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Re: Crossfit Vs Bodybuilding
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2012, 12:32:53 PM »
See no ripped people in crossfit? Well, your sample size might be too small or biased! Sorry for the statistic talk, but that's true...

You've correctly mentioned the functional aspect of crossfit. Bodybuilding doesn't really relate to a healthy lifestyle (imho).

However gaining muscle mass doing crossfit...not the best thing, but it does depend on your starting point.

My advice. Stop collecting other people's thoughts here and just give it a shot! You might totally hate it or...fall in love with it.

Good luck!

Stay healthy :)

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Re: Crossfit Vs Bodybuilding
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2014, 03:07:37 AM »
I agree with Cave Man Wayne.

I live in London (UK) where Crossfit isn't as mainstream as it is in the US. A standard crossfit monthly membership is 150$, compared to a 50$ gym membership.

I don't understand why the price difference is so huge, especially since the equipment is even simpler...


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Re: Crossfit Vs Bodybuilding
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2014, 09:10:55 AM »
The cost and reports of overtraining to the point of vomiting or even rhabdomyolysis (aka "Uncle Rabdo," http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/10/11/cool-it-on-the-crossfit-what-s-rhabdomyolysis.html - I wonder if eating VLC/keto while Crossfitting also contributes to that?) and injuries from poor form were factors in my deciding not to try Crossfit up to now. However, the level of intensity probably varies by gym and instructor and I was told by a Crossfitter that the local Crossfit gym isn't extreme. Cost is my main current issue, so I'm sticking with the free unsupervised mini-gym in my building for now. Being unsupervised is even more likely to involve poor form, as Crossfit defenders rightly point out, so I tend to do only very simple, low-risk movements or use machines when using heavier weights, and mainly use the gym as a minor complement to my outdoor exercise.

I wonder if the higher-than-avg cost is due to higher staff expenses due to more supervision by staff? I suspect that staff costs are higher than equipment costs for most gyms.

Ironically, one of the reportedly common complaints about Crossfit is that it makes women too "ripped" with "bulky" muscles, rather than not ripped enough.  ;D

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> "Googling “CrossFit” can be just as dangerous to one’s psyche as Googling one’s health symptoms. Photos and videos pop up of seriously ripped men and women with bulging, veiny muscles heaving tractor-trailer tires across a field." http://www.washingtonian.com/blogs/wellbeing/fitness/are-women-in-crossfit-too-bulky.php

> http://www.crossfitblackknight.com/blog/484-5-misconceptions-about-crossfit
« Last Edit: December 07, 2014, 09:26:05 AM by paleophil »

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Re: Crossfit Vs Bodybuilding
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2014, 11:54:40 AM »
I think the bad form is ~ 66% from them rushing and 33% from the trainers not being educated enough.  I'm told it takes not much time or money to get some level of "certified Crossfit(TM)" and people are opening gyms and charging $200 a month for white-collar desk jockeys to throw a little bit of weight around :)

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Re: Crossfit Vs Bodybuilding
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2015, 06:51:48 PM »
I have been trying out the cross-fit training this past month. So far have lost about 6 pounds. There are also a lot of fit and ripped people doing cross-fit, just try searching youtube for cross-fit exercises and look at all the people showing you how do cross-fit and how they look.

I agree with Cave Man Wayne.

I live in London (UK) where Crossfit isn't as mainstream as it is in the US. A standard crossfit monthly membership is 150$, compared to a 50$ gym membership.

I don't understand why the price difference is so huge, especially since the equipment is even simpler...

Highway robbery! The cost of the trainer might be more expensive since, as you said, it is not as mainstream as other forms of exercise, so it might be harder to find a decent trainer?