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Crossfit

Discussion in 'Break Room' started by Craig Payne, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. Craig Payne

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    For those familiar with some of the **** that goes on around Crossfit, you will appreciate this:

     
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    For those who want a another view, there is this:

    CrossFit

    A woman doing a kipping pull-up

    CrossFit is a branded fitness regimen created by Greg Glassman.[1] It is a registered trademark of CrossFit, Inc.,[2] which was founded by Glassman and Lauren Jenai in 2000.[3][4][5]

    CrossFit is promoted as both a physical exercise philosophy and a competitive fitness sport, incorporating elements from high-intensity interval training, Olympic weightlifting, plyometrics, powerlifting, gymnastics, girevoy sport, calisthenics, strongman, and other exercises. It is practiced by members of over 13,000[6] affiliated gyms,[7] roughly half of which are located in the United States,[8] and by individuals who complete daily workouts (otherwise known as "WODs" or "workouts of the day").[9][10] CrossFit has been criticized for allegedly causing people to suffer from unnecessary injuries[11] and exertional rhabdomyolysis, a possible life-threatening breakdown of muscle from extreme exertion.[12][13][14]

    1. ^ Cite error: The named reference GlassmanWarpath was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
    2. ^ "CROSSFIT Trademark of CrossFit, Inc. - Registration Number 3007458 - Serial Number 78422177 :: Justia Trademarks". trademarks.justia.com. Retrieved 2016-01-25.
    3. ^ Soifer, Jason. "Co-founder of CrossFit workout program opens gym in Prescott". The Daily Courier. Retrieved April 28, 2014.
    4. ^ Glassman, Greg. "Nutrition Lecture Part 2: Optimizing Performance". Crossfit, Inc. Retrieved August 12, 2012.
    5. ^ "CrossFit, Inc: Private Company Information - Businessweek". Businessweek.com. Retrieved February 1, 2015.
    6. ^ "No Sign of CrossFit Boom Slowing Down - Athletic Business". www.iclubs.com. Retrieved 2016-01-13.
    7. ^ Friedman, Jon. "Success and the Bull's Eye". The CrossFit Journal. Retrieved March 16, 2014.
    8. ^ "Official CrossFit Affiliate Gym Locator". Retrieved February 1, 2015.
    9. ^ "CrossFit". CrossFit, Inc.
    10. ^ "CrossFit Affiliate Map". CrossFit, Inc.
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  5. Steve York

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    So, what's the problem with Crossfit?
     
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    Not necessarily anything wrong with it except for the unsubstantiated claims that get made for it by the evangelists and their belligerent attitudes. Where have we heard that before? See this link I posted above re this: Crossfit endurance, Tabata sprints, and why people just don’t get it
     
  7. David Wedemeyer

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    Crossfit s very good for business..
     
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  9. Griff

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    Crossfit is basically the opposite of Fight Club... because the first rule of Crossfit is to never shut the hell up about Crossfit
     
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    Injury Rate and Patterns Among CrossFit Athletes
    Benjamin M. Weisenthal, Christopher A. Beck, Michael D. Maloney, Kenneth E. DeHaven, and Brian D. Giordano
    Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, April 2014; vol. 2, 4: 2325967114531177, first published on April 25, 2014
     
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  13. Boots n all

    Boots n all Well-Known Member

    Ooooouch!
    Where are their training partners?
     
  14. dyfoot

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    That is gold!
     
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    Effect of CrossFit™ on Health-related Physical Fitness: A Pilot Study
    J.P. Barfield, Aaron Anderson
    Journal of Sport and Human Performance Vol 2, No 1 (2014)
     
  16. Steve York

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    I first became aware of Crossfit in 2004/05 whilst searching for different fitness programs and methodologies when I was training a rugby league team in a National competition. I contemplated traveling to the US to undertake an internship in 2007 as at that time I knew that Greg Glassman's philosophical approach to fitness would be embraced by the psyche of many like myself. However, I decided to complete my degree and the rest is history - I'm a podiatrist making a difference and the rest of the Crossfit affiliates are most likely making some $$ and improving the healthy lifestyles of many.

    And this is where most people lose sight of - condemning a fitness methodology that is improving the health of thousands and most likely extending their life expectancy in doing so. Probably one of the first tenets in health care. My health has certainly benefited from this approach and I have witnessed many more who continue to benefit and encourage others to do the same. Since 2004, there are now 10,000 Crossfit gyms improving the strength and fitness capacity of people far beyond what other gyms were capable of, so much so that the other gyms are copying and transforming their programs to profit from this phenomenon.

    Am I a Crossfit fanatic? No, just an appreciator of knowing what works for me and I enjoy pushing myself against myself in order to be better than the last time. I exercise doing Crossfit styles twice a week and the remainder of the week is offseason Ironman training, so a contrast in training approaches.

    Have I been injured whilst Crossfitting over the past 10 years? No. Whilst triathlon training? Yes, at least two or more times every summer season. Should I stop doing triathlons because I get injured more than I do Crossfitting? No. Should I rubbish a leading brand of running shoes and the most expensive of the range because I get injured whilst wearing them? No, why would I?

    Having been a fitness and aerobics instructor and rugby league strength and fitness trainer from 1997 up until 2008, hopefully I can qualify my position to this forum and endorse this type of fitness to balance the negative perceptions. And I'm sure many others would also, including military, emergency and police training facilities.

    As they say, don't knock it until you try it, particularly whilst sitting in an armchair :)
     
  17. Craig Payne

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    Steve - I think the knocking of it comes from the claims that the fan boys make for; not from it not being a good way to get fit. The fan boys open themselves up to being mocked because of that.

    I like the comments that Steve Magness made on his blog I linked above re "cross-fit" needing an "enemy" are apt ..... with that "siege mentality" the fan boys open themselves to this ...that is why so many jokes get cracked as crossfit's expense...... in the same way that those from the Church of Barefoot Running open themselves to ridicule because of the nonsensical claims they like to make.

    ...I even do 1 or 2 workouts a week that, if you stretch your imagination are probably "crossfit"
     
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    CrossFit's big growth fuels concerns
     
  19. Steve York

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    We would be a fatter society if we criticized sections of the fitness industry if people get injured. You can't get any more serious than dying riding a bike, or being hit on the head with a golf ball or club, drowning in a swimming pool, hit by a car whilst walking, having a heart attack doing aerobics, paralysed playing rugby....

    Running has not been without consequences, so has fishing, drink driving, playing with guns, knives and other men's wives...

    It get the lack of responsibility or duty of care with respect to Crossfit's growth and perhaps lack of training oversight to the masses, but people do things because they want to, not because they are forced to. If I get injured, it's my doing, no one else's.
     
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    It would be interesting to examine the study above as I found it somewhat difficult to interpret the findings even by looking at the abstract http://www.ecss2006.com/asp/congress/ScPro1AbstractText.asp?MyAbstractID=890. So whilst I was looking for the study, it was interesting to note that Larsen only references the Hak and Weisenthal studies as forming the basis for "Crossfit has attained a reputation of being associated with considerable injury risk."
     
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    CrossFit-related cervical internal carotid artery dissection.
    Lu A, Shen P, Lee P, Dahlin B, Waldau B, Nidecker AE, Nundkumar A, Bobinski M.
    Emerg Radiol. 2015 Apr 28
     
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    DOTW - Crossfit: The Destruction of Human Biomechanics

     
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    Crossfit: Good thing or Bad thing?

     
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    Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture From Cross Fit Training
    Totini Chatterjee , Zia Siddiqui , Travis Winston MD, Matthew Ferguson MD, Mimi Zumwalt MD
    Journal of Bone Reports & Recommendations; 2015 Vol. 1 No. 1:5 1 (full text)
     
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    Journal corrects CrossFit injury data in paper at center of lawsuit
    CrossFit to be tied: Fitness company sues journal to retract “sloppy and scientifically unreliable work”
    CrossFit gym owner sues Ohio State, says fraudulent data led to $273 million in NIH grants
     
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    When ever I get bored (or just depressed about human nature), I often head over to Amazon.com to read the 1-star reviews on some books; they are usually a hoot, especially when a book is critical of something ... that brings out the fan boys.

    This kindle ebook caught my eye this morning:
    Why CrossFit Does Not Work

    Almost all the reviews are 1 star and all from fan boys!
    I not saying I agree with the premise of the book or the comments; I just find it amusing!

    The book is only 4 pages long and costs 81c
     
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    REEBOK CROSSFIT NANO 6.0 FIRST LOOK
     

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