Well I already asked if people think if Crossfit is dangerous, but anyway there is a debate going on in FT Bliss about banning Crossfit from morning PT on post. The people that are pushing for this are the trainers at the MEF gym on Ft Bliss next to Soto Gym. They are trying to say that Crossfit has only one plane of motion and causes injuries from overtraining. They are also trying to say that a soldier athlete will benefit more from MEF then from Crossfit.
My old unit was a test subject for the MEF program and an example workout looks like this;
12 exercises: 135lb deadlift, 135lb squat, 135lb barbell row, box jumps, medicine ball twists, trx fly pulls, Incline 50lb DB press, lap run with 12lb medicine ball above your head, TRX atomic pushups, TRX lunges, shuttle run. For first 12 exercises they had us do each one non stop for 1 min with 30 sec to switch exercises till we got back to the first exercise then it switched to 45 sec non stop exercise with 20 seconds to switch until again you get back to the first exercise then it went to 30 sec non stop exercise with 10 seconds to switch until you finally finished the last exercise then you are done.
They would stick with the same exercise and would have us do them mon-wed-fri and then switch to new exercises the following week. Personally I thought it was stupid and most people's run time got worse. But then again pushups and situps went up alot. But anyway any comments or opinions on the above?