Jun 6
2011

CrossFit’s Greg Glassman . . . Mr. Dangerous?

Written by Travis | posted in CrossFit, Health | 11 Comments

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 CrossFits Greg Glassman . . . Mr. Dangerous?

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Okay CrossFitters, time to chime in! I read an article recently that was written by a man named, Dr. White. In the article he wrote that he believes Greg Glassman is “The Most Dangerous Man In American Healthcare.”

Click here to read the article. Read the article, and decide for yourself if you believe what Dr. White wrote. Leave your comments below!

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11 Responses so far, but there is still room for yours

  1. Julia says:

    I liked the article, and I certainly agree that Americans are way unfit, eating crap, all that jazz. Do I think Greg Glassman is going to turn the medical establishment on its head? Nah. I’m still a bit of a newb, but I really enjoy Crossfit, I believe it can be great for everyone, and I’m glad to see it grow. However, I don’t buy into all the Glassman worship, and it doesn’t sit right with me that a thousand bucks and a weekend is all it takes to train at a Crossfit box. I think if they are truly in the business of promoting health, a more rigorous coaching program is in order. My .02, FWIW!

  2. Sarah says:

    Yeah, he is the most Dangerous Man. This man will put me out of a job. Lets hope people still continue to smoke and ride without helmets. I’ve got kids to put through college.

  3. Keith M says:

    In that context, yes, he is. He’s threatening the big businesses who make money off people who think drugs are the only way to be “healthy” as well as doctors who prescribe them.

    But fortunately, he’s not the only one…Robb Wolf, Dr. Cordain, and a host of others who believe that a healthy lifestyle can be achieved by eating properly…well, I guess they threaten all the fast food joints too.

  4. Matt says:

    Crossfit is very effective, and the philosophy is spot on. There are dangers associated with that level of exertion though. I overdid it in my box, and I’m in the hospital with rhabdo at this very moment watching an IV drip for hours on end. The point is that the faster you go, the greater the risk. Also, short intense workouts leave a smaller margin for error, the amount of time you have to recognize that someone is going wrong is much shorter. Will I go back to my box? Yes I will. Will I scale my workouts appropriately? Yes I will. The danger comes when you get too casual about the risks, and even joke about it. Rhabdo is no joke. Everyone who does intense exercise should prepare accordingly and work to prevent risk.

    I thought that the article was very well written and that the contents are accurate. America is getting fleeced, fat and dangerously unhealthy. There is an industrial machine in the way of progress, but I think the world is starting to wake up from a bad dream.

    Matt

  5. Ody21 says:

    Crossfit is the biggest mistake in the history of fitness… anyone who could or would think it’s the greatest fitness program ever is a hypocrite. It’s like saying your religion or country is the greatest ever, statistic’s can be manipulated by anyone… IF YOU WERE THE FITTEST ON EARTH, YOU WOULD COME UP WITH SOMETHING BETTER THAN CROSHIT. Fitness is not a sport, I’m sorry… But if you look back into history… sports were created to distract the masses from politics so they could be easily manipulated. Who cares how much you pay for gas as long as you can get your ass kicked by a workout named after an exwife? And while were on that subject, whats up with naming your workouts after negative things…? Should we be glorifying workouts or teaching our children about exwifes at a young age and I have nothing against saluting our military but why are workouts named after fallen heros… Fallen? Shouldn’t we label our exercise programs with something more positive or maybe something rising.. how about rising heros? Just saying…

    I could go on for days… But the fact is anyone who reads this I BELIEVE IN YOU! You could come up with an idea bigger, greater, more fantastic than croshit. Btw, who REALLY owns CF again? It might as well be Monsanto… crossfit is a corporations clever way to make people think they own a gym, but crossfit owns them. SLowly making them zombies… Feed me WOD’s, Feed Me Wod’s…. Wake up people? It’s hard to admit your a sheeple… but if there’s enough other people doing it you feel safe right. Grow some and open your own brand, start your own gym, be different instead of sipping cool aid, and create your own flavor. Many croshitters get very aggro so let me finish by saying again, I love and believe in you!

    Croshit Free, Gym Owner

    • Johnny says:

      Nice post TROLL, but I’ll bite… :0 That’s my shocked face that a ‘gym owner’ would visit a pro crossfit site and rail on the technique. Not based on anything measurable or objective, but just because its taking money and people out of your lame gym.

      And a word about fallen heroes: Fuck you! I know a lot of those guys that have WODs named after them. I much rather have them around and call the WOD something else. But there is no such thing as a rising hero…they earned it by giving it all.

      Now go wail on your beach muscles, I can’t tell if those are pecs or moobs…

    • Bill Berry says:

      “sports were created to distract the masses from politics so they could be easily manipulated”

      dude your post is a total joke- sports were created to train warriors

      if you do not like CF- that is your problem, but comparing us to Monsanto…you really demonstrate your total ignorance

      I normally do not reply to these silly rants, but your’s was extra silly

  6. Eric says:

    ” whats up with naming your workouts after negative things…? Should we be glorifying workouts or teaching our children about exwifes at a young age and I have nothing against saluting our military but why are workouts named after fallen heros… Fallen? Shouldn’t we label our exercise programs with something more positive or maybe something rising..”

    Why have holidays such as Memorial Day or Veterans Day to honor those who gave there life to protect our freedoms? Why not honor those who gave up there life for us? We do it to honor them thats why!

  7. Ken Dinel says:

    There are three certainties in life. Death, taxes and morons! Of course CrossFit is a good thing for our society. There is no other fitness program out there that better prepares an individual wanting to better themselves physically…there just isn’t! Comments on why they name a workout this are that…could you possibly have less to do with your time? I believe making fitness feel like a sport or simply challenging a person in a fun way to be simply a good thing. Glassman took the time and energy to create and build something that is good in a world where shit can be found on every corner! If you truly feel the need to find something negative in the world, just open your eyes…there’s a lot of true ugliness in this world!

  8. iqbal says:

    Hi , Crossfit is so popular worldwide!! Am expressing my views from Mauritius , the small dot with 1.2million population in the middle of the Indian Ocean.Yea!!! Crossfit has crossed many seas.Am doing crossfit by myself and i am a newb in this fitness world. What I can say is there are so many people doing it without proper form and without proper guidance.If you are a newbie in the fitness world try to do it gradually. Do not try the weights , reps and sets seen on the WODS.Those guys are all pros , learn proper form first then add weight and challenges gradually.

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