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Desc:In this video a bunch of people try to wreck their backs.
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Tags:cult, exercise, fad, crossfit, clean and press
Submitted:Scrotum H. Vainglorious
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Comment count is 32
Colonel Cowlung - 2012-12-24
What the fuck kind of plates are those? Are they made out of styrofoam?
THA SUGAH RAIN - 2012-12-24
100% rubber. Most of those are 10lb plates.

badideasinaction - 2012-12-24
Thin ones probably 10, thick ones 25 I'd guess. Mixing up your routine is good, learning your technique via crowd sourcing not so much. Not to mention peer pressuring dangerous exercises at weights they shouldn't be trying.

Albuquerque Halsey - 2012-12-24
So it's...exercise LARPing?

baleen - 2012-12-25
Seems like the entire point of this is the adrenaline of getting to that lifty point. I dunno. Whatever makes people happy.

Colonel Cowlung - 2012-12-25
Alright, I could make out the 10 on the side, but assumed it HAD to be at least kilograms.

Is there a point to using these rubber plates other than to make it look like you're actually lifting something heavy?

THA SUGAH RAIN - 2012-12-25
Because the bounce quietly and bend rather than break.

Doomstein - 2012-12-26
Yep, what he said. So they bounce and don't crack the foundation of the gym. It's cheaper to buy rubber weights than to pad the entire floor.

glasseye - 2012-12-24
Dense rubber maybe?
glasseye - 2012-12-24
That was supposed to be a reply

StanleyPain - 2012-12-24
Knowing Crossfit, it was probably normal weights and these people now have severe injuries of some sort.
BHWW - 2012-12-24
Crossfit is for people who like to go on about how your 'traditional' exercise methods are just too plebeian for them, huh, I'm the one getting a real workout :spends ten minutes hitting a truck tire with a sledgehammer:
Old_Zircon - 2012-12-26
Hitting a tire with a sledgehammer actually sounds pretty fun if you can't do any real log splitting for some reason.

FABIO - 2012-12-24
spikestoyiu - 2012-12-24
Glad to see this one finally made it to POETV. Whenever anyone tries to tell me how great CrossFit is, I immediately send them this video.
Cena_mark - 2012-12-25
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No different than other religious channels. on youtube

Ghoul - 2012-12-25
LJ: My brother-in-law got into this Crossfit thing whole hog after swearing off booze. After attending sessions for two days, he's suddenly an expert on all things workout related. A week later, we hit the gym together and he's attempting to correct my form like I've never lifted a weight in my life. It's important to mention that I grew up doing power-lifting competitions, and generally lift 5-6 days a week. My brother-in-law had just lifted his first plate a week ago, and was now the pinnacle of human perfection.

A month into his training and he's only attending sessions twice a week, but his obsession runs deep. Every time I see him, he's extolling the virtues of the Paleo diet by telling me that what I'm eating is unhealthy (He had JUST failed his community college nutrition class, btw) and discussing his latest "WOD". As many of you may know, each Crossfit WOD has a cutesy female name, and he's discussing each of them like he's fucking it. At this point, he is actively attempting to "save" his 10 year old couch potato half-brother by enrolling him in a children's version of the program.

Well, three months in... and he finally does it. He botches a lift and royally fucks up his back. He hasn't been back to the gym since, and has been shockingly silent about the entire ordeal. He has no insurance, so he's been paying cash at a Chiropractor in a feeble attempt to correct his back issues. He no longer talks about his diet, or his "WoDs", and he's back to living on PBR, Doritos and World of Warcraft. Unsurprisingly, he's actually more fun to talk to now.

TL;DR: Brother-in-Law ruined his back with Crossfit. It's stupid.
Cena_mark - 2012-12-25
Not the damn Paleo diet. I knew a reservist who was heavy into both the Paleo Diet and Crossfit. I figure its crank magnetism.
Dude's trying to tell me that beans are bad for you and that wheat = crack.

Cena_mark - 2012-12-25
Now don't get me wrong the dude was in really good shape. Just annoying.

baleen - 2012-12-25
I am firmly convinced that we invented cooking things so that we didn't have to have bloated bellies filled with fiber and raw meat and that we'd have enough energy to fucking build the pyramids. Fuck the paleo diet. It's not junk food but its junk science.

Rodents of Unusual Size - 2012-12-25
I tried the Bulletproof diet briefly (similar to the paleo diet) but god damn it was too hard to stick to. I refuse to give up legumes. FUCK THAT.

Cena_mark - 2012-12-25
What is their beef with legumes? The only reason Mr. Paleo said they were evil is because you had to cook them. They're a low fat source of protein and fiber, what's not to like?

Ghoul - 2012-12-25
I knew a bodybuilder that ate and entire jar of salted peanuts every day. He was a beast and had tons of energy. Maybe that was the steroids?

baleen - 2012-12-25
I bake fresh bread every day and nobody can take that away from me.

Cena_mark - 2012-12-25
I knew a body builder who ate an entire jar of natural peanut butter every day.

spikestoyiu - 2012-12-26
Thank God I don't know any bodybuilders.

Old_Zircon - 2012-12-26
Everything I need to know about the paleo diet I learned from hearing PUAs endorse it over and over when I was submitting that last wave of PUA videos.

fluffy - 2012-12-25
lift with your legs, not with your back
Doomstein - 2012-12-26
Dat wobbling.

I don't know anything about crossfit.

Does the staff teach you how to do the lifts, or do they just sit there and let a 84 lb woman try to clean and jerk 200lbs her first time?

If they do teach the members, they do a horrible job. Most aren't standing righ, lifting right, moving their feet right...
but rather than correct them and have them re-do the lift right/safely, they pressure them to complete the lift wrong.

spikestoyiu - 2012-12-26
That's the thing, and it's obviously the #1 complaint that "real lifters" have with CrossFit. While I'm sure that there are knowledgeable, GOOD CrossFit trainers out there (there's this CF dude on YouTube who does some really great mobility stuff), all you need to do to be "certified" is pass a fifty question multiple choice test... and they run the courses that prepare you for this test in ten cities at a time, 3-4 times a month. So you get these goofballs who sat still long enough to hear about "CrossFit's conceptual framework" opening up their own gym where soccer moms deadlift fifty times in a row before really learning how to actually deadlift.

kingarthur - 2012-12-25
0:55. Are these people retarded?
Doomstein - 2012-12-26
I still swear by the 5x5 routine.

Squats, deadlifts, bent over rows, bench press and military press.

5 sets of five reps of those five excersizes three days a week and you'll be "strong" in less than 6 months.

You'll have freakish all around strength in less than a year.

You'll still be fat as fuck, but you'll be able to lift a 302 engine with your bare hands.
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