December 17, 2010

Friday 101217

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CrossFit is now officially an ANSI Accredited Certificate Program Issuer for our Level 1 Trainer Course.

"Andrew Bernstein on Stress", CrossFit Journal preview video [wmv] [mov]

"Matt Chan: Reflecting on USAW" - video [wmv] [mov]

Gustav Mahler, Klavierquartett.

Anton Chekhov - The Bet

"Database Of Databases" by Richard Fernandez, Pajamas Media.

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Posted by lauren at December 17, 2010 5:00 PM

Congratulations Coach G and all of CF

Comment #1 - Posted by: steve_t at December 16, 2010 5:02 PM

Damn! I thought we were going to get a topless picture of Mikko on the beach today to compensate us girls! There is just no justice!

Comment #2 - Posted by: Amykr F/38/5'9"/143 at December 16, 2010 5:02 PM

Congratulations. Nice to see the accreditation go through...good work.

Comment #3 - Posted by: Darcy at December 16, 2010 5:04 PM

Very Nice. Now I need to find a way to get that on my TA.

Comment #4 - Posted by: Robbie Southards - M/24/155/5'9" at December 16, 2010 5:09 PM


Comment #5 - Posted by: Adam from Japan at December 16, 2010 5:09 PM

Congratulations, CrossFit!
Well deserved.

Comment #6 - Posted by: AllisonNYC at December 16, 2010 5:14 PM

This is great news and another great step forward in this journey.

Comment #7 - Posted by: Steven M. Platek, Ph.D. at December 16, 2010 5:14 PM

SWEET! Congrats and well deserved. Keep up the great work!

Comment #8 - Posted by: RVC at December 16, 2010 5:14 PM

Congratulations to Coach, Nicole, Dave and everybody involved in the accreditation process. This is an example of fitness industry leadership at it's best. Well done!! The community should be very proud.

Comment #9 - Posted by: Matt Swift at December 16, 2010 5:15 PM

Congratulations, Nicole!

Comment #10 - Posted by: Jon Gilson at December 16, 2010 5:16 PM

Great to see. Nice work Nicole and everyone else involved!

Comment #11 - Posted by: Hollis at December 16, 2010 5:18 PM

Fantastic. The rebels, outpacing the Establishment, are becoming the leaders. May you keep growing, changing, and learning.

Comment #12 - Posted by: TRN III at December 16, 2010 5:21 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Coach G and the Whole CF community this is a HUGE step in becoming "THE" training program.

Comment #13 - Posted by: Liston at December 16, 2010 5:27 PM


Comment #14 - Posted by: Aaron Arehart at December 16, 2010 5:27 PM

Congrats Crossfit and congrats Nicole!

Comment #15 - Posted by: Michael Kloster at December 16, 2010 5:27 PM

Yeah so what does that mean for use coaches?

Comment #16 - Posted by: Jeremy Drenning at December 16, 2010 5:28 PM

Congratulations Nicole, Coach and HQ.
Very well done.

Comment #17 - Posted by: Craig Massey at December 16, 2010 5:32 PM

Nicole! Huge step for the community, and I know most of the work rested on your shoulders. Well done!

Comment #18 - Posted by: ec at December 16, 2010 5:36 PM

That is awesome! You guys have been working on that for a while, so congrats to you!

Does this affect/change anything for those of us who just got our Level 1 certs recently? As in this past weekend?

Comment #19 - Posted by: Dustin K 34/m/6'0"/212 at December 16, 2010 5:37 PM

This is a big day for CF. Thanks to everyone involved in the process, especially Nicole. Thanks to the CF community for being so patient. The future is bright...

Comment #20 - Posted by: Pat Sherwood at December 16, 2010 5:46 PM

Hearty congratulations and deep gratitude to Coach and Nicole for their efforts and success. CF is now, as far as I know, the only ANSI accredited certificate granting fitness organization.

Very proud to be part of this movement, this community.

Comment #21 - Posted by: bingo at December 16, 2010 5:52 PM

Well done. Thank you. This is a big deal.

Comment #22 - Posted by: Andrew at December 16, 2010 5:53 PM

I feel smarter already!

Comment #23 - Posted by: Steve Mac at December 16, 2010 5:59 PM

Congratulations Nicole and team and thank you! This is fantastic news.

Now I just have to pass that damn test.

Comment #24 - Posted by: CraigH at December 16, 2010 5:59 PM

BL #274 from ystd...responded around #300.

Comment #25 - Posted by: bingo at December 16, 2010 6:05 PM

Is it retroactive? And if so, to what date?

Comment #26 - Posted by: Grrrrreg/42/71"/190 at December 16, 2010 6:06 PM

Congratulations, coach and all those who worked hard to make this happen. Big news.

Comment #27 - Posted by: Mike Goldberg at December 16, 2010 6:12 PM

Awesome amazing job to Nicole and everyone else invovled!

Comment #28 - Posted by: Gary R at December 16, 2010 6:14 PM

Congratulations Crossfit and to everyone in the community

Comment #29 - Posted by: Dave T at December 16, 2010 6:27 PM

Congrat Crossfit! Keep rocking it!!

Comment #30 - Posted by: Nik Nichols 42yo,5'7''165lbs at December 16, 2010 6:29 PM

Awesome sauce...big thanks to HQ and any others responsible for making this happen!

Comment #31 - Posted by: Lee at December 16, 2010 6:29 PM

Cool, but what exactly does this mean?

Comment #32 - Posted by: DJ at December 16, 2010 6:37 PM


Comment #33 - Posted by: tim at December 16, 2010 6:39 PM


Feel proud to be a part of such a great group!

Comment #34 - Posted by: Rob Smith at December 16, 2010 6:43 PM

Ummm,. . ..December 17th. . .any idea when we will get the scoop on what Sectionals are gonna be all about?

Comment #35 - Posted by: Tim Carr at December 16, 2010 6:52 PM

And I just happen to be doing the course this weekend. Phenomenal!

Comment #36 - Posted by: Keith M at December 16, 2010 6:56 PM

WOW! Huge congrats to Nicole and Dave, Greg and Lauren and all of CrossFit HQ. This is an amazing achievement.

Comment #37 - Posted by: Cash Reynolds at December 16, 2010 6:58 PM

Congrats Coach, and to everyone at Crossfit. I feel smarter now. :)

Comment #38 - Posted by: SANTI at December 16, 2010 7:00 PM

So what does this mean for coaches?

Comment #39 - Posted by: Jeremy Drenning at December 16, 2010 7:00 PM

YEAH! AWESOME! I have been waiting for this day for a long time!

Comment #40 - Posted by: Glenn Hyzak at December 16, 2010 7:01 PM

I'm not sure but I would assume that the VA pays for things like this. Not TA. You would pay out if pocket at first and once you send your test results, certificate, and invoice to the gi bill folks who reimburse you. But double check to be sure it's covered.

Comment #41 - Posted by: Cory at December 16, 2010 7:06 PM

I just re-read that and noticed the mistake. I'm blaming the WoD.

Comment #42 - Posted by: Cory at December 16, 2010 7:09 PM

Congratulations, CrossFit!

Comment #43 - Posted by: TomW at December 16, 2010 7:22 PM

I'm proud to be a part of an organization that keeps improving upon itself. Congrats Coach Glassman and team, keep up the great work!

Comment #44 - Posted by: Andy Rosenbaum - CrossFit Asylum at December 16, 2010 7:24 PM

Way to go [CrossFit]! If you will it, it is no dream.

Comment #45 - Posted by: John Seiler at December 16, 2010 7:33 PM

Way to go [CrossFit]! If you will it, it is no dream.

Comment #46 - Posted by: John Seiler at December 16, 2010 7:34 PM

full steam ahead

Comment #47 - Posted by: Joshua Bryce Crile at December 16, 2010 7:38 PM

Is that notebook topless?!?! Can't wait to see the controversy this one stirs up!!!!!

Comment #48 - Posted by: Justin at December 16, 2010 7:44 PM

Congrats Coach, HQ, and great work by Nicole, et. al.

Question many of we Level 1 folks are asking...what does this mean for those of us who have been certified since instituting the test at the end of the Cert?

Comment #49 - Posted by: CFinBKK/35/M/70/173 at December 16, 2010 7:47 PM

To those wondered what accreditation means to the community, I believe Nicole discussed on CrossFit Radio 115:

Comment #50 - Posted by: Ronnieboy at December 16, 2010 7:58 PM

gracias Nicole, Dave and Coach.

Comment #51 - Posted by: Jaime (CrossFit Peru) at December 16, 2010 8:01 PM

I know there were a lot of long hours, days, weeks, and months put into making this accreditation happen. Thank you.

Comment #52 - Posted by: Jason Ackerman - Albany CrossFit at December 16, 2010 8:01 PM

It's about time they recognized this program. Congrats, Coach!

Comment #53 - Posted by: guitarman29 at December 16, 2010 8:01 PM

I took the test when I did the cert this summer, so is mine include as accredited or do I need to redo something?

Comment #54 - Posted by: Jeremy Drenning at December 16, 2010 8:09 PM

This means what exactly?

Comment #55 - Posted by: DMB at December 16, 2010 8:10 PM

Outstanding! Thanks to all of those whose hard work made this happen!!

Comment #56 - Posted by: Don Clarkson at December 16, 2010 8:17 PM

That is PHENOMENAL news!! Congrats to Coach G, Nicole, and the CrossFit community! This is what life is all about! Much love.

Comment #57 - Posted by: Adrian - CrossFit Slayer at December 16, 2010 8:18 PM


54 DMB,

It means the exercise world will know look at CF with a more legitimate point of view. More people will now see what all the regulars see everyday.

Comment #58 - Posted by: Matt_in_Oz at December 16, 2010 8:26 PM

Happy Holidays everyone,

Thank you to the community for all of the support, trust, and confidence you have given us. None of this would have happened without the contributions of the entire Certification & Training Department, Administrative & Training Staff, and our Accreditation Team: Lynne Pitts, Dave Castro, Frank Faulk, and Dr. Wallace Judd. It took countless hours of education, effort, and investment from all levels of the staff. We are blessed to have such a great team.

So, what does this mean for Level 1 Trainers?

Your Level 1 Trainer Certificate will still afford all the benefits as it did in the past - the ability to train others using CrossFit methods and the opportunity to apply for affiliation. Now, it has the added benefit of being accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

Is this retroactive for all Level 1 Trainers?

All Level 1 Trainer Certificate holders who have taken and passed the Level 1 Test now hold ANSI accredited Level 1 Trainer Certificates.

Here are a couple additional links that will be helpful:

I definitely encourage you to read through these documents as they will help provide clarification to many of the questions and concerns that are coming up. If there are still any lingering questions or confusion pertaining to specific situations, feel free to contact our team at

Thanks again,

Comment #59 - Posted by: Nicole at December 16, 2010 8:57 PM

Congratulations to Coach, Nicole and the legions of people who were able to pull off accreditation.

This goes along with coach's mantra of defining and measuring everything.

Well done.

Have Fun, Train Hard,


Comment #60 - Posted by: Billy Olympic Crossfit at December 16, 2010 9:00 PM

Wow, this is great. Great job to all involved at the mothership. Thanks again for everything CF Team.

Comment #61 - Posted by: gb 43/m/71"/185# at December 16, 2010 9:05 PM

This is such great news!! What a fabulous day for CrossFit!! Congratulations to everyone in the community, especially Nicole!!

Comment #62 - Posted by: Courtney at December 16, 2010 9:09 PM

Congrats and thanks to CrossFit HQ and CrossFit community!

Comment #63 - Posted by: Smitty at December 16, 2010 9:14 PM

Congratulations and thank you!

Comment #64 - Posted by: andrea-cf mom at December 16, 2010 9:25 PM

Awesome!! That's a really big deal! I'm so impressed with where CF is headed!! Keep up the good work!

Comment #65 - Posted by: Robin_C at December 16, 2010 9:45 PM

This is what ANSI/ASTM E2659-09e1 means:

1. Scope

1.1 This practice provides guidance to certificate issuers for developing and administering quality certificate programs and to stakeholders for determining the quality of certificate programs.

1.2 This practice includes requirements for both the entity issuing the certificate and requirements for the specific certificate programs for which it issues certificates.

1.3 This practice provides the foundation for the recognition or accreditation or both of a specific entity to issue a specific certificate or certificates to individuals after successful completion of a certificate program.

1.4 This practice does not address guidance pertaining to certification of individuals nor does it address guidance pertaining to education or training programs in general, including those that issue certificates of participation or certificates of attendance.

Comment #66 - Posted by: pdub at December 16, 2010 10:06 PM

This is great news! Thank you to HQ and the whole Accreditation team! Congratulations!

Comment #67 - Posted by: Joanna at December 16, 2010 10:22 PM

wow, and the training has gotten better from so silly that a piece of paper could be such a big deal, CrossFit will always be amazing with or without accreditation...

Comment #68 - Posted by: Scott at December 17, 2010 12:05 AM

well done.

Thats a lot of work.

Comment #69 - Posted by: Andrew Stemler at December 17, 2010 12:33 AM

yusssssssssss. Big-up the CrossFit massif :)

I feel proud.

Comment #70 - Posted by: Helzy at December 17, 2010 1:01 AM

Congrats CFHQ!! Super exciting!

Comment #71 - Posted by: Mr. Moody at December 17, 2010 1:45 AM

That is awesome!!!! Congrats Coach and CF!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so proud to be a part of this evolution!!!!!!!! Love you guys, keep up the great work.

Comment #72 - Posted by: Olen Gifford at December 17, 2010 1:48 AM

congratulations job well done

Comment #73 - Posted by: ray b. at December 17, 2010 2:22 AM

This is such a big deal. Even though CrossFit proves itself time and time again by the results people acheive from the the methodology, this accreditation validates everything that we have accomplished and gives us further license to develop into something greater. Thank you.

Comment #74 - Posted by: Arnel Delosreyes at December 17, 2010 3:36 AM

Congratulations, and job well done to all those involved in getting through the certification process!

Comment #75 - Posted by: carney at December 17, 2010 4:16 AM

Congratulations! Thanks to everyone at HQ for your hard work making this happen.

Comment #76 - Posted by: Karen Worrall at December 17, 2010 4:19 AM

Good news on the cert.........yesterday's picture was better.

Comment #77 - Posted by: Tom OD at December 17, 2010 4:26 AM

A special thanks to everyone who worked so hard over the past few years to make this happen (especially Nicole). It is a fantastic accomplishment for the community. Job well done.

Comment #78 - Posted by: Joe A at December 17, 2010 4:44 AM

When I woke up this morning I didn't think I'd be getting such a wonderful xmas gift this early! Thank you so much for all the hard work HQ staff! This is a huge win for the community and the first step for some of us to get back to teaching after being ceremoniously shut down.

#62 Courtney you know what I'm saying girl! You start the revolution down south, and we'll see what we can do up north! After a 1 year hiatus it's time for a comeback!

Comment #79 - Posted by: Lauren G. at December 17, 2010 4:53 AM


Comment #80 - Posted by: Jerome W. (M/44/5'10"/180) at December 17, 2010 5:11 AM

Congrats CFHQ! Your hard work continues to pay off.

Comment #81 - Posted by: Jay Forrester at December 17, 2010 5:15 AM

Great news! Way to go CFHQ and all the others out there working hard everyday to improve people's fitness!

Comment #82 - Posted by: Daniel C. at December 17, 2010 5:30 AM

very nice. Congrats HQ for all the hard work that went into this

Comment #83 - Posted by: W^3 at December 17, 2010 5:38 AM

congrats to our beloved HQ, thank you guys for everything, thanks to crossfit for everything


Comment #84 - Posted by: s'more (CrossFit Quito) at December 17, 2010 5:40 AM

Such a cool time to be a part of an awesome community.
Hell Yeah!

Comment #85 - Posted by: Chuck Carswell at December 17, 2010 5:42 AM

Congratulations! Hard work paying off and the CrossFit community will only become stronger as a result....

Comment #86 - Posted by: Kevin - M/190/6'/39 at December 17, 2010 5:46 AM

Big up CFHQ!!!! Tonight... drinks at the Big Hunt? Way to go!

Comment #87 - Posted by: Slav 23/m/5'8"/160 at December 17, 2010 5:47 AM

Congrats Crossfit!

Comment #88 - Posted by: Adam Hamm at December 17, 2010 5:48 AM

Big news!!!! Oh, yesterday's picture was better.

Comment #89 - Posted by: Tom OD at December 17, 2010 6:07 AM

Bring the Noise!!!! Great work CFHQ

Comment #90 - Posted by: Allie 26.2CF at December 17, 2010 6:39 AM

That really is awesome, and from a little googling it's obviously a boat load of work.

Can anyone articulate in lay terms what the immediate and ultimate impacts are?

Because I have no idea...

Comment #91 - Posted by: Some dude at December 17, 2010 6:54 AM

Outstanding! Now I am excited for the level II to roll back around.

Comment #92 - Posted by: Tony Edgerton at December 17, 2010 6:54 AM

Hell YEAH! LEGIT! Awesome work everyone!
"We takin' over~~~One city at a time!"

Comment #93 - Posted by: danlau at December 17, 2010 7:01 AM

Great job, now your accredited with other fine establishments like Sullivan University and Boating Law Administrators. Long and distinguished list...

Comment #94 - Posted by: West Rydquist at December 17, 2010 7:05 AM

Can never express the gratitude I have for Crossfit.Congrats to HQ and the entire amazingly wonderful community. We just keep getting better!!

Comment #95 - Posted by: gina galiano at December 17, 2010 7:23 AM

Will the GiBill cover this level 1 certification?

Comment #96 - Posted by: michaelg at December 17, 2010 7:35 AM

Congratulations this is a great step for the CrossFit community. Thanks for all your hard work.

Comment #97 - Posted by: Jerry Wilson at December 17, 2010 7:57 AM

Congratulations CrossFit! Thank you HQ for all that you do.

Comment #98 - Posted by: tdhalls at December 17, 2010 8:01 AM

Wow, this is a big day. Thanks to everyone who helped make this a reality.

Comment #99 - Posted by: Kevin at December 17, 2010 9:19 AM

Awesome work, Nicole, CFHQ, and all who had a hand in this. I'm honored to be part of this community. This is only the beginning...

Comment #100 - Posted by: denise thomas at December 17, 2010 9:33 AM

Thank you HQ and congrats!

Comment #101 - Posted by: Cesar B. at December 17, 2010 10:05 AM

I've been doing crossfit for three months now. Anyway earlier this week I did 10 rd of 10 dl and 30 ghds using 225. Today I tried going 10 rd of 2 dl but was only able to do 245.... when I started crossfit my max was 305 ......could I be over training ?????

Comment #102 - Posted by: Luis at December 17, 2010 10:13 AM

As far as I can tell, the ANSI certification validates that your test tests what you teach, and that it does so fairly and impartially. Designing this sort of test is hard, so from that point the ANSI certification is a difficult thing to get, so congrats to all who worked hard to get it.

What I'm not clear on is what this actually means, either to CF or to me with my L1. Does it mean that a CF cert is better than a (for example) NASM cert (about which I know nothing and whose particulars I am not advocating)?

The ANSI cert doesn't, as far as I can tell, tell you anything about how good your program is. It just validates that your test tests what you teach. But if there's more to it than that I'm happy to learn if someone wants to edjumacate me.

Comment #103 - Posted by: Not-an-expert at December 17, 2010 10:27 AM

Congrats CF and btw this is a CF site if you don't like it, don't be here. Nuff said.

Comment #104 - Posted by: Cor at December 17, 2010 10:29 AM

Congratulations CrossFit!

We knew it all along, now they know it too. Watch out world!

Comment #105 - Posted by: James Sjostrom at December 17, 2010 10:36 AM

Nicole!!! Thanks for your tireless effort!

Comment #106 - Posted by: Jesse at December 17, 2010 10:46 AM


I made up yesterday's weighted pull-up/back extension WOD today. Results posted there.

Comment #107 - Posted by: Carole F/52/5'6"/133 at December 17, 2010 10:48 AM

Congratulations CrossFit community! We are official!

Comment #108 - Posted by: Ismael @ Outpost CrossFit at December 17, 2010 11:02 AM

Jen, Paula....Crossfit gave all of us awesome things great fo you girls!!!
7 people quit smoking in 1 month nd a half in CrossFit Quito....crossfit save lifes and CrossFit give us a life

big hugs an bad english for all


Comment #109 - Posted by: s'more (CrossFit Quito) at December 17, 2010 11:21 AM

Congratulations and great work to everyone involved in making this happen. It's been a long time coming. Thank you!

Comment #110 - Posted by: Lindsay Schilaty at December 17, 2010 12:04 PM

Congratulations CrossFit Community! Keep it up!

Comment #111 - Posted by: Ismael @ Outpost CrossFit at December 17, 2010 1:09 PM

Congrats Nicole and Coach!

Comment #112 - Posted by: UTILITY at December 17, 2010 1:26 PM

Congrats and thank you for the many hours of work making this happen!

Comment #113 - Posted by: Austin at December 17, 2010 2:22 PM

101216 as Rx'ed

6:39 with 35 lb pull ups

Comment #114 - Posted by: Quinn McCutchen M/41/150/5'10" at December 17, 2010 3:32 PM

Congratulations to Nicole, Coach and all HQ, stoked to be part of this.

Comment #115 - Posted by: Luca Z. at December 17, 2010 4:55 PM

CONGRATULATIONS! this is great news : )

Comment #116 - Posted by: Louie at December 17, 2010 5:09 PM

Congrats CF HQ Crew.

Following up on #103 Not-an-expert.

The way I interpret this is that just as the test tests what you teach, and that it does so fairly and impartially, but by having an accredited exam process CF is certifying that those that pass have demonstrated both through a written exam and practical evaluation and demonstration that they have an appropriate theoretical understanding and teaching/coaching skill to administer CF training to the standard determined to be safe, effective and appropriate by those whom have developed the curriculum.

It also means that you do not simply show up, participate and walk out with a cert. It identifies that you have met the minimum standard set by the cert/semanar curriculum staff.

Does it change how meticulus the cert staff are in what they teach, coach, critique or assess skills of participants? No. That high standard has always been there thanks to the professionalism of the cert staff.

Comment #117 - Posted by: Barry at December 17, 2010 5:47 PM

24 / M / 5'9" / 135lbs

Shoulder press 1-1-1-1-1 reps
Push press 3-3-3-3-3 reps
Push Jerk 5-5-5-5-5 reps

SP 90-95-98-98-100F

PP 100-105-110-(110-110-110F)-110

PJ (100-100-100-100-100F)-(100-100-100-100-rest-100)-100-(100-100-100-rest-100F-100)-(100-100-100-rest-100-100)

I stupidly didn't practice the push jerk before starting, and so my form was lousy. Bah.

Comment #118 - Posted by: BC at December 17, 2010 6:29 PM

Wanted to give props to my 12 year old daughter Emily, who set an all time PR dead lifting 125 pounds! (I made her stop there, but she had plenty of strength left!)
We did a work out tonight with "heavy" dead lifts, then a metcon with dead lift, push ups and rowing, while focusing on form.

Comment #119 - Posted by: hambone911 at December 17, 2010 7:55 PM

made up for yesterdays WOD


7:52 20lb dumbbell in between my legs for pull ups

Comment #120 - Posted by: John Walker at December 17, 2010 7:59 PM


Congrats and thank you for all the hard work!

With as nuts as the military has gotten about being "certified" and having "certs" this may be a huge step forward in getting more folks Cross-Fit.

Comment #121 - Posted by: XAF at December 18, 2010 12:09 AM

Congrats to Coach, Nicole and Dave. This is great news

Comment #122 - Posted by: Rookie at December 18, 2010 1:19 AM

It's cool that you set out to get this ANSI thing and achieved your goal. Sure it wasn't easy but does it really matter? no, not really and people should be aware it doesn't make your crossfit cert more valuable.

Comment #123 - Posted by: mulligunzz at December 18, 2010 2:47 AM

Alright USAF... you better recognize!!!

Comment #124 - Posted by: CFMSgtGIB at December 18, 2010 3:53 AM

GREAT JOB Dave and Nicole!!! And thanks to all the HQ crew and fantastic trainers who have pitched in to develop this.

Comment #125 - Posted by: Steve S. at December 18, 2010 7:38 AM

Congrats to the entire Crossfit community and Coach all the way from India..

Comment #126 - Posted by: Abinav SN at December 18, 2010 8:25 AM

Congrats to Coach and the entire Crossfit comm. Awesome.. Hoping CrossFit puts the NSCA out of "business"!

Comment #127 - Posted by: Abinav SN at December 18, 2010 8:27 AM

Congrats Nicole and all your accred. team.

Comment #128 - Posted by: Dave Whitty at December 18, 2010 11:19 AM

To #103,not-an-expert
I just recently passed my NASM test,and I can tell you that just the information on the crossfit site that's free is by far more educational than the garbage pumped out of these certifications like NASM. I was so disappointed. I fell asleep everytime I cracked the NASM text and would end up just watching journal videos instead. NASM is accredited by someone,but I don't even care enough to look up who it is. You know they don't even mention a pull up in the whole NASM text? Squats get passing mention,and they don't even try and go into the ROM issue. No mention of olympic lifts. If you trained people according to the NASM text,they would fall asleep on the lat pull-down machine as you said,oooooooooone,twwwwwwwwwooooooo,good,thrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeee. Sad. And here NASM was recommended to me by personal trainers in my area. I should've just saved an extra $300 and took the L1 cert,but at the time,I just didn't know any better. But the NASM text is hard......only by virtue of how boring the material is to learn. serously.

Comment #129 - Posted by: Libbie at December 18, 2010 1:17 PM

Thats Awesome. Congrats to Coach, Nicole, Dave and all HQ Stuff. A great milestone for the community :)

Comment #130 - Posted by: Kevin at December 19, 2010 11:42 PM

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 SDHP
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 Shoulder press
20 Du's between each set


Comment #131 - Posted by: Mik at December 21, 2010 6:44 AM

"JT" hero workout


Handstand pushups

13:55 Rx

Comment #132 - Posted by: MNinKC at January 12, 2011 9:45 AM

Congrats Coach,Martin Gaspari , Crossfit Gladiator from Colombia...

Comment #133 - Posted by: Doctor:Ruby Pino at February 24, 2014 5:54 AM

GREAT JOB Coach Martin Gaspari!!! And thanks to all the HQ crew and fantastic trainers who have pitched in to develop this.

Comment #134 - Posted by: PHD,Mauricio Vergara at February 24, 2014 6:03 AM

GREAT JOB Coach Martin Gaspari!!! And thanks to all the HQ crew and fantastic trainers who have pitched in to develop this.

Comment #135 - Posted by: Doctor.,Mauricio Vergara at February 24, 2014 6:03 AM

GREAT JOB Coach Martin Gaspari Crossfit Gladiator!!! And thanks to all the HQ crew and fantastic trainers who have pitched in to develop this.

Comment #136 - Posted by: Doctor.Mauricio Moreno at February 24, 2014 6:06 AM
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