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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Friggin Dumb Strength Coaches

If you aren't familiar with the story about the 12+ University of Iowa football players who suffered from severe over training, here is the link:

These Strength Coaches are completely irresponsible, lazy, thick-headed, meat- headed morons. They put their athletes at risk and could have literally killed them. They should all be fired and never be allowed to train athletes again.

These athletes have all suffered from rhabdomyolysis, this condition is the breakdown of muscle fibers resulting in the release of muscle fiber contents (myoglobin) into the bloodstream. Some of these are harmful to the kidney and frequently result in kidney damage.

This is not the first time this has been made public, rookie crossfitters have suffered from this due to overtraining and way too much volume prescribed in the workout. I am not ripping on crossfit, I am just saying that their workouts have been known to bring on this condition in athletes that are clearly not ready to train at that level.

Anyways, this story makes me sick. These lazy coaches cannot write a program of their own so they irresponsibly rip-off a crossfit workout, put their athletes through it and now look what happens, they are all in the hospital. Come one guys, get a clue. You almost killed these kids. They were clearly not ready for that volume, most likely had awful technique and you made them do it. To me, this is a form of hazing and you should be forced to do the same workout as they did.

This workout was dumb and a clear rip-off of crossfit. If you are a strength coach and you are looking to crossfit for workouts do me a quick favor, quit your job and go work at a crossfit gym where people are there for a good ass kicking. You have no business teaching and coaching young athletes.

Oh, If you want some more dumb workouts, here are some from a previous post of mine:

10 dumb/hard workouts

1. 45 minutes of jumping jacks

2. 1 mile 200lb sled push for time

3. Deadlift your bodyweight in reps with no rest. Here is an example.
You weigh 175lbs, you must deadlift 175lbs for the 175 reps with no rest

4. 1/4 mile farmers walk with 125lb dumbells, if you drop the weight you must do 25 burpees as a penalty. Burpees are done every time the weight is put down.

5. Step into the ring with a pro MMA fighter, if you lose you must run a full marathon.

6. Unrack all the dumbells in your gym, load them into your car, Push the car for a 1/4 mile then load the dumbells back into the gym. Repeat twice

7. 20 weighted vest triple clap push-ups. If you fail you must perform an opposing limb bear crawl for 1/2 a mile. Remember, you have to use opposing limbs. I.E...only your right leg and left arm can touch the ground, or vice versa.

8. Perform the Tabata protocol with a 300 lb sled while hungover. If you are not hungover, drink a gallon of milk before the workout.

9. Perform 100 push-ups, then 99, 98, 97....all the way down to 0. Once finished do the same with pull-ups.

10. Swim a mile with your right arm only, but you can only swim the mile in a clockwise fashion.

Disclaimer: If you try these you are a moron

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