Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Your Cheatin' Heart.

Some one asked me if I would ever get over dissing crossfit. I asked him if they had ever been cheated on and lied to. He said yes. Then I asked him if he would ever get over it. He said no and I walked away.
The unbelievable arrogance of these people as they "discover" something and then berate everyone else for not knowing it. This attitude first began to bother me when the cf/paleo group "discovered" Dr. Weston Price. Aren't we special since we now embrace a book that was written in the 1930's. Really? It was the same when Mike Burgener invented olympic lifting and Jeff Martone invented Kettle Bells and Kelly Starrett invented physical therapy. I wish to take nothing away from the three men mentioned above as they are valid coaches and teachers it is their sheeplike followers that I have the beef with.
On a cf gym facebook page the other day was an article on squatting below parallel. The caption they had put above it was"Isn't it great when the rest of the world discovers what we have know for years." For years? The first cf workout was posted in 2003 or something like that. Not quite an impressive pedigree just yet.
The world needs to be reminded of these things and they need to be reminded over and over and over again. With about 5 - 15 certs every weekend, with thousands of new people coming into cf every month they will not get the real story and they will get substandard training and they will get hurt.
Our job, should we decide to accept it, is to make sure that folks have access to the truth about cf and can make informed choices not just based on cf's one sided bullshit.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Looking Good Naked

That seems to be the way a lot of gyms and trainers are attracting clients these days. My preference is to build strong, capable humans. A by product of being strong and capable is looking good. Being strong and capable is not, however, a by product of looking good.
People have told me that they a fine with just looking good and they always ask isn't that okay and, quite frankly, no it is not. Being strong and capable could save your life, looking good will not. It is not okay and if you ever tell me that you are okay with just looking good then I will dismiss you as a low brow, mindless tool. I am a bit ornery that way.

3 rounds of:
5 halos ea. way
5 windmills each side
5 goblet squats
5 pump stretch
Dead lift 2 x 5 @ 200
Press 2 x 5 @ 75
Pull ups 2 x 5
Kettle bell swings 2 x 25
Back ext. 2 x 10
Incline March 15:00/10 degree incline/3.1 mph

Monday, June 17, 2013

Alias Stole My Brain

I discovered the show Alias last week. 6 seasons, 22 episodes per season and I was gone. All spare time has been devoted to watching this show. I am on season 4 episode 7 now so the blog posts will be sketchy until I get through it all.
Working on a Dan John 40 day program.
The warmup is:
3 rounds of:
Halos 5 each way
Goblet squats x 5
Windmills 5 each side
Pump Stretch
Deadlift 2 x 5
Press 2 x 5
Kettle bell swings 20 - 40
Pull Ups 2 x 5
Ab wheel 5 alternating with Back extension 2 x 10

It has been a long time since I did pull ups and all pulling strength has vanished so I am on the gravitron until I can get back into a groove.