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Old 11-19-2009, 02:45 PM   #31
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Re: Don't call me a Crossfitter....

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He noted that all martial arts schools are made up of 85% sheep, 10% goats, and 5% wolves. Sheep’s want to be a goat but could never be a wolf. Some goats are wolves in sheep’s clothing. And the wolves are the chosen few who are the fighters even before they came.
So he used the "cool" analogy of a fierce animal to state that you have some athletes that have the mental and physical traits to really excel. Some could but there is a block, and most people aren't gifted to enough get beyond decent? You see that in every sport.
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Old 11-19-2009, 02:49 PM   #32
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So he used the "cool" analogy of a fierce animal to state that you have some athletes that have the mental and physical traits to really excel. Some could but there is a block, and most people aren't gifted to enough get beyond decent? You see that in every sport.
Yeh but fierce animals sound much cooler. Don't forget about the 1% ligers and .5% bullet proof tigers.
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:31 PM   #33
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...or I'll kick your a**.
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Old 11-27-2009, 06:10 PM   #34
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Re: Don't call me a Crossfitter....

I've never thought of CrossFitters as blindly following the main page WODs. I know many CFrs are huge proponents of sandbag work for instance, which I think has excellent MMA applications, but I never see sandbags in the main page WOD. I would think that the more one gets into CF, the more one would tend to experiment.
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:16 PM   #35
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Re: Don't call me a Crossfitter....

I agree with a lot of what has been said regarding CrossFit and sport specific training. I train BJJ primarily and when I first started doing CrossFit a over year ago, I did the WODs as they were listed. Since this past summer, I have been doing a lot of experimenting with CrossFit workouts. My problem was and still is that I can't do most CrossFit workouts first and then go to my BJJ class. Well, I can but then I am pretty much shot for the BJJ class. Plus with my work being the way it is and the various injuries/illnesses I have had, I have had to adapt and expand.

So I formulated a schedule of workout days and BJJ training days to accommodate for all this. I went a little further, where I "classified" the CrossFit workouts into met-cons, heavy met-cons, and power types of workouts. This was based partly on the reality and partly on my own level of fitness. I incorporated all Girls, Heroes, and every other WOD that I had done into this. Then from there, I looked at my CrossFit training days and assigned a power day, a heavy met-con day, and a several met-con days based around my BJJ schedule. I don't know if this is a good practice but it seems to work for me. I am also at the point of assimilating other sport specific exercises into workouts as well as designing my own workouts.

Also, since the WODs are designed for everyone to increase their general and overall fitness level, it only makes sense to scale, expand, and adapt from them regarding each person's sport specific needs. To me, that is the beauty of CrossFit because it provides the basis for a launching pad to greater things.
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:22 AM   #36
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Re: Don't call me a Crossfitter....

you all make good points and yes if I am wrestling I would not CrossFit that day you will not preform as well as if you did not Crossfit.
Bjj yes Crossfit thats more about technique and leverage so being sore and tired actually helps it forces you to use technique only
strength fades technique does not
set up your training accordingly crossfit when you do not have the demands of wrestling and listen to your body
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:27 PM   #37
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Re: Don't call me a Crossfitter....

I just went into Pukies bucket because there are usually a lot of good post in there that get deleted by Crossfit. I saw a hilarious video on youtube with two animated lego characters that pretty much sums up my perception of crossfitters and most of the outside world's perception of crossfitters.
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:37 PM   #38
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Re: Don't call me a Crossfitter....

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..... and most of the outside world's perception of MMMMEEEEE.
This is what you meant to say.
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:39 PM   #39
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This is what you meant to say.
ha. Except I don't crossfit. So far this week I did:

Saturday - 2 hours of BJJ
Sunday - O'Lift (cleans) + Squats + burpee/pullup metcon
Monday - Sparring

Not sure when the last time any of those workouts were posted on Crossfit. So was that you in the cartoon I saw....
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:50 PM   #40
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ha. Except I don't crossfit. So far this week I did:

Saturday - 2 hours of BJJ
Sunday - O'Lift (cleans) + Squats + burpee/pullup metcon
Monday - Sparring

Not sure when the last time any of those workouts were posted on Crossfit. So was that you in the cartoon I saw....
Nice Response. I would expect nothing less..... and no, I squat.
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