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Old 01-15-2011, 04:50 PM   #421
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I have to say, there are some good quotes in the latest Journal video...
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:22 PM   #422
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:00 PM   #423
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I could tell Speal was holding back on giving Castro a piece of his mind...
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:01 PM   #424
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A Fran's effort can be easily matched with a 800m to 1000m maximal sprint, if no one believes that, you're not running hard enough.
This is true. I would also say, if you do not believe that, you are not being honest with yourself.

Andrew, keep up the good work.
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:47 AM   #425
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CrossfitHQ actually seem to know less about training the longer they keep at it.

An interesting phenomenon, but not entirely unexpected.
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:24 AM   #426
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You CANNOT beat the elite
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:44 AM   #427
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Look at that perfect Glassman squat. Dan John has got nothing on him!
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This is an interesting thread. Found my way here via the 'injuries' section of the @Fit website (thanks steven low for the feedback and encouragement). Im recovering from pec tear surgery at the moment and have been researching and reading quite a bit. I dont want to hijack the flow of hilarity, but figured I would contribute my own experiences which might add something.

I played a multitude of team sports as a kid through HS, tennis in college (D3) and then on to surfing, swimming, cycling, running, climbing, yoga and martial arts. I supplemented all this with consistent strength training and conditioning since my early teens. One of my most influential coaches was ex-military, which probably explains how I ended up at @fit Am I an 'elite' athlete? No. But I'm in no way a novice, and came to @fit with a solid base of strength and conditioning. After 9 months I managed to incur my first major injury in my life.

Dont get me wrong, I really like the dudes that run my local box. Really well intentioned, motivated, encouraging, warm and down to earth people. I will go back there when I recover, but I wont do @fit. After 9 months my conditioning improved a lot, my strength a little, my mental toughness and sense of accomplishment went up, but overall I was toasted. I feel like the @fit methodology has some serious holes. Its too spread out, doesnt address far too many aspects of fitness (lateral movement? agility?) and left me feeling fried far too often. Im now staring down 4 more weeks of complete arm immobility, loss of work/wages, and months of rehab to get back to a baseline I've maintained for 20+ years. I should have known better than to blindly follow programming that I couldnt quite wrap my head around but live and learn I guess. If @fits results are quantified (or qualified, as it seems there aren't any actual studies to verify its effectiveness) by a black box method, I would consider it a fail.
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:26 PM   #429
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This is an interesting thread. Found my way here via the 'injuries' section of the @Fit website (thanks steven low for the feedback and encouragement). Im recovering from pec tear surgery at the moment and have been researching and reading quite a bit. I dont want to hijack the flow of hilarity, but figured I would contribute my own experiences which might add something.

I played a multitude of team sports as a kid through HS, tennis in college (D3) and then on to surfing, swimming, cycling, running, climbing, yoga and martial arts. I supplemented all this with consistent strength training and conditioning since my early teens. One of my most influential coaches was ex-military, which probably explains how I ended up at @fit Am I an 'elite' athlete? No. But I'm in no way a novice, and came to @fit with a solid base of strength and conditioning. After 9 months I managed to incur my first major injury in my life.

Dont get me wrong, I really like the dudes that run my local box. Really well intentioned, motivated, encouraging, warm and down to earth people. I will go back there when I recover, but I wont do @fit. After 9 months my conditioning improved a lot, my strength a little, my mental toughness and sense of accomplishment went up, but overall I was toasted. I feel like the @fit methodology has some serious holes. Its too spread out, doesnt address far too many aspects of fitness (lateral movement? agility?) and left me feeling fried far too often. Im now staring down 4 more weeks of complete arm immobility, loss of work/wages, and months of rehab to get back to a baseline I've maintained for 20+ years. I should have known better than to blindly follow programming that I couldnt quite wrap my head around but live and learn I guess. If @fits results are quantified (or qualified, as it seems there aren't any actual studies to verify its effectiveness) by a black box method, I would consider it a fail.
I am 42 and have been athletic all my life. I have been interval and weight training for almost 20 years and running since high school. I have achieved the strength to perform 100 push ups off and on ( all at once - regular ) and almost 10 dead hang pull ups with a body weight of 160#. I had my first real injury this year after starting CF.
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:29 PM   #430
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Seems like similar experiences Darla. It was actually your post at @fit that led me here. How is your shoulder?
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