Monday, March 18, 2013

Sport or Spectacle

I was in a restaurant on Friday night talking with some people about whether or not crossfit has succeeded in branding itself a sport. They were of the opinion that it had. This was based on crossfitters saying it is a sport and competitions being televised. My counter was that they have not so much created a sport as they have created a spectacle. Just because its on ESPN doesn't mean its a sport, just because a bunch of people say its a sport doesn't mean its a sport. If they had some standards, some non subjective scoring method and some legitimacy in the field of athletics then maybe we could call it a sport but until then its just a spectacle. Like looking in the rear view mirror of your car and seeing the little car go out of control, start spinning just as the truck enters the freeway and you know something bad is going to happen and you can't stop looking.

2 rounds
KB circuit
Ab wheel 1 x 5 (I started these in the fully extended position and rolled back to the kneeling position sort of a negative. I wanted to get a sense of being fully extended and the type of bracing that is necessary to pull back to kneeling)
Goblet Squats 5 x 8 @ 12K
(starting at the bottom and exploding up, working on speed out of the bottom and flexibility)

...and then i stretched and went home about an hour.  

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