Originally Posted by Cool The Kid
What % of crossfitters are doing ring dips for reps
I know one dude who is a good Xfitter... but he was squatting 2X BW for reps in college and has always been an athlete. I dont think anyone who starts out out of shape with Xfit becomes strong + athletic with it. Just injured
Plenty of people have gotten stronger and more athletic doing Crossfit. Perhaps I just had a very good experience with CF, but the CF I started at when I was 17 basically taught me how to lift. Almost five years later, I've been able to get continually stronger, and have yet to have an injury. I think the decentralized nature of CF makes it silly to make such sweeping generalizations about injury. People get injured everywhere. Some coaches suck. That's the way it is.
If you want to bitch about Crossfit, bitch about the core program. It seems far from the most efficient way to build strength, or to achieve a particular aesthetic. If that's what you want, do something else (as I have), but that's not the case for everyone. Also, ring dips are indeed fucking hard.
Finally, I pressed 195 last week. 200 is so close, then dat der BW press (205).