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  1. Most $hit in crossfit is done to failure or close to. Snatch -> kipping pull-ups -> 400m run. (for 1 round..... now do 6 more....) . Yea good luck maintaining proper form on moves with little to no rest. Crossfit(Generally) is a poor form of training.


  2. Quote Originally Posted by jbryand101b
    prowler 20meter push -> tire roll 10 flips-.Prowler push 20 meters rest, repeat.

    take bets on who will puke first.

    if you want to get freaky with it, add in a pair of 35lb kettle bells for swings (one in each hand)
    I don't know if you label this "crossfit" but I like it...
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  3. I just did one that consisted of rowing for 2500meters and at every minute you completed 5 reverse burpees.

    I almost died.... It took me 15 minutes consisted of 75 reverse burpees and by the end my legs were vibrating. One of the best workouts I have ever done.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by Celorza

    That's true. So it is as I suspected, the Kipping does engage the rotator cuffs...do you think these can lead to injury or joint issues in the shoulder in the future?
    As with most movements without proper strength and mechanics it is certainly possible. I would assume slap tears would most likely be the immediate injuries one could see. Though IMO that isn't necessarily a reason not to ever do them. I've been doing them for 7 or so years and have had no issues. I even had a right shoulder injury in my teens, but have since rehabbed and built appropriate shoulder strength before getting into kipping pull ups.

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  5. I do feel there is an amount of tension maintained for a period, but yes not to a full extent. Though it helps in the transition.

    Percentage? Not sure, but I would agree tht there are a lot out there that do not or not always follow proper mechanics. Then people mix in the butterfly pull up, but I have not been able to get that one down or know as much about it mechanically.

    As a note I do like crossfit and it has been immensely helpful for me in my career and it fits in perfect for what mine and my buddies lives depend on, but I am also not blind. Standards of practice and teaching can and does vary greatly. A lot of people out there are doing oly lifts without have truly learned properly as the are far more technical than people give credit for

    For me, my grip usually goes before my form breaks down in the kipping pull up. I also have good strength in the dead hang and do not recommend the kipping till an individual does

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  6. Quote Originally Posted by Callejul View Post
    Most $hit in crossfit is done to failure or close to. Snatch -> kipping pull-ups -> 400m run. (for 1 round..... now do 6 more....) . Yea good luck maintaining proper form on moves with little to no rest. Crossfit(Generally) is a poor form of training.
    It is, until you get good at it which shouldn't take extremely long. Most people I see who stick with it, benefit greatly from it and become elite level trainers in multiple aspects.

    I will never do kipping pull-ups myself though. For anyone over 200 pounds - or any big dude, this is asking for an injury...too much risk for not a great return. I'll keep my pull-ups strict and controlled.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by asooneyeonig

    define functional please.
    Functional training is when you train your body for movements that they will actually use in real life.

    Unless you want to make this a specific movement for whatever sport they are doing etc it is hard to do, but anything that will involve a lot of muscles to not only perform the movement, but also for stabilisation then this is functional. Let's use lat raises as an example, great for isolating the medial deltoids but when in life are you really going to lift something like that?

  8. Quote Originally Posted by pegsytrotter View Post
    Functional training is when you train your body for movements that they will actually use in real life.

    Unless you want to make this a specific movement for whatever sport they are doing etc it is hard to do, but anything that will involve a lot of muscles to not only perform the movement, but also for stabilisation then this is functional. Let's use lat raises as an example, great for isolating the medial deltoids but when in life are you really going to lift something like that?
    i used to think that too. now i lift weights to get stronger overall. i train my sports movements to get better at my sport. i do not lift in a manner that simulates a movement in my sport. the speed of which i do my sport makes it impossible to mimic with weights. plus training slower with make my sport slow. so no thanks.

    functional weight training is a misnomer. at least by that definition. this is my opinion, but what most people see as functional weight lifting is just efficient weight lifting in that it will take less exercises with less sets/reps to accomplish the desire to stimulate adaptation of the body. for example, barbell squats are better then leg press.

    to further the idea, weight lifting is a skill. if you squat more you will get much better at squatting then any other leg based movement. you will still get better/stronger at running and other lower body based exercises so it has a functional purpose even though it does not mimic the movement.

    and if training a [functional] movement is critical then would the above example show also like this, if you are a better/stronger runner you are also a better/stronger squatter. the better, functional part would work both ways. but it rarely does with functional training. at least how most people define functional.

    i would define a good functional training session as one that allows for many muscles and joints to work together in a synergistic manner while also increasing mobility and force output across a broad spectrum to meet a specific and or general goal.
    you can call me "ozzie" for short.
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