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Old 08-11-2011, 10:42 PM   #2411
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Is CF a fad or is it here to stay?

In 5 - 10 years what do you think the status of CF will be?
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:49 PM
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:59 PM   #2412
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Yeah, this is what really bothered me...how can someone acheive the same status of an elite oly caliber while also training the slow lifts, gymnastics, swimming, metcons, extended aerobic runs when the best weightlifters in the world spend decades of rigorous training on perfecting 2 of the most challenging movements in the history of challening movements?
Actually probably not all that far-fetched if you add this into your fish oil and bacon:

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Old 08-11-2011, 11:01 PM   #2413
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http://games.crossfit.com/features/videos/confidence
Oh my god, I just laughed so hard.

That was awesome.

From the comments: "The words are epic, the footage is epic."

Indeed.


What the heck? First they copy John Jesse's book, now they copy Billy Idol's chorus??
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdphvuyaV_I&ob=av2e
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:06 PM   #2414
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This whole idea of selling Crossfit based on sex appeal and this "functional body" nonsense really ticks me off. Athletes, male and female, have looked ripped since sports were invented. Just because Crossfitters dress like surfers and streetwalkers doesn't mean their body types are unusual.


Here's Ivan Stoitsov. His body looks so funkshunal -- do you think he does double-unders???


Oh yeah and here's Chris Solinsky. This guy runs a 10k a few minutes faster than most Crossfitters run their 5k (under 27 minutes):


And there's no way this guy is anywhere near as ripped as the top CFers...right...? Even though he out squats, benches, cleans, sprints, jumps, throws, and runs 99% of them...?
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:28 PM   #2415
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Actually probably not all that far-fetched if you add this into your fish oil and bacon:

Yeah, it's like going from a 200lb deadlift to a 750lb deadlift pulling maxes only a few times a year..... Still waiting to see that.
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:48 PM   #2416
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Y'all need to stop posting videos and pictures and stats for Bryan Clay. My ogling receptors are approaching critical capacity and I need my brain to not melt down before my OChem final on Monday.
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Old 08-12-2011, 04:11 AM
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Old 08-12-2011, 05:38 AM   #2417
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I'm just waiting for all the out-of-business liquidation sales.
I'm scoping out the affilliates with Westside racks, GHRs, platforms, and Pendlay bars/bumpers. Can you say, "discount?"
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:32 AM   #2418
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:02 AM   #2419
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"I couldn't help but notice the increase in average quality of weightlifting technique and leg strength between this year and last. I believe that these will continue to increase through the next couple years until everyone participating has the technique and positions of an elite level weightlifter and exceptional leg strength."

This strikes me as flat out delusional.
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Yeah, this is what really bothered me...how can someone acheive the same status of an elite oly caliber while also training the slow lifts, gymnastics, swimming, metcons, extended aerobic runs when the best weightlifters in the world spend decades of rigorous training on perfecting 2 of the most challenging movements in the history of challening movements? Rhetorical...
For comparison.

Please look at the Games competitors' squat numbers:
http://games.crossfit.com/finals/competitors/female

And, then compare to:
http://weightlifting.teamusa.org/ath...talie-burgener

I am not meaning to knock the accomplishments of the Games athletes, but some of them squat less than I do.

The difference between a Games athlete with a 198 lb squat and an elite weightlifter with a 160 kg squat = delusional.
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:04 AM   #2420
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Here's a funny article by Glenn Pendlay about those CF shirts. I might pick up that Crossfit Salem one...

http://glennpendlay.wordpress.com/20...will-kill-you/
Some of the comments are quite good:

"Once strength resonates through you always and waxes upon your face in spite of the chosen punishments we take, then we soon begin to realize these punishments or “sufferings” do not stand."

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