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Old 01-31-2014, 07:39 PM   #21
Dustin Wintczak
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Re: On Movement and Risk (W/f/s)

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The real question here Dustin is whether the cartwheel in question is considered training or just an exercise?
Sounds like you've got a subject for a new thread Matt.
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Old 02-01-2014, 02:42 PM   #22
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Re: On Movement and Risk (W/f/s)

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So playing Devil's Advocate, if you didn't do kipping pullups, box jumps and high rep oly lifts. Could you still get as fit as if you did them? Still apply the CF methodology?
Yes. Without a doubt.
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Old 02-01-2014, 03:23 PM   #23
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Re: On Movement and Risk (W/f/s)

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Yes. Without a doubt.

How would you define and evaluate fitness, in this case?
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Old 02-01-2014, 03:37 PM   #24
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Re: On Movement and Risk (W/f/s)

Why would it need to be defined or evaluated any differently?
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:43 AM   #25
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Re: On Movement and Risk (W/f/s)

Whatever, sissies. I can never die.
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:53 PM   #26
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Re: On Movement and Risk (W/f/s)

Thanks for this thread. I've been crossfitting for almost two years. I started because of the challenge. I continue because of the thinking behind the method - functional movements, anaerobic and aerobic, addressing the 10 facets of fitness... etc.

I recently just watched the videos of Greg Glassman presenting at the National War College back in 2009.
In the presentation and in the question answer sessions he speaks to quite a bit of data that I think would be interesting to see.
One anecdotal case he spoke to was about a police force in the south that started doing crossfit without coaching. And their data showed that even the poor lifting form that they have been using in their crossfit was still better than the exercises that they had previously. And that poor lifting had fewer injuries that their previous exercise regimen.
Does anyone know if the data that Coach Glassman speaks to in that lecture is available to review?
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:26 AM   #27
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Re: On Movement and Risk (W/f/s)

It's funny, at my fire department people tell me not to do CF because I'll get injured, and if I get an occasional strain, it's because of CF. Some shift leaders try to strongly discourage the shift members from doing CF. I always point out that CF is comprised of the most useful aspects of different sports and training protocols.

For example, one firefighter broke both his wrists after falling backwards during a clean recovery, similar to what happened on this video (WFS):

Everyone said that he went down doing CF, but he got hurt doing olympic weightlifting. He wasn't doing a metcon.

I tell people that if you're can't do/not allowed to do CF, then you can't bench/squat/DL, run, sprint, weightlift, do push-ups or pull-ups, overhead pressing, etc. It sounds silly, really.
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