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Forum: Community 06-10-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By Russell Berger
Re: CrossFit is Suing the NSCA

Matt,

You’ve given me an example, any workout that involves 100 or more repetitions of a sit-up.

Now, if you can, could you please explain the following?
1. Why is this an “unnecessary risk?"
2....
Forum: Community 06-10-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,718
Posted By Russell Berger
Re: CrossFit is Suing the NSCA

Mark, this entire conversation stems from Matt’s opinion that

If he thinks that GHD sit-ups have unique training value, then he chose a poor example to support his own view. If he thinks they...
Forum: Community 06-10-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,718
Posted By Russell Berger
Re: CrossFit is Suing the NSCA

You still haven’t given an example of an actual workout, explained what makes the risk you ascribe to that workout “unnecessary” given any context for who that workout would be an “unnecessary risk"...
Forum: Community 06-10-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,718
Posted By Russell Berger
Re: CrossFit is Suing the NSCA

I'm aware that there are people who "feel" that kipping pull-ups and high-rep box-jumps are inherently dangerous. The majority of the time, these people are just victims of statistical...
Forum: Community 06-09-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,718
Posted By Russell Berger
Re: CrossFit is Suing the NSCA

David,
Those are serious accusations, and you can't make serious accusations without supplying evidence. Can you cite some examples of "unnecessary risk" in CrossFit.com programming? What, in your...
Forum: Community 06-09-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,718
Posted By Russell Berger
Re: CrossFit is Suing the NSCA

"Before the first rhabdo case was brought to our attention, we regularly warned of CrossFit’s potency wherever we had the opportunity. In the January 2005 issue of the journal, we offered the...
Forum: Community 05-28-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 32,605
Posted By Russell Berger
"Why I Don't Do CrossFit" By Erin Simmons

This article was original written for the dailydot in response to Erin Simmon's article "Why I Don't Do CrossFit (http://www.dailydot.com/opinion/why-i-dont-do-crossfit/)" (WFS). They rejected it, so...
Forum: Community 05-16-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 44,612
Posted By Russell Berger
Re: CrossFit affiliate lawsuit against Steven Devor, Michael Smith, and NSCA

Dr. Steven Devor has responded: http://www.scribd.com/doc/224591760/Devor-s-Answer (WFS)

Interestingly, he has finally admitted that he never spoke to any of the participants in the study (31).
Forum: Community 05-13-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 29,376
Posted By Russell Berger
Re: EU affiliates against CROSSGYM

The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) has accepted CrossFit’s invalidity proceedings and has declared the Cross Gym trademark invalid. Cross Gym has appealed, but this is a...
Forum: Community 04-08-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 44,612
Posted By Russell Berger
Re: CrossFit affiliate lawsuit against Steven Devor, Michael Smith, and NSCA

Interestingly, the technical term for what Dr. Steven Devor and Dr. Michael Smith did in their now-infamous CrossFit study is known as "Scientific misconduct." Wikipedia defines this as "....the...
Forum: Community 03-31-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 44,612
Posted By Russell Berger
Re: CrossFit affiliate lawsuit against Steven Devor, Michael Smith, and NSCA

Something odd happened when I pasted those links into my reply. Here are the correct versions:

http://www.mensjournal.com/essential/print-view/fast-fitness-20130718...
Forum: Community 03-28-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 44,612
Posted By Russell Berger
Re: CrossFit affiliate lawsuit against Steven Devor, Michael Smith, and NSCA

I get a lesson in search engine algorithms from this experience too. It turns out that the 18,000 results listed in Google for a search of this study's title is an estimate based on key words. The...
Forum: Community 03-28-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 44,612
Posted By Russell Berger
Re: CrossFit affiliate lawsuit against Steven Devor, Michael Smith, and NSCA

The Blaze posted an article on this story today:...
Forum: Community 03-27-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 44,612
Posted By Russell Berger
Re: CrossFit affiliate lawsuit against Steven Devor, Michael Smith, and NSCA

Ben,
I agree with some of your points, but the Devor study is actually guilty of something worse than failing to define basic terms. Of the participants who failed to show up to re-test, the study...
Forum: Community 03-27-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 44,612
Posted By Russell Berger
CrossFit affiliate lawsuit against Steven Devor, Michael Smith, and NSCA

In spring of last year, the NSCA published a study (http://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/Citation/2013/11000/Crossfit_Based_High_Intensity_Power_Training.30.aspx) (WFS) conducted by Ohio State...
Forum: Injuries 03-09-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 151,467
Posted By Russell Berger
Re: Exercise Associated Hyponatremic Encephalopathy, Gatorade and the ACSM

Some personal anecdote on this subject.

While serving in the Army, I regularly experienced periods of difficult labor in extreme heat. Two contrasting experiences stand out in my mind.
The first was...
Forum: Injuries 03-05-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 151,467
Posted By Russell Berger
Re: Exercise Associated Hyponatremic Encephalopathy, Gatorade and the ACSM

Another source of evidence regarding Gatorade’s continued negative influence on hydration guidelines can be seen in the publications of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. AND receives...
Forum: Injuries 03-02-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 151,467
Posted By Russell Berger
Re: Exercise Associated Hyponatremic Encephalopathy, Gatorade and the ACSM

There is an obvious qualitative difference between the man who drives his car into a crowd of people and is found by police weeping and administering first aid to his victims, and the man who drives...
Forum: Fitness 02-27-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,062
Posted By Russell Berger
Re: KStarr Vs. CrossFit?

Alexander,

I hold no animosity towards Kelly Starrett. I don't agree with everything he teaches, but he's a valuable member of our SME team and his flexibility/mobility drills are great. The episode...
Forum: Community 02-12-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,690
Posted By Russell Berger
ESPN treads on CrossFit

In 2011, the CrossFit Games first partnered with ESPN. Over the past three years, the Games have grown from a series of pre-recorded shows aired on ESPN2, to a live broadcast run on ESPN. As the...
Forum: Community 01-30-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,770
Posted By Russell Berger
T NATION on Kevin Ogar

Chris Colucci wrote an article on Kevin Ogar's injury that can be read here:http://www.t-nation.com/training/crossfit-kevin-ogar-and-questions (WFS). Viewer comments are disabled, but I have a few...
Forum: Community 01-15-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 30,798
Posted By Russell Berger
CrossFit Inc. support for Kevin Ogar

Kevin Ogar, a great athlete and friend of the community, suffered a terrible injury this past weekend while competing in the OC Throwdown.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to him as he begins his...
Forum: Community 02-17-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 25,677
Posted By Russell Berger
Re: CrossFit and Reebok at odds?

Eric,

You've confirmed that I wasn't talking about you.

If you were paying close attention when this all happened, there was plenty of dialogue explaining exactly what was going on and why. We have...
Forum: Community 02-16-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 25,677
Posted By Russell Berger
Re: CrossFit and Reebok at odds?

I'm not ranting on this thread because it's populated by speculating trolls saying things from behind their keyboards that they would never say in person. That makes me not give a ****.

I don't...
Forum: Community 12-10-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 31,581
Posted By Russell Berger
Re: Now that Anthos is defeated let's take a look into this

Of course. Thanks for clarifying that it was the rules regarding marketing that you were referring to above. That makes more sense.
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