This is a huge topic floating around in the strength and conditioning world. As crossfit grows in popularity it seems that every strength and conditioning coach is jumping on the hate crossfit bandwagon. You know what they say, opinions are like assholes right windows 1809 manuell herunterladen?
Katt Williams – They Gonna Hate (Explicit)
My biggest problem is that I don’t think a lot of these top coaches are actually experiencing crossfit for themselves before they go off and spout criticism. Most of their background in crossfit is limited to youtube videos, rumors and stories from clients who may have left a crossfit gym because they got hurt.
I try not to make many comments about the world of politics for the same reason I wish people would reserve their comments about crossfit. If I make a comment that is based on my own limited knowledge on a topic, chances are I’m grossly misinformed. Instead of saying something intelligent my statements mostly diagnose me as a misinformed moron. Politics, like most topics are extremely complex and I really feel you need an open mind and in depth understanding of these topics to make educated criticisms herunterladen.
We all know that a little bit of knowledge is very dangerous. People get married to things: diets, exercise programs and political parties. We naturally gravitate toward one way of thinking and are naturally pressed to seek out information from like minded individuals. For example, I had success with low carbohydrate diets for physique improvement and pretty much ran with that over the past 10 years. I went from expert to expert who was a fan of low carb. My view points still reflect that. Does that mean that low carb diets are the be all, end all of physique enhancement diets herunterladen.
No, it just reflects a bit of closed mindedness on my part, choosing not to actively check out the other diets that people were having success with.
Alright, let’s try to weigh the pros and cons of crossfit.
Now the negatives.
Now how we actively bridge this gap at our crossfit gym.
Keep in mind that crossfit tends to attract type A individuals who love to work hard. These same people tend to push through pain and end up having poor exercise technique against advice from coaches. I’d say that about 75% of the injuries that occur in our gym are because someone went heavier then they should have or decided to push through pain when they knew better. Most people who get injured don’t walk away saying, man I have no idea how that happened?
I’ve worked, trained and volunteered at well over 10 different gyms and sports performance facilities. Not a single place has ever devoted as much time and effort toward, stretching, warming up, exercise technique and injury prevention as the crossfit I’m currently working at, Crossfit Tribe. The last facility I worked at as a bootcamp instructor we spent 15 minutes devoted to foam rolling and warm-up. This was unheard of, but its standard procedure at most crossfit gyms.
Keep in mind I’ve also spent an entire month traveling around the US specifically going from crossfit gym to gym leading up to the crossfit regionals in 2010. This was pretty much standard across the board.
Crossfit calls in experts from all areas of fitness to make their sport safer and more effective. Louie Simmons and Mike Bergener have gained enormous popularity since the crossfit boom has happened.
With all of this in mind, I’d say that most crossfit gyms are offering a much better experience then most traditional gyms. I’d also be willing to wager that you’re less likely to hurt yourself in a crossfit gym then if you went out and tried to train at another gym with a group exercise program. How about that for a bold statement?
How about crossfit as a sport? Is there a risk of injury? Of course. You don’t find people up in arms about football. I went into polevaulting in highscool and college fully aware that teenagers and elite athletes have died in the sport and we’re worried about a few kipping pull-ups?
I will ask for those so called experts out there to please keep your comments to yourself until you’ve truly experienced someone doing a good job with crossfit. Then by all means go ahead and make some constructive comments that will help the fitness world in general. Until then, you’re ruining it for the rest of us.
If not for anything else, lets all try to be a bit more open minded about life in general. Its easy and natural to get caught up in your viewpoints and be defensive. I’m not saying not to take things with a grain of salt either, I’m just saying that I think democrats are stupid and capitalism has ruined the world *cough* sarcasm *cough*.
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