CrossFit Bashers, Can You Be More Constructive?
by Eva M. Selhum, MD
From Huffington Post
Apparently people like Erin Simmons, who hate CrossFit didn't read my article on how CrossFit saved my health, nor have they considered the broader implications of how this fitness program may be helping tens of thousands (and maybe more) of people get healthy and happy.
Erin is just one among many who have made headway bashing CrossFit as being a sport that causes too many injuries, is overwhelmed by poor coaching or thoughtless programming, and, oh yes, for being a cult. And though there is some validity to some of what I have read, and I am happy to stand corrected on any point, it seems to me that these opinions are personal, ego-based vendettas written by people who feel the need to shout out warnings on subjects that are not completely substantiated by research or fact.
It's really incredible to me. Really. I've been practicing medicine for close to 20 years and none of us have figured out a way not only to get people motivated to exercise and get fit, but to stick to it. CrossFit is not the problem folks, obesity is. We have an epidemic of obesity that is not only propelling the rising costs of healthcare, but also morbid problems like metabolic syndrome, heart disease, cancer and diabetes. The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars. The medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.
I remember this time last year, I spent a weekend going to watch the CrossFit Northeast Regionals competition. It was truly an amazing experience. I couldn't decide where to feast my eyes, the athletes competing, or the athletes in the spectator stands.READ MORE
Mobility with Freddie - Fri, June 13th (note date change), 5:30pm
Strength Buy in
2 Hanging Squat Thrust
8 Deadlifts (Same weight)
Work up Every 2 minutes 5 rounds
Record total = weight x reps of Squat Thrust
3 minutes rest (adjust bar weight for cleans)
For SCORE total reps:
Tabata this - 8 rounds of 20 sec work / 10 sec rest
Power Cleans 95/135 Master 65/95