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Old 04-01-2013, 10:56 AM   #11
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Like Shorts said...is not for everybody. I did try and also try crossfit Football which I think (in my personal opinion) is a little bit better for my taste and likes. Probably because use heavier reps or dif exercise. But not judging on my side. I did try, didn't like it but respect who does.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:58 AM   #12
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Back in the day fitness, bodyweight strength, gymnastics (hand stands, etc) and Olympic lifts were actually a part of the muscle and strength building lifestyle.

These days all you hear is: "If I fart more than 5x a day will I become catabolic?"
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:11 PM   #14
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"SO, you're saying that I should take extremely techincal movements that were chosen as a TEST of strength and really don't do much to improve strength (The clean and snatch) and I should do them after I'm really tired from running around and doing random weird crap you guys come up with on the fly?"

"And I'm paying you HOW MUCH for this?"

Sounds certifiable to me.
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"SO, you're saying that I should take extremely techincal movements that were chosen as a TEST of strength and really don't do much to improve strength (The clean and snatch)
I don't see how this is true, just like any other movement used you have to build strength with that movement to get better. Olympic lifters use these lifts constantly and they continue to get stronger all around, unless I am missing something?

Also, have you ever incorporated cleans into programming? They tend to help improve the deadlift as you get stronger with them.

Now, CrossFit isn't for everyone as every individual is unique. I am definitely not saying it is the end all be all program, because it isn't. But it has its place and it has teachers that know what they are talking about as seen by some of the competitors that take it seriously.
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Be careful now, most bodybuilders have horrible form.

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While a lot of people that join the crossfit community are lead in the wrong direction by mismanaged gym's and trainers that aren't reputable, you will have this in every community. I know crossfit, like powerlifting or bodybuilding isn't for everyone, but it has its place. I believe in trying something before judging it ... plus most people don't see that CrossFit, when done right, leads to stuff like this:





I'm sorry but CrossFit does not produce strength athletes. I'd go so far to say that most of the strongest crossfitters had a high level of strength before coming into it. And all of those guys specialize in strength training which sort of goes against the CrossFit creed of not specializing no?
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I'm sorry but CrossFit does not produce strength athletes. I'd go so far to say that most of the strongest crossfitters had a high level of strength before coming into it. And all of those guys specialize in strength training which sort of goes against the CrossFit creed of not specializing no?
Well if you go by that route, should any athlete that has years training prior to entering the realm of powerlifting, strongman, or bodybuilding be considered not to have been a strength athlete produced by that method? Because I would say 90% of people enter into those methods after they have had exposure to a different training and established a foundation.

Additionally, those videos are not people that specialize in strength training, where did you come to that conclusion? They follow a method that is based off three parts, barbell gymnastics (a strength portion), skill work (focusing on movements and efficiency), and conditioning (a crossfit based training). That is not specializing, I believe that is a well rounded method. But do I believe in whatever the CrossFit creed is? No, I honestly couldn't tell you about it, but I know the methodology works.
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