Background info; What is Brand X?
Posted: 12 August 2008 09:23 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I wouldn’t have thought this one needed answering, but a growing number of people are coming to the forum without knowing anything other than that they can find scaled versions of crossfit.com’s workouts here.

Brand X first and foremost are Jeff Martin, who posts as Garddawg and his wife Mikki Lee Martin, who posts as BlueBugofJustice. They own Brand X Martial Arts, which as the name suggests is a Martial Arts studio and Crossfit gym located in Ramona California.

They don’t do it alone though.
Take a look here http://www.crossfitbrandx.com/index.php/Instructors/ for some info on the people who help make Brand X what it is.

And you can read some of the history of Brand X came to be what it is today here http://www.crossfitbrandx.com/index.php/About/C24/


The forum you’re reading is provided as a free service by Brand X to the Crossfit community and and as such the privilege of posting is entirely at the discretion of Garddawg and BlueBugofJustice. Obey the rules outlined here http://www.crossfitbrandx.com/index.php/forums/viewthread/856/ and you’ll be welcome.

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“The point of CF is to get better at life.  Being unable to workout tomorrow because you were pigheaded today is not in line with our goals.”
Garddawg - 22 March 2009

“CrossFit is not dangerous.
Bad coaching is dangerous, poor movement is dangerous. Ego is dangerous.
CrossFit, properly scaled to the individual is the safest and most efficient program available for strength, conditioning and movement.”
BlueBugofJustice - 18 August 2009

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Posted: 10 July 2011 12:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Because it’s normally easier to forcibly extract his teeth than get Gardawg to talk about his experience I’m going to post this from here http://www.crossfitbrandx.com/index.php/forums/viewreply/249192/:

Garddawg - 10 July 2011 07:45 AM

Maurice,
Makes sense.  I don’t expect people to listen to my advice blindly, who I am and my qualifications are all over the Internet.  But i suppose if you don’t know where to look it can be hard to find, so here is a brief synopses.
. I began CrossFit in 2003 and attended one of the first certification they held
. If you go to the mainsite and look at the right column under affiliates you will find a list of CrossFit affiliates listed in the order they affiliated. There are around 3,000 currently. CrossFit Brand X was the fifth. We have been affiliated 7+ years, never had a case of Rhabdo in the gym.
.  I have taught at 20+ CrossFit level one certifications and attended at least 30
.  I am a CrossFit Coach and my wife is a CrossFit Level Three trainer. Rare now to find that.
.  Together we created a kids program for CrossFit and spend an awful lot of time on the road training people how to train kids

  A couple years ago we had a young lady, on this board, sub jumping pull ups into a WOD. She did 42 in a 20 minute workout.  42 is a very small number, we have kids who can do 42 pull ups in a single set, some kids that can almost double that in a single set.  42 jumping pull ups and she got Rhabdo.  In the hospital, weeks of recovery.  I get peeved because I want people to be successful at this, not end up hurting themselves.

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“The point of CF is to get better at life.  Being unable to workout tomorrow because you were pigheaded today is not in line with our goals.”
Garddawg - 22 March 2009

“CrossFit is not dangerous.
Bad coaching is dangerous, poor movement is dangerous. Ego is dangerous.
CrossFit, properly scaled to the individual is the safest and most efficient program available for strength, conditioning and movement.”
BlueBugofJustice - 18 August 2009

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