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Old 09-28-2010, 05:19 PM   #1
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New guy here... thoughts on yoga?

I'm still in my first week of CF, and I love the workouts.

Question of the day: Is yoga a decent idea if I want to work on flexibility, or will cf make me more flexible?

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Old 09-28-2010, 05:28 PM   #2
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Re: New guy here... thoughts on yoga?

I've done some yoga, but am by no means an expert, on anything.
But I would put my money on yoga giving you greater flexability. I also just felt better all around after doing yoga.
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Old 09-28-2010, 05:36 PM   #3
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Re: New guy here... thoughts on yoga?

This year's Men's Crossfit Games Champion does yoga. If it's good enough for him....

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Old 09-28-2010, 06:07 PM   #4
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Re: New guy here... thoughts on yoga?

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I'm still in my first week of CF, and I love the workouts.

Question of the day: Is yoga a decent idea if I want to work on flexibility, or will cf make me more flexible?

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Old 09-28-2010, 06:20 PM   #5
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Re: New guy here... thoughts on yoga?

Once again thanks everyone. I thought it wouldn't be harmful to my workout, but I was reading some other blogs and people were against other forms of exercise. I want to commit to the tenets of crossfit and see if it works for me. And I know, normally yoga isn't a work out, but my endurance is a horrible.
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:47 PM   #6
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Re: New guy here... thoughts on yoga?

I'd stay away from "power" yoga and other styles that claim to offer conditioning benefits. But nothing CF offers comes close to yoga for general stretching and flexibility.

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Old 09-28-2010, 08:53 PM   #7
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Re: New guy here... thoughts on yoga?

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...I was reading some other blogs and people were against other forms of exercise...
If you're referring to CrossFitters being against other forms of exercise - it's generally because those other forms (typical body-building routines, long slow distance running, etc) produce sub-standard results for general physical preparedness. I'm low on the totem pole against other CrossFitters, but because I do CrossFit, I smoke most anyone that comes to workout with me even if they do those "other forms of exercise" consistently. The famous Glassman quote seems appropriate here:

"We do your stuff nearly as well as you do, you can't do ours very well at all, and we do everything that we both don't do much better than you can. Not very humble, I know, but true."

Welcome! Glad to have you! And get flexible (it's a weak area of mine, too)!
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Old 09-28-2010, 10:35 PM   #8
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The famous Glassman quote seems appropriate here:

"We do your stuff nearly as well as you do, you can't do ours very well at all, and we do everything that we both don't do much better than you can. Not very humble, I know, but true."
I really hate that quote... and this thread is an example of a case where it isn't even remotely true. Though flexibility is one of Crossfit's fitness domains, most Crossfitters are terrible at it. Not in the same ballpark as martial artists, much less flexibility specialists like yogis and gymnasts.

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Old 09-29-2010, 01:44 AM   #9
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I really hate that quote... and this thread is an example of a case where it isn't even remotely true. Though flexibility is one of Crossfit's fitness domains, most Crossfitters are terrible at it. Not in the same ballpark as martial artists, much less flexibility specialists like yogis and gymnasts.

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I still chuckle every time I read it. I always read it in reference to the typical: strength (back/bis, chest/tris, etc) & cardio (LSD runs, elliptical, etc.) splits and it is perfectly appropriate in THAT context.
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:21 AM   #10
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Re: New guy here... thoughts on yoga?

I am actually looking for a good Yoga DVD to do in my gym at home. Anyone have any recommendations for one that would be compatible with CF?
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