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Old 07-25-2011, 06:29 PM   #11
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Re: Gillian Mounsey Article

300# thruster

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbKZC...eature=related (WFS)
 
Old 07-25-2011, 06:52 PM   #12
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Re: Gillian Mounsey Article

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That's from August 2009.

So:
2007 - 365 axle clean and press
2009 - 300 thruster
2011 - 275 thruster

Now maybe it was due to the settings or having to clean it or whatever, but one has to admit that the trend isn't great.
 
Old 07-25-2011, 06:55 PM   #13
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Re: Gillian Mounsey Article

http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/W...ThrusterX2.mov

Rob just did a 305 thruster back in May, that doesn't really support your idea of there being a "trend" going on.
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Old 07-25-2011, 07:01 PM   #14
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Re: Gillian Mounsey Article

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http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/W...ThrusterX2.mov

Rob just did a 305 thruster back in May, that doesn't really support your idea of their being a "trend" going on.
Good. Glad to see it. Thanks.
 
Old 07-25-2011, 07:29 PM   #15
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Re: Gillian Mounsey Article

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That's from August 2009.

So:
2007 - 365 axle clean and press
2009 - 300 thruster
2011 - 275 thruster

Now maybe it was due to the settings or having to clean it or whatever, but one has to admit that the trend isn't great.
Adjust that to his bodyweight trend and everything looks in place if you ask me. And he just did a 305 thruster 2 months ago....
 
Old 07-25-2011, 07:59 PM   #16
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Adjust that to his bodyweight trend and everything looks in place if you ask me. And he just did a 305 thruster 2 months ago....
for a double.

(if I remember correctly)
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:27 PM   #17
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Re: Gillian Mounsey Article

Agreed guys.
 
Old 07-25-2011, 09:01 PM   #18
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Re: Gillian Mounsey Article

Gillian makes some valid points in the article about some problems that have occurred in CF over the years.

However she also seems to me to fall into that category of people who have their own problems before they get to you.

As soon as this person starts a relationship with you, now suddenly you are somehow responsible for their problem.

For example she mentions doing a "CF workout" that consisted of 150 burpees and 150 pullups for time and how bad she felt it for days afterwards. I am quite sure that "WOD" has never appeared on the mainsite, not sure where she got it from.

She also mentioned "I decided to go for a ten mile run − insane, because I never run."
I think she had some issues long before she ever found CF.

The bottom line is that Rip's favorite workout these days seems to be grinding his axe against CF.

Many of his posters and people who he has interviewed or have contributed articles bash CF by name, often with his encouragement.

I'm always suspicious of someone's motives who spends their time attacking someone or something else rather than simply pitching the advantages of their own program, views, etc.

I really don't think he's trying to save the masses from what he now thinks is a bad program, this is personal.

I would tend to think he should have more gratitude for something that has helped his business to flourish.

It was clearly a bad break up but we don't know nearly the level of detail that we know about Robb Wolf, Greg Everett or Dan John's ousters.

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Old 07-26-2011, 12:22 AM   #19
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For example she mentions doing a "CF workout" that consisted of 150 burpees and 150 pullups for time and how bad she felt it for days afterwards. I am quite sure that "WOD" has never appeared on the mainsite, not sure where she got it from.
That "CF workout" was the WOD on May 31,2011:

http://www.crossfit.com/mt-archive2/007660.html
(WFS)

For time:
50 Pull-ups
10 Burpees
40 Pull-ups
20 Burpees
30 Pull-ups
30 Burpees
20 Pull-ups
40 Burpees
10 Pull-ups
50 Burpees


50+40+30+20+10 = 150 pull-ups
10+20+30+40+50 = 150 burpees
 
Old 07-26-2011, 12:53 AM   #20
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Re: Gillian Mounsey Article

Reading that story reminds me how potent of a drug CrossFit and its kin are. Left to their own devices, a lot of very capable people don't have the perspective or experience to keep it as a mostly positive influence in their lives. I feel bad that she never had a coach good enough to reign her in prior to meeting Rippetoe, but glad that she finally did. Training for CrossFit is hard because it's open ended and there's a lot of opportunity to overtrain and disparage oneself for coming up short some days, compounded by the fact that it sings a sweet siren song for self-punitive/masochistic types with sins to repent.

"I learned to train with purpose rather than for atonement."

That told the whole story.

Good to hear she made it out in one piece.
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