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Old 10-08-2011, 03:57 PM   #1
Eric R Cohen
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Nice article by level 1 trainer.
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Old 10-13-2011, 01:49 AM   #2
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Re: Crossfit in Ski Magazine

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Nice article by level 1 trainer.
Some interesting comments on that article.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:25 AM   #3
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Re: Crossfit in Ski Magazine

The arguments always go on ad infinitum. Someone talks up Crossfit after drinking a few too many sips of Koolaid. Then a vocal, professional critic shoots a bunch of holes in it because s/he used one particular set of programming for a couple days and didn't agree with it (despite the fact that "Crossfit" is as diverse as any other loose methodology).

I apologize if this analogy is a little outsized, but Crossfit and Greg Glassman are sort of like the Apple and Steve Jobs of exercise--they didn't invent most of what they espouse, they just packaged it up so neatly and marketed it correctly (and at a nice margin!) so the masses could pick it up and use it. To further modify one of Jobs's favorite quotes "Good coaches invent; great coaches steal"

The single biggest thing Crossfit has done, IMHO, is to reintroduce the masses to calisthenics, gymnastics, Oly lifting, powerlifting, and all the other discplines that had been on the fringe for so many years, while most of us read Men's Health and various muscle magazines on the best way to spend 3 hours a day blasting our upper arms in time for spring golf season.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:24 PM   #4
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Re: Crossfit in Ski Magazine

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I apologize if this analogy is a little outsized, ...
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