Lifting weights is dangerous. And so is Crossfit.

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Lifting weights is dangerous. And so is Crossfit. Crossfit is dangerous.

And you know what’s really dangerous? When weak, deconditioned, imbalanced, or otherwise unhealthy people try to lift weights that are too heavy for them with poor technique, poor programming, and poor recovery, among other things (like these poor saps). […]

CrossFit at its Worst – Don’t Try This At Home!

I thought I had seen it all, but I guess I was wrong. I’m sorry, but this just hurts.

Update: Albany Crossfit finally took the video down, and I don’t blame them! Fortunately for you, someone else re-uploaded the footage on another Youtube account so you can still see what happened.
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What about CrossFit? Tuesday Q+A with John Sifferman

Greg Glassman

Greg Glassman, the founder of CrossFit, looking approvingly upon “Pukie” the clown on this T-shirt.

This is a question I received months ago, and honestly didn’t want to take the time to answer.  CrossFit has become an emerging fitness program that is growing very fast, and it’s a VERY touchy subject with some people.  I knew that if I was going to publish my official opinion on CrossFit, it would take some precision, so as not to offend people.

Instead of going over all the aspects of CrossFit as an objective critic, I chose to highlight some of the most important points that I would want everyone to consider before joining a CrossFit gym or trying their workouts out.

At this point, I really don’t care.  I’m going to offend some of you.  Bring on the hate mail.

Here is my official stance on CrossFit, that I gave to a member of the Burn The Fat: Inner Circle forums.  Reader beware.
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