Is this a bad workout?

Nintendouche

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YouTube - Crossfit Fight Gone Bad

I have always been told NEVER to jump out of a lift at the end since it doesn't do your knee or ankle in to good.

It's also recommend you don't many activities which involve to much jumping.

In this video everybody seems to be jumping in every shot, surely that's not a healthy thing to do?
 

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sod the gym, do normal bodyweight phys
 

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Crossfit is supposed to be dangerous for you causing rapid breakdown of muscle tissue as it puts a lot of stress there.

Read the wiki entry
CrossFit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

From what Ive read up on it, it seems to be like the Aitkins diet, fast results at detriment to your overall health.

Seems to be big with the forces in the US :rolleyes: I wouldnt go near it.
 

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Crossfit is supposed to be dangerous for you causing rapid breakdown of muscle tissue as it puts a lot of stress there.

Read the wiki entry
CrossFit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

From what Ive read up on it, it seems to be like the Aitkins diet, fast results at detriment to your overall health.

Seems to be big with the forces in the US :rolleyes: I wouldnt go near it.

Yeah, its what got me looking at the videos after looking at a few US Army videos, looks quite dangerous
 

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Crossfit is very effective for developing the ability to explode for 30:00 minutes but as far as it being functional training for RM, not that good at all.

For example training for bottom field and the gym sessions should be at least an hour long as that's how long you'll be expected to knock your pipe out for.

The best training programs try to simulate as accurately as possible what you're are training for so that the body can adapt, compensate and super compensate in the best way for the task at hand.

Runners don't do lots of un-necassery weight training, they run, varried distances speeds and terrains but they run.

Powerlifters don't do a lot of CV work, they break down movements of thier lifts and train them.

To wrap it up, have a look at whats expected of you and try to best recreate it in your own training programs.
 
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apart from the guy who owns crossfit being a complete tool there are plenty other things wrong with it... the programming has no structure or though put into it. They encourage stupid things like throwing up as if its a good indicator for exercise. The people they hold up as talismans for the brand have often been good athletes, BEFORE crossfit, not because of it.

further more it encourages a jack of all trades master of non attitude, it doesn't specialise or focus on any one area and the rushing movements (as apposed to doing them explosively) to get a good time often lead to injuries.

basically there are much better things you could be doing than following this almost cult like group of people.

sod the gym, do normal bodyweight phys

why limit your self to one form of training when there is so much to be gained from a lot of others?

nothing wrong with body weight training, I love it, I just don't see a logical reason to just train b/w (or any other signal form of training for that matter)


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We where told on PRMC not to bother with any weight training and to just work on bodyweight exercises.
 

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I do crossfit, and I can honestly say it's the best type of training I've done, my fitness and strength has gone through the roof, I have absolute faith in it, and I've noticed alot of changes to my state of mind as well, I keep pushing myself harder and harder every time I go there. It's not all weight training, there's different work outs called WoD (Workout of the Day) and some like one I did recently was just made up of circuit training:

20 Pull ups
30 Press Ups
40 Sit Ups
50 Squats
5 rounds for time.
As fast as you can.

It actually made me sick, and I also read somewhere that some of the RM training is based on crossfit (I can't remember where I saw it, and I don't know whether it's true or not). If you got a crossfit gym near you I suggest you might want to give it a shot.
 
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