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The Science Behind Our Programming

Post by trainingforlife on Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:25 am

http://www.crossfitrockwall.com/crossfit_rockwall/programming-science.html

Found this to be a good read. I know some don't agree with Cross Fit, but science is science. What is every 2 cent on the article?

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Post by Journeyman on Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:02 am

Smarter than most crossfit boxes. The idea of scaling via percentages is a good one. I don't think it's 'science' per se, though.

However, scaling in and of itself is inadequate--some people don't have the strength or flexibility to do a lift properly and doing it with a lighter load doesn't fix the issue even if you're being smart about picking how light the loads are.

Researching crossfit more in the past year has convinced me that there are plenty of 'good' boxes with smart trainers out there, especially as some bleed over into strongman gyms, climbing gyms, OL gyms, etc. But it's also convinced me more than ever that specific, individualistic, goal-oriented training trumps following WODs anyday.
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Post by Dave on Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:05 am

Not agreeing with Crossfit is like not agreeing about using a certain font for your wordprocessor document.  It can still spell all the same words, the only difference is style and preference.
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Post by Journeyman on Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:15 am

Not really, Dave. Anyone can say that their goals are all-around athleticism, etc. I'm pretty sure most of us have the same ideas as CF does when it comes to the athletic ideal, or what we should strive towards. The difference is how we go about it--and because crossfit has a training philosophy that is very clear, it can definitely be disagreed with on a basic level. Preference and style are part of the equation but are not everything.

I would say... it is more like everyone searching the internet, but some people are using google chrome. Crossfit is like internet explorer--less efficient--but people like it because when it crashes it's 'hardcore'. Or something.

The reason I say that is because right now crossfit is having a bit of an identity crisis... HQ wants to say that randomized, scaled WODs are the best, and claims that 'specialization is for insects' (:facepalm: ) but at the same time is trying to copyright any form of crosstraining (including ones with actual, specific plans) as 'crossfit'... so yeah.

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Post by Dave on Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:03 am

Dave wrote:the only difference is style and preference
Journeyman wrote:Not really, Dave.

Haha, you're not understanding me at all!  It was pretty cryptic though, I'll admit.  Here's what I should have said:  The only difference is style, preference and grammar.  Using the same letters you can be eloquent, you can butcher the language like a hog or you can do everything in between.  I never said where on that scale I think Crossfit (as it is written) fits.

The font thing only meant that just because your able to use all the same letters doesn't mean you have to use every one of them.  Or crossfit is just a "toolbox", use what you really need while you're in the box and discard the rest...
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Post by Journeyman on Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:07 am

Perhaps you should abandon those analogies.... :toothy: 
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Post by Dave on Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:10 am

And miss out on all this fun?:no: 
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