2017 Nov 8, 1:39pm
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My kids are small so about 75% of my exercise these days is from throwing them around and doing kid things. I also hike, mountain bike a little, and starting to think about getting into road biking.
Whether you have good form or not (or coaches), be careful on the knees with Crossfit. Of everyone I know that's done it 12 months or longer, they all end up with medium to major knee issues.
What moves in particular would cause all this? So far it's been nothing to extreme. I've done a lot of squats in the past and have never had issues.
CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. These are the core movements of life. They move the largest loads the longest distances, so they are ideal for maximizing the amount of work done in the shortest time. Intensity is essential for results and is measurable as work divided by time—or power. The more work you do in less time, or the higher the power output, the more intense the effort. By employing a constantly varied approach to training, functional movements and intensity lead to dramatic gains in fitness.
t's the intensity along with the herd mentality that I think a lot of people hurt themselves and sometimes permanently. I'd suggest have fun with it, but don't treat it as a sport or competition. It's neither.
It's the intensity along with the herd mentality that I think a lot of people hurt themselves and sometimes permanently. I'd suggest have fun with it, but don't treat it as a sport or competition. It's neither.
But now I just take long walks. Seriously, like 1 hour walks. After doing this for about 4 months, I'm literally the lightest I've ever been since I was like 19.
Bold tags added for emphasis by me. They don't sugar coat you're doing heavy, hard things as fast as possible. Hence why I think there are so many injuries.
People looking to build strength and/or hypertrophy should be trying to slow the execution of reps, and looking to perfect the form, not speed them up. Crossfit pushes the opposite for no good reason but plenty of bad ones. Bad form=injury. Intensity+Speed=Bad Form.
I know, I know, it's the third time. But I wouldn't discourage anyone from Crossfit, just get some advice from someone outside the gym before jumping in. And if you're 30+ your goal should just be to do the work out. Don't push weight or speed where you can. Odds are you're going to still end up healthier and in better shape then most work outs if you need the motivation from others. Remember though, fuck you is the phrase to push back at an overzealous coach or trainer. Health shouldn't result in injury.
I did road biking for years (even gave up my car for 3) and loved it. Since moving to Atlanta, there's no way in hell I'd bike on these roads.
I used to ride my bike all over Atlanta. Exactly what is so objectionable about it?
This is exceptionally true for women. I don't know if any research has been done on it yet, but I'd guess 60-70% of women Crossfitters have destroyed their knees with 50% of them resulting in knee surgery.