I also believe that top level crossfitters are outliers and would perform good in most sports - maybe they are that good not because of crossfit, but despite doing crossfit.
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I liked the article.
I'd love to show this to the health and safety team and work and watch them cringe. Then again, virtually all sports go against corporate safety rules. Life it seems, is dangerous to your health.
I suspect to some extent we can handle more than we think we can in terms of 'dangerous' movements IF we practice them.... but I doubt we're built to handle THIS or much of crossfit with any degree of reasonable safety.
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Whilst I do like the conditioning aspect of this stuff ( although rosstraining is more my thing than the commercialised cult of crossfit ), I do think that some of the exercises are a bit off base.
One can get away with training with looser form and more risky moves in the short term, but for fitness for life, one needs to develop one's fitness ("fitness for what" as self defined ) in a safer manner as possible IMO, as given enough training, injuries are just a matter of time, so by reducing unnecessary risk reduces downtime from injury in the long run.
Burpees/chins and burpee/hillsprint supersets with a weighted vest should give one's CVP system a serious challenge, muscle ups/ukemi/precision jumps in urban environments will give one seriously competitive functional movement, and weights/feed/pharma to looks stacked thus increasing ones mating fitness.
Heavy squats on swiss balls, or throwing barbells to and from each other makes me cringe. Not only is it exposing the subject to unnecessary risk of injury, it seems to be unstructured wrt what sort of fitness the participant is striving for.
I think the kit was actually intended for linemen to use in american football, and although I never used it as part of football training, I did use it extensively in the gym to develop my whoompiness. 'Twas good.
Actually, explosively pressing a barbell up and allowing it to go airborne is ok, assuming you have bumper plates on it and you're careful. The load should be lighter (like 30% of your overhead press, or 30% of your front squat, depending on what you're doing). Just have to be careful and ready to get out of the way in case of a mishap.
My problem with crossfit boils down mainly to their "I'm better than you" attitude compared to noncrossfit exercise, and they're too collegial and buddy-buddy. I've never liked team stuff too much.
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THat's the thing about fanatics/zealots. It's the best thing in the world, so why shouldn't we do the best, better, betterer than each other. Why doesn't everybody in Target want to know about the revolutionary new fitness program I'm undertaking? HERETICS!
I just want to say I completely agree. Plenty of things about Crossfit make me go WTF? The randomness of it all and doing technical lifts to failure. Also my first exposure to it was at a military base fitness center. I was doing squats with 400 or so pounds on the bar. Then this group of 4 "crossfitters" decide to start throwing medicine balls RIGHT behind me. Literally if one of these uncoordinated idiots were to drop the ball it could have hit me. Didnt make a good first impression on this guy. Oh and most of the guys on the Crossfit games look like they might workout. The girls on the other hand
With all that said I am going to be working in a Crossfit gym that is opening up in a month or so. Not something I expected, but life is truly mysterious some times. I dont plan on becoming part of the cult though. That stuff freaks me out and pisses me off. People are not special merely because they do Crossfit.
CrossFit is evolving rapidly with HUGE names behind it and supporting it like Westside Barbell. It's only going to get better and the results speak for themselves IMO
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