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Old 12-02-2008, 05:57 PM   #71
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Re: Reasons For Not Doing CF...Lets Hear 'Em!

I separated my shoulder two months ago and have been trying to rehab it ever since. I get it reset, but any time I even look at a barbell, ring etc, it pops back out. Even running is out.

My body is turning to mush, and I'm pyssed.

That's why I can't do CF (at the moment).

Now, back to my PVC and Therabands...
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:53 PM   #72
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Re: Reasons For Not Doing CF...Lets Hear 'Em!

Ok, I'm picking this up because I was hearing a lot of excuses people use NOT to exercise (crossfit or otherwise). Some of them are really insane. So let's hear 'em! I'll start with some I've posted in other threads (summarized, of course):

1) "I can't go walking . . .the sidewalks are uneven"-40+ year old friend who is pre-diabetic and was told by doc to lose weight (at least 50lbs.)

2) "I'd workout with you, but I don't want to sweat out my hairstyle"

3) "I've seen your posts on FB, that's too hard"
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:57 PM   #73
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Re: Reasons For Not Doing CF...Lets Hear 'Em!

- I don't have time........ Did you see those 3 shows on TV last night?

- I was doing Wii Fit, but I was sweating on the floor and didn't want to mess anything up.

- My BP medicine is only $9 / month - a gym membership is $40

- My fat is hereditary, working out wouldn't do me any good.
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Old 10-20-2010, 02:04 PM   #74
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Re: Reasons For Not Doing CF...Lets Hear 'Em!

Oh, I forgot this one:

"That would require me to break suction from the couch"-same 40+ friend
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Old 10-20-2010, 02:23 PM   #75
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Re: Reasons For Not Doing CF...Lets Hear 'Em!

I have started to grow bored with Crossfit and need to specialize in my weaker areas and map out programs so I can make consistent and linear progressions so I don't spend half my week doing 225lb deadlifts for time?
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:52 PM   #76
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Re: Reasons For Not Doing CF...Lets Hear 'Em!

My favorite is when they actually have no reason. It usually goes something like this:

"Yeah, well that sounds good and all, but you know, eh...I dunno...."

Once you've gone that far, you may as well use any of the other sad excuses in this thread.


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Old 10-20-2010, 10:33 PM   #77
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Re: Reasons For Not Doing CF...Lets Hear 'Em!

My excuse for the past 6 months: patellofemoral pain syndrome in both my knees.
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:58 PM   #78
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Re: Reasons For Not Doing CF...Lets Hear 'Em!

From the guys at T-Nation:

"Cause CrossFit is g-y. [Now excuse me while I oil myself up and hang out with a bunch of dudes at the gym for a few hours.]"
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Old 10-21-2010, 02:14 AM   #79
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Re: Reasons For Not Doing CF...Lets Hear 'Em!

I asked one of my friends to do CF with me and she said,

"I don't want to do all those squats because then my thighs will get bigger and I will need to buy all new jeans."
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Old 10-21-2010, 03:18 AM   #80
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Re: Reasons For Not Doing CF...Lets Hear 'Em!

"I don't want to get too muscly"
"What about bench press?"
"Isn't lifting like that really bad for your back?"

Also, not CF-specific, but from a guy in my class who weighs 60kg with zero fat:
"I want to put on muscle, but not gain any fat. Eating more won't make me stronger, it'll just make me fat."
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