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Old 05-15-2008, 02:02 AM   #31
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Re: Why do you train?

- Vanity, of course. I used to joke about that line from American Beauty, "I want to look good naked!"

- I go into tailspins when I'm not physically active. Some of the happiest times of my life have been jobs that left me so exhausted, I didn't have the energy to stand up in the shower. Crossfit is a way to keep myself moving, even when I don't -have- to.

- I love doing stupid things. Crossfit helps make sure that I'll keep doing stupid things for a long time to come.

- It's a lot more fun than treadmills.
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Old 05-15-2008, 02:17 AM   #32
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Re: Why do you train?

I train so that being in my later-20s isn't the 'best shape of my life.'
I train so that I can do anything I like...eg I'm a heavier person (95kg) and can finally try bouldering/climbing.
I train so that I come home to my family in as-new condition...and go out into the world to keep my family coming home in as-new condition.
I train so that when things went bad they turned out the best they could.
I too am of the throwing kids in the air business, and CF sure makes it easier!
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:15 AM   #33
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Re: Why do you train?

I train because being weak sucks.

I started CF a month or so ago because a buddy from NSW told me about it. It sounded very similar to what we used to do back then, but we didn't have a name for it. High intensity, calisthenics as cardio, muscular endurance and operational conditioning. I'm pulling some old rucks out this weekend for load bearing hill work.

That and since my buddy told me about it he's been away at training for a month and hasn't started CF in earnest yet. He plans to start when gets back, and I want to be able to totally thrash him by a wide margin. You know how it is.
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:23 AM   #34
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Re: Why do you train?

Because I like lifting heavy @#$& over my head!
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:26 AM   #35
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Re: Why do you train?

Vanity: to look good naked

Health: to prevent illness and keep me out of the hospital. To keep the cancer fairy away, protect my one good kidney, and ensure that a simple fall won't kill me when I'm eighty.

Curiosity: I think curiosity is the best word I can come up with for this. Basically, I'm curious to see how much the human body, specifically my body, is capable of. I'm constantly facinated by my own achievements. I'm like my own science experiment.

Fun: Getting dirty and flipping tires and doing all manner of "unwomanly" exercise is just plain awesome fun! Oh and rings and handstands - gymnastics rocks!

Rebellion: I've always liked the unconventional and enjoy being "different". CrossFit is my way of giving the big middle finger to Globo Gyms and womens' fitness magazines like Shape.
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:30 AM   #36
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Re: Why do you train?

I can't remember whose post has the quote-
"strong people are harder to kill and more useful to have around"
but i want to be one of those people.
Anyone who has been involved in hunting or raising livestock for human consumption can vouch for the fact that a strong, quick animal is definitely harder to nail...and when the world goes to sh*t, i will not find myself lumped in with the slow, the weak, the sick and the stupid as they wait their turn like slaughterhouse cattle...
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:47 AM   #37
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I train because I am EXTREMELY competitive, and I want to crush whoever steps on a racquetball court with me!
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:09 AM   #38
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Re: Why do you train?

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Because I will not go gentle into that good night...
Ding! Bring it!

And because the best thing about pain is that "It lets you know you aren't dead yet."

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Old 05-15-2008, 06:12 AM   #39
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Re: Why do you train?

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I do it to keep up with my son on the playground. He is a 6 y/o who self taught himself how to do a hspu because doing a headstand was boring as he put it. As Steve put it to be the 'cool dad' that can toss children into the sky.

Recently I have been using CrossFit to help fight depression since I lost my wife on 5/5/2008 to cancer.
My most sincere condolences on the loss of your wife. May your memories bring you comfort, and may your grief be more and more loving and gentle.

You're doing a wonderful thing for yourself and everybody in your life who cares for you by exercising. I'm in the middle of reading a book called SPARK which is about all the beneficial ways exercise impacts our brains, and subsequently, our moods, emotions, cognition, etc. You might want to check it out.

(Sorry for thread hijack)

Susie

ps I train so I can wipe my own *** when I'm really, really old.
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:46 AM   #40
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Aaron Trent raises an interesting sideline issue here;
" I like the aesthetic side effects, but I like that I only look as capable as I am"
Complete 180-degree difference in focus from bodybuilding, eh?
Exactly, bodybuilding is false advertising. They look much stronger than they are, while I am much stronger than I look (DL 250lbs for reps at 136lbs bodweight). I just like the idea of being more capable than others expect as opposed to less.
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