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March 15, 2011

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After much research on the MBTs, this shoe really stands up to its hype! I have a severe back condition that with all other running shoes always made my back ache. After Christmas shopping all day in these shoes, I had absolutely no back pain! They also help exercise your calf, butt, and thigh muscles while wearing them. Exercising while completing everyday tasks isn’t such a bad thing either! I like the athletic look of the shoe. I’ve had them now for 2 months, worn almost every day and they still look like new. Only negative - you cannot wear them in the snow or rain.

I think what makes crossfit a sport is that like the NFL, it is all about money. The NFL is in a lockout over money that the owners don't want to share with the players and so on and so on. Crossfit opened up the sectionals to everyone via the internet so they could make $10 per person times what is it now 20,000 competitors. That is some good cabbage, and that is more important then strict standards, honesty, or even fairness. They don't care who makes it to the regionals on some bullshit time or rounds completed. They want the money, yours. Anyone who has competed at a regulated crossfit event knows that the standards are different from judge to judge, just look at last years sectionals. So this year, expect to see some below average competitors moving forward in this new sport all about money.


JOr- I missed u guys this am. I did the wod @ 4. OMG!! A BURNER!! I did 17 and thought i couldnt do anymore but the guys pushed me after I Flopped down the ground for about 15 sec and got up and did 17+ 11. YAY!! :) Wish u were there :)

@matthew
1.“it is a strength and conditioning program that enables one to better perform known and unknown activities, for some the activity is life and survival and others it enables them to do the activities they enjoy”

Counterpoint: As mentioned before, there is no reason why it can’t be BOTH a S&C protocol and a sport.

2.“we exercise and train so we can be better at something, not better at the actual act of working out.”

Counterpoint: This is your subjective view of what you derive from CrossFit and lacks objectivity which is needed to make a valid point. For example, I can subjectively say that “we exercise and train so we can be better at CrossFit.”

3.“aspects of sporting events and competition have been introduced to facilitate a better training environment but the idea of exercising so as to be better at exercising doesn't really make it a "sport"

Counterpoint: Jogging/running/sprinting is an exercise and there are numerous running events in the Olympics ranging from 100m to 26.2 miles. The same can be swimming.

4.“they have, however, not applied this "fitness" into the application of an actual skill”

Counterpoint: Where is the application of skill for Olympic sports such as curling, bowling, or Luge? A trained motor ability does not need to have to be applicable outside of it sport in order for it to be a sport. Just like in the original definition I posted about sport – it can only exist within the confines of rules – otherwise it is just life.

@Mike
1.)“ It's a promotional event. “

Counterpoint: So is the Olympics and Superbowl. Does that mean those are not sports?

2.)"When people describe something as a sport, they are typically talking about athletic activities whose rules developed over many generations and often have some cultural significance.”

Counterpoint: I agree that sports generally have deep cultural meaning – but you could say that CrossFit has that. I disagree that a sport needs to be around for a certain amount of time in order for it to be a sport.

3.)“Some business guy typically doesn't simply slap a bunch of other established sports together and call it a new sport”

Counterpoint: What about the decathalon. All that is is 10 different events slapped together. They have monostructural movements (running), Manipulation of external objects (weightlifting – discus throw), and manipulation of ones own body in (gymnastics – pole vault).


@Jason
Competition is an integral part of sport. Not sport in of itself.

Competition not a sport.

Crossfit Games is not a sport. It's a promotional event. When people describe something as a sport, they are typically talking about athletic activities whose rules developed over many generations and often have some cultural significance. Some business guy typically doesn't simply slap a bunch of other established sports together and call it a new sport. You are free to call any competition a sport but then beer bongs is a sporting event. So Crossfit is as much a sport as doing beer bongs. Generally speaking it is not accurate to call crossfit a sport. It is a competition but not a sport.

Oh matthew:

1. Amen
2. We're so hot for you right now

i love crossfit and what it has done for me both physically and mentally. that being said, i do not consider crossfit a sport. it is a strength and conditioning program that enables one to better perform known and unknown activities, for some the activity is life and survival and others it enables them to do the activities they enjoy. we exercise and train so we can be better at something, not better at the actual act of working out. aspects of sporting events and competition have been introduced to facilitate a better training environment but the idea of exercising so as to be better at exercising doesn't really make it a "sport". the people who compete are awesome individuals and quite athletic. they have more mental and physical discipline than many people, including other elite athletes. they have, however, not applied this "fitness" into the application of an actual skill. the other thing i have seen in my years of crossfit is the gradual slide into mainstream and "fads". this has taken away from the rawness and dirtiness of the training. special equipment being developed, people worried about their fashion during the workout, and so many damn guys with faux hawks and girls in LuLu Lemon i want to scream. sorry for the tangent. many gyms and special ops groups are actually moving away from the mainstream crossfit as we know it due to the drift away from the original image. so sport? not in my opinion. awesome, incredible training tool that facilitates better health, life, performance in anything we do? absoluely

LOL, you guys are funny.

This is a good question. I think it is a sport... it's "organized, competitive, entertaining, and skillful activity requiring commitment, strategy, and fair play, in which a winner can be defined by objective means".

Unlike beauty pageants, body building, and other judged activities "where skill does not have to be shown and the criteria are not as well defined."

Thanks Wikipedia! After all this, I still don't think bass fishing is a sport hahaha

@Chris, dude, you have to be in final exam mode! That was a great essay answer. You are not going to have any concerns passing your exams. That is awesome.

@Alex, this WOD really started sucking from about minute 10 on. If Tyson wasn't there I don't think I would have been motivated to push as hard--missed Jess this morning and I think if she was there we would have done another couple minutes. As it was...15 minutes plus partial. Thanks to Bradass for giving us 16 as the target.

Oh Stroud, I'm so hot for you right now!!!

Today's WoD reminds me that I really need to improve my running. Specifically, the 300m sprint. I keep running it around 57 seconds and I need to get it down below 50. Which of the coaches is best for sprint coaching?

Determining if CrossFit is a sport (i.e game) depends on your definition of sport and then determining if CrossFit fits into that theoretical framework. Here is one of the leading definitions of sport.

"To play a game is to engage in an activity toward bringing about a specific state of affairs, using only means permitted by specific rules, where the means permitted by the rules are more limited in scope than they would be in the absence of the rules, and where the sole reason for accepting such limitation is to make possible such activity." - Practical Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity. pg 161

The CrossFit games brings about the affairs of ranking people by fitness level in certain demographics (sex and age) during a specific season (March 15 to April 30th). With out the rules put out by CFHQ the athletes competing in the open would not do the physical activity within the confines of those rules.

To counter Freddy's argument of "you don't know exactly what you are training for (unknown and unknowable), and you don't know exactly what the rules are going to be until the day of the event." Knowing specific rules 10 seconds before the beginning of an event or 10 years before does not matter. During the actual event every person must follow the rules put out by CFHQ during the event. The length of time of knowing rules prior is a null point since during actual competition rules are adhered to by each athlete - presumably.


I think CrossFit is a both a S&C protocol and also a sport. There is not valid reason to say it needs to be one or the other.

Freddy, is there anything that you don't like to drink beer afterwards? Seems like everything is like softball and fishing in that aspect. heheh.

Death by 10m is similar to Rugby's "beep test." 22m is usually the distance.

Another one: 40m back and forth, AMRAP in 4 minutes. You'll be sacked.

Beers to follow, of course.

CrossFit sucks, but I still love it. Cross fit conditions me for other sports...that mainly being the sport of life!

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