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  • Southern Crossfit?

    www.southernxfit.com/
    Does anyone go there? What have you heard?
    I like the look of that sort of work out and I'm looking for some input.
    There are only three sports: mountain climbing, bull fighting, and motor racing.
    All the rest are merely games."
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #2
    i did a bit of research about this recently. I think if i were going to go to one of those classes i would like to be pretty fit already to take full advantage of it given the fairly high price compared to a martial arts course or other fitness programs.

    unless you havent found it already.

    http://www.crossfit.com
    http://www.crossfitbrandx.com

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    • #3
      Come hang with us homies at Lolly's classes, way more fun
      For LAMS information and resources - http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/foru...thread-156358/
      For LAMS discussion and to ask questions - http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/foru...thread-143289/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by barfridge View Post
        Come hang with us homies at Lolly's classes, way more fun
        I've done eight years of pretty hard core Kung fu, Tai Chi, Chi Gung.
        So I am looking for that intensity but with a different style, away from martial arts.
        There are only three sports: mountain climbing, bull fighting, and motor racing.
        All the rest are merely games."
        Ernest Hemingway

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        • #5
          Originally posted by blacky View Post
          i did a bit of research about this recently. I think if i were going to go to one of those classes i would like to be pretty fit already to take full advantage of it given the fairly high price compared to a martial arts course or other fitness programs.

          unless you havent found it already.

          Welcome to CrossFit: Forging Elite Fitness
          CrossFit Brand X | Ramona, California | Powered by CrossFit

          You dont have to be fit to do Crossfit, you get fit doing Crossfit. All workouts are infinatly scalable to anyones ability. As for price, i'm a qualified Crossfit instructor but because I have a mobile business my prices are a lot more down to earth.

          Originally posted by green hornet View Post
          I've done eight years of pretty hard core Kung fu, Tai Chi, Chi Gung.
          So I am looking for that intensity but with a different style, away from martial arts.
          Crossfit is based round a blend of olympic lifting, gymnastics, kettlebells, plyometrics and body weight exercises and is designed to give you an all round physical workout not specalising in one particular area. This gives you an unlimited amount of varied high intensity exercises to play with, routine is the enemy.
          Last edited by brendanc; 20-08-2009, 05:49 PM.
          This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time

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          • #6
            Crossfit looks great - I'm all for intense workouts and love using weights. Spock and I were coached by a former Olympic Weightlifter and as long as you can get the technique right to avoid injury, it really is a fun and inspiring way to power up. So if you can afford it go for it!

            For the record Fighting Fitness offers the same kind of benefits as Crossfit minus the Olympic lifting (but heck at the intensity our crew fire up at - especially those power jumps - we actually don't need the bar). Hand held weights are introduced for those who are ready for them.

            We even use a kettlebell in Round 3 (well actually its not a kettlebell it’s a chishi, or ‘strength stone’- a traditional Okinawan karate lever weight that has a lot more versatility than a kettlebell. Interestingly the Okinawans also used their own version of a kettlebell – a ishi sashi or ‘stone padlock’). And of course as those who know it, classes are balanced out with flexibility, coordination and core strength training too. The fighting element is to bring focus to the training, not much point just prancing around to get fit - might as well learn something useful in the process. But its not a martial arts class.

            Its great to see training is moving away from the straight aerobic class or weights only to a more holistic program to work the entire body from head to toe. Crossfit, like Fighting Fitness will get you fit. They both operate on the same sports science principles. I hope you can give it a go.
            Last edited by Lolly; 20-08-2009, 05:04 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Lolly View Post
              Its great to see training is moving away from the straight aerobic class or weights only to a program to work the entire body from head to toe. .
              Couldnt agree more lolly.

              FYI some of the Crossfit benchmark workouts.

              WOD ( Workout of the Day )

              4.1. Explain The Workouts with Names (the Girls)The Benchmark Girls

              Angie
              • 100 Pull-ups
              • 100 Push-ups
              • 100 Sit-ups
              • 100 Squats
              For Time

              Complete all reps of each exercise before moving to the next.

              Barbara
              • 20 Pull-ups
              • 30 Push-ups
              • 40 Sit-ups
              • 50 Squats
              5 rounds for time

              Chelsea
              • 5 Pull-ups
              • 10 Push-ups
              • 15 Squats
              Each min on the min for 30 min

              Cindy
              • 5 Pull-ups
              • 10 Push-ups
              • 15 Squats
              As many rounds as possible in 20 min

              Diane
              • Deadlift 225 lbs
              • Handstand push-ups
              21-15-9 reps, for time

              Elizabeth
              • Clean 135 lbs
              • Ring Dips
              21-15-9 reps, for time

              Fran
              • Thruster 95 lbs
              • Pull-ups
              21-15-9 reps, for time

              Grace
              • Clean and Jerk 135 lbs
              30 reps for time

              Helen
              • 400 meter run
              • 1.5 pood Kettlebell swing x 21
              • Pull-ups 12 reps
              3 rounds for time

              Isabel
              • Snatch 135 pounds
              30 reps for time

              Jackie
              • 1000 meter row
              • Thruster 45 lbs (50 reps)
              • Pull-ups (30 reps)
              For time

              Karen
              • Wall-ball 150 shots
              For time

              Linda


              (aka "3 bars of death")
              • Deadlift 1 1/2 BW
              • Bench BW
              • Clean 3/4 BW
              10/9/8/7/6/5/4/3/2/1 rep

              rounds for time

              Mary
              • 5 Handstand push-ups
              • 10 1-legged squats
              • 15 Pull-ups
              As many rounds as possible in 20 min

              Nancy
              • 400 meter run
              • Overhead squat 95 lbs x 15
              5 rounds for time

              The New Girls

              Annie
              • Double-unders
              • Sit-ups
              50-40-30-20 and 10 rep rounds; for time

              Eva
              • Run 800 meters
              • 2 pood KB swing, 30 reps
              • 30 pullups
              5 rounds for time.


              Kelly

              Run 400 meters
              • 30 box jump, 24 inch box
              • 30 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
              Five rounds for time

              Lynne
              • Bodyweight bench press (e.g., same amount on bar as you weigh)
              • pullups
              5 rounds for max reps. There is NO time component to this WOD.

              Nicole
              • Run 400 meters
              • Max rep Pull-ups
              As many rounds as possible in 20 minutes.
              Note number of pull-ups completed for each round.

              Yes they are named after girls for a good reason...........
              This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time

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              • #8
                Thanks for the input Lolly, good to know I'm on the right track. I have been combining fitball, stretch and core and pilates to tone and strengthen. I'm just looking to build more cardio endurance and a little more muscle mass.
                There are only three sports: mountain climbing, bull fighting, and motor racing.
                All the rest are merely games."
                Ernest Hemingway

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