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Old 03-24-2009, 11:38 PM   #1
John Hawkins
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need input otherwise just a rant

Here we go, I've been CrossFitting for about 2 years now (since Jan 07) and
was introduced to it through my old boss. We did it everyday following the
WODS but since we are in the Army on off days we would run. Nobody even
remotely talked to us about CrossFit while he was here. Now that he is gone
people are coming out of the wood work to get a CrossFit cert. done here,
and they have never done a true CrossFit workout. They have changed workouts like murph to fit there desires, like taking away pull-ups and switching it with sit-ups, or better yet they just wont do exercises they don't like i.e. Burppees. They have been getting free stuff like t-shirts and what not by saying they are trying to advertise CrossFit here and gave some of them to the gym so the staff could wear them to promote the "PROGRAM". Then today I had the pleasure of hearing one of the guys say CrossFit does nothing but is still going to go do the cert. if held here because its not hard. Is it just me or does this get to anyone else.
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:43 PM   #2
Matthew Upright
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Re: need input otherwise just a rant

dwell not on the incompetence of others...

I crossfit to beat my PR's and reach goals i set for myself, yeah it sucks that someone is posting a murph with a blazing time because they cheated themselves, but in the end they didnt cheat you.
Sincerity... I can fake that 24/165/5'9"
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:21 AM   #3
Shane Skowron
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Re: need input otherwise just a rant

So he's going to a cert? That should be enough for him to really see what CF really is. Just wait and see what happens afterward.
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:29 AM   #4
Camille Lore
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Re: need input otherwise just a rant

It's not just you.
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Old 03-25-2009, 05:36 PM   #5
David Vessey
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Re: need input otherwise just a rant

John, what Matthew said. If you get a chance, get some group WODs on the go, I imagine that if you've been doing the WODs, you'll be able to smoke all of these 'pretenders', then any newbies will come to you to find out more info.

If they're burning the public dollar, then it might be an issue to raise with the chain of command. But hopefully the cert will sort them out anyway.
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