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Old 04-02-2010, 03:02 PM   #71
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Man, I've been off the board too long. I'll give some credit for legible speech (allowing the standard 20% slop). WTH is a "culture of meta squatters and meta squat trainers?" Are we talking about conceptual teaching? Because we know these questions can only be divined through competition and not debate.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure he's trying to tie squatting to metaphysics. This is, of course, not applicable to anything he says and beyond retarded.
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Old 05-07-2010, 08:55 AM   #72
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Outtakes from the Chalkboard series.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a527Kw9fUok
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Old 05-07-2010, 07:19 PM   #73
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Outtakes from the Chalkboard series.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a527Kw9fUok
Epic.

I hear this is the mystery domain to be introduced at the Games this year. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZTMzYITmc8
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:10 AM   #74
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Just noticed that CFHQ has re-vamped and re-issued the Crossfit Manual for L1 certifications. 115 pages, basically a collection of mostly older articles from Glassman et al, along with some reference points to other articles and videos within the journal database.

A fair enough read, but what really interested me- and what pertains to this here thread- is that one of the videos referenced for further study is "At The Chalkboard: Threshold Training".

Its a professional document, and one that will surely be scrutinized by ANSI during the ongoing accreditation process we keep hearing about, and they use barely comprehensible rambling as a reference point? I won't even mention the pictures of Glassman, nor how unflattering they are.

It makes no sense- If you're trying to redefine the industry and break new ground by being all science-based and professional, why not actually be all professional, re-do what needs to be redone in the vids, and get solid, respectable pictures done, even if they're staged? It looks horrible, and screams "amateur hour".

For those of you with Journal subscriptions, the manual can be found here.

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Old 05-17-2010, 09:52 AM   #75
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I doubt ANSI really cares or that being "accreditated" is really a big deal. ANSI isn't a judge of fitness or what sort of fitness methodologies work or science or even of whether Mr Glassman looks professional and sober.
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Old 06-13-2010, 05:16 PM   #76
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Ok, I went to show these to a friend today, and it seems they replaced the old files. Now they've got the audio, but the video has been clipped. Bastards! Regardless, they are still funny.

Does anyone have the originals saved?
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Old 06-14-2010, 02:40 AM   #77
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I doubt ANSI really cares or that being "accreditated" is really a big deal. ANSI isn't a judge of fitness or what sort of fitness methodologies work or science or even of whether Mr Glassman looks professional and sober.
Bingo, all the ANSI stuff means (much like ISO) is you have a documented process and you follow it. I'll be interested in what exactly ANSI is going to certify, probably just the testing process.
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:13 PM   #78
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Ok, I went to show these to a friend today, and it seems they replaced the old files. Now they've got the audio, but the video has been clipped. Bastards! Regardless, they are still funny.

Does anyone have the originals saved?
I don't have the originals, but I'd say that the first video that's linked at the beginning of this thread still serves the intended purpose.
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:23 PM   #79
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More Bathroom humor from Glassman up on the journal site, which includes this little gem;

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I'll tell you something way more important than the quality of your training, in terms of whether your deadlift technique is excellent or not, ok. Whether you're up to level 2 snuff, or not. And that is, simply, how clean your bathroom is.
I get (and agree with) the analogy of the video- You need to care about your place, and professionalism and pride is important. Clean bathrooms represent how much you care, and caring about your place- and your job- is important- but, dude, c'mon; you just said how clean your bathroom is is an accurate predictor of your coaching abilities. Not how successful you are as a box, or a trainer, or how much cash you make, but whether or not you're capable as a coach.

Hey, at least the overall message is right, and he looks sober- and is coherent- in this one.
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No, it's an accurate predictor of whether you're up to level 2 snuff. It's an admission that level 2 isn't about becoming a better trainer, it's about professionalism in representing the brand. Or something like that.
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