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      08-27-2018, 01:34 PM   #102
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Originally Posted by FlaPatsFan View Post
I wouldn’t necessarily say those are “CrossFit” workouts. Body weight workouts were around long before CrossFit. Greg Glassman just incorporated that style, amongst others, into his brand of training program.

To clarify....What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program designed to help ppl gain a broad and general fitness. Programming concentrates on CONSTANTLY VARIED FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENTS PERFORMED AT HIGH INTENSITY TO ACHIEVE OVERALL PHYSICAL FITNESS. Thus in theory one would be prepared for any physical challenge.

Basically, Jack of all trades masters of none.

I’ve done CrossFit since 2009, but have recently moved to more functional fitness mixed with some power/Olympic lifts. Fitness is what you make it. We all have different goals and expectations. But the bottom line is for the everyday Joe or Jane workingout should be about YOUR fitness and making your body a more healthy efficient machine!!!!
Yeah - I should have said those look like some crossfit wods. The crossfit gyms I actually enjoyed did less for the century sets and instead did more olympic lifts or ladders. Of course there are always the challenges that are more of how quick you can get through a series of century sets but they were more of a test than the substance of the workouts.

I personally prefer heavier compound lifting with HIIT. Doing 100x pull-ups, push-ups etc. is not HIIT. HIIT is generally an exercise you do at 90-100% of your max for 15-30 seconds at a time and then generally allow for full recovery before doing another round.
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