The crew FINALLY gets together to record the first show of 2014! John, Cali, Tex, Luke, Denny, and Steve are all online and chatting about trying different programs vs. cafeteria CrossFit. We also address a concern in the Nation about Coaches who shouldn't be Coaching. Then find out what's in store for 2014 on Power Athlete!
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- 0:00 Intro and Opening
- 1:30 A new CFFB.com
- 11:11 John Talks about Varios Programs
- 12:00 When Does Testing Programs become "Cafeteria CrossFit"
- 31:06 Pete Asks: What's Your Stance on Coaches who Shouldn't be Coaches?
- 45:13 What other College Programs use the Power Athlete template?
- 50:14 Announcements from PAHQ
Pete Pavlic asks...
Let me start off with a little background, I'm 27 and an untrained athlete. I joined the military in 2010 and started the path to become a Green Beret. During the training I was introduced to CrossFit but it never really stuck with me. February 2012 I started the CFFB programming and have been hooked ever since. I want to thank PAHQ for enlightening me on everything. The methodology and principles behind it are the best around and totally applicable to my "sport." I noticed everyday at work when my time in the gym pays off. Whether it's carrying my buddy or sprinting from point A to point B.
Onto the question. I'm sure you have read Mark Rippetoe's article Crossfit the good, the bad, and the ugly.
In it he basically says a lot of the same thing that Power Athlete preaches. Anyway, I wanted to know Power Athlete's stance on coaches that should not be coaches. Example, housewives that attend a level 1 cert and get a job at a crossfit gym teaching shitty movement. I have been noticing more and more the lack good coaches with experience actually coaching. So many people spend $1,000 and think they have the right to teach. I was just curious about your thoughts on this topic.
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