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Old 07-25-2011, 02:15 PM   #1891
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I snatch my two year-old all the time. Thankfully I have only slammed him into a light fixture a couple of times.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:41 PM   #1892
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In all fairness to the movements, I don't think it's a specific movement pattern that makes an exercise functional or not, rather the attributes that it trains. The movement of a snatch may not be something found in daily life, but the power that it develops can be applicable and thus "functional" (stupid word). I mean really I cant remember the last time I ever squatted something. If I wanted to train hip and leg strength in a way that only mimicked life I would do car push, yoke and farmers carries. However the overall strength (among other things) that the squat develops and trains is what makes it "functional.".

I think Crossfit loses sight of this sometimes which makes them discredit things like the curl and the bench press, which are actually really solid movements IMO.
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:36 PM   #1893
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In all fairness to the movements, I don't think it's a specific movement pattern that makes an exercise functional or not, rather the attributes that it trains. The movement of a snatch may not be something found in daily life, but the power that it develops can be applicable and thus "functional" (stupid word). I mean really I cant remember the last time I ever squatted something. If I wanted to train hip and leg strength in a way that only mimicked life I would do car push, yoke and farmers carries. However the overall strength (among other things) that the squat develops and trains is what makes it "functional.".

I think Crossfit loses sight of this sometimes which makes them discredit things like the curl and the bench press, which are actually really solid movements IMO.
Great post! If only everyone were as analytical as the minds in this forum...
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:41 PM   #1894
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Excellent point.

Looks like SLAP tears are moving to the hips...

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Old 07-25-2011, 03:49 PM   #1895
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In all fairness to the movements, I don't think it's a specific movement pattern that makes an exercise functional or not, rather the attributes that it trains. The movement of a snatch may not be something found in daily life, but the power that it develops can be applicable and thus "functional" (stupid word). I mean really I cant remember the last time I ever squatted something. If I wanted to train hip and leg strength in a way that only mimicked life I would do car push, yoke and farmers carries. However the overall strength (among other things) that the squat develops and trains is what makes it "functional.".

I think Crossfit loses sight of this sometimes which makes them discredit things like the curl and the bench press, which are actually really solid movements IMO.
I was being a bit glib to show the absurdity of their point. We all know SDHPs are the least functional movement of all time.
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Old 07-25-2011, 04:00 PM   #1896
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Appears she had a SLAP prior to the comp



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Old 07-25-2011, 04:08 PM   #1897
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If you're playing the Crossfit drinking game, have those fresh beverages ready...

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Old 07-25-2011, 04:32 PM   #1898
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This is pretty interesting, SLAP tear via massage, I wonder if it was the straw that broke the camel's back?

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Old 07-25-2011, 04:36 PM   #1899
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Wait a minute...

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Old 07-25-2011, 04:42 PM   #1900
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I've seen so many Crossfit affiliate trainers with slap tears, achilles ruptures, and rhabdo at this point.

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