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    Crossfit in ames, anyone ever been?

    CrossFit Ames: OUR BOX...


    i've done similar type workouts like these for boxing, never was a really big fan on the crossfit hype, but was curious what do people think of it.

    do they just follow the workout of the day? or do they add more to it



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    Re: Crossfit in ames, anyone ever been?

    Crossfit is insane. It will kick your *** and then some.


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    Re: Crossfit in ames, anyone ever been?

    ya they are the rage out here and people get cut doing them.


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    Re: Crossfit in ames, anyone ever been?

    If you need to know anything let me know. My fiance' is into this big time and I go with her once in a while. Leigh Ann, is the owner, and she does a very good job with it. I believe they follow the WoD from the main crossfit site but have add-ons. I did a workout Sunday with my fiance' and I am still sore. Crossfit is a good change of pace from your normal running and lifting workouts, it is still kind of hard for me to get used to since my workout experience was with Coach Getty at ISU and alot of it is the exact opposite of what he was preaching.


    ISU Celebrity endorsement: I did a workout Easter weekend at Crossfit Ames with Coach Loney and he seemed pretty impressed with the workout and commented on how it was different than your normal workouts (like I mentioned above).


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    Re: Crossfit in ames, anyone ever been?

    Quote Originally Posted by isufbcurt View Post
    If you need to know anything let me know. My fiance' is into this big time and I go with her once in a while. Leigh Ann, is the owner, and she does a very good job with it. I believe they follow the WoD from the main crossfit site but have add-ons. I did a workout Sunday with my fiance' and I am still sore. Crossfit is a good change of pace from your normal running and lifting workouts, it is still kind of hard for me to get used to since my workout experience was with Coach Getty at ISU and alot of it is the exact opposite of what he was preaching.

    this is kind of why im thinking about switching over to crossfit, i used similar processes from ross boxing at my gym. One of the workouts were like this

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjaTd_ZemkQ&feature=channel"]YouTube - Work Capacity 101 - RossTraining.com[/ame]



    by the end of the rounds, your typically dead



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    Re: Crossfit in ames, anyone ever been?

    $150 is kind of pricey, especially for students, dont you think?



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    Re: Crossfit in ames, anyone ever been?

    That would be similar to a crossfit workout.

    The one I did Sunday that I am still sore from was 5 pullups, 10 pushups, 15 squats X 15 rounds. It doesn't sound like much but going from one to the other with no break between wears you out and when all is said and done you have done 75 pullups, 150 pushups and 225 squats all in approx. 25 minutes.



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    Re: Crossfit in ames, anyone ever been?

    Been doing Crossfit for years and IMHO I would just do it at home if concerned about the cost--especially if you have someone to work out w/.

    One of the great things about Crossfit is the small amount of eqp needed. I started w/ just a couple dumbbells and a homemade pullup bar. I now have the pullup bar, an olympic bar w/ bumper plates, an Ab-Mat, a kettle bell, rings, a dip/pullup weight belt, perfect pushups (so I can go lower w/ more range of motion, plus it is easier on the wrist I broke), and a jump rope--with this I can to 90% of the workout (100% w/ the available substitutions) and it is nothing compared to most equipment needed for classic gyms. I work out in my garage (hot or cold) with my wife.

    Would highly recommend it for anyone interested in GPP (general physical preparedness). IMHO, unless you want to specialize for some specific task (marathons, etc.), GPP is the way to go, hence the popularity of Crossfit w/ the armed forces and police/SWAT/fire.



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    Re: Crossfit in ames, anyone ever been?

    It's huge out here, really tough but works well.



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    Re: Crossfit in ames, anyone ever been?

    Oh, one last thing--you MUST scale the workout to your abilities. I don't think the main Crossfit page does a good enough job of emphasizing this, but scaling is how you can track your progress and ease in to it. ANYONE can do Crossfit as long as you scale the workouts for your abilities. I assume a place like Ames Crossfit will do a good job w/ this, as well.

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    Re: Crossfit in ames, anyone ever been?

    Quote Originally Posted by saf View Post
    Been doing Crossfit for years and IMHO I would just do it at home if concerned about the cost--especially if you have someone to work out w/.

    One of the great things about Crossfit is the small amount of eqp needed. I started w/ just a couple dumbbells and a homemade pullup bar. I now have the pullup bar, an olympic bar w/ bumper plates, an Ab-Mat, a kettle bell, rings, a dip/pullup weight belt, perfect pushups (so I can go lower w/ more range of motion, plus it is easier on the wrist I broke), and a jump rope--with this I can to 90% of the workout (100% w/ the available substitutions) and it is nothing compared to most equipment needed for classic gyms. I work out in my garage (hot or cold) with my wife.

    Would highly recommend it for anyone interested in GPP (general physical preparedness). IMHO, unless you want to specialize for some specific task (marathons, etc.), GPP is the way to go, hence the popularity of Crossfit w/ the armed forces and police/SWAT/fire.

    no room to do it at my place unfortunately, plus attempting to do the stuff at ames rack and fitness/lied gets people to give weird looks the second i do tabata cleans.

    just really curious if its worth the money and time, because that would require me to wake up at 5 am everyday to go to their sessions



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    Re: Crossfit in ames, anyone ever been?

    alright me and my roommate are trying a class sunday, anything to expect?



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    Re: Crossfit in ames, anyone ever been?

    Crossfit does exercises such as squats, deadlifts, pull ups, pushups. But we do it in a certain period of time. For instance, today was squat cleans and tricep dips on the rings for 3 rounds of 21, 15, and 9. You do this in your fastest time possible. It gets the muscular and cardiovascular workout at the same time. You work out for usually about a half hour or less and it gets amazing results. Leigh Ann is going to start a student discount for those who are talking about starting up.

    It is also very fun. The people there are very nice and encouraging. The coaches know what they are doing and will work with you on a one-on-one basis. They take form very seriously to avoid injury.

    If your going to start I suggest stretching and maybe not eat a ton before you come.



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    Re: Crossfit in ames, anyone ever been?

    Quote Originally Posted by IlikeTornados View Post
    Crossfit does exercises such as squats, deadlifts, pull ups, pushups. But we do it in a certain period of time. For instance, today was squat cleans and tricep dips on the rings for 3 rounds of 21, 15, and 9. You do this in your fastest time possible. It gets the muscular and cardiovascular workout at the same time. You work out for usually about a half hour or less and it gets amazing results. Leigh Ann is going to start a student discount for those who are talking about starting up.

    It is also very fun. The people there are very nice and encouraging. The coaches know what they are doing and will work with you on a one-on-one basis. They take form very seriously to avoid injury.

    If your going to start I suggest stretching and maybe not eat a ton before you come.
    i thought crossfit is just supplemental training? as in, is it smart to do crossfit in the day then boxing/possibly judo at night? or even working out later in the day



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    Re: Crossfit in ames, anyone ever been?

    alright, it kicked my ***.....


    might i add girls did a lot more than me in the same amount of time, some with the same weight



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