Now, once you start studying effective methods of weightlifting and injury prevention, you get a whole avalanche of opinions. The most interesting debate is between the go hard, but go sloppy Crossfitters and the go slow and low BBS crowd. Personally, I think the BBS crowd is spot-on with it’s evaluation of effective, but safe technique, with a focus on form and mind-body connection. Crossfitters just seem like a bunch of pre-school kids throwing weight around like Tonka Trunks and saying, “look how fit and awesome I am!” Sure, you’re fit, but you’re just waiting in line for a serious injury. Don’t believe me? Well, then just wait until you’re old, like 35, and show me which body part has worn out first.
Then you have your classic bodybuilders…and by that I mean, the average muscle head at the gym. These guys think that as long as they can use velocity to force weight around, then they are “strong”. And, maybe they are, but they are also retarded. They, too, are just waiting for an injury. But who cares because they look tough, right?
I’m not just picking on gung-ho weight-lifters, though. Women with pink weights are funny, too. I see them with their little “routines” that they pulled from Cosmopolitan magazine, or whatever, and – in groups – encourage each other to do more crunches and leg-lifts. But who cares because at least they have cute outfits on, right?
Lift heavy, lift safe, and learn how your own body works. What else is there?