CrossFit

Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: CrossFit

  1. #1
    5/3/1
    BOARD REP
    Marat's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    2,121
    Rep Points
    38116404

    CrossFit

    Thoughts on CrossFit?

    Here's an interview where Mark Rippetoe touches on his opinions on CrossFit.
    Last edited by Marat; 10-20-2010 at 02:31 AM.

  2. #2
    Registered User


    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    882
    Rep Points
    46093739

    I think of it in kind of the same vein as P90x. Its good to get you into things but I don't think its intended long term. I'm not saying P90x = CrossFit, I think CrossFit is a hell of a lot better but still not a stand alone program long term.

  3. #3
    Member


    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    missouri
    Posts
    267
    Rep Points
    1281216

    crossfit has been around 100's of years. these last 10, they did a great marketing job on the word "crossfit", but all it is, is taking a few exercises and doing them fast. call it circut training, crossfit, or whatever, its been around a very long time. in 1960 when i was 5, we would do allsorts of combined movements..one wasdo a set dumbell presses then run a lap of the gym, then repeat a few times.
    hang on the still rings, the run over mats put up like hurdles. always combining a few exercises. do them fast..
    all those "crossfit" movements were a fun way at the end of our specific gymnastic training to train a bit more in a fun way..
    a great workout. makes you average at all exercises.
    you want to be really good at something, you better specifically train for that sport or event..

  4. #4
    POWER LIFT
    ELITE MEMBER
    Flathead's Avatar


    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    3,966
    Rep Points
    518384310

    I agree with the above statement in regards to it being another mainstream routine for the masses. Not knocking it by any means, because something is better than nothing.
    Blackstone Labs 10% Off Coupon Code = TheNeck10




    IronMagLabs 15% Off Coupon Code = TheNeck15


  5. #5
    Greg
    gtbmed's Avatar


    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    1,638
    Rep Points
    20011977

    I will say that the only real problem I have with it is that it recommends doing stupid things like olympic lifts or explosive plyos while under lots of fatigue.

    I think what crossfit does is great for the average person. They advocate health, proper exercise selection, and exercise technique. The problem is that their audience is so huge now. I see so many crossfitters trying to olympic lift who clearly have no idea what they're doing. This is an easy way to injure yourself. A lot of people just aren't prepared from a technique, flexibility, and/or strength standpoint to do explosive movements properly.

    You can't just give a person C&J's to do and let them go at it. Even if you tried to teach them proper form, they're likely going to have strength imbalances or mobility problems that prevent them from performing the lift with the form you just taught.

Similar Threads

  1. Crossfit??
    By mic_ in forum Training
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-06-2010, 11:10 PM
  2. Crossfit...
    By MsGuns in forum Training
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-12-2010, 08:04 AM
  3. Crossfit?
    By xfile384 in forum Training
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-17-2009, 11:50 PM
  4. Does anyone Crossfit here?
    By Double D in forum Training
    Replies: 45
    Last Post: 11-06-2008, 10:16 AM
  5. crossfit
    By VILBAUGH in forum Training
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 03-28-2007, 05:10 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
-->