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Re: The couch thread

Post by Fish » Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:46 pm

http://www.board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=59534

Possible IGXer or future IGXer as the OP? Seems like he is over the idea of blindly trusting an unproven system.

Also, never noticed that cunthole Mark Wallace too much until popping on there recently. He drank a little too much of the koolaid.

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Re: The couch thread

Post by Mountebank » Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:20 pm

rkctl-RIP wrote:The x-fitters will get smoked like cheap crack in the Olympic lifting portion of the competition...you can always tell the x-fitters that show up at WL meets: they don't know how to count attempts for warmups, don't know how to select their opening attempts and so they either bomb out or just eke out a 2 for 6 total on 3rd attempts of their opening weights. Plus, if USAW lifting rules are enforced, there will be a cascade of triple reds on press-outs, hitches, elbow touches and not waiting for down signal.
syaigh wrote:However, I coach with a few coaches were have been involved with CF at some level or another and they all have expressed disappointment in how badly @F wrecks their lifter's strength, causes injuries, etc. We had some national level competitors who didn't even rank well state-wide after doing @f for a year.
These would seem to be truths that have been divined through competition, not debate.

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Re: The couch thread

Post by Crust Bucket » Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:18 pm

Douchey McDouche wrote:I honestly don't think I've ever read an injury thread about someone who got hurt doing a WOD.

The vast majority of the threads are injuries previous to beginning CrossFit or ones sustained through strength lifts.
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Re: The couch thread

Post by the fearless freep » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:02 am

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Re: The couch thread

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:34 am

XF = loads of money for OL equipment manufacturers. So much so that independent brands of OL shoes can be manufactured and labelled.

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Re: The couch thread

Post by WildGorillaMan » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:51 am

Shafpocalypse Now wrote:XF = loads of money for OL equipment manufacturers. So much so that independent brands of OL shoes can be manufactured and labelled.

Shaf is right. I was just mentioning to another IGx'er that I paid $200 for Adistars ten years ago, and $99 for Rogues two years ago.

The first time I priced out a set of bumpers and a training bar ten years ago, my cheapest option was Ivanko at three grand. Three years ago, BFS bumpers and a Pendlay bar were well under a grand, including shipping.

Make all the usual jokes about how 5kg bumpers have plenty of profit margin in them, the overall price compression, and explosion of brands wouldn't have happened without Crossfit, and we all benefit.

Between the huge increase in available equipment at affordable prices and what Crossfit does to women's bodies, I think we're all net positive on this equation.
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Re: The couch thread

Post by Sassenach » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:54 am

Teh Gorilla has a point. Rogue is awesome, and they appear to cater to x-fitters.

Plus, I like andro.
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Re: The couch thread

Post by Mountebank » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:51 am

I do agree. The quickness with which so many @Fers reach burnout and/or injury means that their equipment is up for sale used on Craigslist at even cheaper prices!

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Re: The couch thread

Post by sanchezero » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:11 pm

Quack Attack wrote:I do agree. The quickness with which so many @Fers reach burnout and/or injury means that their equipment is up for sale used on Craigslist at even cheaper prices!
word. i have capitalized on this myself.
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Re: The couch thread

Post by TerryB » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:31 pm

If the USAW leadership thinks comingling with Cultfit is going to save them, they are a bunch of naive morons. Glassman made what, $2 million or something last year? He doesn't want to "increase USAW's profile," he wants to take over, wipe them out, all Cultfit all the time. You don't run an organization and then let "open up" your doors to another organization that is designed on taking over YOUR sport. It's fucking basic. 101 shit.
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Re: The couch thread

Post by JamesonBushmill » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:08 pm

protobuilder wrote:Glassman made what, $2 million or something last year? He doesn't want to "increase USAW's profile," he wants to take over, wipe them out, all Cultfit all the time. You don't run an organization and then let "open up" your doors to another organization that is designed on taking over YOUR sport. It's fucking basic. 101 shit.
Coochy coo made 2 million on T shirts. There is significantly more money to be made in douchefit than there are stars in the sky.

Affiliate fees, cert fees up the wazoo, cut of trainers fees, i am sure that motherfucker is like Ronald McDonald and gets "appearance fees". the actual amount is scary once you start adding things up.
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Re: The couch thread

Post by WildGorillaMan » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:27 pm

JamesonBushmill wrote:
protobuilder wrote:Glassman made what, $2 million or something last year? He doesn't want to "increase USAW's profile," he wants to take over, wipe them out, all Cultfit all the time. You don't run an organization and then let "open up" your doors to another organization that is designed on taking over YOUR sport. It's fucking basic. 101 shit.
Coochy coo made 2 million on T shirts. There is significantly more money to be made in douchefit than there are stars in the sky.

Affiliate fees, cert fees up the wazoo, cut of trainers fees, i am sure that motherfucker is like Ronald McDonald and gets "appearance fees". the actual amount is scary once you start adding things up.

So where is it all?
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Re: The couch thread

Post by The Nightman » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:55 pm

WildGorillaMan wrote:
JamesonBushmill wrote:
protobuilder wrote:Glassman made what, $2 million or something last year? He doesn't want to "increase USAW's profile," he wants to take over, wipe them out, all Cultfit all the time. You don't run an organization and then let "open up" your doors to another organization that is designed on taking over YOUR sport. It's fucking basic. 101 shit.
Coochy coo made 2 million on T shirts. There is significantly more money to be made in douchefit than there are stars in the sky.

Affiliate fees, cert fees up the wazoo, cut of trainers fees, i am sure that motherfucker is like Ronald McDonald and gets "appearance fees". the actual amount is scary once you start adding things up.

So where is it all?
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Re: The couch thread

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:32 pm

Lauren has some. Couch has some. HQ has some. I bet couch has a shitload in saving and investments.

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Re: The couch thread

Post by Gin Master » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:08 pm

Shafpocalypse Now wrote:I bet couch has a shitload in saving and investments.
Couch makes MC Hammer look like Suze Orman. Why do you think he's dried out and gone back to work? His savings account DNF'd, and he's back on the prowl.

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Re: The couch thread

Post by BigAngry » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:32 pm

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Re: The couch thread

Post by CultBuster » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:05 am

Coochy coo made 2 million on T shirts. There is significantly more money to be made in douchefit than there are stars in the sky.

Affiliate fees, cert fees up the wazoo, cut of trainers fees, i am sure that motherfucker is like Ronald McDonald and gets "appearance fees". the actual amount is scary once you start adding things up.
Yup--do the math. A local douche has 7 trainers which is $7000 2 are level 2 so another $20000. All 7 trainers have jump rope, endurance ect...5 supp certs by 7 trainers is $14000 add on $2000 a year affiliate and the fact that the bulk of them work for free most weekends (HQ Training Staff) so you are at $25k in under 3 years for ONE BOX! Look on main page...250 people at $1000 per 35 weeks a year! Couch is a dopey drunk fat mother fucker, but he hets paid!

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Re: The couch thread

Post by Gary John » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:44 am

I imagine a lot of Couch's money went to those fancy clothes, expensive hair styling and plastic surgery. You don't look like him without spending some serious coin.
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Re: The couch thread

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:51 pm

I want to return briefly to BMack's failed running events and just have one last laugh. If the XFE founder can't get it to work, how can anyone else? The hubris inherent in filming a 40 mile solo run then failing to get more than half way into it is low comedy at it's most esoteric.

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Post by friedquads » Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:07 pm

Shafpocalypse Now wrote:I want to return briefly to BMack's failed running events and just have one last laugh. If the XFE founder can't get it to work, how can anyone else? The hubris inherent in filming a 40 mile solo run then failing to get more than half way into it is low comedy at it's most esoteric.

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His recent failure has him hard-riding the coattails of Brian Chontosh, better known as "Tosh", who did the distance that BitchMack failed to do. But Tosh is not proof of XFE's success, but shows how much of an oddity he is like David Goggins. It would explain why these guys are so successful in the military. Plus, unlike BMacNCheeze, Tosh would have still kept on going if he suddenly had a gimpy hip.

But for everyone else, Twight was indeed right.
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Re: The couch thread

Post by Grandpa's Spells » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:31 pm

What was Twight right about?
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Re: The couch thread

Post by kreator » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:46 pm

Grandpa's Spells wrote:What was Twight right about?
That you need to go long to perform long, and that short metcons and lifting aren't enough.

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Post by DVD Pimp » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:21 pm

kreator wrote:
Grandpa's Spells wrote:What was Twight right about?
That you need to go long to perform long, and that short metcons and lifting aren't enough.

And that getting the fuck away from @fit is one of the keys to success.

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Re: The couch thread

Post by WildGorillaMan » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:24 pm

kreator wrote:
Grandpa's Spells wrote:What was Twight right about?
That you need to go long to perform long, and that short metcons and lifting aren't enough.

Wait, that was Twight? I thought that was, well, everyone!
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Re: The couch thread

Post by Gin Master » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:26 pm

kreator wrote:
Grandpa's Spells wrote:What was Twight right about?
That you need to go long to perform long, and that short metcons and lifting aren't enough.
Don't kiss his ass for that. Enduro-types have said that for all along. Twight just drank the kool-aid before going back.

If you want a model for the benefits of intense circuit training for enduros, look at ShariBaby and the Diva. They never cut miles. They just added deltoids and lost a few items of clothing.

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