Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by timberwolf, Sep 15, 2009.
Specifically when used to train baseball players...
kiss your MLB dreams goodbye hamster
he makes a good point but I would hope a baseball player who has any potential for MLB would know better than to be doing crossfit, maybe I'm wrong.
just like I would never have a quarterback do crossfit
risk > reward
I don't know how CrossFit would help a baseball player anyway. It's not exactly a high intensity sport.
understatement of the year
the pitchers that lift weights at my gym can't touch their chest on any chest movements.. fuck that
What he says here is on point.
You are wrong.
Top athletes 99.9% of the time literally have no fucking clue what they are doing weight lifting and conditioning wise. I was talking to a guy who had done a stint in the NFL as a walk on, was a S&C coach at a college, and the stories of what guys did was mind boggling. Literally most of them just do whatever the fuck they want. S&C plays a role but a relatively small role in elite athletics. What that means is that the guys in the NFL, NBA, etc. are there because they are just absolute freakshows and they can play the game. A lot of them are there in spite of what they do in the weight room and conditioning not because of what they do.
That makes guys like me very very sad.
I bust ass and even on all the drugs in the world I wouldn't have the size, strenght or athletecism to be anywhere near a professional athlete.
timber, are you in the latest M&F doing something on 15 minute workouts? I was breeezing thru it when the pharmacy called me up and forgot to buy the magazine.
welcome to reality
we just have to work with what we have..
first photo with you on the low cable rows looks great
then i'm gonna go buy it
i'll have to start a timber-in-M&F collection
and the specificity for football sucks...
Most sports require massive amounts of skill before conditioning even starts to matter. No one can run as fast as even I can throw a ball.
That said I think that a lot of athletes could be much better if they had a better base conditioning. Your not going to throw much faster pitches by doing deadlifts, but if you started moderate intensity crossfit or even just Olympic lifts 5-10 years ago you wouldn't get tired as easily today, everything would take less effort, and long term, you you'd end up with fewer injuries overall. This assumes you aren't a retard with your lifting.
@ "Crossfit", "athletes", and "less injuries" in the same sentence.
I pulled this off another website in reference to CrossFit and injuries.
It's not to say that CrossFit is injury free.
But given the evidence, instance of injury are reduced when CrossFit has been implemented.
Bam fingers in the pussy!
whoa, it's officially part of BUD/S?
I am not saying crossfit is dangerous. But you will be very hard pressed to find a good coach dealing with million dollar athletes and have them do high rep Olympic lifts. There is a reason why crossfit doesn't get any attention in training most athletes. Either it gets no attention or it gets flat out hate.