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Old 02-20-2012, 11:29 PM   #31
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Re: CrossFit Bashing

No, I'm saying I'd rather have a leader who makes bold claims and sometimes misses the mark then someone who's scared to make bold assertions. I'd rather follow a visionary. It's been good so far but not perfect. What is? The simple fact is Crossfit is changing lives for the better and part of history is GG saying some seriously audacious ****, some of which came true, some of which didn't.
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:21 PM   #32
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Naysayers never tire of trotting out that claim about the 750lbs deadlift, but if memory serves, Robb Wolf corroborated it, either on this message board, Performance Menu, or his own blog. My memory is a little foggy but I believe he explained that a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu guy had been brought in to train at CFHQ in Santa Cruz. Having never deadlifted before, on his first day he repped 225lbs and within a couple years was pulling something like 700lbs (probably more due to his outlandish native strength than anything magical about CF). So Greg Glassman may have been exaggerating, but not by much.
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:55 PM   #33
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Naysayers never tire of trotting out that claim about the 750lbs deadlift, but if memory serves, Robb Wolf corroborated it, either on this message board, Performance Menu, or his own blog.
I'm pretty sure I've heard Robb ridicule the deadlift claim more than once in his podcast.
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I'm pretty sure I've heard Robb ridicule the deadlift claim more than once in his podcast.
I don't want to bash Rob, but if he's claimed that publicly, it would directly contradict his rather strong defense of the claim here in writing. It may have been when he was angry at CF some time back. Things have calmed down now, as time is wont to do that. Do you have a link to the podcast where he says that? Actually, I don't care. It's all bygones. Here's what he wrote on this site in 2008:

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As to the 500-750lb DL's- The contest of this statement was when Coach Glassman was still at the old Santa Cruz box. I made my first trip down to SC in March '03 if I remember correctly. My first session there we worked DL, then wrapped up with a WOD in which you: Found your 500m row time, rested 3 min, found your time for completing 30 reps of thrusters with 95lbs, rested 3 min, then found time to completion for 30 pull-ups. Of my subsequent visists, this was very typical programming. One time when we had like 40 people at the old original box we did a chipper...but the bolk of training was core lifts, couplets, and triplets. Off the top of my head I saw 3 people with 500lb+ DL's and one guy, a BJJ black belt, who pulled 695 for a double like it was filled with helium. I left before he foudn his top end for that day, but he obviously had more in him. His first exposure to the DL stopped at ~185 lbs due to orthopedic and recruitment issues...he was plenty strong to pull more but his tightness and form precluded loading him up beyond this point. This was ~ 2 years before the day that I saw him pull the 695. I believe this is the refrence for the much hated 500-750DL stats.
http://www.board.crossfit.com/showth...+glenn&page=35

Glenn Pendlay also pointed out that there are people who could walk in and lift 700lb - he later comes up with the names of several people.

http://www.board.crossfit.com/showth...+glenn&page=32

http://www.board.crossfit.com/showth...+glenn&page=34

These are the claims, defended by Coach in the same thread.
http://www.board.crossfit.com/showth...t+Wolf&page=51

http://www.board.crossfit.com/showth...t+Wolf&page=52
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