Throwing up a ton of weights, pounding protein shakes, and fitness crazes like cross fit and insanity are for the birds.
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Thread: to train or not to train?????
Oct 24, 2013, 05:02 AM #41
Oct 24, 2013, 07:28 AM #42
Oct 24, 2013, 08:17 AM #43
CrossFit is about as cool as SUPing while sipping on a pumpkin spiced latte. Do I believe in meat and potatoes compound movements and big body lifts? Schitt yeah, I do. But I don't believe in doing anything you don't believe in and you cats are right, most of these x-fitters really don't have a hard on for high-intensity interval, powerlifting or cross-training, or fitness itself. They just want to feel like they belong to something of value.
Those of you who've been around fitness in the right (not gen pop) venues know the high value yet high risk of intense training using skilled movements and implements. Some of the exercises in CrossFit are like shallow reefs to surfers - you can't just jump in there and expect to stay safe, let alone enjoy it. Not only that, but specificity of a training program being geared to one's goals is always paramount to success and safety. We've got soccer moms training for a strongman comp. You go girl! With your wincing profile pic for Facebook of you under that Olympic bar with bumper plates nailing an ugly power snatch.
Charging everything in sight + Carver board daily or EOD + eating clean = strong and able surfer. Are there additional training components you can throw in there? Yeah, tons. They'll help you if done properly and regimented strategically without overtraining, but all depends on what your goals are here. Only so many hours in a day and a few sessions a week or more of hard paddling and good effort on the water does more positive things for my body than two decades of even the most specialized strength and conditioning.
I guess it helps to have a cool group. My x fit group were former and current college and pro athletes. They were competitive but fun to be around. I also knew I wouldnt beat them at exercise being a desk, phone and paper jockey.
The best exercise for surf is surf. If we had consistent waves on the east coast, I would never do anything else.