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Old 06-09-2011, 11:37 AM   #1411
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He must've forgotten about the previous nine years the athletes under go of training in 'periodization' to progress in prs that actually allows them to be awarded a spot to perform at the olympics... or they must have come out of their mothers vagina running sub 10" 100...
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:05 PM   #1412
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It's one thing to criticize the training of the average guy training to qualify for Boston. It's quite another to criticize the training of an Olympian when you've never so much as won a race at any level.
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:18 PM   #1413
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Robb Wolf talked about this and Mark Twight writes about this ideal in various essays on Gym Jones, but for most people doing CrossFit, CrossFit is periodization. No one realizes it.

Most people who post any reasonable WAAD time, have some training background prior to trying CrossFit. This is the BASE. Then they start CrossFit, but since thrusters, KB swings, power cleans, kipping pull-ups, box jumps, whatever are new movements, the "WODs" are one part skill acquisition, one part conditioning. This is the INTENSITY phease. As the CFers learns kipping pulling, becomes effecient at 95lbs thrusters, they are able to do more work in less time and really start killing the WODs. This is the PEAK phase. But, here is the kicker, progression halts or moves at a snail pace because they try and extend this peak. They fail to realize "no training exists in a vacuum"-Mark Twight. So, they keep going and either stall, or worse get injured because they reject a RECOVERY phase.

This is the reason BMac had okay results doing CF based training when he first got the ideal for CFE. It was built on the base of his prior powerlifting, kettlebell training and endurance training. This was his base. Introducing high intensity circuit training was the intensity and finally peak. But he tried to continue this ideal that speed work, intervals, max effort lifting and intense circuits would lead to further results. They never did. Look at any of his recent results.
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:19 PM   #1414
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http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=65675
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:33 AM   #1415
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Crossfit Rhabdo 128
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:50 AM   #1416
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CrossFit Gave Me Rhabdo 129




It always seems to be the clients fault.
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:24 AM   #1417
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Two USA Army members, Rhabdo 130?:
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:42 AM   #1418
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Its scary to think that Rhabdo can lead to strength loss lasting years
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:00 PM   #1419
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yeah its crazy
on top of that, the kidney failure. this is a bad bad situation. I wonder how their kidneys are permanently effected in the long term, with the strength loss
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:11 PM   #1420
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Look at any of his recent results.

There are recent results?
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