What do you think of this crossfit video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BDDyxXyf6UU
The dog wasn’t injured, it was a 3 LEGGED DOG!! But agree, the poor dog added to this vid being a circus. We had 2 Crossfit people present at the ACSM Fitness Summit, and they showed clips similar to this, and the crowd went nuts. Being the chair of the Summit, everyone was coming up to me and asking “WHY DID YOU HAVE THOSE PEOPLE!?!?” Truth is they had a different title and proposed talk than the sales pitch they gave at the Summit.
I’ve seen this vid before, and others. What can we do? Different people are attracked to different forms of exercise. Although I agree the lifts and disregard for technique, safety, injury prevention, and getting maximum benefit from an exercise program are beyong what “most” fitness pro’s would ever practice.
It comes back to exercise certification. A person has to have a gov’t license to cut hair (at least in Canada) but anyone can be an trainer or in this case a Crossfit instructor without a degree or advanced certification training.
Question is, how can we change this? It’s a hard question.