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Old 03-08-2007, 09:24 PM   #1
David Paton
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I am not sure if there has been a thread about this. You will see it looks familiar. I think the trainer and the author may not be friends of Crossfit, but i don't know. I am not trying to start a war or anything, i just thought it was interesting. Work Safe.
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Old 03-08-2007, 09:48 PM   #2
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Oh this should be fun......
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:37 PM   #3
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I wonder if eventually Xfit style exercise is going to become what BBing has been for the past 2 decades; the standard practice in health clubs and taught by personal trainers. I would love to see this type of training supplant BBing style routines, splits, etc. So more power to them. But if they're not giving Xfit respect and credit for packaging a better way for the fit concious masses then that is faulty.
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:38 PM   #4
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Here's the link to the previous discussion about the movie and Mark Twight. I found it in Pukie's Bucket, which gives some idea about the nature of the thread... enjoy!

Dan

Safe, btw

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Old 03-08-2007, 10:54 PM   #5
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CF-style workout will never take the place of bodybuilding...because it's too hard. Bodybuilding isn't that hard. Average people can put on reasonable amounts of muscle mass & be extremely happy with themselves, without ever exerting themselves in a way that's very uncomfortable.
Heck, I used to think of my workouts as the most relaxing part of my day...
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:57 PM   #6
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I see your point but never say never. 70 years ago people would have laughed if you'd have told them that eventually training with weights will be commonplace. Back then it was often considered unhealthy to weight train and become "muscle bound." Now there's a 24 hour fitness or Ballys on every corner.
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Old 03-09-2007, 12:35 AM   #7
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"Bodybuilding isn't that hard."

Really? I think serious bodybuilding is pretty tough. Those guys (and gals) work thier off. Like it or not, most pro and amature bodybuilders are impressively strong and perform staggering amounts of work (standby for poorly thought out AS abuse comment any second). Doing curls and shrugs does not make you a bodybuilder, just as doing a deadlift and a ring pullup does not make you a Crossfitter. If I run around the track and find it easy, could I then argue that sprinting is easy?

The point is that true bodybuilding is hard work. It has been diluted in gyms because the general public does not want hard work. The 'bodybuilding' you see in most commercial gyms is definately laughable, however the same thing can happen to CF. If I have a hypothetical client in a big box gym do bike sprints mixed with pushups and pullups done at a laughably easy pace, could I call it Crossfit? Would onlookers deem it credible or challenging?

Sorry to hijack the thread, but just because something is not your cup of tea doesn't warrant it being written off.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=_gZ_9YsvI1k
http://youtube.com/watch?v=IHgBMjjnN28
http://youtube.com/watch?v=dCPgH6pLtPw

Looks easy to me...

Links are youtube...videos are safe, but comments might be questionable.
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Old 03-09-2007, 05:54 AM   #8
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Let's quit this I'm holier than you attitude. Fitness is fitness, let's leave at that. Adrian - good post!
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Old 03-09-2007, 07:56 AM   #9
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"Let's quit this I'm holier than you attitude"

Ahhh Steve, no fun...I was in the mood for a good scrap. Must be the Irish in me. :msn-wink:

Yes..people will workout how they want too...some will lift heavy weights...some will use the treadmill...some will do pullups...in the end, there are bigger things in life, so celebrate your own efforts and share a pint with whoever sits next to you.
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Old 03-09-2007, 09:56 AM   #10
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Let's quit this holier than people who are holier than thou attitude.

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