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Old 07-25-2011, 08:44 AM   #1881
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This is the crazy thing about the CF fanaticism amongst people who, ultimately, just want to train a bit and not suck at life. Not pro athletes, not pro CFers, essentially weekend warriors. This is 99.9% of the fitness population. Amongst this, we all have varying degrees of how far we want to push it. Personally, I will do a PL meet here and here, will probably do some other strength related competitions at some point, but really I'm just a wannabe strength athlete. I want to get better, stronger, but I also want to be healthy and take a long term, safe approach to everything. I'm on the wrong side of 25 (or hell, 18) to get into any sport too seriously.

For this population, of which I am a part of, recovery is of the utmost importance, and the pendulum swings heavier in the recovery direction the older you get. This is something Dan John, Pavel, Wendler, etc harp on routinely. If it means I skip a workout, or take it easy for a week, so be it. But these CFers work out routinely while they're banged up, and think it's some badge of honor. For people who joke routinely about the Darwinism of their "sport", a lot of them just follow the rest of the lemmings off the cliff.
Amen.
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:11 AM   #1882
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Hey Guys,
God this is fun. So if I am reading this thing right B Mac is engaging in the same sort of self-promoting, unfounded, unproven hyperbole as Glassman. How is it that a person can be so delusional as to ignore all evidence to the contrary, even ignoring their own experience, and continue down the same path? Maybe T. Bud has a contender for the throne.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:28 AM   #1883
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The ability to be massively self-delusional seems to go in hand with the ability to go out there and subject the gullible to your self-delusions.

This explains everything.
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:44 PM   #1884
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:27 PM   #1888
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:30 PM   #1889
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BUT ARE THEY TAKING ENOUGH FISH OIL
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:10 PM   #1890
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I fucking just don't understand this functional movement shit...
http://youtu.be/0gCyRwaVzdE
Crossfit keeps saying tricep extensions and tricep kickbacks are not "functional movements or applicational to every day living"...
How else am I going to wipe my ass after taking a shit without doing a tricep extension or tricep kickback? THESE ARE FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENTS
Do I just asian squat and monkey scoop with both hands?
Now that I think about it, toilets aren't paleolithic either.
The curl is so underrated it's ridiculous. Look up how throwers (track and highland) use power curls to improve their throws. Anyone who has ever moved loaded boxes has curled. Anyone who walks up stairs and opens doors while carrying groceries curls. I mean, jesus christ, your biceps are there for a reason. They do real, applicable work, both in life and on the field. And their recovery demands are so low that it's easy to get a few sets in per week and get stronger at the movement without interfering with the big stuff.

True, it's never really a limiting factor in these endeavors, but since I started curling, it's sure a lot easier to bring in groceries.

And for what it's worth, I'm not sure there's a less functional movement than the snatch. No one ever puts a load overhead, such as a bag of rice or a bucket of water or a kid who wants a ride, without a press or a jerk portion.
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