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Re: crossfit
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2011, 12:25:59 pm »
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6. they take up too much fucking space at my gym.

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Re: crossfit
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2012, 09:53:06 pm »
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RATES:

 

$100 per month for unlimited classes

 

$85 per month for 3 classes per week per month (no discounts)



those are the rates for 315 crossfit that opened near me in syracuse....I shit a brick when i went from paying 15 dollars a month to 25 a month for a gym membership, idk wtf is so special about this place for it to be 4x the price.  Besides I think everyone at one point has seen a girl in a crossfit video who nearly snaps her spine doing axle cleans.
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Re: crossfit
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2012, 11:14:00 am »
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Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

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Re: crossfit
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2012, 11:20:56 am »
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I don't think crossfit has anything to worry about, it's still attractive only to the white yuppie with more money than sense. Except for Charles Barkley that is, but he's not even human.
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Re: crossfit
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2012, 11:49:27 am »
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I don't think crossfit has anything to worry about, it's still attractive only to the white yuppie with more money than sense. Except for Charles Barkley that is, but he's not even human.

you seem to have missed the point.
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Re: crossfit
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2012, 11:55:02 am »
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Perhaps. My understanding is that what makes crossfit crossfit is the PEOPLE. And the dumb exercise shit. But definitely the PEOPLE doing the dumb exercise shit. That's not going to change as long as HQ keeps charging the usual crossfit premium. It will stay attractive to the same sort of people, I don't see them changing THAT business model considering it is quite lucrative. But go on, tell me the point that I have missed - I didn't find that wall o text very readable admittedly
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Re: crossfit
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2012, 12:15:46 pm »
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Perhaps. My understanding is that what makes crossfit crossfit is the PEOPLE. And the dumb exercise shit. But definitely the PEOPLE doing the dumb exercise shit. That's not going to change as long as HQ keeps charging the usual crossfit premium. It will stay attractive to the same sort of people, I don't see them changing THAT business model considering it is quite lucrative. But go on, tell me the point that I have missed - I didn't find that wall o text very readable admittedly

the point is that the appeal of crossfit to the PEOPLE you refer to is that it is special and kind of secret and totally not corporate and outside the mainstream and better than what most pussy-ass pink-dumbbell-and-machine-loving gymgoers do. once crossfit is taken over by an enterprise whose main objective is unrelated to the production of THE MOST ELITE FITTEST HARDCOREST RAWEST ATHLETES ON EARTH, that appeal will diminish. there was a similar but much less hysterical reaction to the reebok sponsorship deal. "are we selling our soul?" kind of whining.

crossfit has been a fringe thing for its whole life, and while that status has been eroding for a few years (ESPN telecast of the WSE, the aforementioned reebok deal, etc.), it's clung to its roots pretty well. until now. gold's gym and LA fitness will start offering watered-down group-exercise "crossfit" classes, it will become about as cool as zumba and spinning, and the core audience will move on to the next thing.

that's the fear among the ELEET, anyway. and TBH i think they're right. the shark has been jumped.
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Re: crossfit
« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2012, 12:59:10 pm »
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I like your version of the story a lot more, broken down nicely.

Guesses on what Crossfit 2.0 will be like? I think IF is the big new thing, everyone is doing LEAGNAINS, so that would displace the Zone diet. Perhaps a resurgence of the Warrior Diet (TM) - it has that whole Primal Warrior angle to it, a harsher Paleo for the discerning neo-crossfitter.  Crossfit programming itself is just random bullshit, which will be displaced by even more random bullshit. White people love swimming, and the neo-crossfiter will likely seek newer more amphibious challenges. It would certainly keep the riff raff out and keep the existing homogeneous demographic pure. I can see laps in the pool consisting of kipping front crawl stroke, perhaps supersetting with snatching weights in a pool. I dont know, I can see it. Does Pendlay make waterproof bumpers? NO? Well he ought to, the neo crossfitter needs them now.  Hardc0ar. Lots of tattoos. Oh wait Gayskull already did that. hmm. I'm out of my depth here.
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Re: crossfit
« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2012, 01:50:10 pm »
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paleo dieting is already a crossfit thing. i turn into a tangle of sputtering rage when i overhear people discussing their paleo diets. at this point, when it comes up, i usually say something like, "oh, yeah, i don't really want to get into it." if i start to actually talk about it, i can't stop myself before phrases like "deeply stupid" and "brain-meltingly idiotic" start rolling out.

interesting to wonder what the next fad will be. i'd be surprised if it were a paleo exercise thing like mouvement naturale, because crossfit has already absorbed that kind of stuff into itself (POSE running, bear crawls during warm-up, FiveFingers and Inov8 shoes), and from where i sit all that seems to be on the wane in the crossmunity. everyone is more interested in olympic lifting than parkour or even gymnastics. actually, i wouldn't be surprised to see an explosion in the number of people focusing exclusively on oly lifting. it'd be cool if that were the next fad. lots of work for the very few qualified coaches. and maybe we'll be good again on a world level in a few years.

also, you might be right about IF. has all the hallmarks of an appealing fad to exceptionalist rich white people. only problem with leangains is that martin berkhan is a sexually insecure 11-year-old boy.
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Re: crossfit
« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2012, 05:22:32 pm »
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I like your version of the story a lot more, broken down nicely.

Guesses on what Crossfit 2.0 will be like? I think IF is the big new thing, everyone is doing LEAGNAINS, so that would displace the Zone diet. Perhaps a resurgence of the Warrior Diet (TM) - it has that whole Primal Warrior angle to it, a harsher Paleo for the discerning neo-crossfitter.  Crossfit programming itself is just random bullshit, which will be displaced by even more random bullshit. White people love swimming, and the neo-crossfiter will likely seek newer more amphibious challenges. It would certainly keep the riff raff out and keep the existing homogeneous demographic pure. I can see laps in the pool consisting of kipping front crawl stroke, perhaps supersetting with snatching weights in a pool. I dont know, I can see it. Does Pendlay make waterproof bumpers? NO? Well he ought to, the neo crossfitter needs them now.  Hardc0ar. Lots of tattoos. Oh wait Gayskull already did that. hmm. I'm out of my depth here.


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Re: crossfit
« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2012, 06:15:28 pm »
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Why do I have this slight impression that you people dislike Crossfit?

It's the best thing to happen to athletics ever since what fast-food did for athletics.