View Poll Results: is crossfit the pinnacle of athletic performance
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- 11-18-2009, 02:19 PM
- 11-18-2009, 03:07 PM
I was just looking at CrossFit yesterday. Once you weed out the elitist attitudes, it seems like a good program.
11-18-2009, 03:08 PM
11-19-2009, 01:01 PM
11-19-2009, 01:34 PM
That vid was great
I was looking into a crossfit gym just to see what it's like. From what I can tell the regular crossfit routines are not that difficult and people add timed snatches and other lifts beforehand to increase the difficulty.
I view it as something that would complement 'regular' weight training but definitely not a replacement.
I feel I'd be substituting one arrogant atmosphere with another.
11-19-2009, 01:44 PM
CrossFit is awesome. I do it during cut phases, and it really leans me out while maintaining my strength.
11-19-2009, 02:42 PM
11-19-2009, 02:48 PM
11-19-2009, 03:10 PM
I work at a cross-fit gym as a CSCS, who hasn't drank the cross-fit koolaid. My objective opinion is that it's great for weight loss and people trying to stay "fit," in respect to body fat. However, as far as muscle hypertrophy, man-handling strength or the development of the amount of power required of real athletes... nay. Great for conditioning, not so great for the upper echelon of strength, muscle or power.
I'll also attest to the arrogant douche'baggery of a lot of cross-fit trainers. One of the cross-fit trainers said to me, "if someone took steroids doing cross-fit, they'd get way swoller then that bodybuilding B***Sh**"
I'd love to bust this smiley out in real life:
NSCA - CSCS
11-19-2009, 03:15 PM
P.S. Cross-fitters also like to reference the NSCA studies and hire S&C coach to give seminars, in order to polish their credibility, while at the same time, they mock the arbitrary studies the NSCA publishes (thus, our knowledge is irrelevant [in comparison to theirs]) and they mock traditional training methods of S&C coaches as old fashioned and non-progressive.
I can go on...
NSCA - CSCS
11-19-2009, 03:18 PM
I personally lie somewhere in the middle, but I will not call myself a CrossFit supporter. They're goof at what they do: high-rep, low-weight circuits. It's a conditioning program and not a strength program. If they'd cut that BS from their template, then I wouldn't have nearly as much hate for them.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
11-19-2009, 03:20 PM
P.S.S. Many of them cannot attain a CSCS (due to a lack of a college degree and/or lack of knowledge), therefore, a cross-fit trainer with an Olympic Lifting Certification is the hottest new ticket. They can tell you how to perform a decent clean and snatch, but as far as knowing why an athlete would need it in respect to the necessity of a strong, single moment of power or knowing what the hell a stretch shortening cycle is for the athlete, nay. Yet even the wanna be S&C coaches, will mock S&C coaches.
For a large part, I see them (trainers) as having a high school mentality. They think they've got it all figured out, but in reality...
I can go on....
NSCA - CSCS
11-19-2009, 03:26 PM
11-19-2009, 03:30 PM
11-19-2009, 03:34 PM
11-19-2009, 03:36 PM
11-19-2009, 03:40 PM
I'm not making this up, but one of the CF trainers, along with three or four other CF'ers, said something to this effect, "we should all just go up to the L.A. Fitness and start doing burpees and cleans, everybody will be like, huh, what are they doing, that's so crazy..."
and they each chimed in on how fun it would be to blow the people's minds at L.A. Fitness with burpees and cleans. This is a true story and each Defendant were genuinely impressed with themselves about their mind-blow-up-ability.
NSCA - CSCS
11-19-2009, 03:42 PM
11-19-2009, 03:44 PM
11-19-2009, 06:47 PM
In the sports training world, they call that GPP, general physical preparation. If you use it for that, it's fine. But once you need to develop specific sports movements or rehab/strengthen specific weak areas of your own personal body, crossfit fails.
And coincidentally, I was reading this article on t-nation about 30 seconds before I clicked on this thread. It's relatively unbiased and pretty much echos my opinions, albeit in much more details and more eloquently written
11-20-2009, 11:28 AM
i agree with pretty much everyone. and volcom, i think you're very smart and i enjoy reading and respect what you have to say but your avatar is VERY DISTURBING. i mean god..... looking at that just doesnt sit right with me. it bothers me. not complaining or trying to tell you what to do or whining just wanted to say that cause i really do enjoy reading your posts but seeing that face makes me ill. =-]
deadlift or DONT lift
11-20-2009, 11:48 AM
yea people act like this is so hard i hate it. This dude comes in with his gf and a WALL CLOCK he sets infront of him to time his lifts or whatever. His shorts his balls should be hanging out by how short they are, but hes doing crossfit so prolly got no balls. Hes chalking up to dumbell clean 75 pound dumbells and is about 185 pounds... i have pulled 90% of my deadlift max 8 singles and 8 singles with 90% of my bench max THEN db cleaned 90s for 3 sets of 5
11-20-2009, 12:41 PM
No... my way is right
No it's not, MY WAY is right
nu uh, my way is right
My question is... who cares how others train? CF has a place and helps people that do not have your specific goals.
The Historic PES Legend
11-20-2009, 12:55 PM
NSCA - CSCS
11-20-2009, 01:07 PM
Is it me or are kipping pullups really fun to do? I feel like a kid again swinging on the monkey bars...
I have shoulder problems and have found kipping pullups really help as a work around when my shoulders don't feel like doing regular pullups
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