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Old 02-12-2009, 02:29 PM   #51
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Sorry to barge in. I'm new to this site and think I've found a home, but have a newbie question. Other than the gymnastics work, I'm trying to figure out the difference between Gant's Hybrid and simply following the WOD on this site. As someone moving from doing CF for the last two years, I am glad to find some good alternative program.
Gant's Hybrid has gymnastics, the slow lifts, the Olympic lifts, and heavy metcons. The CA WOD is mostly Olympic lifts with slow lifts as assistance exercises. The metcons are usually short and sweet to maintain some level conditioning.

http://www.cathletics.com/wod/index.php?show=about

That will be helpful for understanding the CA WODs.
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Old 02-12-2009, 04:06 PM   #52
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Wow. I knew Josh Everett won the TSC, but I didn't know he competed against Brett Jones and Steve Cotter.
Yes, his freakish physical abilities was evident even back then... That was a fun day.
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:48 PM   #53
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"How to create an injury" aka "men will die for points"

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Take unfamiliar & untrained movements, get a bunch of highly-trained athletes in a highly competitive atmosphere, and have them go balls-out for extended periods of time.
Maybe they'll just make them do a decathalon or pentathalon or something like that...it'd be fun watching then throw javelins and such.

Or maybe it would be like the Drunken Lawn Darts Invitational, and just be terrifying instead.

I'm curious what unconventional movements they have in mind, but I agree it could be a wee bit dangerous.
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:53 PM   #54
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And why should we? Between your individual physical characteristics, geography, and demographics, you can forsee 80% of the things (even the really weird ones) that might happen to you.
Yeah, I agree. It's especially true with sports.

One thing I learned while doing CF + MMA training was that I didn't really need "general" preparedness. I could specifically predict what was going to be involved in a match. I knew the maximum time it could involve, the rest times, the rules, when it would happen, and the movements it would involve. So I started to trim away the stuff that came up on the WOD that didn't really help as much...and in the end, programming (with a peak for a planned fight) proved to be more useful.

Not knocking CF as a concept or its benefits, really. Just saying that, yeah, you generally don't need to be prepared for anything, just the stuff you're likely to encounter. Athletes and probably many military and first-responder types can predict that. Athletes can especially predict when they'll need it, as well as the "what." Still, broadly-inclusive GPP is a good way to try a lot of different movements and modes of training and see which ones you need to work on.

For me it turned out to be strength. Heh.
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Old 02-12-2009, 06:19 PM   #55
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CF is an excellent program for finding where a person will need to prioritize their weaknessess and in that respect more programming will be valuable.
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:52 PM   #56
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the sooner all y'all realize that it's all Bodybuilding the more contented you'll be...less time online for sure, but your mind will be clear.
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:26 PM   #57
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hell Dave even I did some DB presses the other day for fun.. a little HST now and then never hurt anyone...


becareful when using that term with some of the kool-aid ninjas though... might consider it blasphemous
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:50 PM   #58
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hey i'm comfortble with my own (albeit fetishistic) form of vanity, just trying to spread the good word.
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:04 PM   #59
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Thanks Donald.

So which do most of the people on this forum follow?
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:20 PM   #60
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Thanks Donald.

So which do most of the people on this forum follow?
Kevin, there's no answer. This place is great because we have people with a gymnastics focus, strong man, olympic lifting, power lifting, GPP fans etc.

It's the people and insights that make this place what it is.
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