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Old 01-25-2012, 04:20 PM   #26
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Here's an extremely scientific post on why crossfit is stupid

Science of Running: Crossfit endurance, Tabata sprints, and why people just don’t get it

And here is some more video evidence why it is stupid

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the only endurance exercise i've ever liked was running

eh and trainer is going to kill marrissa one day

switch mentality of crossfit into being safe, and make it for bodybuilders that want to lose muscle mass and it's a good industry!
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Here's an extremely scientific post on why crossfit is stupid

Science of Running: Crossfit endurance, Tabata sprints, and why people just donít get it

And here is some more video evidence why it is stupid

CrossFit Journal - Marissa's Story - YouTube
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When my friend introduced me to his crossfit instructor, he said "This is the kind of training thats used for military, firemen and policemen, etc...."

Heres a thread response on a different forum that came from a person with a military background:

Coming from a military background, I have to admit that CrossFit is a huge leap forward from the traditional PT that typical military units follow. I.e. running in formation, pushups, pullups, crunches. The variety and introduction of added weight is exactly what was needed. However, much more is needed to the program. To you "1000" what you're doing, as from what you've said, is not CrossFit.

"You've essentially taken the idea, seen its flaws (at least some of them), and written your own programs, ect. for your clients. You could then do as the creator of CrossFit did, and copyright that. Really, the ultimate flaw in the CrossFit system is the lack of a "program" or a system. I consider it "Chaos for time." Sure, you can get fit doing it, and a select few get very fit. But to point to a beginner in a CrossFit program and say they "got strong doing CrossFit" is wrong.

Place that same beginner in another discipline in resistance training and they'll get stronger as well, focus them specifically on a strength program like 5/3/1 and they'll become much stronger than a beginner at a CrossFit gym. My personal experience with CrossFit, like I said is from a military aspect, and I am not impressed.

The guys tout this method and compare themselves to me quickly see that they're on shaky ground and walk away. Like "njrusmc" wrote above, With any timed event, there is room for sloppiness." Doing squats for time quickly turns into doing something resembling a squat for time, dead lifts are like waiting for a train wreck. The average CrossFitter is not impressive physically or strength wise (conditioning is a little harder to determine without observation) then there are outliers, but don't let them define the average, thats why they're outliers.

From personal experience, I've done some CrossFit workouts with the "guru's" in my command. Yes, it was challenging, but then I gave him my own workout (days later), which consisted of only zercher squats. Not only did he lack the flexibility to do it properly, his strength was horrible. And those of you who've done them (properly from the floor), zerchers are a whole body exercise. I can't remember what coach said it, but essentially it boiled down to zerchers being the single exercise of their choice for testing overall strength."
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For those wondering about Zercher squats


They look fucking beastly, but sort of retarded in a way. It seems like much more weight and that guy is going to harm himself
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I don't like it when people rest their clothes, water bottle, cell phone, etc on a bench. The bench is for working out, not a table for you to put your crap on to.

How hard is it to stash your crap in a locker? All you should need is a water bottle, and leave that on the ground.
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^Maybe they want to reserve their spot while they jump to another exercise?
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LOL, I just realized i posted that in the wrong thread. Sorry, it was meant to go in the general workout thread.

No, some people just see a bench and put stuff on it. They don't intend on using it to workout. They'll rest their crap there, then do kettlebell exercises next to the bench - not ON it.
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I'll keep posting videos because I think it's interesting and it will keep the conversation going. Found this one today. Not really technique or anything, but two guys at the top of the 'crossfit' ladder working out for a day.

I also wanted to mention, I don't believe JUST doing crossfit workouts at the way to go for an overall fitness level. I personally like to have a lot of variation in workouts. From swimming, to running, playing soccer, ect ect. Doing crossfit workouts, especially those that do not involve the olympic style workouts are a great way to push myself in a different style. Going to the gym and banging out supersets and more traditional routines can get stagnant, and does not offer the kind of diverse training I am looking for.

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Wow, I totally can't see anything wrong with this workout.

God, what will those crosstards come up with next?
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More workouts I've either tried or plan to:



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LOL @ the 30 second deadlift attempt

Mirin his grip strength though lol
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Here's an extremely scientific post on why crossfit is stupid

Science of Running: Crossfit endurance, Tabata sprints, and why people just don’t get it

And here is some more video evidence why it is stupid

CrossFit Journal - Marissa's Story - YouTube
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I'm not sure I get the point you guys are trying to make by posting the fail videos. I could walk into steve nash tomorrow and film 30 guys doing exercises with terrible form.

They are funny, but why not post up something to contribute.

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I'm not sure I get the point you guys are trying to make by posting the fail videos. I could walk into steve nash tomorrow and film 30 guys doing exercises with terrible form.

They are funny, but why not post up something to contribute.

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Well I posted a pro Crossfit video made by Crossfitters, , and they are just as bad as the ones against it
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Here's an extremely scientific post on why crossfit is stupid

Science of Running: Crossfit endurance, Tabata sprints, and why people just donít get it

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CrossFit Journal - Marissa's Story - YouTube
wow, what the fuck is this? watching this pisses me off
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