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Old 05-14-2015, 01:40 PM   #551
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Handstand walks do not get that reaction because being able to go long distance quickly on your hands is an incredibly specialized skill that transfers over to virtually no real world activities (talking about the neurological skill, not the physical endurance to be able to go 250 ft, which is transferable). I'm not saying handstands in general are useless but do we really want a competition where someone faster, stronger, more powerful, with better endurance doesn't get to the games because they couldn't walk well on their hands? I, personally, don't.

My other gripe is with the SDHP, but, whatever. Most people around here have heard enough griping about that movement already.
I totally agree with you here. I have kind of gotten away from the "stereotypical" Crossfit workout, because I don't like some of the kooky Crossfit movements - Handstand walks, Double Unders, Pistols, etc. IMO, these movements are specialized and almost proprietary to Crossfit, and don't really measure a person's fitness in the real world, but rather their ability to prepare for Crossfit competition.

If the Regionals and Games got away from these movements and focused on basics - weightlifting, running, gymnastics, etc, then (again - IMO) Crossfit would appeal to a larger audience.

OH wait, has this topic been beaten to death??? I think so...
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Old 05-14-2015, 02:19 PM   #552
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I totally agree with you here. I have kind of gotten away from the "stereotypical" Crossfit workout, because I don't like some of the kooky Crossfit movements - Handstand walks, Double Unders, Pistols, etc. IMO, these movements are specialized and almost proprietary to Crossfit, and don't really measure a person's fitness in the real world, but rather their ability to prepare for Crossfit competition.

If the Regionals and Games got away from these movements and focused on basics - weightlifting, running, gymnastics, etc, then (again - IMO) Crossfit would appeal to a larger audience.

OH wait, has this topic been beaten to death??? I think so...
Not sure this makes any sense. The specialized/specific Crossfit movements help define Crossfit competition. Crossfit competition is an entirely different thing than 'real world fitness'. Real world fitness can be achieved through so many different means that have nothing to do with Crossfit (as a sport). That all depends on what you consider 'real world' and what you consider 'fitness'.

How you do say this IMO, these movements are specialized and almost proprietary to Crossfit, and don't really measure a person's fitness in the real world, but rather their ability to prepare for Crossfit competition.

and then say this If the Regionals and Games got away from these movements and focused on basics - weightlifting, running, gymnastics, etc,

The whole point of Regionals and Games is to highlight, illustrate and show the world exactly what Crossfit competition is..
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:46 AM   #553
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I don't like some of the kooky Crossfit movements - Pistols, etc. IMO, these movements are specialized and almost proprietary to Crossfit, /snip/
I'm not necessarily disagreeing with you, but I had to chuckle. I made note just last night that if you're standing and holding a sleeping baby, and have to retrieve something from the floor, (and you don't want to bend over because that will wake the baby) you'll basically do a pistol to do it. Your opposite foot may stay on the ground, but you'll essentially be doing a 1-legged, full-depth squat.
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Old 05-15-2015, 07:26 AM   #554
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Every heat.
Every event.
Every division.

Watch live coverage of regionals at Games.CrossFit.com starting May 15.
Well. There go my next three weekends.
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:24 AM   #555
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Is there any point to keeping regions separate during the Open? Why not just combine regions to match the "super Regionals" boundaries and have those be the regions?
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:50 PM   #556
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Some under performances by Garrett F and Alec Smith.. will be tough to make it after day 1... Boss Ross taking its toll on him maybe? From 5th at the games in 2013 to 5th at the regionals in 2014 to now 25th in the regional after 1 day?
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:38 PM   #557
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Latin America not fairing too well. After day one all 10 are in 35 or worse position.
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Old 05-16-2015, 09:21 AM   #558
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The whole point of Regionals and Games is to highlight, illustrate and show the world exactly what Crossfit competition is..
I totally disagree. At one point, at least, the Crossfit Games were supposed to find "the fittest person on earth", not the person who is best at doing Crossfit.

I guess maybe that's changed, if the majority of Crossfitters think like you do.

I guess my problem is that, although I enjoy watching the Games, I don't workout at a box and the program that I follow is an offshoot of CFFB which is really not Crossfit at all anymore. Therefore, it doesn't impress me who can handstand walk further than the next guy. I would much rather see the strongest, fastest, most athletic guy win, not the guy who's most skilled at unusual proprietary skills. Maybe that's just me.
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Old 05-16-2015, 09:33 AM   #559
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Just watched the team regional snatch.. wow my heart was pounding with anxiety.. 1 min each.. stupid.. not enough time to get anything in. Hope you warmed up well and hit your first lift.. would take huge balls to do anything near max after you load the bar if needed and then have to change any weights. The weights are a seriously hike away from the bars. Will be interesting to see if any of the individuals hit good weight. They seem to have more time between sets.. and get three attempts.
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Old 05-16-2015, 01:21 PM   #560
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Some under performances by Garrett F and Alec Smith.. will be tough to make it after day 1... Boss Ross taking its toll on him maybe? From 5th at the games in 2013 to 5th at the regionals in 2014 to now 25th in the regional after 1 day?
i had really high hopes for Fisher especially since he seemed to get back to it with the NC crew. i also had high hopes for Lauren Brooks and she is really struggling.

on a side note, i am loving seeing so many athletes wearing the Nike Metcons
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