Is Paralysis a Reason to Judge Crossfit?

Alright guys, while I do understand that being paralyzed is not a good thing, people need to stop bashing crossfit over this mishap. Freak incidents can happen when you do any type of training and this is definitely an example of it. If we are going to judge crossfit: judge it by it’s lack multiplane movement, it’s negligence of addressing the function of the autonomic nervous system, it’s lack of developing effective core stabilization from the transverse abdominis, it’s group mind brainwashing that gives people a false sense of belonging to something that matters when you’re really just lifting weights, it’s weekend certification courses that enable you to teach olympic lifting to average joes who sit at desks all day ruining their posture… JUDGE THEM FOR… YOU KNOW… THE THINGS THEY DO EVERY DAY, NOT JUST THIS ONE FREAK INCIDENT. If it takes people someone getting paralyzed to see why crossfit is no an efficient training model when all signs point in that direction, we have a serious problem in our society. People need to start working on their methods of evaluating what works from what doesn’t so that ego based training like crossfit does not flourish into the diarrhea that it has become already. To all people judging crossfit for this one incident, this was entire necessary a long time ago! There was plenty to judge it on before this incident 😉

Here’s a snippet of the viral video being posted all over the internet



  1. Si January 20, 2014 at 9:46 am - Reply

    The issue is not that the lift was technically poor. The issue is poor supervision. Seriously who leaves plates behind someone when completing such a technical lift. That is basic risk assessment.

  2. Jose January 20, 2014 at 9:58 am - Reply

    Hi Naudi, i want to say that i’m a big fan of your work.

    I completely agree. Olimpic weight lifting is not a think you can learn on a weekend. And it’s also true that there is a lack of multiplane movements, and because of that this training system lose his functionality.

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