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Old 09-16-2011, 09:12 AM   #2831
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Hubris (play /ˈhjuːbrɪs/), also hybris, means extreme haughtiness, pride or arrogance. Hubris often indicates a loss of contact with reality and an overestimation of one's own competence or capabilities, especially when the person exhibiting it is in a position of power.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:21 AM   #2832
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Any of the hikers and mountain bikers we passed on the trail a few
hours before wouldn’t have believed or comprehended how...
Actually, none of the hikers and mountain bikers would have cared.
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:59 AM   #2833
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I just ran into another multi mass page thread making fun of Crossfit on a forum with absolutely no connection with exercise. Its like the number one troll topic online, we should just tell everyone to make a worldwide ban on any discussion on Crossfit and maybe, just maybe, they'll wither away and disappear. This shit is like a grease fire.



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Old 09-19-2011, 11:34 AM   #2834
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I don't get this thread. What are you guys talking about? What is Crosstit?
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:09 AM   #2835
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From the Crossfit journal, an article on Games programming has these gems:

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Although the main-site programming at CrossFit.com is
not designed to prepare athletes for the Games, Budding
said that it helps immensely in the process of creating the
Games workouts.
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“Main-site programming is not designed to prepare
people for the Games,” he said. “The purpose of running
programming for the main site is not to be Gamesoriented.
It’s for forging elite fitness. The reason why we
do the movements is because they are the best way to
test fitness.
So, the mainsite WODs prepare you for the unknown and the unknowable and to forge elite fitness, so long as its not the elite fitness of the Crossfit Games, which is the measurement of "the fittest person of the planet"?

And, its not designed to prepare athletes for the Games, but its used to create the Games workouts?

I'm confused by this- I'd post this question on the journal site in response to the video, but- if you've seen the number of posts that actually make it by the censor these days- you understand the futility of that.

Can anyone clarify that statement, and perhaps explain it?

I got home from coaching and training actual competitive athletes that compete in actual sports, saw it, and it left me a tad confused.

BTW: Just in case you were wondering if anyone else would get kicked in the head, stung by a jellyfish, or leave most of their hand skin on the bars NEXT year.....

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“I’m already programming the 2012 Games,” Castro said. “It
started before the 2011 Games ended.”
Funny, because even though it said earlier in the article there's a whole team that programs the Games, Castro seems to take a great deal of pride in pointing out that HE is the programming wizard.

But, it blends nicely with this- unedited in any way, although I bolded the cool part- quote:

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The workouts are kept secret partly for what Castro calls
“the mental mind-fuck,” but partly because in the past, “We
didn’t know what we were doing,” said Castro.
Maybe not though, since the Reebok Crossfit Store now recommends the use of exercise gloves.
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:26 PM   #2836
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The workouts are kept secret partly for what Castro calls
“the mental mind-fuck,” but partly because in the past, “We
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” said Castro.
I wrote the scorekeeping system used for the 2010 sectionals, regionals and the finals. Thoughout the first 2 rounds, DNFs automatically moved you behind anyone who finished all the workouts. It worked great for the ~40 events it was used for.

I get to Carson, and Dave announces that DNFs will no longer adversely affect you in the standings in the way they had previously. I didn't find this out until Dave announced it to everyone. That's how good the communication at HQ and with Dave is. I had to re-jigger on the fly how the scores for DNFs were input, and they wouldn't even tell me the events so I could figure that out ahead of time to help out the people actually entering the results.
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:33 AM   #2837
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I'm lost - is this thread back by popular demand?

I thought John Walsh had asked for it to be locked.
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I'm lost - is this thread back by popular demand?

I thought John Walsh had asked for it to be locked.
Ah, I see now - carry on......
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:25 PM   #2839
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9/28's pic of the day is hilarious. Nothing says crossfit like a poorly executed OH squat with a bent technique plate in the background.
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Old 09-30-2011, 08:59 AM   #2840
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Ah, I see now - carry on......
I think they were worried it had gone from a "Documenting Rhabdo" thread to a "Couch Thread Lite".

They're probably right, but that's the fun with Crossfit; there's so much to hate, that even if you agree with a part of the world (for me, its the cool and approachable affiliate owners, the SMEs, and Crossfit's effectiveness as a GPP program for everyday folk if used properly and safely) there's ALWAYS something to be mad/frustrated/horrified/concerned about.

Its a great way to kill an hour or two of recovery time- It sure as hell beats watching whatever is on TV at 1pm on a Friday.
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