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Old 02-09-2015, 06:45 AM   #21
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Re: Why are the games in Imperial not Metric?

I guess my only thing with that is this.

When you see people lifting weight at the Crossfit Games you will see them lifting colored plates and automatically start adding the weight based on what you see on the bar (reds, blues, yellows etc) mostly if you have experience weightlifting or power lifting and are not a Crossfitter. However you will be wrong once you realize the weight is in pounds and not KG.

Other than that I could care less. I train at home mostly using KG becasue it is easier math.

FWIW NPGL is also in pounds, also bizarre.
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Old 02-09-2015, 07:59 AM   #22
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Re: Why are the games in Imperial not Metric?

World, learn Imperial/#.

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Old 02-13-2015, 04:46 PM   #23
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Re: Why are the games in Imperial not Metric?

I just wanted to add the side note that football is played, even professionally so, outside of America (shame on the OP, who is of Canadian descent)

Oh and it's mainly played here in Canada using Imperial measurements, although I guess 3 downs Metric is equal to 4 downs Imperial.
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Old 02-16-2015, 02:11 AM   #24
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Re: Why are the games in Imperial not Metric?

Drew -

We are going to have to stick it out..... We will have to keep converting from imperial to metric..

Plus it's good for us... I liked Math's when I was a kid keeps you sharp..
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:18 PM   #25
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Re: Why are the games in Imperial not Metric?

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I just wanted to add the side note that football is played, even professionally so, outside of America (shame on the OP, who is of Canadian descent)

Oh and it's mainly played here in Canada using Imperial measurements, although I guess 3 downs Metric is equal to 4 downs Imperial.
Football is played primarily in USA and yes a version is played in Canada.

People keep mentioning football...but I used it as an example of the type of sport I wasn't talking about in my question...
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Old 02-23-2015, 02:55 AM   #26
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Re: Why are the games in Imperial not Metric?

btw, in 2014 games there was a triple 3 event which included 3000 meter row, so they used metric, while the run was in imperial - 3 miles.

I also think some of the longer distance running in the past, 5k, was in metric.
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Old 02-24-2015, 06:59 AM   #27
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Re: Why are the games in Imperial not Metric?

Again, how is metric easier than imperial when it comes to weights? I get the it's easy with distance (milimeter, centimeter, meter etc. is easier than feet, yards, and miles). But when it comes to weights in a competition all that is involved is pounds or kilos. Is adding 45 and 45, that much harder than adding 20 and 20?
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Old 02-24-2015, 07:59 AM   #28
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Re: Why are the games in Imperial not Metric?

I dunno the reason behind being easier, but since crossfit is a global sport, I believe they are aiming at global markets. And everybody, but USA, uses metric.

So athletes that come to the games from non-USA land might have a bit of a hard time learning how to convert kilos to pounds and it would much more convenient to just use imperial.

But, at the moment, majority of the games athletes come from USA, which I believe will change if sports progresses and at that time, most likely a change like that might happen.

Most of new CF stars will likely come off a weightlifting background and they are already used of using kilos, if they ever competed in a WL event.
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Re: Why are the games in Imperial not Metric?

I can't believe this thread is still going...
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Old 02-24-2015, 08:25 PM   #30
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I dunno the reason behind being easier, but since crossfit is a global sport, I believe they are aiming at global markets. And everybody, but USA, uses metric.

So athletes that come to the games from non-USA land might have a bit of a hard time learning how to convert kilos to pounds and it would much more convenient to just use imperial.

But, at the moment, majority of the games athletes come from USA, which I believe will change if sports progresses and at that time, most likely a change like that might happen.

Most of new CF stars will likely come off a weightlifting background and they are already used of using kilos, if they ever competed in a WL event.
Why would they have to convert anything? It's not like they are told the what the weight are in kolos while being given pound weights to load. Plus 99% of the time the bars are preloaded. They just have to pick up the bar.
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