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Old 02-13-2011, 07:20 PM   #21
Robert D Taylor Jr
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Re: is a serious injury with crossfit inevitable?

5-6 years ago when CF wasn't famous for making women hot, those quotes were clearly targeting the demographic that Coach et al were going for at that time. I don't think he was suggesting anything other than that fitness required a commitment to effort despite some risk and suffering.

OP, the risk of catastrophic injury is really small (including rhabdo) if you use intelligence and common sense. The same is true of overuse injuries and owwies, but these are far more likely, unless you are exceptionally cautious.

CJ please push away from the kool aid.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:05 PM   #22
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Re: is a serious injury with crossfit inevitable?

Originally Posted by Robert D Taylor Jr View Post

CJ please push away from the kool aid.
You know, I was very close to posting that same thing about six different times but didn't want to appear too confrontational or antagonistic.

Getting injured is the polar opposite of what you're shooting for by training. Yeah, occasionally accidents will happen, but the mentality that you have to be dangerous to train intensely is just stupid.
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:08 PM   #23
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Re: is a serious injury with crossfit inevitable?

Just because there's an inherent risk involved with getting behind the wheel of a car doesn't mean you shouldn't take precautions to avoid an accident. No one ever says that it's a good idea to gun it to 120 down the highway with no seatbelt while talking on your cell phone. Are there instances when it's appropriate to go 120 mph? Sure, if you're a professional racer on a controlled track with specialized equipment, and your *job* is to drive really fast. But for the average person that just needs to get to work, there is absolutely no reason to be idiotic behind the wheel.

Not that it stops a lot of people from driving like idiots, of course, but you get my point.
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:27 PM   #24
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Re: is a serious injury with crossfit inevitable?

And I wouldn't discount his fitness, either. As he said: "I was the original CrossFitter and I can, at 49, still outperform more CrossFitters than not."
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Cj, you don't seriously believe what you posted do you?
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