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    Crossfit Ankeny

    Anyone got any crossfit experience? I see they opened in ankeny on the southside today.


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    Re: Crossfit Ankeny

    My friend owns that place. He is a good trainer and they know what they are doing. Try it out.


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    Re: Crossfit Ankeny

    Crossfit West Ames is pretty legit. The owner Joey is a good guy. The workouts are usually under 25 minutes but they will smoke you.



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    Re: Crossfit Ankeny

    Call there and ask for bart boyd. He is the owner and he competes in crossfit competitions.


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    Re: Crossfit Ankeny

    Plenty of criticisms of CrossFit, but here's a pretty comprehensive review that I found. This guy doesn't appear to be a big fan, but he seems pretty fair. This is a pretty good summary of CrossFit:

    If you have a specific goal in your training — top-level competitive mountain biking, bodybuilding, a 600-pound deadlift — then CrossFit isn't for you. You need to specialize. If you want to be good, but not great, at a variety of athletic qualities, then CrossFit is a good option. And that's the truth.

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    Re: Crossfit Ankeny

    Everyworkout has its critics. Cross fit is not for me but its still a great work out.


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    Re: Crossfit Ankeny

    Agree, a lot of smart and credible strength coaches on T-Nation.

    Poliquin, CT, Alessi and more.



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    Re: Crossfit Ankeny

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    Everyworkout has its critics. Cross fit is not for me but its still a great work out.
    Of course there are. It just seems like a somewhat dangerous program due to its focus on quantity of reps and lack of attention to form, which is combined with Olympic lifts.

    No personal experience here, just going by what I've read.



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