasted over this and ad hom'd. "she's an attention whore" "it's stupid" "waaahhh"
And I wasn't insinuating you're a pussy cause you can't ollie. I'm telling you you're a pussy because your too emasculated to give a girl props for something you can't do.
>inb4 "waaah white knight whaaaa"
>your too emasculated to give a girl props for something you can't do.
I thought I was arguing that a pistol squat with a 135 pound barbell while standing on a kettlebell is not a skill worth cultivating because it's dangerous without much reward unless, I guess, if you're some sort of professional fitness exhibitionist.
In my boxing class sometimes we do strength/conditioning training. It basically goes like we'll have a bunch of stations, with things like this on them
>rings for pull ups
>hitting tire with sledgehammer
And a bunch of other things. We do a circuit doing like a minute on each thing. Is this pretty much all crossfit is except they do like squats and deadlifts with a time limit?
a lot of shit in this threads retarded, but
>le ebin crossfit maymay XD
aside, these are impressive as hell when you consider the overall ability that goes into being able to do them.
flaming commences in 5...4...3...
Crossfit is so amazingly retarded.
A few people are actually committed to crossfit and they end up with good body compositions and owning a box and they have a legion of skinny fat followers who pay 300 dollars a month to train at the box.
These followers are made up of:
1. Soccer moms who used to be hot and fuck-able but now their husbands are having an affair so they join crossfit and end up fucking the instructor and thinking they are hot because the instructor is fucking them, but really the instructor is fucking all of these old ugly soccer moms on the down low and none of them know it.
2. The other females are ugly chicks who never learned how to put on make up, or dress well, but they have discovered that basically any woman looks good in tight pink cross fit tights with a pony tail and some sweat and physical exertion to put some flush in their cheeks. They make incredible gains in the looks department in a short amount of time thus leading to their unwavering devotion to cross fit.
3. The men don't exist. Most boxes are just women. That's it. Old women, ugly women, a few skinny dudes who want to put on muscle but the instructor never gives them the time of day because he is too busy balling the old rich ugly bitches.
What people don't understand is that NOTHING IN CROSSFIT IS NEW! Met-cons are just HIIT. All the ridiculous lifts they do could be simplified into a simple 5x5 for maximum gains with minimum amount of effort. You want to be in shape? Run 5k every day in under 25 minutes and and do a fucking brosplit. Don't fucking fuck around with your phone between sets, lift weights that are heavy and hard to lift. Do this for 3 months. Post results.
Why does he want to end up paralyzed so much?
>Taking a funny picture? Ha...Haha! I'd never, I'm a true weightlifter focused purely on bettering myself as a person, I don't need petty pictures with comedic intentions posted to some pathetic social media app to prove my worth! I don't need friends either!
Can someone tell me why crossfitters think weights are not dangerous and that form is not needed?
I cant grasp my fucking mind around it, as a DYEL SS guy who is squatting 110kg i make sure i WARM UP PROPERLY before squatting 100+, i always keep my back straight, head as it should be, look up when going up, and always careful with any kind of heavy weight above my head. 100kg, even 50kg may seem like nothing to /fit/, but dropping that onto your head or neck, good bye.
Why don't crossfitters understand? it's like they are all a race to see who can lift he most.
>it's like they are all a race to see who can lift he most.
uhh yeah of course it's a race. it's 2016, who has time to get fit slowly?
the faster you do the lifts, the faster you get fit, the more time you have for the rest of your busy life.
plus, it's fun! everyone knows that it's more fun to do things quickly. it makes all of the activities less boring, more in the moment.
if you want to lift weights like it's 1920 that's your business. but my business is booming and my business is fun, my business gets people to meet their fitness goals in a way that they find entertaining and want to go back to and actually have time for.
get with the times, geezer.
i-im cool man, i prefer going 1-2kg a week onto my lifts.
>Just reminding you that 90% of fit can't pistol squat on a kettle ball handle while holding a 135lb barbell over there head.
Neither can they, they just balance there. There are no vids!!!!!
Not that guy you replied to.
That is 100% true, except the parz with friends.
Only attention/like whores post that kind of stuff on instagram, facebook, and so on to show everybody how "fit and such a sick kunt" they are.
Lel the best of the best in CF just do mostly olympic lifting and train strength, speed and mobility. A few skill exercises after workout. A few weeks before they compete they start to add more skill training.
They are not doing those funny WODS, unless somebody pays them to do so.
To be honest, I have never done it.
But what I think is definitely wrong with it is that basically every idiot seems to be a certified trainer and the fact that doing as many rather complicated lifting techniques as possible in a certain amount of time is just retarded.
In my eyes the idea is nice and it might have potential, but it is completely abused as a method to drain money out of bored white middle aged folks.
> it's like they are all a race to see who can lift he most.
i dont think they start out that way, but its that everything has a 'for time' or 'for load' attached to it. as soon as you say 'for time' it immediately triggers race mode in a lot of people. they have to get the fastest time. as soon as you say 'for load' it triggers ego mode in a lot of people. they have to lift the most and go for PBs. whenever you give group workouts to people with no experience in fitness they just go as hard as they can because thats what they think the trainer wants. and the trainers have no idea what theyre doing anyway because their qualification comes from a weekend certificate which is mostly about law and getting insurance anyway.
True, but this also happens among the thousands of "powerlifters". They try to break personal records and post the videos on instragram and you basically hear their spine crying because during their max deadlift they look like a dog that is about to shit.
In general it's just stupid to sacrifice your own safety for a little ego boost.
I mean, there are so many people lifting and posting their shit online, so who gives a fuck if you need one more month to set a new PR, but this time with a proper form.
This whole industry is so fucked up. About 99% of all the people who lift nobody gives a shit about because they are nobody. So for who and for what are they wrecking themselves? It's good to really bust yourself in the gym, but you should consider that form goes for weight.
yeah i guess instagram is also a catalyst for it. people used to think 'im going to take up weightlifting' so they would find their nearest weightlifting gym and get a coach and be given a program and watched while they learned the lifts properly
now people think 'im going to take up weightlifting', and they look at youtube videos of dmitry klokov and then copy a program off the internet and go and try teach themselves in a globogym atmosphere where nobody has any idea anyway
Lifting, or sports in general, should benefit you, be it physically, in health or just for fun and having a good time. This lifestyle however is not supposed to make you its slave or cripple you.
Anyway, trends come and go.