The way the do their pull ups is very bullistic and very different than, say the Convict Conditioning way.
I understand your points, and don’t disagree with them.
What’s lame is when some douchebag films his workout, claimingthat he did 100 burpees in ___ minutes. When you see the footage, what they’reactually doing is half-reps, since they are not squatting down all the way,before going into the plank. Problem is, this isn’t a rare thing…it seems to bethe norm. When you see some of these guys doing ‘pull ups’ you simply have tolaugh, because their ROM is just plain ridiculous. The point is you’re cheatingyourself. When it comes to personal fitness, why would you want to cheat yourself?My theory is that people like this are more concerned with feeding their ego, by‘claiming’ to do these exaggerated numbers, rather than doing honest reps.
Of all the video clips I’ve seen of people doing Burpees orSquat-thrusts, at least 80% of the reps were crap, since they were moreconcerned with doing more, instead ofdoing quality, proper reps.
Oh well, their loss.
The example of the ‘short-stroke’ throw; it seems to be a necessary variation, whichis an accepted part of the game, and that makes sense. Doing half-assed reps inyour personal fitness workouts does not.
A Crossfit burpee is marked by two endpoints: chest to ground (indicated by lifting the hands off the ground at bottom) and full 180 degree hip extension with hands completely overhead and feet off the ground at top. How you get from A to B is irrelevant as it is their competition standard designed for judging ease and range of motion.