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Old 01-22-2011, 11:45 AM   #521
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:45 PM   #522
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I'm glad to see this kind of stuff.

Next they'll do crazy stuff like not scale 1 muscle-up to 4 dips and 4 pullups.
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:59 AM   #523
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The point here is to match an appropriate movement with a purpose.

Crossfit does not build

Maximal power
Maximal strength
Maximal aerobic capacity

Like any other circuit training method, it does build local muscular endurance and anaerobic capacity.

Running hill sprints will build anaerobic capacity as good as, if not better, than Crossfit WODs, and is generally a more orthopedically sound activity.
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Old 01-23-2011, 02:12 PM   #524
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"CrossFit, P90X and the Rise of Workouts Designed To Make You Puke"
http://www.slate.com/id/2281700/

I didn't read it fully, but I figured I may as well leave it here for those who'd like to. I'm sure the comments section will be a riot.
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Old 01-23-2011, 02:17 PM   #525
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I tried to beat back the stupid a little. It's really amusing how many people are like, "OMG I'm disappointed in this poorly researched article. CrossFit is teh best!"
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:53 PM   #529
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Why does he call out P90X? I think Tony Horton and Glassman are around the same age.

Here's Tony Horton:
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There are enough reasons to hate on CF beyond their treatment of the Oly lifts. A lot of the people trying to preserve the "sanctity" of weightlifting don't even powerclean 100kg. Gimme a break.

30 reps for time of that--whatever you call it--ground to overhead snatch or C&J will do little for your Olympic lifting, but it's an excellent bit of conditioning that cannot be replicated by DBs or KBs. It's especially good for fighters.

This exercise isn't going to mess up your OL...unless 60kg is substantially heavy for you, in which case you don't need to be too critical.

Remember, this isn't being done for a sport. It's a competitive exercise exhibition. Nothing is being ruined. I can't stand what CF has become, but that video was impressive.
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