Originally Posted by loboskis
The original post was in March of 09.
Dick, dug up a 2 1/2 year old post ,created a screen name and for his first post was quite negative. In other words, a Troll
Richard101, not "Dick," said he liked CrossFit, taught it, but didn't like people saying it was the be all and end all. People can read his post.
It's the internet -- I have a screen name, and unless you go by the single name loboskis in real life, you have a screenname. Lots of threads get revived for one reason or the other. The reaction of calling him a Dick for saying that people should keep an open mind says a lot about the insularity of CrossFit, right there.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6BvEN-P4eI Here's a perfect example of why people should be aware of the risks of squats. The type of squat being done is not the issue in this clip but lots of other things are horror shows here, and you can find this in most gyms, regardless of gym affiliation. However, one of the comments under the video you would not get in most gyms "...Sometimes guys (and girls) want to push themselves to the edge and are prepared to tip over it. He made rep 3, knew he didn't have a spotter and dropped into that 4th rep of his own volition. Making it was obviously a very very long shot but he thought he would give it a crack, 'cause that's what he does...."
Failed squats without spotters can lead to life-changing injuries -- spinal and head to start, but other body parts can also get ripped up to an extent that literally means years of rehab, impaired function, and permanent pain. A "go, Bro!" attitude towards this happening, rather than treating it as a major safety and judgment issue, I personally find chilling.
Most people reading this should also be aware that if they went to a serious lifting gym, they might have to wait a LONG time doing other things before they were deemed ready to squat heavy. As it relates to ski prep, they might want to ponder whether that means that other activities could well give them more bang for the buck than an exercise they are likely not ready for anyway. They might also want to ponder why other programs might rush them into squatting, if a serious powerlifting gym might well make them wait.
They could also look at young racers, most of whom ski way better than them, and reflect that most programs don't have them hitting weights until relatively far along in their junior careers. Maybe a reader's conditioning needs are more intense than those of a young racer who is a better skier, but it is wise to be cautious.
Edited by CTKook - 11/11/12 at 8:23am