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Old 12-12-2010, 08:44 PM   #111
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Is it still plagiarism if you didn't understand what you read? Maybe that's the deal.
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:24 PM   #112
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Old 12-13-2010, 04:59 PM   #113
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http://journal.crossfit.com/2010/12/...oe-outside.tpl

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The assembled CrossFitters agree that while some football players and other power athletes might be capable of moving more weight, moving their own mass at body-weight movements will exhaust them at high volume. According to Tommy Hackenbruck, that type of athlete just has “too big of an engine.”

Even if someone has the talent, there’s the issue of training and mental fortitude.

“None of these guys are going to come in and do well without any CrossFit training. That will never happen,” Castro says. “They don’t have that mindset to push like CrossFitters do.”
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:10 PM   #114
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So I just watched that video where they(CrossFit) say Bryan Clay isn't mentally tough enough to do a CrossFit competition.
Actually, the comment was geared toward decathletes as a whole, not just Bryan Clay. I love how they throw out such a ridiculous blanket statement without having the slightest bit of evidence to back it up. I guess it fits pretty well with the rest of Crossfit's monstrous claims and lack of supporting facts.
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:14 PM   #115
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The assembled CrossFitters agree that while some football players and other power athletes might be capable of moving more weight, moving their own mass at body-weight movements will exhaust them at high volume. According to Tommy Hackenbruck, that type of athlete just has “too big of an engine.”

Even if someone has the talent, there’s the issue of training and mental fortitude.

“None of these guys are going to come in and do well without any CrossFit training. That will never happen,” Castro says. “They don’t have that mindset to push like CrossFitters do.”
"Just when I thought they couldn't possibly be any dumber, they go and do something like this... and totally redeem themselves!"
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:44 PM   #116
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:51 PM   #117
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Is this guy a troll? or is he serious?
Andrew, my friend, I know where you are in all this because I was there myself. The short answer is YES. They believe it. They believe every bit of it. What you'd swear is trolling is actually a carefully crafted post by a kool-aid drinker.

It's worse than you think. Much much worse.
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:24 PM   #118
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Wow. just.. wow.
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:47 PM   #119
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I had a friend recommend CrossFit to me in the summer of 2008, just before the Olympics. The first time I checked out the site, I went to the forum after being excited by a lot of the other stuff and saw all of these discussions about how CrossFit people were better athletes than the Olympians. It was stuff like, "Sure, Michael Phelps would out-swim me, but can he squat 400 pounds and run the mile in 5 minutes?" I imagine that he can. That was when I decided that maybe CrossFit wasn't for me.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:25 PM   #120
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I like that quote in Andre's post about Glassman being able to out work almost any athlete requiring large loads and all.

Never mind that he's got a limp that keeps him from working out, but the guy with no arms or legs hits the WOD like a maniac.

I will admit that I used to drink the Kool-Aid until maybe 20 months ago I was still recovering from the CF hang over.

I still remember sitting there one day and thinking to myself "This isn't original. At all. And why do I keep getting hurt, burning out, and where did all the strength I had built doing SS go?"

I really like how they ripped off the 10 components of fitness from a couple of track coaches. The guys from Dynamax or something right? Yet, T &F athletes would get punked at working out with CF'ers in what are known as "Games". Also known as sadistic self torture in the form of idiotic workouts.
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