Thread: belt system for cross fit.
7/28/2014 11:17am, #1
belt system for cross fit.
Just an idea a mate came up with on Facebook.
The problem is cross fit can cripple people unprepared for the fitness jump. And is becoming an issue.
That solution seemed to be simple and elegant.
Quote from the danimal.
This idea is a bit out of left field but with the ease of access to crossfit gyms opening all around the world. Any old person can go to one, therefore crossfit is no longer just for the elite athletes. Much like every MMA/BJJ/Boxing/Wrestling gym arou[/COLOR]nd, we encourage people from all walks of life to get involved... Therefore the risk of very poorly tuned participants participating in complex workouts increases...
So, instead of jumping on the lawsuit bandwagon, or bagging out crossfit all together. (Like many do) we all agree that something is better than nothing.
So why not introduce a standardised experience system much like coloured belts in martial arts... Introductory people (white belts) are taught to do basic movements and therefore graded on their technique, fitness and knowledge of the practice before moving to the next belt exercises and WODs?
Of course you'll have the same egotistical people you have in martial arts who grade themselves but it will greatly reduce injuries and potential lawsuits when at the end of the day, people participating in exercise is what we want??[/COLOR]
7/28/2014 11:21am, #2
7/28/2014 11:25am, #3
7/28/2014 11:48am, #4
7/28/2014 11:53am, #5Falling for Judo since 1980
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7/28/2014 12:33pm, #6
It originated with swimming I think
Also "Japanese checkers" does Go a disservice.
7/28/2014 1:01pm, #7
Kano did with swimming the same he did with JJJ
The rank system in crossfit sounds good. Is there any crossfit governing body who could set the standards?Things about Jits: How do Armbar 2.0
7/28/2014 1:23pm, #8
- Join Date
- Nov 2007
- Kennewick, WA
I don't know about other Crossfit boxes but the at the one I attend the workouts are tiered. I am not great at the Oly lifts, so I drop my level when I see a bunch of cleans on the WOD, so I can maintain good technique. A bodyweight workout usually has me running at the prescribed workout. Most of our box is made up of people not running the RX workout, and just like in a room of beltless martial arts, everyone knows who the top guys are.
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7/28/2014 4:51pm, #9
7/29/2014 5:11pm, #10
If there's one thing that could make crossfit culture in Austin, TX, any douche-ier, it is this.