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Jillian Michaels Launches another Attack on CrossFit as a Training Methodology

Jillian Michaels is an American personal trainer, businesswoman, author and television personality from Los Angeles, California. Michaels is best known for her appearances on NBC, particularly The Biggest Loser.

She previously spoke out against CrossFit, calling on the following points to make her case. 

“I have a few issues with CrossFit, which is not a secret. First of all, you’ve got what, maybe 20 to 25 movements that don’t really vary? And you’re doing them over and over and over again. So on one hand it stops being effective because you’re not challenging the body from various angles of push and pull, with different varieties of exercises and different types of movements that work different modalities.”

“And I know CrossFit (athletes say), ‘Oh, we work all the modalities!’ — but no, not really, so shouldn’t you choose a workout that has a little bit more flexibility and strength so you get more mobility, not just power, which is speed and strength.”

“A little agility work, maybe some endurance training,” she said. “So that you’re training in a more balanced way, to keep the body changing and keep your training more holistic by hitting all modalities of fitness.”

“Kipping…Where I come from that’s called cheating, using momentum to do a repetition.”

Many CrossFit athletes such as Brooke Ence, Sam Briggs and Rich Froning countered her points. 

Now she is up to it again. Check out her latest video below. 

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