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Old 03-09-2010, 11:03 PM   #31
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There's plenty of room for the weak, on the other hand.
Hah! Good catch.

The cough medicine's got me a little deficient with spelling and grammar.
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:30 AM   #32
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Hah! Good catch.

The cough medicine's got me a little deficient with spelling and grammar.
Let's put you in front of a chalkboard, then.
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:00 PM   #33
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That'd make an interesting side by side comparison.

This could make for an interesting Youtube phenomenon...
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:28 PM   #34
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I can't believe it, but they posted another one of these: http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/C...rainingPRE.wmv

I never thought I'd see anyone, from any fitness movement note that technical knowledge isn't needed... but a celebration of exertion.

Priceless.
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Old 03-13-2010, 03:15 AM   #35
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I never thought I'd see anyone, from any fitness movement note that technical knowledge isn't needed... but a celebration of exertion.
If you had technical knowledge you wouldn't have the "Crossfit Slop" and times on met-cons would start to increase. Can't have that.

I'm a newbie to all of this, but have done enough sports through my life where I know the importance of technical knowledge, both to make you better at what you do and decrease the chance of injury. It has always bugged me where some in the CF industry seem to brush off doing things technically correct.

Just my two cents.
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:33 AM   #36
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...more like a birthday party than a physics class.
I think this was the best of the chalkboard videos.
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:29 PM   #37
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I think this was the best of the chalkboard videos.
This was a good one. No need for more technical knowledge, birthday party instead of a physics class.... classic.

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Saw this transcript of the video. I wish I could take credit for figuring it out, but I'm not that good. It is indeed the best one.

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Boney.."All right, I'm gonna role play here, I'm a level 1 trainer...gotta buddy...we've worked out in the past...he's a good friend...he squats like crap...what do I do...how do I balance those contra...(confused look)

Cosh: (as usual interrupts Boney) "I-I-I-I don't have good answers there...and....I also....I-I-don't think that the training art and skill lies in the uh.....pause.....necessarily better answers to....the problems that challenge all (slurring and bracing self on chalkboard) 'coshes' I think, I think there what is needed is not better technical knowledge but appreciation and attitude and a sense of fun and enjoyment and celebration and little spirit of art or errr...and exertion...uhhh achievement that you know - you want a birthday party than a physics class.
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:27 AM   #38
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I hope these never end.

Pudding: If Iím an affiliate, or Iím a trainer, and Iím not as busy or as financially successful or or having as much fun or or whatever criteria I have, Iím not as successful as I wanna be, what youíre saying here is the subtle differences between muscles firing (couch wobbles and grabs for anything to steady himself) and to finding mid-line stabilization is probably not my problem.

Couch: No no, of course not. I asked a kid recently if he was doing anything socially with his clients, and his response was you know, that could be a weakness right there. And I thought that was funny, huh huh, you know, huh huh, "could be a weakness," huh huh.

Pudding: (forced sycophantic laughter) Yes it is!

Couch: Cuz a guy that has some interaction, thinks itís a lot.

Pudding: Right.

Couch: You know?

Pudding: Right.

Couch: And people that have constant interaction donít even really get the queshun. And that wuzh Lauren and Iís life. We didnít haveÖwe didnítÖ I didnítÖdrink beer with people that didnít train with us.

Pudding: Huh.

Couch: If you rode bikes with me, and me and you draÖdid margaritas with us.
And Fran. Huh huh.

Pudding: Heh.

Couch: (grabs file cabinet for balance) And uh that kind of integration, and I mean look, if you if you uh like no I want a sharp demarcation, Iím an accountant and I come home at 5 oíclock when the whistle blows and you know Fruh Flimstum style youíre off, um, if- if you would dread to run into your average clients for a pastrami sandwich after , at the end of the day, eh, youíre in the wrong line of work.

Pudding: You might have a great knowledge, of , of, the physical components of movement, but youíre in the wrong line of work.

Couch: (nods wisely, gin blossoms all aglow.)
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:54 AM   #39
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They didn't even make a question or a point with that video.
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Old 03-19-2010, 08:01 AM   #40
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Link for today's:
http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/C...ipBizPRE .wmv

Cliff's Notes:
1) Don't have friends outside of CF
2) Drink with your CF friends often
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