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Posted: 13 November 2008 12:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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The same.

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Posted: 13 November 2008 12:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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GD makes the little kids say “FUJM”? 


Wow . . . thems some tough kids classes . . . .

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There’s a reason they don’t call it “Fight Gone Good”.

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Posted: 13 November 2008 12:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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And I thought GD didn’t take on Private Clients any more because he was too busy.
Sounds more like he’s been banned because he lost too much business.

Now the truth is coming out!

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“The point of CF is to get better at life.  Being unable to workout tomorrow because you were pigheaded today is not in line with our goals.”
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“CrossFit is not dangerous.
Bad coaching is dangerous, poor movement is dangerous. Ego is dangerous.
CrossFit, properly scaled to the individual is the safest and most efficient program available for strength, conditioning and movement.”
BlueBugofJustice - 18 August 2009

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Posted: 13 November 2008 04:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Conversation with daughter, who is looking over my shoulder while I look at the forum:

Daughter, points to Radiosound’s avatar: “Who is that?”

Me: “That’s Animal.  He’s the drummer for the Muppets. You know, Kermit, Cookie Monster”  (actually, Dr. Teeth but Dr. Teeth ain’t on kids’ pajamas).

Daughter “What’s that fat dog?”

Me, looking for a fat dog . . . “What fat dog?”

Daughter points to GD’s avatar . . .

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Posted: 13 November 2008 04:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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“The point of CF is to get better at life.  Being unable to workout tomorrow because you were pigheaded today is not in line with our goals.”
Garddawg - 22 March 2009

“CrossFit is not dangerous.
Bad coaching is dangerous, poor movement is dangerous. Ego is dangerous.
CrossFit, properly scaled to the individual is the safest and most efficient program available for strength, conditioning and movement.”
BlueBugofJustice - 18 August 2009

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Posted: 13 November 2008 04:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Gd works with the pre teen and teen group only…
and the adults are masochists as we all know.

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Posted: 13 November 2008 06:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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TexasPatrick - 13 November 2008 12:11 PM

GD makes the little kids say “FUJM”? 


Wow . . . thems some tough kids classes . . . .

You have NO idea!

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Posted: 13 November 2008 09:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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I asked my kids, “What are we doing this weekend?”

My 12-year old daughter, “Can we go to Crossfit?”

Me:  “Sure.  You really want to do that?”

Daughter:  “Yeah.  I like it.  Its fun to see all the old people get all sick and everything.”

Me:  “Very nice.  Good reason….”

Maybe I’ll package her up and mail her to Ramona.

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Posted: 14 November 2008 03:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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canus_nerdus - 13 November 2008 09:37 PM

Daughter:  “Yeah.  I like it.  Its fun to see all the old people get all sick and everything.”

Me:  “Very nice.  Good reason….”

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Posted: 19 November 2008 01:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Hi,
Sorry it’s taken me so long on this. I can’t seem to get my time management in order lately.

Don’t worry about how hard he goes. Just let him get used to feeling his body enjoying the movement, like in his other chosen sports. Intensity will come as the fun overtakes the discomfort.

How about building an obstacle course? You can either build it together or let your child do all the designing. You’d be surprised how motivating the building aspect of the course can be, then race each other through it. Winner gets to choose an exercise for the other to perform, or not. Just have fun with him and he will begin to associate the exercise with the fun. Obviously, you may have to put some prohibitory aspect into it for you, so you don’t win all the time (cuz you’re bigger smile. Before long, you’ll be building in prohibitory aspects for him (just ask GD and Connor). A park, the backyard, a garage, any of these can lend themselves to a course. Utilize existing landmarks and/or throw out some possible items to hurdle, throw, climb, roll over or under, etc.

Set up a linear path for the two of you to run through.
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5 squats, forward roll, 5 push ups, lunge, throw a ball into a bucket-earn one point for each goal scored. Winner at the end of a specified time (or when it stops being fun) gets to chose an exercise for the other to perform.

Go to the park, tell him he will score one point for every exercise he creates using “found objects” or existing structures in the park. This may require a little help at first, but you’ll be surprised how quickly the imagination kicks in. Both of you perform the exercise. Points are “cashed in” for reps of a chosen exercise performed by you!

Create a serpentine course with cones or rocks or whatever. Practice agility races (but don’t call them that) and time each other to see who can most improve their times.

I’ll keep thinking about this one. Hope one or more of these will be successful. The idea is to disguise the exercise, work together and make it fun.

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Posted: 19 November 2008 01:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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and your aquantancies??

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Posted: 19 November 2008 02:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Go_Irish! - 19 November 2008 01:27 PM

Hi,
Sorry it’s taken me so long on this. I can’t seem to get my time management in order lately.

I’ll keep thinking about this one. Hope one or more of these will be successful. The idea is to disguise the exercise, work together and make it fun.

Cheers for this-just saw it.  I like it.  We are in a ‘cooling off’ period on the topic of CF, but will be back at it soon.  I love the idea of making it a game.

Again-I can’t stress enough how much I’ve learned from you guys.

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Posted: 19 November 2008 04:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Go_Irish is working on a CF Kids games pdf.  Games, pics, videos etc…..

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Posted: 19 November 2008 10:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Great idea!

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Posted: 22 December 2008 08:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Thanks again everyone for the advice.  We are taking this much slower, and I’m really focusing on just working it in to time together rather than making it an event.  I’ve tossed the timer and am trying to turn it in to an extension of fun/hang out with dad time.  I think it’s working well.

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He’s signed up for rugby starting this January (yes, they have rugby for 9 year olds).  I think this will help.  At a minimum, he’s enjoying the fact that he can get his feet higher than dad can when dad tries an L-sit pullup…

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