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    Back in 1995 I was very interested in it’s development; the ethos was to enhance cardio respiratory endurance stamina strength and flexibility ( metabolic conditioning “METCON”) which lifting weights does in a certain manner;
    perform an exercise to MMF and move to the next exercise without rest the duration of the workouts was dependent on how well you are conditioned.
    A form of activity Arthur Jones pioneered and named back in the 70’s
    google; project total conditioning (PTC)

    The only issue I had with CrossFit was or is, is that you cannot use a barbell safely.
    But worked hard and properly your metabolic conditioning was improved substantially in that the above “ethos” was attained extremely quickly and produced very strong fit people.

    Glassman for whatever reason (and probably very smart) decided to turn “CrossFit” into a sport and it became extremely successful up until injuries became an issue.

    in 2000 I saw the writing on the wall.

    crossfit is not a cult ffs

    The idea is sound but the tools used inferior for this purpose



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    This popped into my feed yesterday

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    Alot of the fails at the games are a direct result of massive fatigue. Half of em look dead by the end. Haha

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    If you’re really interested in weight lifting history then read PTC.
    this experiment was and is the only one of its kind.
    a study like that will never be produced again and if you read the results your view on “exercise” will change


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    Thats such a shit and pointless video lol. Imagine having that kind of time to produce that.

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    I am going to check that out mate cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goosey View Post
    Back in 1995 I was very interested in it’s development; the ethos was to enhance cardio respiratory endurance stamina strength and flexibility ( metabolic conditioning “METCON”) which lifting weights does in a certain manner;
    perform an exercise to MMF and move to the next exercise without rest the duration of the workouts was dependent on how well you are conditioned.
    A form of activity Arthur Jones pioneered and named back in the 70’s
    google; project total conditioning (PTC)

    The only issue I had with CrossFit was or is, is that you cannot use a barbell safely.
    But worked hard and properly your metabolic conditioning was improved substantially in that the above “ethos” was attained extremely quickly and produced very strong fit people.

    Glassman for whatever reason (and probably very smart) decided to turn “CrossFit” into a sport and it became extremely successful up until injuries became an issue.

    in 2000 I saw the writing on the wall.

    crossfit is not a cult ffs

    The idea is sound but the tools used inferior for this purpose



    Are the tools inferior or is it that the movements used are explosive by nature and also technical and take time to learn. Add fatigue to the mix and it’s a disaster waiting to happen.


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    It’s all of it.

    Like powerlifting it’s about using certain exercises moving weight quickly over the shortest ROM, but in CrossFit®️ it’s not one ...rep.
    Actually I really don’t see what all the fuss is about.
    its a sport, and it’s very risky.


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    And its not bad to watch either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simo74 View Post
    You may be right Mick, the exclusivity and group element of the clubs do make it cult like. The one thing they seem to have gotten right though is the community / group nature of the training. Because people
    all train and compete which each other (or their own best). This drives a positive environment for training and that can lead to improvements which in itself lead to people believing and committing to the ideology. It’s like a self fulfilling prophecy.
    This is pretty much the crux of the matter. Weightlifting and Powerlifting are very narrow in focus and take an intense mental and physical focus/dedication over months and years to achieve a decent competitive level.

    Despite the efforts of federations, they are not team sports. Even direct competition against another person is pretty much secondary compared to the lifter vs the bar.

    In both sports (wl & pl) there is one person on the platform (yes, sometimes two platforms run concurrently but not in a competitive way, just to get through a large number of lifters) with one bar.

    In crossfit, there are multiple athletes on the field and often multiple teams. This format appeals to the masses. It's easier to understand. It takes no effort so see who's "winning".

    In crossfit there are not just two lifts (weightlifting) or just three lifts (powerlifting). In powerlifting, things get a bit boring after watching the first flight of squats go through, knowing that you got another hour of this coming.

    In crossfit there is never a goal for a single max lift (as failing a lift usually happens at the end of a long set of singles).

    In crossfit there are no set "must do" lifts. There are a huge variety of exercises that may (and usually do) change in every competition.

    Crossfit also, and let me put this delicately, is a sausage and vag fest. Compare a field of crossfit athletes (shirtless, crop tops, bootahy shorts, six packs everywhere) to the unflattering spandex encased phatfuks in wl & pl. It's the equivalent to beach volleyball. Come on. No one watches women's volleyball to see skilled athletes in action. NO ONE!!!

    It's the modern stadium based motocross compared to the old school "real mud and dirt out in a farmer's paddock" motocross. Sheeple don't like to think too much. Single athlete sports are too difficult to empathise with.
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