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With high rep Oly lifts, you just have to scale the weight so you don't get injured. And CrossFit doesn't glorify injuries. That's a misconception.
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I was hoping the OP would see sense without going into specifics but as this thread appears to be ongoing let me say .....DON"T DO CROSS_FIT !
It's a fad and it can cause injuries !
If you are a real athlete or work in a physically demanding profession you should avoid CrossFit to minimize the risk of injuries which can interfere with or prevent you from practicing and competing in your sport or performing your job. If you want to become more coordinated, agile, etc. in the movements of your sport or profession then devote time to learning and practicing those specific skills instead.
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Strict chin ups on a modified Nautilus Omni Multi ExerciseIf your goal is to maximize your functional ability you can do so more quickly, safely and efficiently with a proper high intensity training program following a few basic guidelines:
•Perform one set of one or two exercises for all major muscle groups (favoring compound/multi-joint movements), using a weight which allows for the performance of at least one but not more than three minutes of continuous, slow, strict repetitions.
•Perform each exercise to the point of momentary muscular failure, then continue to contract the target muscles isometrically for five to ten seconds.
•Perform exercises in order of largest to smallest muscle groups worked.
•Move from one exercise to the next as quickly as possible; allow no rest in between.
•Perform no more than three workouts per week on non-consecutive days. Many people get better results training less, depending on individual recovery ability.
•Maximize recovery and adaptation by getting adequate sleep each night, minimizing stress, and eating well (lots of beef, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruit, and nuts, eliminate or strictly limit grains, legumes, vegetable oils and foods which are highly processed or contain lots of added sugar).
Last edited by OldSchhool; 09-14-2013 at 12:44 PM.
Funny thing you referenced a TNation article since I remember them abdicating a Tabata style lifting workout some time ago.....
I think it simply boils down to that we all find what we like, what works best for us as individual so that we get the desired results and are ultimately happy....just be smart about it no matter what road one takes.
Last edited by tact; 09-14-2013 at 11:33 AM.
Ok well.... I wasn't really trying to make this a debate of what is better.... more to quell the bashing that is based solely on outside opinions or actions of a few morons. I think I was trying to point out that there is not one specific right way for all of us....a little neutrality. However, you appear to be an expert in all things that relate to fitness so I guess we are all lucky to have you. Carry on.....
To the OP, good luck with whatever road to fitness you travel down and I apologize for the thread derail.
Last edited by tact; 09-14-2013 at 02:44 PM.
Looky there, it only took a couple of days for this thread to dissolve into the same old Crossfit-bashing by the same old bashers! Next time I think I'll put money on it. You guys are as reliable as a Swiss watch.
I think the only people that think getting injured is "cool" at Crossfit are the equivalent of guys doing 6,758 bicep curls in the squat rack and using steroids at your local gym. IE, they are idiots. No one at my box is trying to get hurt or wanting to puke. Most people are pretty smart about their limits. Our coaches always offer and encourage modifications.Most sports don't glorify injuries, don't have a mascot for rhabdomyolysis. I compete in MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and I think CrossFit is nuts.
I think you have a better chance of getting hurt lifting heavy weights on your own, hell even jogging on your own, then you do going into a Crossfit program and working with some common sense. Is it hard? Yes.
Also, I would say for me, it's been very effective at reshaping my body and making me stronger. I've seen very big changes that other programs have not provided. Granted, I have never just done heavy lifting.
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