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  Reply # 1103422 6-Aug-2014 15:52
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I also have a home gym for working on my Olympic lifts, dead lifts and squats - hope to add a flat bench for Xmas. Bumper plates and rubber floor mats for dropping heavy loads :-)





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  Reply # 1103446 6-Aug-2014 16:19
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Crossfit is really working out for you, bud.

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  Reply # 1103450 6-Aug-2014 16:25
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AidanS:
timmmay: I joined Jetts recently, to do weight type stuff mostly. The smith machine's ok, not awesome, but they have dumbells and a few barbells. It'll be enough for now, when it's not I'll build my own gym. With No1 Fitness you can build a decent enough system (nothing fancy) with cage or rack, weights, flooring, etc for $2K or so.


Which Jetts is that? Most Jetts I've been to do don't have barbells, only those fixed weight curl bars/easy grip bars.


Johnsonville. They have two racks of dumbells (one arm at a time) going up to 40kg, one small rack of weights on curl bars going up to 40kg, and the same in flat bars. There are no straight bars that you can put weights on unfortunately.




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AidanS:
timmmay: I joined Jetts recently, to do weight type stuff mostly. The smith machine's ok, not awesome, but they have dumbells and a few barbells. It'll be enough for now, when it's not I'll build my own gym. With No1 Fitness you can build a decent enough system (nothing fancy) with cage or rack, weights, flooring, etc for $2K or so.


Which Jetts is that? Most Jetts I've been to do don't have barbells, only those fixed weight curl bars/easy grip bars.


Johnsonville. They have two racks of dumbells (one arm at a time) going up to 40kg, one small rack of weights on curl bars going up to 40kg, and the same in flat bars. There are no straight bars that you can put weights on unfortunately.


Can confirm this is the case also at jets in Auckland CBD, Though they have just finished expanding and have a whole new free weight section

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The gym I go to is a small privately run gym which at the start sounds great until you realize that its mainly aimed at females and weight loss.
I manage to do powerlifting there but at times there just isn't enough equipment (my works outs can last up to 3 hours).



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I am not one of those crossfit bashers who think that everything CF is wrong (having said that, people who full on swallow every little bit of the CF kool-aid is equally annoying) but this video is just disturbing:

http://vimeo.com/24527538

Does this guy really think these are proper pull-ups? I showed this to the in-house doctor and she was just gobsmacked.



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  Reply # 1103756 7-Aug-2014 01:09

dejadeadnz: I am not one of those crossfit bashers who think that everything CF is wrong (having said that, people who full on swallow every little bit of the CF kool-aid is equally annoying) but this video is just disturbing:

http://vimeo.com/24527538

Does this guy really think these are proper pull-ups? I showed this to the in-house doctor and she was just gobsmacked.




That was bizarre.

At first, I couldn't understand why he was so worried about damaging his hands from pullups.

Then I saw what he was doing.

It looked more like he was trying to wreck his shoulder joints than attempt pullups.

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dejadeadnz: I am not one of those crossfit bashers who think that everything CF is wrong (having said that, people who full on swallow every little bit of the CF kool-aid is equally annoying) but this video is just disturbing:

http://vimeo.com/24527538

Does this guy really think these are proper pull-ups? I showed this to the in-house doctor and she was just gobsmacked.




That's called a butterfly pull up. Because cross fit events are often timed people use different techniques to get their chin over the bar as fast as possible. It's hardly disturbing.... That's a somewhat sensationalist description.

At cross fit you'd start learning strict pull ups which are usually assisted, then when you can demonstrate a number of unassisted strict pull ups then you'd move on to learning kipping or butterfly techniques. Doing 100 in a row isn't the standard but the guy in the video is one of the top cross fitters in the world.

Amazingly there are DRs who do cross fit at the one I occasionally attend and even a surgeon :-)




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We also have physio's and a number of personal trainers from the "standard" gyms around town who come to CrossFit. If coached properly its not dangerous.

Heck I'm 43 and have been doing it for 3 years and sure I have had injuries but if I played any sport or did anything else at a high intensity I would get injuries as well. It a lot to do with learning your limits, for instance I don't do kipping or butterfly pull-ups as I have an old shoulder injury that would not hold up to it, that's why the idea of scaling to your ability is built into CrossFit.




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Also to add, pay for a couple of PT sessions to understand proper form and come up with a training plan that meets your objectives. Then you can ditch the regular PT sessions if you have the motivation to push yourself

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khull: Also to add, pay for a couple of PT sessions to understand proper form and come up with a training plan that meets your objectives. Then you can ditch the regular PT sessions if you have the motivation to push yourself


I think motivation is a big issue for most people starting out. Once you have made it a habit its pretty easy to do something like this but not when starting out. I think that this is where group fitness, be it classes or boot camp or CrossFit, is really helpful in that you have someone pushing you and if you go enough times it soon becomes a habit and then you are in a better position to go it alone.




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