From what I've seen/heard others say, those that have a great deal of experience in legit O-lifting (not Xfit) have said this type of thing has never happened before.
As I understand it, the event he was doing was building to a 3RM (most you can do for 3 reps) in "touch-and-go" fashion - meaning he had to lower the weight for each rep, touch the floor, and keep going.
i.e. - he wasn't allowed to drop the weight from the top of the movement
Anyone that knows O-lifting knows that if he's doing full Snatches (which I believe he was), knows just how stupid of an idea this is.
At the same time, this event was done near or at the end of a 2-day, Xfit Games type of event. They'd already done something ilke 7-8 uber-intense Xfit- workouts in less than 48 hours prior to this event.
So now you've got a guy doing one of the most technical movements in all of strength & conditioning, in a way it should never have been done, near the limit, after roughly 2 days of severely exhausting activity and the body was under extreme fatigue.
Smart move, Xfit. Bunch of fucks.
Oh, and I wonder if "Coach" Glassman is still holding onto his macho, tough-guy wanna be rhetoric:
"It can kill you," he said. "I've always been completely honest about that."
ut for Mr. Glassman, dismissals of his extreme workouts merely help him weed out people he considers weak-willed. "If you find the notion of falling off the rings and breaking your neck so foreign to you, then we don't want you in our ranks," he said.
Well, "Coach", it didn't kill Ogar, but possibly has left him paralyzed from the waist down.
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