Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum
But we aren't talking about people who know what they're doing. And saying you do CF as cardio means you are just doing metcons, which is what crossfit wods essentially are (but with illogical exercise selection).
I don't really have an issue with CF, it's nothing new. It's just a "new" label on old methods. But I think a beginners class should be limited enough that coaches can properly monitor and "coach" the trainees. And they should have to pass a certain level in order to move on to bigger classes and be able to train by themselves.
You can say the same for any dumbass who walks in to a gym and starts deadlifting with round backs or quater squatting or whatever. I just feel its more prevalent in CF because of the "timed" manner and because of the competitive nature of trying to outdo each other.
I know, but cf tends to have a stigma attached to it, where everyone is an idiot and knows nothing (I'm not saying you are saying it) which isn't true.
The timed wod parts is actually a surprisingly small part of the hour a class takes.
10-15 warm up
10-20 heavy low intensity
And if there's anything left over static/stretching.
I know it's basically what the military/pro sports have been doing for decades, but there's a reason why they still do it.
Most places (at least around here) recommended you do a couple months of intro before you move up, but most classes are scaled, so if you can't lift heavy or have been tech, you can scale down or do something else.
I haven't seen that in a regular gym, you can just run wild there, which why I think a lot of people get very little done and have very little progress.
The current gym I train at doesn't have the timed aspect, no board with the best times of the day or nothing, which compared to other places I've trained leads to less injuries and people focusing on them self and not the time.