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Old 12-31-2010, 09:52 PM   #221
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:16 PM   #222
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Castro looked like he was having a very unpleasant experience while running.

I think it's going to be interesting when the injury rate shifts. I don't know anything about their obstacle course for acceptance into the Santa Monica SWAT, but I would guess most of their injuries were lower extremity with the occasional back injury.

When they have a series of guys on disability all from SLAP tears, they may have to re evaluate whether it's a good idea.
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Some people just can't take their own advice:


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Old 01-01-2011, 10:10 PM   #225
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If that text were what the whole community were actually about it wouldn't be so bad, really.


This is my big fear: if all goes according to plan I should be starting a municipal fire academy in a few months. I've been hearing about more departments incorporating crossfit into their training, though fortunately nothing concrete about the departments around here. At that point, due to the wankery inherent in crossfit (as rx'd anyway), I may get injured in a way I could have predicted, doing exercises not of my choosing.
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:27 AM   #227
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If that text were what the whole community were actually about it wouldn't be so bad, really.


This is my big fear: if all goes according to plan I should be starting a municipal fire academy in a few months. I've been hearing about more departments incorporating crossfit into their training, though fortunately nothing concrete about the departments around here. At that point, due to the wankery inherent in crossfit (as rx'd anyway), I may get injured in a way I could have predicted, doing exercises not of my choosing.
Keep your kips small, your weights scaled, your intensity moderate, and your form tight at all times...and you can avoid the classic @F crash-and-burn and probably out-perform most of the others in your class due to a stronger finish.

Oh yeah, almost forgot. Only go all-out when you need to make a performance time for an evaluation. Other than that, go as easy as you can.

Maybe point out that all of the top CF Games finishers have now learned to go to a strength-biased program of the basic BB movements with short metcon finishers at the end.
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Garret's statements were my initial feelings about CF back in '05 in high school.

I did CF much of high school, but I cherry picked things that would help with sprinting and gymnastics (and it did) and I didn't exhaust myself because that's not a sport; never believed in exhausting myself until a meet or a hard track practice. Joined a CF gym, decided to drink some kool-aid and forego what I knew about training, and saw performance plummet.

Not leaving something in the tank until you absolutely need to is stupid with metcons and the metcons that are coming out these days are just silly. Who the hell does 105 L-Pullups in a workout?
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