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    Thread: Trying to get lean. What do you guys think of crossfit?

    1. 06-30-2012 09:08 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by GodSquadMandrake View Post
      Don't take it too personally, I'm glad if it works for you.
      lol wow you are dumb.
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      06-30-2012 12:12 PM #27
      the internet....sometimes

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      06-30-2012 02:37 PM #28
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      Some people are just so set in their ways, and have such narrow tunnel vision, that they never seem to give good, positive advice. Then when someone questions, they stoop to insults. Best to just ignore it, and do your own research and find a plan that works for you.
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      06-30-2012 02:59 PM #29
      sounds like someone is on a stupid paleo diet or some ****

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      06-30-2012 04:44 PM #31
      I bet none of these Olympians are on the pelio diet. I see this one gymnast, you can see all the muscle striations in his shoulders especially on the rings.
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      06-30-2012 05:48 PM #32
      A World-class aff-leete(sic) should have striations.... or at least more than a working-class human being just trying to cheat 'Ole Father Time by staying active with a somewhat healthy lifestyle...(whatever that may be).....


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      .....and making smart choices in the grocery store (or the farmer's market of choice) and the kitchen (or favorite restaurant).

      To each his own. Whatever works I suppose.... as long as he/she doesn't rupture their achilles tendon...

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      06-30-2012 08:13 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Basscase View Post
      My Brother in law is all about it. He's seen some impressive results. He's had a few knee surgeries and he's been doing Crossfit for probably about 4 months so far no injuries. In fact he says he's able to play soccer without pain now, which was never possible. Maybe his trainer knows what he/she is doing.(?)

      He's also doing a Paleo diet. He went from pretty flabby (about the average early 30's American) to being pretty darned fit. We'll see how it goes after about a year.

      Losing weight makes running around easier on the body.
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      never thought once to use my lefty for the brake. sorry in my opinion it is dumb.

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      06-30-2012 08:21 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by spoolin215 View Post
      You don't believe it? There really isn't a whole lot of debate in the scientific and nutritional communities about what our ancestors ate, it's just whether or not it's optimal. But to not "believe" paleo is to...

      Say god is an idiot (if you're a creationist)
      Say evolution failed (if you're an evolutionist)
      I think his point was that the paleo diet consists of low fat, low carb, low sugar, and it doesn't take a lot of research to suggest that that type of diet would help the average person 30lbs overweight to drop weight.

      Now whether people can maintain that type of diet when it was available to them the whole time is debatable.

      The whole thing about our ancestors though seems like, a smokescreen. Our ancestors lived until thirty, their teeth fell out, they died of diseases rather early. Should we adopt all of their lifestyle habits?

      Plus I have read enough from people who are on the paleo diets who "miraculously" find a way to include alcohol in their diets, to know that the "ancestors" line of reasoning is just for convenience sake.

    10. 07-01-2012 01:52 AM #35
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      I think his point was that the paleo diet consists of low fat, low carb, low sugar, and it doesn't take a lot of research to suggest that that type of diet would help the average person 30lbs overweight to drop weight.

      Now whether people can maintain that type of diet when it was available to them the whole time is debatable.

      The whole thing about our ancestors though seems like, a smokescreen. Our ancestors lived until thirty, their teeth fell out, they died of diseases rather early. Should we adopt all of their lifestyle habits?

      Plus I have read enough from people who are on the paleo diets who "miraculously" find a way to include alcohol in their diets, to know that the "ancestors" line of reasoning is just for convenience sake.
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      It's pretty obvious that you have no idea what the paleo diet actually is. Also to bring up points like our ancestors died at 30 and their teeth fell out as if that's a reason not to eat like they did, is to suggest that processed grains are the reason why we now live to be older and our teeth don't fall out.

      Really all paleo is, is eating whole foods. Since no one eats raw grain, those are pretty much out the window. Anyone who thinks that eating paleo wouldn't "work" is saying that eating processed foods is better than eating real food.
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      07-01-2012 04:43 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by vwwtchr View Post
      Plus I have read enough from people who are on the paleo diets who "miraculously" find a way to include alcohol in their diets, to know that the "ancestors" line of reasoning is just for convenience sake.
      That's why my aliens diet is so much better. Klingon crab juice makes you strong AND drunk!
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      07-01-2012 07:14 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by vwwtchr View Post
      I think his point was that the paleo diet consists of low fat, low carb, low sugar, and it doesn't take a lot of research to suggest that that type of diet would help the average person 30lbs overweight to drop weight.

      Now whether people can maintain that type of diet when it was available to them the whole time is debatable.

      The whole thing about our ancestors though seems like, a smokescreen. Our ancestors lived until thirty, their teeth fell out, they died of diseases rather early. Should we adopt all of their lifestyle habits?

      Plus I have read enough from people who are on the paleo diets who "miraculously" find a way to include alcohol in their diets, to know that the "ancestors" line of reasoning is just for convenience sake.
      Alcohol is a naturally occurring organic compound. It's caused by fruit fermenting, either on the ground, hanging from the plant that produced the fruit. No reason to suggest that Paleo man didn't get drunk in the right season.
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      07-01-2012 07:34 AM #38
      I went to the wikipedia for paleolithic era and there's a whole section dedicated to making caveman jesus juice Hey if prisoners can do it I'm pretty sure it's so easy even a caveman could do it
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      07-01-2012 11:35 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Egilbe View Post
      Alcohol is a naturally occurring organic compound. It's caused by fruit fermenting, either on the ground, hanging from the plant that produced the fruit. No reason to suggest that Paleo man didn't get drunk in the right season.
      Where I grew up, our neighbor had grape vines all over this back deck. Sure enough, same time every year, we would see racoons around dusk and other animals all day stumbling and falling down all over the place. You'd even find them "passed out" in the middle of the yard.

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      07-01-2012 11:38 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by Egilbe View Post
      Alcohol is a naturally occurring organic compound. It's caused by fruit fermenting, either on the ground, hanging from the plant that produced the fruit. No reason to suggest that Paleo man didn't get drunk in the right season.
      Ya seriously, ever open up an old bannana? You can just smell all the alcohol in it.
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      07-01-2012 12:00 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by kryptonik View Post
      Where I grew up, our neighbor had grape vines all over this back deck. Sure enough, same time every year, we would see racoons around dusk and other animals all day stumbling and falling down all over the place. You'd even find them "passed out" in the middle of the yard.
      Raccoons are known for not being able to hold their liqueur. Bastards love to get drunk then go through people's garbage.
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      07-01-2012 12:14 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by kryptonik View Post
      You'd even find them "passed out" in the middle of the yard.
      So what did you do with the gaze of raccoons sleeping in your yard?
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      07-03-2012 03:22 PM #43
      Ok so week two and I really like it so far. Lost about ten pounds by cutting out beer and eating smarter.

      How often is too often to do this type of work out. Some people go every day. The workouts do vary greatly but always seem to err towards a lower body focus.

      My years in regular gyms have made me think one day on one day off but I really like the results and want to get my Monies worth.

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      07-03-2012 03:38 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by GodSquadMandrake View Post
      So what did you do with the gaze of raccoons sleeping in your yard?
      Nothing. They would just go on their way eventually.

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      07-03-2012 03:42 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by kryptonik View Post
      Nothing. They would just go on their way eventually.
      Probably to get get a sausage egg mcMuffin and some Gatorade.

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      07-03-2012 04:02 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by vwbrvr6 View Post
      Ya seriously, ever open up an old bannana? You can just smell all the alcohol in it.
      I cut up a pineapple the other day that was probably a couple days past its ideal ripeness and it smelled boozy as Hell. Now the idea of seeing drunken animals is interesting...

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      07-03-2012 04:16 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by HI SPEED View Post
      Ok so week two and I really like it so far. Lost about ten pounds by cutting out beer and eating smarter.

      You lost weight by working out and cleaning up your diet?! THIS is the new ideology CF brings to the table!
      It's all about squats and deads.

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      07-03-2012 04:31 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by leakypipeDCI View Post
      You lost weight by working out and cleaning up your diet?! THIS is the new ideology CF brings to the table!
      As much as i think crossfit is for women and homosexuals, if it gets the average person to get off their butts and then it's good for something...

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      07-03-2012 06:09 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by leakypipeDCI View Post
      You lost weight by working out and cleaning up your diet?! THIS is the new ideology CF brings to the table!
      Some people just really need the extra motivation and structure to get them moving. Sounds like these CF classes provide this. Hey if its working for you then that is good.
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      07-03-2012 07:40 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by HI SPEED View Post
      Ok so week two and I really like it so far. Lost about ten pounds by cutting out beer and eating smarter.

      How often is too often to do this type of work out. Some people go every day. The workouts do vary greatly but always seem to err towards a lower body focus.

      My years in regular gyms have made me think one day on one day off but I really like the results and want to get my Monies worth.
      largest muscles in the body. Why would it be an err to work those out if you want to lose weight? Eventually not taking time off to rest will result in an injury that will take much longer to recover from than a day or two.
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