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Old 05-16-2008, 02:00 PM   #1
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Can CF benefit Lifeguards?

I want to know the benefits that CF can offer a Lifeguard? Any answers will be great! Thanks
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Old 05-16-2008, 02:02 PM   #2
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Re: Can CF benefit Lifeguards?

It will keep you from looking like a dumbass in your little red swimsuit.


(Yes, it will help you immensely).
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Old 05-16-2008, 02:09 PM   #3
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Re: Can CF benefit Lifeguards?

Better fitness is obviously a plus, and in your job, you specifically want the ability to sustain a burst of all-out effort. Obviously, though, you need swimming practice as well or it's all a bust.

I think these guys have a swimming pool, so you might send them a few e-mails. I imagine they'll have some ideas for you.

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Old 05-16-2008, 09:08 PM   #4
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Re: Can CF benefit Lifeguards?

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It will keep you from looking like a dumbass in your little red swimsuit.


(Yes, it will help you immensely).
I just got a good laugh out of that one.

As a former swimmer it just amazes me when I see a lifeguard that can't swim well.....MAKE SURE YOUR A STRONG SWIMMER. No doubt about the fact Crossfit will help you out but nothing is a substitute for getting in the water.

Here's a Crossfit swim workout for you. 1)Find the deepest pool you can. 2)Throw in a 45# dumbbell[insert common sense here]. 3) Dive in and bring it back to the deck. 4) Repeat until you puke...maybe even throw in a burpee once you get back to the deck.
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Old 05-16-2008, 09:24 PM   #5
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Re: Can CF benefit Lifeguards?

I like the weight retrieval idea. Maybe 20 retrievals for time? Might want to make sure you've got ANOTHER life guard standing by if you're gonna do that one, though, hehe.

I think Crossfit could benefit a lifeguard greatly, the same way it benefits fire fighters, police, and soldiers. Like those occupations someones life could depend on your fitness. I figure you never know when you'll have to haul some huge person out of the water and still have the breath left to give them CPR.
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Old 05-16-2008, 09:24 PM   #6
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4) Repeat until you puke...maybe even throw in a burpee once you get back to the deck.
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Old 05-17-2008, 12:20 PM   #7
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Re: Can CF benefit Lifeguards?

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I want to know the benefits that CF can offer a Lifeguard? Any answers will be great! Thanks
Do you really even need to ask this question? That is like asking if money has any benefits for someone looking to buy a new house....
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Old 05-17-2008, 01:23 PM   #8
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Re: Can CF benefit Lifeguards?

Without a doubt my swim WODs are the most tiring CrossFit style workouts I have ever done.
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Old 05-17-2008, 08:07 PM   #9
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If your like me where you used to work at a million dollar home pool neighborhood and the only actually problems you had to deal with were whiny kids who thought it was funny to splash the lifeguard on the guard tower by doing belly flops, then yes crossfit helped me extremely well.
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Old 05-18-2008, 01:35 AM   #10
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