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Fitness Theory and Practice. CrossFit's rationale & foundations. Who is fit? What is fitness?

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Old 11-10-2004, 06:54 PM   #1
Paul Theodorescu
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Here are my ideas, it'd be great to you guys add on to them. (Maybe this is mentioned in the CF issues which I will purchase shortly! :-))

1.) Not falling prey to diminishing marginal returns. When you specialize in a few key lifts you get less and less bang for your buck and less and less carry over to anything else.

2.) Minimizing neural fatigue. Since you're switching up exercises all the time you don't need to spend as much time resting so you get more total work done every week.

3.) The intensity of the workouts promotes a powerful neuroendocrine response. --Stressing intensity and productive compound movements.

4.) Efficient protocols. 1RM attempts and Tabatas are among the most efficient ways to accrue strength and fitness in minimal time.

5.) Variety is fun and motivating.

Hmm, anything else? :-)
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Old 11-12-2004, 05:40 AM   #2
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6.) The nature of Crossfit exposes any weaknesses in your overall fitness and forces you to improve them.
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Old 11-12-2004, 11:23 AM   #3
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7.) Adds the aspect of competition to daily workouts eliciting the ability to reach a higher intensity.
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Old 11-12-2004, 12:22 PM   #4
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8.) Workouts are short in duration compaired to other progams. The gains reaped from these maximum intensity workouts are not proportional to the amount of time spent working out.
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Old 11-12-2004, 12:28 PM   #5
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I agree with that one Tanner. I think my favorite things about Crossfit is simply the posted comments on each WOD. It's really interesting and motivating to read other people's loads and times.
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Old 11-12-2004, 01:22 PM   #6
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9) Universal scalability so anyone can perform the WOD, with intensity, at their level and need.
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Old 11-12-2004, 03:46 PM   #7
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10)infinite adaptability

You can't get out of doing a WOD because you can't get to the gym or don't have a bit of equipment. You just modify until you can
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Old 11-12-2004, 05:35 PM   #8
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11) A supportive message board with people like you guys and women.
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Old 11-12-2004, 08:09 PM   #9
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12) Heavy emphasis on proper nutrition
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Old 11-18-2004, 08:42 AM   #10
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13) more useful in daily life or emergency situations ex:..chances that I may have to run like hell opposed to chances that I may have to run 26 miles---100 to 1
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