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Old 05-03-2007, 04:34 PM   #11
Chris Mayo
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I get weird looks all the time doing WODs or have to explain to people why I need the 2 or 3 loaded barbells at one time, and I'm pretty sure they walk away scratching their head wondering what I'm talking about. The few people I have got to try it with me (both were in great shape and pretty active) bailed after a few workouts. And just when I got my wife getting serious and led her to simplefit.org, we find out we're pregnant (not complaining about that, just mentioning I lost a potential partner...for now). How do you convince someone who's in the gym all the time or into fitness to give it a try? I'm 212 lbs, and on any day can bench 225 10 times and get excellent pt scores, and when people ask me what I do, they get scared when I mention crossfit and just want to know about the supplements. Then they think I'm joking when I tell them all I take is a cheap Whey shake after my workout and eat half-way decent. How do you recruit a crossfit training partner?
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Old 05-03-2007, 05:52 PM   #12
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Whenever I suggest my friends try CrossFit, they answer with "strength training will hurt my running" or "I won't get jacked." It's always something that keeps them away. This is even after I talk about Coach Riptoe's argument for "strength before strength endurance" or mention the many military groups that use CF.

I think it takes a particular type of person to try something new and foreign, let alone accept it as "worth the effort." I would look for a CF gym in your area and if that doesn't work then just hope that someone who shares our passion will end up running into you.
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Old 05-03-2007, 06:25 PM   #13
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A few weeks ago, my high school's weight room moderator asked me if I was training for ROTC. This was before I even began doing CF WOD's, though I was doing similar stuff at the time.


(If you are wondering about ROTC... I'm not.)
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Old 05-03-2007, 07:00 PM   #14
Connie Morreale
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chris, unless your wife is high risk or her doc says otherwise....
have you seen the videos of annie doing the wod's when she was hugely pregnant?
just saying....
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Old 05-03-2007, 07:40 PM   #15
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I've had the same problem finding a workout partner to do crossfit with, all my friends bailed after one or two workouts, I did find one guy in my area that does crossfit, but he thinks just cuz I'm a female that I can't hang with him...of course that just makes me push harder, but a partner would definately help...
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Old 05-03-2007, 09:34 PM   #16
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I have a rotation of friends I do CF with. Its three friends who can't really/don't want to do the workouts back to back, which is fine for me. It definitely helps to compete and encourage each other.

Although I have no idea what I'm going to do when I graduate in a couple weeks and move back to NYC...
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Old 05-04-2007, 01:30 AM   #17
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Moving to Community . . .

James, you might connect up with the CF NYC crew?
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Old 05-04-2007, 05:56 AM   #18
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Yeah James, CF NYC is growing everyday... Seems like there are new people everyday showing up. Sometimes the classes are so packed we are working out in the hallways.
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Old 05-04-2007, 06:52 AM   #19
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My wife and I have been doing CrossFit since the first week in March. I stumbled upon CrossFit when I was looking for some rings. I haven't looked back. I really enjoy the variety and the daily challenge of the workouts. We have had several people join in on a few of the workouts but no one has stuck with it yet. They think we are crazy. I tell everyone that asks to check out CrossFit.com. I think that CrossFit.com is an easy name to remember, but I have had one guy ask me 5 times about it. I love the looks we get when we are running back and forth from the free weights to the pull up bars. They are priceless. I have been quietly reading and researching this site for 2 months now and want to say thank you to all of you that share your knowledge on this site. It is truly amazing. Keep up the good work!

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Old 05-04-2007, 08:40 PM   #20
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I work at a globo gym and the everyone looks at me while i workout and train my clients. Alot of people come up to me and say that I have "man workout" or "I am crazy". I say, " its funtionality and intensity"!
Anyhow, i now have a huge client base because of crossfit's wods that i do at my gym. All i have to start doing is bringing them to CFSF and then we will grow....
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