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Old 03-30-2008, 09:49 AM   #1
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Does this have anything in common with xfit?

I wasn't really sure which forum to post this in, but here looked best.

My school has a few crazy people who like to get up at 5 and head down to the gym and smoke themselves. I'm not sure if it has any bearing on crossfit as this site presents it, but that's what they call it regardless. Here's an example of one of their workouts:

Station 1: Basketball court

10 Handstand Pushups with partner holding, both partners complete before moving on

2 x Wheelbarrow across court and back (one partner goes down and the other comes back, then repeat and switch again before the pushups)

50 Incline pushups, partner holding feet, both partners complete before moving on

Bear Crawl court and back

50 regular push ups

Crab walk court and back

25 Dive-bombers

Bear Crawl court and back



Station 2: Stairway to Heaven (start in basement)

Stairs to the top touch each step

100 squats (split between partners)

Stairs to the top skip a step

100 jumping lunges (split between partners)

Stairs to the top touch each step

100 Iron Abs (split between partners)

Stairs to the top skip a step

100 rowers (split between partners)

60 Squats (split between partners)

60 jumping lunges (split between partners)

Stairs to the top skip a step



Station 3: Hayes Gym

30 ankles to bar (split between partners)

100 Pull-ups (split between partners)


It looks a great deal longer than any of the WODs. I was just wondering if anyone saw any similarity and what anyone thinks of the usefulness of this. To me it looks like a heck of alot of volume, especially given that most of the participants can't complete it.
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Old 03-30-2008, 11:25 AM   #2
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Re: Does this have anything in common with xfit?

It looks similar to CrossFit METCON workouts. But CrossFit is more than just metcon. There is very little strength or power development in those workouts. Remember to look at the 10 aspects of fitness...

As regards volume: I believe Coach has something to the effect of, "Any idiot can come up with a workout to beat the hell of someone. The real trick is programming optimum protocol that stimulates maximum adaptation while allowing adequate rest for it to occur." Or something like that...
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Old 03-30-2008, 11:52 AM   #3
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Re: Does this have anything in common with xfit?

I think they would like the Painstorms.
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Old 03-30-2008, 12:06 PM   #4
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Re: Does this have anything in common with xfit?

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As regards volume: I believe Coach has something to the effect of, "Any idiot can come up with a workout to beat the hell of someone. The real trick is programming optimum protocol that stimulates maximum adaptation while allowing adequate rest for it to occur." Or something like that...
yup. Tell them to check out crossfit, because they'll love it.
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yup. Tell them to check out crossfit, because they'll love it.
Yeah, I'd do that but it's really a faculty sponsored event that attracts a mob of people. I really don't want to show up and start tapping people on the shoulder saying, "there's something better you could be doing", if you understand what I mean.

I know some other people who might really go for it though, namely my sandhurst SL who made the team go to that morning event in the first place.
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Re: Does this have anything in common with xfit?

I bet the organizer of it is a Crossfitter who is trying to bring Crossfit to a large group PTed en masse. It looks entertaining.
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