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Old 02-19-2010, 06:10 PM   #1
Yahya Kohgadai
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can you spot another crossfitter just by their appearance?

I was @ the globo today. Not the one I work at but another branch. When I approached the stretching area I noticed this guy. Something about him made me think, "I think this guy's a fellow CFer" He was just crouched down near a wall. He wasn't doing any cf indicative movements nor did he have any equipment that would elude that he was a CFer.

And what's funny is that right when I noticed him he also noticed me and he kinda had that look of recognition in him. Like he though the same thing.

Well, after I put my stuff down to get a foam roller and when I came back,lo and behold, he was doing HSPUs.

Has this ever happened to you? Have you ever just seen someone and said to yourself, "I think he/she does crossfit"?
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:20 PM   #2
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Re: can you spot another crossfitter just by their appearance?

For the most part I can. You can spot CFers by the expression on their face. Normally it's a determined look, or one with purpose, because they know what their workout consists of and how hard it will be. That, or they are red in the face, out of breath, spread eagle on the floor, with a sweat stain forming underneath them (never seen it). The usual gym goers float around and don't want to be there, so spotting CFers is not too hard.

I had that happen this past summer, what confirmed it was the fact that the CFer was a girl doing pull-ups, dips, SDHPs, and dips.
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Old 02-20-2010, 12:33 PM   #3
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Re: can you spot another crossfitter just by their appearance?

Only if they are wearing board shorts and a wallet chain.
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:21 PM   #4
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Re: can you spot another crossfitter just by their appearance?

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Only if they are wearing board shorts and a wallet chain.
And are carrying at least five cameras.
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Old 02-20-2010, 03:56 PM   #5
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Re: can you spot another crossfitter just by their appearance?

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And are carrying at least five cameras.
And shirtless with a tribal tattoo.

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Old 02-20-2010, 05:31 PM   #6
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Re: can you spot another crossfitter just by their appearance?

the only time ive "known" that someone was a crossfitter was in oahu were they (about 6, all wearing tight CF shirts) were walking around "recruiting". it really looked like a scientoligist group pushing their religion on people (except CF it pretty sweet and scientology is....)
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Old 02-20-2010, 05:40 PM   #7
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Re: can you spot another crossfitter just by their appearance?

PVC pipe is a give away.
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:57 AM   #8
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Re: can you spot another crossfitter just by their appearance?

I've seen a few Crossfit enlightened people in my gym. Normally it's the give away of them doing functional movements with full ROM.

Easiest ones to spot though were doing the BrandX scaled workouts in the powerlifting room doing wall ball tosses and kipping PUs and wearing VFFs while I was doing SS and being able to have a good conversation about the book and results they saw with it.
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:17 AM   #9
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Re: can you spot another crossfitter just by their appearance?

Also a give-away...bringing their own rings and Kbs to the gym. I've done it!
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:21 AM   #10
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Don't forget the knit hat.
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