In Honor of the Crossfit Games WOD 13.1

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    crossfit was invented by chiropractors, right? genius
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    I did the 13.1 open WOD this morning, but I went slow, not really giving a crap. It's a stupid ass workout.

    17 minute AMRAP of:
    40 Burpees
    30 Snatch, 75 / 45 lbs
    30 Burpees
    30 Snatch, 135 / 75 lbs
    20 Burpees
    30 Snatch, 165 / 100 lbs
    10 burpees
    Max rep Snatch, 210 / 120 lbs


    Really smart idea for an "open" WOD with tons of clueless people participating. Wear everyone out with burpees, and then incorporate a highly complex movement like the snatch with increasing weight. Brilliant.
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    I really enjoy Crossfit and I even had to shake my head at the thought of doing so many reps of possibly the most diffilcult olympic lift.
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    As a fitness trainer, it seems for all the world that men and women alike are addicted to huffing-and-puffing above all else. Huffing and puffing, they believe, burns calories like crazy, builds strength and muscle and is, in fact, the summun bonum of fitness.

    This is what everyone seems to believe.
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    pushing through olympic style lifts, particularly the snatch, within a cross-fit type of scenario where your time of the workout is perceived as critical, seems like a recipe for injury.
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    It is. But if that's what people want to do, the itch they're determined to scratch, far be it for me to interfere.
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    Well, when you watch the elite CrossFitters, their form is solid through the workouts. Couple that with relatively low weights by elite standards - until the final round with 210 lbs. Most of the guys can power snatch, and even muscle snatch 165 lbs.

    The problem was with this workout being part of the open because:

    1. It wasn't scaled very well for entry level people
    2. The snatch is super-complex
    3. CrossFit coaches do a crappy job of telling athletes "no, you need to just stop"
    4. CrossFit athletes suck at stopping

    It's all too easy to get caught up in the adrenaline rush.
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    This seems like a recipe for a ton of lawsuits...no?
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    I'm backing off Crossfit a little these days. Yes, it's a recipe for disaster. But let's be honest, people of all stripes do inherently risky things to 'scratch the itch.' Take me. In recent years I've engaged in two activities, long-distance running and gymnastics, that are marked by high rates of injury.

    Competitive athletes ? They pretty much stay injured.

    That said, for the decidedly more modest goals of strength and general fitness, low-risk/high-payoff movements are the ticket.

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