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Dave M.

225, 245, 255, 265, 275lbs (pr on the 5 reps) then 34 pull-ups on the green band.

Jesse

185,225,245,265,280-pr
then 44 pullups

Chrissie

225 PR on the 5 reps
26 pullups on the grey band

Nichole

Interesting commentary on CrossFit's journey to becoming accredited.

http://www.crossfitwest.com/?p=5592

Wonder what our box trainers and members think....? Will this take us the way of 'globo'gyms with their massive crowds, impersonal atmosphere, and general lack of effective fitness practices? Hope not!!

Kimberly

My two cents... I am in full support of the new testing standards regarding Level 1 Certification. Having acquired two degrees involving the areas of health and fitness and having been employed in the wellness industry for twenty years now, I commend any efforts CF will implement to hold people to higher levels of accountability pertaining to their knowledge as a trainer. I believe the process taking place now seems backwards to some because no one would have ever guessed ten years ago that CF would be where it is today. If they did, then it would have probably started off this way. With more and more people throughout the world getting involved, the previous minimalist requirements did scare many of us who had made a decision to pursue fitness through a formal education, and spent years preparing for it by taking collegiate classes and gaining professional experience. Let's face it - it is scary to think that someone can just go to a weekend certification, regardless of whether it's CF or not, and then be in a position to advise others about fitness training, weight loss, dealing with injuries, eating right, behavior change, etc. These are all topics a modern-day fitness trainer may be faced with on any given day. And to top it off, you have to be able to think about the "bigger picture" - what's best for this individual at this given time based on what I know about them? Whew! That's a lot to pick up on in a weekend! Being a top-notch trainer doesn't happen over night. There is a lot to be said for experience but I also believe that measures such as more demanding testing requirements are a step in the right direction. This will help ensure that those who are more serious about being a good trainer will be the ones moving forward. Can I get an "AMEN!"

Nichole

Wow Kimberly!! Tell us what you really think!! :)

You make some great points, personally I feel the more the merrier & I think people NEED the security of knowing a program is 'validated' by a higher authority... We all know it works, we've seen the results, I don't need Clay, Kimberly, Kirk or Dan to take a test to further solidify that, BUT if people seeking true fitness need it then let's get it done! :)

Zeke

295 x5

46 pull ups rx'd

tenita

200 x5
27 pullups blue/purple

Pam

170 lbs x5
45 pull ups blue band

Mike K.

275 lbs x5
58 pull ups

Ralph

285 lbs x5
33 Pull ups;
How come Nicole looks so much better then I do climbing that rope??

Lori

205# x5
pullups 32 rx'd

Herman

5 rep deadlift max: 315
4 pull ups, no band; 19, blue band

Mike

315#x5
65 pullups

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