A strongman axle press for people who dont even possess a basic mechanical foundation is foolish.
Its the equivalent of giving a first grader an engineers math.
It just wont work.
Just as an example, those people needed to learn the proper deadlift, power clean as well as shoulder press.
Having them do all three explosively with high weight is recipe for danger in the gym as well as terrible learning experiences for future gym use.
Wow; not the type of PR I’d be going for. Shoulder or back injuries much? Just goes to show that Crossfit trainer credentials should be a supplement to an NCCA approved accreditation. I know not all Crossfit trainers would encourage this type of behavior but I hope the Crossfit creators stand up and take notice of these folks that are giving them a bad name within the industry!
Yup, was more amazed how many people in the background were shouting encouragement to these people and how the people kept attempting. A club manager in my gym puts people through these workouts, he thinks it is cool, but he just goes to the websites, mimics what he sees and puts some people through workouts. I see some guys about to pass out, no regard for their safety.
Crossfit just scares me- between the preaching of high intensity for SIX DAYS A WEEK and then, the inexperienced “strength coaches” I just say no. I get a lot flack for it too working in an Army gym, but I just keep saying it’s not a safe program and I can’t endorse it being done.
Crossfit has been sued before for their structure and their answer is always the same “it was someone who isn’t fully accredited with their program”. Yet, they only train people for a weekend to run their “program” what are they expecting?
Lastly, any program that has to preach that it DOES NOT cause Rhabdoacidosis (which they cutely nick-named “Uncle Rhabdo”) needs some serious second inspections. Then, add in the overuse injuries from working out 6 days in a row or the serious consequences of not being fully recovered before doing Olympic lifts or jumping plyo boxes (seen a few broken backs here on post due to this). I will never drink this kool-aid.