I found it apalling. I cringed and could not make it through this entire video. Whate are these people thinking (trainers and participants)?
I agree with Susan this is not a fitness program, it is more of a sport.
If this is how it is run . . . and trainers stand by. . . the program needs to be assessed if it is to continue and strict guidelines, proper education, and accountability should be implemented for trainers and its participants.
I saw it a little while ago and found it disturbing on many levels. I can almost forgive the cheering onlookers, as they may be clients themselves and may not be aware of the serious risks involved in what is taking place.
The trainers or “coaches” actions are reprehensible. My personal feelings for Crossfit aside (I believe there are pros and cons), this video is a perfect reminder that “certified” does NOT necessarily mean “qualified.”
Any trainer, Crossfit or other, that stands around and watches or encourages technique like in the video should seriously re-evaluate their career choice.
I just hope nobody in the video, on or off-camera, was injured.
I feel Crossfit in general has a great program but never for beginners!! It is important that the trainer be held responsible for the ill form/technique happening in a video like this one. Yes it does hold a great money making plan but if facilitated right, it is a fabulous program. If a Crossfit is properly managed & the trainers are certified/educated with lots of experience these type of lifts can be done with great personal results for the given client. Given the control in that particular group is it simply amazing that it seems no matter what, each individual is being allowed to attempt the lift, to what…say that they were able to lift so much? I absolutely support progressive challenges in the gym but not like this & a lift of that weight should never be performed without experience & good technique (at minimum).
The video was appalling. However I don’t assume all CrossFit locations allow such behavior. I tried the location in Bismarck, ND & in the month I was there the gentlemen who ran it made sure he was there, rather than one of the other two for no other reason than proper form. Everything was done slowly until I had proper form and only then was I allowed to attempt the WOD.
I understand not everyone agrees with Crossfit & I respect that but the problem I see with the video is people are focusing on “CrossFit” rather than the trainer who stood by and allowed it to happen.
I would assume there are plenty of CPT who don’t always correct form. I guess I have been to bootcamps where form was never addressed as well as one on one sessions. I see trainers to busy texting during a session to realize their client fell off the treadmill. Trainers aren’t under fire for the couple bad ones?
Just a thought – why is it CrossFit under attack? Rather than the individual?