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Old 08-23-2013, 09:41 PM   #1
Wilfred Lamb
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How Do I Deal With Ignorant Bodybuilders Dissing CrossFit?!

Seriously I am so sick of it.

They don't know anything yet they talk trash with their big mouth.

Not all of them are but most are so immature and ignorant. They don't understand that CrossFit is just another form of fitness like Yoga yet they're scared because they don't understand it so they'll just believe the stereotypes.

I don't diss their sport. Come to think of it Bodybuilding is really silly. Middle aged men in posing trunks. Doing endless bicep curls. Flexing for the joy of other men. Talking a big ego. Choked up with more drugs than a drug addict.

I'm sorry if I come off as such but this angers me so much. And I don't know how to deal with it. Should I fight back? Is it even worth it? I don't want them to do CF but just understand and respect it. CF is not for everyone just like bodybuilding is not for everyone but respect each fitness discipline. Rather being ignorant and dumb and stupid, learn from the different discipline.The world would be a better place. *sigh*
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:51 PM   #2
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Re: How Do I Deal With Ignorant Bodybuilders Dissing CrossFit?!

Don't. Just walk away.

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Old 08-23-2013, 11:20 PM   #3
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Re: How Do I Deal With Ignorant Bodybuilders Dissing CrossFit?!

Take the high road.

It's their loss for being ignorant...
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:32 AM   #4
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Re: How Do I Deal With Ignorant Bodybuilders Dissing CrossFit?!

well, why would you have to deal with them at all. let them do their thing and you do yours.

however, it doesn't sound like you have much more respect for them then they have for you. doesn't sound like you are talking much nicer about them. seems like you might be just as ignorant about what they do, and why.

if you have to deal with them, then give the a little respect and don't bash what they do. bodybuilding is a sport that requires a great deal of dedication and discipline to training and diet. and most bodybuilders are much stronger than most crossfit people too. explain to them that their goals are not your goals. their goals are to use working out in order to get the desired look. but your goals are performance driven. just like a powerlifter does not workout like a bodybuilder because a powerlifter goal is to lift the most weight as possible. a marathon runner goal is to run as fast as possible. and your goal is based on numbers and times, not on the look it will produce. if they still don't listen, then agree to disagree and move on with your life.
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:02 AM   #5
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Re: How Do I Deal With Ignorant Bodybuilders Dissing CrossFit?!

Curling in the squat rack usually makes you friends. Or you could always tell them they look extra symmetrical today.
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:33 AM   #6
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Re: How Do I Deal With Ignorant Bodybuilders Dissing CrossFit?!

You pursue your goals let them pursue their goals. I have seen people move in both directions; from bodybuilding to CF and I know some ladies who used CF to do figure competitions.

Unless you have to use the same gym and they are just jerks who cares?
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:12 AM   #7
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Doesn't sound like they're your friends, and you probably aren't working out at the same place, so why interact with them at all? Leave them to their sport and have fun with yours.
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:43 AM   #8
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:05 PM   #9
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:37 PM   #10
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I don't diss their sport. Come to think of it Bodybuilding is really silly. Middle aged men in posing trunks. Doing endless bicep curls. Flexing for the joy of other men. Talking a big ego. Choked up with more drugs than a drug addict.

You have a problem with them "dissing" your sport. You then state that you "don't diss their sport". Immediately after, you degrade them. How does this make you better than any of them?

My advice: Tell them what you're trying to accomplish and ask if they can get you their "better" than crossfit. If not, you just ended the debate. If so, they may have some great experience to share, or they'll make complete idiots of themselves. You win either way.
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