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Old 05-15-2008, 07:01 AM   #41
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Re: Why do you train?

So i can talk the talk and walk the walk
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:10 AM   #42
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Re: Why do you train?

So I can feel like a badass.

Actually, I work in the political world with mostly pencil neck dolts who have no personality and no other hobbies besides drinking and talking about sailing, politics or what law school they are going to. (not quite this bad, but you get the idea).

CrossFit keeps me with my roots in this regard because although I enjoy my job and like politics, my other half is the guy who enjoys working out until I collapse, doing mixed martial arts, and generally be a roughneck lewd crude dude.

I think a lot of life is about balance. Too much of one aspect is bad no matter how much you like it. "diversifying my life" I would say is why I enjoy CrossFit a lot. Getting into elite shape is also not a bad by product.
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:31 AM   #43
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Re: Why do you train?

"world domination"



let's face it, people ask me (us, crossfitters) what we are training for all the time - answering world domination sort of indicates we think that their question is just plain idiotic, but at the same time hints at the truth... we train for ourselves (and as much as I really, most of the time, want to answer so I don't end up a fat a** like you, I know that I really, really shouldn't)

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Old 05-15-2008, 07:48 AM   #44
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Re: Why do you train?

I just like to sweat... a lot... and gasp for air.
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:28 AM   #45
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Re: Why do you train?

quantitative, tangible progress. constant elevation of self.
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:53 AM   #46
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Re: Why do you train?

Hmm I Train because.
Because When I Got a new Job and had to go clothes shopping, my UPGRADED size and waistline was not a fun thing to deal with (at age 24 -size 40 and that was me squeezing In). Big slap in the face (and gut).

My family mostly all being very overweight and even the younger ones getting there at a tremendous pace, They also have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart problems and what ever else you can throw into the Gambit. I saw what I did not want become and thought that if I can change my ways maybe I can encourage others to change theirs.

Why I crossfit?
I have refused to accept many things in life that people said was fate, I always swam up stream to prove them wrong. Every one laughed when I said I was working out In my basement and not hitting the globos. Whos laughing Now B****es. from 280lbs to 195lbs size 40 to 32. I weigh less now Than I did in High school and the last time My waist was a Size 32 I just hit puberty. I am stronger and faster than ever. Crossfit is the way of the Modern Warrior as proven over and over by the countless Men and Women In law enforcement and The Services Who depend on it, Live By it and survive by it.

SO In Short I train to Be a Strong Sexy Beast. :-)

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Old 05-15-2008, 09:31 AM   #47
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Re: Why do you train?

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Every one laughed when I said I was working out In my basement and not hitting the globos. Whos laughing Now B****es. from 280lbs to 195lbs size 40 to 32.
That classic Rohan! Nice work
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:44 AM   #48
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Re: Why do you train?

[quote=David Meverden;311317]

-Most people are wads of cookie dough, I wanna be carved outta wood.




I like the Fight Club reference.
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:51 AM   #49
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Re: Why do you train?

I hate the idea that anyone anywhere is stronger than me.

But I had given up.

I let myself go soft for years. I would lift weights occassionally and jog slowly rarely. I never got fat, just... slow. I lost the explosiveness I had gain from eight years of wrestling. Last christmas I had hit an all time low. Walking up stairs made me tired. My face was rounding slowly into a soft stubbly sphere. I was thirty.

For years I've regretted not wrestling in college. I defeated two national place winners senior year in high school (I was too badly injured to enter the nationals myself), but I was burnt out from dealing with injuries and health problems and called it quits. Recently my regret has turned into a rage. I've been pounding myself back into shape since January. I started by designing my own metcon (without being familiar with the term) consisting of hi-rep weightlifting with no rest. It worked but it was haphazard. When my girlfriend showed the article about crossfit in the NY Times I knew I had found a community that would understand where I was coming from and help me find a path back to glory.
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:53 AM   #50
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Re: Why do you train?

As Mark Twight put it "To make myself harder to kill" in the mountains. Off to Rainier next month.
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