In this context, Crossfit is probably the LEAST INTENSE physical pursuit, majorly because of it being muddled in what the person is trying to achieve. Very few guys can keep up with the hardcore woman lifter, even if they spend too much time doing glute stuff. I don’t really understand that because one, thats a lot of reps and two, you can like blow a rotator cuff from stuff like that. Bodybuilding is about building muscle, that requires a lower intensity and higher weights. Didn’t help my job as a Firefighter-Paramedic helped me along this road. I agree with you that Crossfit being popular might be part of the reason why it’s hated on. Having your heart rate max out for a few minutes while doing grace is the intensity that will challenge your fitness and your mind. As I was reading I was like great article until I read this “A butterfly pull-up performed with correct form, is safer than a strict pull up with broken form.” So your still telling me it’s not safe, it’s just safer. Each sport takes an amazing amount of dedication and discipline to be the best in the world at it!! Unless they are on a shitload of gear most bodybuilders lift like preteen girls. This probally is due to its main exercises (for examples squats and deadlifts too much create thicker waist and dont activate glute enough). 8.if you do the technique right no problems occur . They'd never be competitive just doing WODs. Is it based on how a CrossFitter feels when he’s jumping on a stack of tractor tires? Or do you want to rely on decades of research and training that strength and conditioning coaches have acquired? “Olympic Lifts are not meant to be done with high reps”, That’s very true.. I had to stop doing crossfit in May 2014 when I found out I have two herniated discs in my low back from doing crossfit…before the injury I was in great shape! CrossFit will give you what you need if you are patient. Forces are not tangibke but EXIST in the uni erse.UNLIKE FORCE, Energy is a CONCEPT, NOT SOMETHING THAT HAS EXISTENCE ITSELF IN THE UNIVERSE……, You and Lyle McCockle would get your dumb asses LAUGHED OFF A PHYSICIST’S BLOG. Sorry dude but there are safer ways of achieving a “high intensive” workout. With CrossFit, you can have a great body and functional fitness. It was a whirlwind, and all I remember was stopping at one point and watching some of the bad form that people were using around me. Total lack of respect for the skill and art of Olys. There is no comparison. While I respect Brad for defending the sport that he loves, telling body-builders to “man up” is way off base. Sounds like a crossfit comment: looking for attention with no logic backing it. JIGGLING ATOMS HEATED THE WATER. Many of these games athletes consider this crossfit, as it fits with the constantly varied, high intensity, functional definition. But rarely were even these ancillary exercises performed for sets of more than 15 or 20. Not cool. You really do not even deserve a reply being so ignorant. 0 Shares Share on Facebook Share on Twitter CrossFit has popularity going for it. As for high intensity I did numerous beach sprints and sprints on the stair master and HIITs that made me HELLA fast. However, just like everything else, it must be done correctly to achieve the above description. Train like an athlete, but train safely. Yes, rhabdo is from intense workouts. Not all bodybuilders think a like. This is simply not true and every single thing that I’ve posted in this article refers to every single gym that follow CrossFit. and they are athletes as the definition of an athlete is “a person who is proficient in sports and other forms of physical exercise”, 5.completely false as tia Toomey (aussie weightlifter) is also a crossfitter , 6.maybe some people want to look like that, in my opinion why would anyone want to look like a bodybuilder with huge muscles and struggle running a mile but whatever……. — @jb_crossfit, General Manager of the CrossFit Games, on why it was important to have the Games: “We decided it was important for our community.That includes athletes, affiliates, fans, people that work out on a … Just because things aren’t tangible does not mean that they are not real. But its time to get off that comfort zone couch and see what you can do with this machine you call your body. Alone.. they are just that, alone. Tory, I loved your comments and perspective. People like to see how far you are able to push the human body and that comes from the intensity. “BBs look great”?! Please use your brain – it is a young man’s/woman’s sport and that of the elite athlete. People need to assess their goals and research the box/gym, and coach/trainer where they want to go. Workout of the day. So to this point, he is all-natural. But for the sake of the argument let’s assume that all crossfit coaches and all bodybuilding coaches do everything exactly as was always intended. It also requires meticulous meal planning/prepping. I love Crossfit!! Unfortunately, many people have the experience you have due to coaching that could be improved. People who do CrossFit are not athletes. Especially to a person who doesn’t care and also doesn’t know anything about it. A baseball pitcher that can thrown a 95mph hour fastball is an athlete and is paid $$$ because not a lot of people can do it… But what crossfit has done has changed the “game” and said, well we can’t throw a 95mph fast ball, but what we are going to try to do is throw it 45mph at half the distance… And just to cover up and distort the fact that we can’t throw a 95mph fastball… We’re just going to throw it as many times as we can in a minute…. They actually don’t care about it. If you ever got the chance to workout with a team of any kind, you know the competitiveness of the group always pushes you harder. Motivate people, train on ?? Do you UNDERSTAND? Increased heart rate decreases the time available to fill the left ventricle of the heart, which means that the left ventricle will contain and eject less blood per contraction. Your all legends you all train hard. Thanks for reading this and thanks for your article I appreacciate the time and effort you put into it. MORON……. I appreciate that!! And what about gymnasts? If there is a natural range of motion to any movement we like to complete it. A butterfly pull-up performed with the correct form is safer than a strict pull up with broken form. watch Kevin Levrone and Tell me about intensity. I think that people should stop pointing out flaws with other training. The process for becoming an olympic sport is arduous and complex and there is already a long wait list of sports. Are any of those in the Olympics? Once people had a definition, a competition was born. I am still wondering why Crossfit is not endorsed by major universities strength or conditioning programs or professional sports teams. Thank you so much for sharing. 2.”olympic weightlifting was never meant to be done in fast reputition” Where was this stated?, also why not?, and crossfit is not focused on super high weights focused more on a balance of high speed and weight, not just weight. I’ve talked to so many coaches that feel the same way I do. Yes I said hobby because bodybuilding is a hobby the same as model railroading. Also please visit my site at Often the influence of the enviroment they live in plays its role. Waow Pain is not gain for them. The goal of these athletes is to challenge the body but stay within their body’s limits. Even athletic training staff that I have talked with have said that they would love CrossFit if they didn’t work with athletes, because they would always have people to treat. Crossfit is absolutely terrible in the instruction it gives in a lot of the “boxes.”, NOT gonna be an Olympic sport ok? They have interned as graduate assistants for years. Here’s why: INTENSITY. All coaches are not created equal. MATTER IS STUFF. This article should be headed as… “Why everybody should hate CrossFit?” After that checked up for form up to 70 kgs two reps and scaled back to 50kgs 5 rep. And THAT was it… A good trainer is better than a bad crossfit coach. The first workout I did was a series of pullups, pushups, and dips, and I couldn’t move my arms the next day. I don’t care what it is, if you like it and you’re keeping to it to stay healthy, then good for you! just wow. This is just one huge money making business that is destroying people’s bodies and lives! From having worked with athletes in so many sports and doing plenty of different sports myself I can say that anybody who works hard (which to me means doing as much as you can to improve at the fastest possible rate in your sport/activity of choice) deserves respect. As far as the hatred goes, each side has their bad raps, but that shouldnt determine the total image of that sport. However when you hit the age of 50 and up its going to be very hard to maintain those workouts without the proper fundemental base strength. I guess the added value is the sect membership fee. I’m not hating on CF bc I think it benefitted me in many aspects: muscle mass, form, lifting, etc but it did not help my competitive nature against others or the poor coaching I received. How could I do this without having done CrossFit ever before? Why do some coaches produce the top athletes and teams while others don’t? Crossfit can keep reboks and crossfitter pull ups. And a good crossfit coach is better than a bad trainer. Professional and Olympic athletes would never use CrossFit for training. The most visible athletes in the CrossFit world are basically perfect physical human specimens. They can use this percentage to determine the number of reps they should be able to do with a specific amount of weight for that lift to cause hypertrophy in the targeted muscle group. I’ve trained with a top level sprinter and we took up to 6 minutes of rest between 60m sprints… are all sprinters lazy and afraid of intensity too? Doing cross fit better then your friends don’t mean your healthier then them Crossfit celebrates high intensity and functional movement. Oh sorry patting each other on their glutes. THIS IS WELL KNOWN AND UNDERSTOOD AMONG PHYSICISTS. Bro do you even lift??? ENERGY IS MERELY AN ABSTRACT CONCEPT, NOTHING MORE. I was like wtf is going on in here, then the “class” started, I realize why there was so many injuries. The amount of injuries, especially shoulders, that I witnessed through the country (I travel for work) led me to really reevaluate what the hell I was doing. So I’m going to share that opinion with you. If one of your local coaches has taken someone to the Olympics, that would probably be the coach you would want to pair up with (even if it was a commute to get there). I’m tired of defending bodybuilding to CF-ers and I’m tired of hearing bodybuilders put down CF-ers. And kipping is definitely harmful to the shoulders and elbows no matter how it’s done. Translation: CrossFit means job security for medical professionals due to the high rate of injury among the ranks of CrossFitters. The following article looks at the findings of a study by the Consortium for Health and Military Performance in conjuction with the American College of Sports Medicine. Could really care less what those on the outside hate about CrossFit. But at the end of the day both cross fit and body building take allot of commitment at elite level high reps or low reps slow or fast it can hurt just as much dead lifting 400lb for 6 reps or 200lb for 20 reps body builder/cross fit not for the weak and yet neither ideal for long life fitness. Photo by CrossFit Fever/Flickr (CC BY 2.0), Black Twitter goes off with ‘December 21’ memes, destroys Gina Rodriguez in the process, Inside the cult of Reddit’s annual (totally anonymous) Secret Santa bonanza, This article about a woman who ruined her life for Martin Shkreli has people speechless, Man with TikTok-famous baby goat ‘milkshake ducks’ himself after punching other TikToker’s car window. Its all about finding the right box. The experience of CrossFit is much more fun and desirable in a CrossFit gym with people around, with the proper equipment, and with trainers to guide you. When done right, with a good coach, I think Crossfit is excellent. Crossfit is popular among Police, Military, and Fire because those professions need a general level of fitness. You’re wrong on all fronts, I don’t give two shits about Crossfit. I’m sorry, I’ve really tried to “embrace” crossfit and give it a chance (and when I say embrace I mean tolerate)… But are you kidding me… Those pull-ups are ridiculous… You’re using your body weight and swing to Catapult you over and over (unsafely might I add) into what looks like a bass fish having a convulsion. Just like by bodybuilding you will become stronger and your capacity to do work will improve. Bodybuilders and Crossfitters have different goals in mind, so the two shouldnt be compared anyways. But don’t go hating on someone else because they chose a different path. Thanks for sharing Martha. I’m just dissing his mental capacities, not his fysical ones. Lyle McDonald is a SALESMAN WHO DOES NOT UNDERSTAND PHYSICS……. Which is more intense: Running a 10:00 minute mile or a 6:00 mile? It is actually hard for me to believe that you would call yourself a professional in any faction of the fitness industry after having read this article. Who wants to look like that? I love bodybuilding!! I’ve seen a lot of guys come out to try crossfit straight from the bodybuilding community. So my question to you is this: do you want a broken body? Why would so many people ignore the advice of professionals and risk injury? PED is so obvious in Crossfit it’s not even funny. Posted by Dai Manuel: Your Lifestyle Mentor on Wednesday, 21 January 2015. guys!! Boxes have attempted to combat the bad reputation of CrossFit by saying that other gyms do bad stuff but their gym is different, their coaches know good form, their gym focuses on safety. Lifting weights does not make one athletic no matter the kind of work out. blocky I would say…no curves just square shaped. I don’t really know what’s wrong with these people, “Come and drink our kool-aid” Seems like a fitting reference considering it implies you are in a cult and are about to kill yourself…. Besides, if I wanted to do high-intensity training, I would just take one of the circuit classes at my gym. ……. lmao yes calories do exist. The return on investment of time is well worth it, in my opinion. But guess what, it's worth it. It’s an odd piece of writing from a grown man in my opinion. It just depends on how you train. CrossFit is not a sport either. I’ve hurt myself both times I tried getting into Crossfit. The problem is they treat other people as inferior since they don’t do CrossFit. Ive seen countless times people backstab spouses that don’t do CF. Leave the real sports alone. No one was succeeding. Or was this an isolated incident that all football players and teams can learn from? Martha, you just said YOU got overzealous. 6.9 per mile is terrible for such a short amount of running. I'm one of three black people at my box. You should re-evaluate the extent of your blatantly lacking knowledge-base and experience in terms of training styles before you ever choose to write on these topics again. And the idea of beating a time on lifts as complex as Olympic lifts is just irresponsible. I imagine there are a lot in bodybuilding as well. E.g. Bodybuilding is about tearing down and rebuilding muscle tissue. I am able to sweat a bucket load through body building, lift weights with intensity, do high and low reps weight lifting and do cardio in 10-15 mins and feel exhausted. A white guy has no place in a gym just like a black man has no place in a class room. I have been happy for every CrossFitter I’ve ever met. So Crossfit is absolutely competitive and men like myself don’t like to lose. stronger and faster than ever…but asthetically not so good. Plus if u think crossfit makes good look on gals then i need to correctthethe statement that weightlifting and bodybuilding in general wayyyy more effective in sculping the ideal could choose suitable exercises and routine to improve certain body part which means its more flexible. Glassman was right, stupid people such as the author is most dangerous, not any kind of exercises. Be a man and do a real pull up….crossfit is too “let’s see how many times we can do this motion unsafely and call it a competition.” I gotta hand it to crossfit though into making it a social cult workout that just about everyone can do for all those people who can’t push and motivate themselves…. Each person either enjoys a specific way they train or they have a specific goal. and pudgey. If CrossFit is your jam, and you feel like you've mastered some of these movements, or you can do them modified, awesome. Because Olympic and power lifts are not meant to be done in sets of 30 or for time. Don't focus on, "I want to be like that guy" Just concentrate on where you want to go. Although most dutch people are much larger then his 1.80m which is below the avarage length of girls in the netherlands and I easily had 18 cm on him, I still though he looked bad ass. Bunch of douchebags. A calmly performed 1RM Snatch is more “intense” than “Grace” the WOD, even if the person performing Grace is sweating bullets, screaming and slamming bars. Good lord people it’s not sides here it’s 2 different types of training and you are all individual people who will enjoy and get more out of one than the other and that’s it. Labeling yourself limits what your willing to do in the gym and thus limiting how you can push yourself. They don’t want to look like men, but they want to be muscular. 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