We've received quite a few comments since posting the "Crossfit Daily Workout" on SPN. It's great to see the diversity of thought. We're enjoying the debate which is, afterall, one of the reasons SPN exists.
Allowing for professionals like yourselves to debate the appropriate (or inappropriate) application of current strength and conditioning programs and techniques is necessary for the progression of the entire industry. Without healthy debate there can be no progress. As Adam so eloquently stated above, "there are many different forms of training that have their own strengths and weaknesses and the best training program is one that is not close minded". SPN does not exist to promote one philosophy over another. Rather, SPN is intended to be a forum in which strength and conditioning professionals can advocate their philosophies and debate the proper use of training programs based on the intended outcomes.
Crossfit may or may not be an appropriate form of fitness. That's for SPN members to debate and decide. We encourage members to further the debate around the most appropriate forms of training by bringing to the debate their own training philosophies and examples of their own training programs. An industry that fails to continue to evolve grows stale and, in the case of athletic development, limits the physical and mental progression of the athlete.
Continue the debate, add fuel to the fire through examples honed over your own career and together ensure that the excellent foundation established by the strength and conditioning professionals who turned a fledgling hobby into a highly respected profession continues to evolve, thus ensuring that athletes maximize their potential regardless of the athletic endeavor in which they choose to compete.