More Garbage Exercise Advice – Crossfit Edition

https://www.t-nation.com/training/why-crossfit-girls-are-stronger-than-you

From this piece of crap article:

In the past I’ve referred to CrossFit as “the Scientology of fitness” among other unflattering references, but it’s hard not to notice the legions of super-jacked, crazy-strong women that seem to be popping up all over the place.

Where? Where are all these super-jacked, crazy-strong women? In the two boxes I’ve been to, there were exactly 1 and 2 women respectively at each who even looked close to being able to bench their own weight. Of course, I was only there for the discount  trial months, so maybe these superwomen were all out fighting crime.

Also:

Back in the late 80’s when I was just starting my coaching career, a woman who could clean & jerk 135 was about as rare as seeing someone doing deadlifts at Planet Fitness. Today, however, women who can do “the king of lifts” using 200 pounds are a dime a dozen.

Again, never seen them outside of televised competition where only the top 0.00001% are seen.

Not done yet:

Let’s look past the shortcomings of CrossFit in an effort to discover why it’s producing so many goddamned insanely strong women who could out-lift the average guy during her warm-ups.

The average female has 52% of the average male’s upper body strength. Men more than double the powerlifting strength of women in bench press competition and nearly double it in the squat.

http://uspa.net/uspa_national_records.html

I myself (lifting 3 hours a week) win my own age group in bench press  vs. female performances by over 100 lbs as well as beating the next two younger groups by at least that amount.

And do you know who he’s talking about being able to out-lift the average guy:

high-level CrossFit competitors train between 6-8 hours a day, at least when the CrossFit Games are coming up. That means they train about 4-5 times more than you do,…

Even with that amount of training, if she’s not on the juice no woman is out-lifting a man.

Deadlift

Several pictures of roided-out she-males like the one above in the article. No thanks, says any male with an intact sense of self and at least one functioning testicle.