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Elizabeth Kowalski 05-06-2011 12:10 PM

Stop Injuriing human bodies
 
What college degree (major) do owners of this "Cross Fit" maintain or do they take the charge of human body without knowledge of human physiology and anatomy?

Rebecca Roth 05-06-2011 01:12 PM

Re: Stop Injuriing human bodies
 
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Originally Posted by Elizabeth Kowalski (Post 933882)
What college degree (major) do owners of this "Cross Fit" maintain or do they take the charge of human body without knowledge of human physiology and anatomy?

What college degree does any personal trainer or gym owner maintain?... oh that's right, none.

There are good trainers and bad trainers in crossfit, globo gyms, or ANY sport you might care to check into, the bad ones who injure their trainees are the ones who are going to get press, nobody cares to report stories about the trainers with a perfect record.

Michael V. Erickson 05-06-2011 01:26 PM

Re: Stop Injuriing human bodies
 
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Originally Posted by Elizabeth Kowalski (Post 933882)
What college degree (major) do owners of this "Cross Fit" maintain or do they take the charge of human body without knowledge of human physiology and anatomy?

Kelley Starrett seems to know something about human physiology and anatomy:
http://www.sanfranciscocrossfit.com/coaches.php

In my case (I'm 62, with many prior injuries) crossfit methology has allowed me to be much more fit and functional than before. Please read the articles on the website and talk to a few people (like Kelley) before jumping to conclusions.

David Hansen 05-06-2011 01:31 PM

Re: Stop Injuriing human bodies
 
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Originally Posted by Elizabeth Kowalski (Post 933882)
What college degree (major) do owners of this "Cross Fit" maintain or do they take the charge of human body without knowledge of human physiology and anatomy?

What college degree (major) do owners/founders of this "Microsoft" and "Oracle" and "Apple" maintain or do they take the charge of computer software without knowledge of turing completeness and computability?

Rebecca Roth 05-06-2011 01:34 PM

Re: Stop Injuriing human bodies
 
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Originally Posted by Michael V. Erickson (Post 933905)
Kelley Starrett seems to know something about human physiology and anatomy:
http://www.sanfranciscocrossfit.com/coaches.php

In my case (I'm 62, with many prior injuries) crossfit methology has allowed me to be much more fit and functional than before. Please read the articles on the website and talk to a few people (like Kelley) before jumping to conclusions.

Well, to the OPs point, KStar actually is a doctor...

Tamara Cohen 05-06-2011 01:41 PM

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Last time I checked, no one but me was "taking charge" of my human body in the gym. But, maybe I'm mistaken...

Perhaps some of us don't have HUMAN bodies...

Mark E. Wallace 05-06-2011 01:42 PM

Re: Stop Injuriing human bodies
 
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Originally Posted by Elizabeth Kowalski (Post 933882)
What college degree (major) do owners of this "Cross Fit" maintain or do they take the charge of human body without knowledge of human physiology and anatomy?

This is how you introduce yourself to the forum members?

What college degree taught you how to spell the word "injuring?"

- Mark

Megan Zetter 05-06-2011 01:47 PM

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I can see where the OP is coming from as well as the other responses. Just because someone has a degree does not make them an expert. Experience often offers more than schooling. But where I can take side with the OP is that there truly is a lot more to taking someone through a workout than just showing them the motions. I have seen countless personal trainers put their clients through downright dangerous exercises. Be it horrendous form, difficulty level too high, or compromising the body, to name just a few.

I have a degree in human biology and will soon be a doctor of chiropractic, but I certainly would not suggest that just because I have extensive knowledge of the human body that I could successfully train people using Crossfit (I've never done it myself). However, coupled with my education and experience (I'm checking out a local box next week), I would feel very competent as a Crossfit instructor, eventually.

All and all it's pretty difficult to say what requirements are needed to be competent at anything. For me, I like to have experience and book knowledge. But there are plenty of successful people in almost all professions without a piece of paper with their name on it.

Jeffrey Liu 05-06-2011 01:51 PM

Re: Stop Injuriing human bodies
 
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Originally Posted by Elizabeth Kowalski (Post 933882)
What college degree (major) do owners of this "Cross Fit" maintain or do they take the charge of human body without knowledge of human physiology and anatomy?

I can haz yuor degreez in interwebz trolling?

Tamara Cohen 05-06-2011 01:56 PM

Re: Stop Injuriing human bodies
 
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Originally Posted by Jeffrey Liu (Post 933916)
I can haz yuor degreez in interwebz trolling?

Dude. I drink GOOD bourbon. It doesn't need to be wasted when I spit it on my keyboard.

Jeffrey Liu 05-06-2011 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Tamara Cohen (Post 933919)
Dude. I drink GOOD bourbon. It doesn't need to be wasted when I spit it on my keyboard.

Well then maybe you should stop sitting in front of your keyboard drinking bourbon, and go lift something heavy? Yeah, totally called you on it.

Please don't hurt me...

Tamara Cohen 05-06-2011 02:06 PM

Re: Stop Injuriing human bodies
 
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Originally Posted by Jeffrey Liu (Post 933920)
Well then maybe you should stop sitting in front of your keyboard drinking bourbon, and go lift something heavy? Yeah, totally called you on it.

Please don't hurt me...

It's a rest day. And, I am watching someone else lift while I drink my bourbon. My degree taught me to be able to do two things at once: drink, watch, drink, watch. Four Roses bourbon. I recommend it.

Dustin Knight 05-06-2011 02:25 PM

Re: Stop Injuriing human bodies
 
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Originally Posted by Elizabeth Kowalski (Post 933882)
What college degree (major) do owners of this "Cross Fit" maintain or do they take the charge of human body without knowledge of human physiology and anatomy?

I noticed a post on a major social media website from a gentleman telling his friends that he got injured during his first visit to a CrossFit facility. One of the coaches of this particular facility prescribed the 135lb newcomer to perform 44 reps with 155lbs on deadlifts coupled with other movements being performed at at a high intensity. That particular coach also happens to hold a degree in Athletic Training/Rehab & Injury Prevention. Does it take a degree to know that you don't throw a newcomer into a WOD with 155lb deadlifts when he weighs 135lbs? It's not CrossFit that hurts people, just poor coaching. Just as all Physicians are not responsible for other Physicians' poor judgement, all CrossFit Box owners are not responsible for the poor coaching of other Box owners that hurt athletes.

Marcus Allen 05-06-2011 03:29 PM

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It's a rest day. And, I am watching someone else lift while I drink my bourbon. My degree taught me to be able to do two things at once: drink, watch, drink, watch.
I'm no math major but if you throw in inter-web ninja-ing, that's 3 effin things.

At once!

J. Thomas Boss 05-06-2011 04:47 PM

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I don't think the OP is a troll because she took the effort to establish an account with the company. My guesses are Elizabeth is:

(1) A plant from HQ CF to see who are loyal, or
(2) An agent from P90X, Insanity, or Gym Jones to stir the pot, or most likely
(3) CJ Kim's real identity :yikes:

Pearse Shields 05-06-2011 04:56 PM

Re: Stop Injuriing human bodies
 
Working towards a bachelor's degree at the moment, yo.

But more on topic, where is the birth certificate of these "coaches"? I smell a conspiracy.

Brent Sallee 05-06-2011 05:45 PM

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Honestly, the OP has a point. I've seen so many CF trainers and owners give people orders on what to do, which is the exact opposite of what they should do. To be a good coach, you need to know some anatomy.


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