Posted on Nov 27, 2013
SFC Ricardo Ruiz
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I found CrossFit by accident in February 2013. Currently there exists a host of anecdotal evidence claiming that the CrossFit program is effective. However, to date, only one formal study within the U.S. Army has attempted to add empirical evidence to these claims back in 2010. My opinion is Crossfit  is a great tool to improve any soldier PRT/APFT scores. APFT Scores before Crossfit 240 avg After Crossfit 285 avg. My personal PR FRAN 4:11 RX 
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I believe that any fitness program, that is structured and makes it fun to stick with can improve your APFT.  The most important thing is that you can make it harder as you improve and that it is fun enough to do all the time.
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Nailed it.
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I do agree PT is good when is properly maintained and executed by good leaders.  i also believed to most soldiers Crossfit will bring an opportunity to developed new ways to improve physical readiness
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I'll be the bad guy. I can't stand crossfitters. I will let them have their space and let do what they are doing but it is just a form of exercise and is not the only way to work out. I go to the gym and pick up heavy things. I also find a nice trail and run a long time. It has worked awesome for me. My best two mile was when I was deployed and did my Pick up heavy things/Run a long time fitness program and got a 10:59. Meanwhile these two "Fitness God's" thought I was using steroids. They didn't understand how they could be crossfitting and not see the results that I was seeing.<div><br></div><div>Nothing is wrong with Crossfit. It is a great program to be honest but there are some tool bags that swear by it just as they swear by any craze. That is what turns me off to it. I tried it a couple times and didn't like it. So I stay with what I got. If you take an individual and tell him that Crossfit is the only way you are wrong. It is an option.</div><div><br></div><div>And for crying out STOP POSTING YOUR WOD on facebook. I don't care nor does anyone else besides the people you just worked out with.&nbsp;</div>
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SGT(P) (Join to see) The deciding factor is how many times you post your WOD on FB. If you post more than once a week about your WOD then you are the CF guy that we don't like.
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CPT (Join to see) Sir, I don't have FB..,
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O crossfit someecards facebook
Now we know...
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Some people can just run... Some people will never reach certain milestones regardless of their level of commitment to fitness. Part of the allure of Crossfit is the personal accountability, can you do this PR tracking and personal improvement logging on your own? Of course but there is a system already in place that keeps you accountable, it is not an end all be all, though it can not be downplayed.
I was a sponsored runner not too long ago and I will never run a sub 12:00 two mile ever, never have and probably never will, some people just have it...
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Look at it this way, I make the same argument I make for Vibram Five Finger shoes.  Take a random cross section of the military lets say... 100 soldiers male and female equal parts that just do PT on a daily basis as prescribed by the company commander.  Now take another cross section of 100 Crossfitters OR individuals who train in things like Vibrams, take a PT test.  I will guarantee you without a shadow of a doubt that the latter cross section WILL score a higher average on the APFT than the first section.  Why?  People who put themselves in programs such as Crossfit and purchase aids such as minimalist shoes are people that are actively bettering themselves and going above and beyond...
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This is the best point in the whole discussion SSG (Join to see), when I got my Polar watch while I was losing weight people asked me why I wanted the watch. Well, I guess it is part of a sub-culture, Fitness as a whole is too wide to explain but at the same time too easy to understand. That is just my POV.
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