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Old 06-19-2008, 12:14 PM   #11
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Re: CrossFit versus HIT

I'll show some restraint here
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:14 PM   #12
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Re: CrossFit versus HIT

It looks like Drew's definition of fitness is just different than CrossFit. As you can see in his response to my comment on the site, he doesn't consider balance, coordination, agility, and accuracy to be aspects of fitness, while in Crossfit these have equal (or even more) weight than the other six. Given this, it's not sursprising that the exercises he deems "unsafe" are those that heavily rely on proficiency in these four aspects (All Olympic lifting and kipping pullups).

As far as GPP is concerned, I think these aspects are crucial. Successfully chasing a suspect through gated alleyways or fighting off a pick pocket without balance, coordination, agility or accuracy just ain't gonna work. Not to mention playing any sport, rescuing somebody from a fire, from drowning. Blah, blah, blah.
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Old 06-19-2008, 01:31 PM   #13
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Re: CrossFit versus HIT

The article itself is on the outset articulate but with so many references it's hard to know if Mr.Baye has conducted any tests himself. I can appreciate his attempt to define his training but to use Cf as a example of what not to do bothers me. So with that said, I left him a response as our moderator suggested.
He continually mentions the risk of CF and how HIT is safer. Talk about risk to any person working in emergency services, military, hospitals, or even the everyday 9-5 Joe that tackles traffic just to feed his family. Sometimes you have to take a risk to get the job done. Risk is in everything. Athletes in wheelchairs or those using a prosthesis to compete know the risks very well. He failed to mention the amount of time CFer's commit to practicing form and technique.
Regardless of what others may see as a mere opinion, when you compare apples and oranges, you'd better be prepared for a rebuttal, especially if you say your apples are better than someone's oranges.
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:29 PM   #14
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Re: CrossFit versus HIT

On a small note, you can't really call his program "High Intensity Training" (HIT). HIT was developed a while ago involving total exhaustion of all available muscle fibers in order to create hypertrophy (which can be debatable, meh). His workouts don't really follow the 1 set to failure guidelines, so the name in itself makes the program sound stupid.
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