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danhelmstadter

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agree. unless you click every single link and read every word and watch every clip, you won't learn much. but maybe that's the way it's supposed o be...

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Definately not as easy to navigate as xfit, but there's a lot of good info. I think the main problem is how esoteric some of his excercises are... I mean unless you have a semi-truck tire lying around. Check out the jonesworthy workout, its a good one.

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i am a fan of crossfit, that will whip your ass into shaape fast find the right websit and start doing the workout of the day

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Are you talking about the gym or the web site? I'm not totally sure what gymjones.com is for. It contains a lot more self-important attitude from you know who than it does information. GJ.com says "why are you here pussy, do you think you can be as core as me?" while CF.com says "hey try these exercises, they will kick your ass and you'll get stronger." Choose according to your preferred type of motivation, I guess. Looks like GJ banks on angsty self-hatred. This works sometimes but GJ goes a little over the top with it, don't you think?

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well i really havent found any usefull info on gym jones, im interested in reading his book extreme alpinism, ( mark twight)

but yeah cross fit def. has more usefull info

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Secretly Mark is a very nice guy. He was very sweet towards my daughter when she was fawning over him.

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Well there's thinking that you are not good enough, and then there's thinking that you can get better. One's training philosophy can be centered around either, but the psychological consequences of depending on the former are less healthy IMO.

 

I realize that Mr. Twight is a big fan of the 'life or death epiphany' as a catalyst for self-development, and this may be entirely appropriate in the mountains (or whatever 'real-life' situation). But I think it's a bit contrived to try to generate that experience in a gym. One can certainly draw upon that kind of earned self-awareness in their training (as he seems to), but the part of it that can be taught to others in a gym setting is only a shadow on the wall.

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I never felt like gym-jones was anything other than a place where people could get together, push themselves to a physical limit, or a high if you must. I also believe Gym Jones does not cater to the masses, and was never intended to. He's not selling anything, he's discovering himself through the medium of physical pain and suffering. The web site is merely a shadow of that discipline in digital format.

 

"To revive the dead language, the discipline of the steel was required; to change the silence of death into the eloquence of life, the aid of steel was essential."

 

~Mishima

 

Gym Jones is a metaphor for forging steel.

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Anyway I have been entirely too critical. I'm glad gymjones.com exists. I admire the man and appreciate the spirit he's sharing with us.

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M.T. might be a bit elitist, but I certainly like his philosophy behind Gym Jones:

 

"We train in preparation for sport-specific tests or work-related challenges, we do not train for the sake of it or because conditioning is our sport or hobby. We don't do this because we want to look a certain way or to lose weight (these are consequences). We suffer during training to improve ourselves physically and psychologically and we measure those improvements on mountains, on frozen waterfalls, in burning buildings, facing cunning adversaries, on the battlefield, on the mat and in the cage. Because these tests occur outside the gym we don't compete in the gym, we work hard, and we work together to make the sum greater than its individual parts. Cheating here won't help us get where we are going so we enforce all quality all of the time." -Mark Twight

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Gym Jones is a metaphor for forging steel.

P.S.: Don't drink any kool-aid that Mr. Twight might be selling :lmao:

 

Clearly you've confused your own ego with a lifetime of actual accomplishments. So let me ask you, which Kool-aid would you suggest? Enlighten us oh sage one! baa

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That cross fit stuff is kind of silly.

 

Twight is quite a dude though. I can think of no one better to train our special forces in mt.skills.

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It's all a game. whatever keeps you in top shape, and keeps you focused is fair and good in my book.

 

 

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Gym Jones is a metaphor for forging steel.

P.S.: Don't drink any kool-aid that Mr. Twight might be selling :lmao:

 

Clearly you've confused your own ego with a lifetime of actual accomplishments. So let me ask you, which Kool-aid would you suggest? Enlighten us oh sage one! baa

 

Hook line and sinker :)

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Oh no, I got it the 1st time internet asshole. I just don't give a fuck what you had to say on the point. That was my point.

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dudes, much respect to all, but this thread is about Mark Twight and his gym, not you.

 

 

it would be interesting to hear from someone who has actually attending mr twights gym, but perhaps they don't have time for internet bulletin boards.

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Gym Jones doesn't allow "drop ins" similar to some xfit gyms out there.

 

I am unaware of anyone on this page that lives in SLC and has earned an invitation to train there.

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