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Old 01-14-2010, 02:03 PM   #1
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Default What's with the Insanity on .com these days?

There has allways been lots of reasons to doubt the efficacy of the mainsite perscription but lately its gotten completely out of control these workouts look like designed for no better reason then as Giant FU to everyone how has any idea about intelligent program and way to jack up the people still dumb enough to follow HQ.

Stupid and Dangerous
Three rounds for time of:
Walk on hands, 100 feet
Hold handstand against wall for two minutes
15 Handstand push-ups

Just stupid
Three rounds for time of:
Walking lunge, 50 meters
Standing broad-jump, 100 meters
Run 200 meters

Stupid and Dangerous especially back to back
Deadlift 1-10-1-20-1-30 reps
Front Squat 1-10-1-20-1-30 reps

I am just in awe I had to share.
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:42 PM   #2
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It's evidence based research training methodology to get a 750pound deadlift
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:15 PM   #3
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I love the idea of Crossfit, but sometimes looking at the WOD's I think to myself "What the hell was the person smoking?"
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:50 PM   #4
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All part of the tailspin.
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:56 PM   #5
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Just more examples of exercise science being a pseudo science. Unless the ACSM releases a statement that walking on your hands... or breaking your neck while trying to walk on your hands... increases your virtuosity to new levels.

Hopefully this insane douchebaggery will scare new people away towards something that won't injure them.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:42 PM   #6
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Honestly, if you were to remove the "for time" component, make it into three simple intervals, and have actual gymnasts (with solid handstands) do it as part of a structured program, it could make for a decent handstand/shoulder conditioning drill.

But we all know it isn't being done that way.
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:10 PM   #7
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Exactly. What percentage of people doing the .com wod can walk on their hands for 10 feet with any sort of real balance and control? I'd guess 10% would be generous.
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:22 AM   #8
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There has allways been lots of reasons to doubt the efficacy of the mainsite perscription but lately its gotten completely out of control these workouts look like designed for no better reason then as Giant FU to everyone how has any idea about intelligent program and way to jack up the people still dumb enough to follow HQ.

Stupid and Dangerous
Three rounds for time of:
Walk on hands, 100 feet
Hold handstand against wall for two minutes
15 Handstand push-ups

Just stupid
Three rounds for time of:
Walking lunge, 50 meters
Standing broad-jump, 100 meters
Run 200 meters

Stupid and Dangerous especially back to back
Deadlift 1-10-1-20-1-30 reps
Front Squat 1-10-1-20-1-30 reps

I am just in awe I had to share.
But Mauricio something or other said that the main site WODs aren't random or dangerous, in response to that criticism.

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They ignore the basics of programming with the haphazard WOD structure, which ignores the adaptations and residual fatigue effects of said workouts. That’s not just exercise-science wanking either; if you’re wiping the floor with yourself five days a week and trying to do train up everything at once, you’re going to pay for it one way or another. If you’re lucky, you’ll just get overtrained. Worst case is you get hurt, or get a case of rhabdomyolysis.
Which basically presumes that the WODs are just plucked out of thin air each day with no regard for the previous day or week. Wrong again. Main Page is quality because it isn't completely randomized. Why don't we ever have the same punishing WOD two days in a row?
You silly.
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Old 01-15-2010, 04:10 AM   #9
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Doesn't CrossFit have a message board where you can discuss these concerns?
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Doesn't CrossFit have a message board where you can discuss these concerns?
No, but they have one where you can't.
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