fatdad wrote:Better yet, if you want to get in shape for the outdoors, go to www.mtnathlete.com. You have to purchase or make some equipment to do some of the exercises, but it's pretty basic and seems to have less of the repetitive (or not as much of it) exercises that can lead to overuse injuries.
ExcitibleBoy wrote:So I am genuinely interested in learning more about Crossfit. I looked into it and it turns out there is a new Crossfit gym in my town but holy G-d is it expensive! $565 initiation fee and $165 per month. Is this unusually expensive our are all Crossfit gyms this expensive?
brandon wrote:Well, it's all about making $$$ isn't it?
Crossfit seems to have hit the sweet spot that is intensity of workouts via limited time, and the motivation of comraderie and competiveness framed as personal challenge/improvement.
It not what crossfiters do, it the fact that the do it, regularly and intensely.
bird wrote:Now mtnathlete.com is charging $25 per month just to see their workouts. Disappointing.
Alpinisto wrote:Question for you's guys (esp. bird and brandon):
What's so special about the WOD that, once you know what all the exercices are and the proper techniques for performing them, you couldn't design your own program? Is it *that* hard to come up with a challenging workout regimen? Assuming that you're logged your workouts, wouldn't it be possible to go back and use previous WOD's, but with increased weights (lifts)/longer distances (sprints)/shorter recovery intervals, etc.?
I'm a big fan of paying for value, which it sounds like these programs provide -- to an extent -- but I hate paying for stuff with limited/no value. Once the knowledge has been imparted, which I don't mind paying for, is it just the motivational/competitive aspect of these programs that keep people signed-up (which certainly has SOME value)?
Disclaimer: I don't work out nearly often enough nor intensively enough (and I haven't checked out the CF/GJ/MA sites in a long time) so I'm not 100% sure how they're currently set up.
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