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Old 02-25-2011, 06:56 PM   #981
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:05 PM   #982
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"Sport training and physiology are not so well understood that highly specialized strength and conditioning routines are optimally effective."

Let THAT one sink in. Before CF athletes weren't being trained to their full potential. NOW they finally have the right tool. Thank the lord. Isn't CF the official olympic training program for all sports now?
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:54 PM   #983
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http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=65309
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I am 35 and been doing Crossfit for 5 years now. I pick and choose or modify my WODs based on ones I feel that aggravate old injuries and it works great. I still play basketball regularly as well.

I have noticed a recent trend that is concerning to me. I am an orthopaedic surgeon and as Crossfit has exploded so have the related injuries and patients I see coming into the office with all the complaints I am reading on this board.

Don't get me wrong I think Crossfit is great and has served me well, but as it scales up, it is not for everyone. I think it self selects for the right kind of athlete that gravitates towards it, but as more weekend warriors and people "try" it out I personally feel that Crossfit veterans/owners need to help new members decide whether they are cut out for these workouts, before they end up in the ortho office with more serious injuries.
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The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs.

The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind. Our terrorist hunters, skiers, mountain bike riders and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen.
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:02 PM   #984
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I just can't get enough of this CJ Kim guy. He should be a guest blogger at DangerWOD.

http://www.board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=65256

Even Steven Low took the bait. Oddly enough, it's the same discussion that this thread was originally about (remember that????)
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:54 PM   #985
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This is brilliant as well:

http://www.board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=65173

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Kind of Zen, really, if you think about it. Might take a few times watching it to really get it.
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Old 02-27-2011, 02:46 PM   #986
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... lmao
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Old 02-27-2011, 03:47 PM   #987
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I just can't get enough of this CJ Kim guy. He should be a guest blogger at DangerWOD.

http://www.board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=65256

Even Steven Low took the bait. Oddly enough, it's the same discussion that this thread was originally about (remember that????)
damn, got owned

I thought that name looked familiar

At least I educated some people though.
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:48 AM   #988
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And this:

http://board.crossfit.com/showpost.p...6&postcount=42

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If you think they [med ball cleans] are silly, you probably aren't going heavy enough -- maybe you need a bigger med ball.
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:30 AM   #989
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Or this from earlier in the same thread:

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Before Crossfit, how many people were doing SDHPs, sit-ups on the GHD, med ball cleans, kipping pull-ups, forward rolls, etc.? Now we have thousands of people doing these functional type movements at high reps, in a circuit, for time.
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