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Matthew Swartz 08-02-2011 06:40 AM

Re: Final games thoughts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jacob Schmitt (Post 969263)
The only cool skills event was the handstand walk. I wouldn't really consider farmer's walks a skill either... cool event but, not a skill.

The stationary bike was the thing I hated the most about this Games. Biking does not prove anything that swimming and running cannot. Also, since when has CFHQ condoned the use of machines like bikes. Rowing is a little different and makes sense. Bikes.... what the H.

The Games were great this year, I think it will be the spark that gets the Games actually recognized as legitimate (maybe not for finding the Fittest Man in the World) but it was interesting enough to where people would watch them again.

Other than the biking and the lack of a really cool strength event, I really enjoyed the Games. Oh, and the MC.... ridiculous. Let's switch that guy out next year...

"SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR CROSSFIT!!!"

Stationary bikes, swinging on monkey bars ... elite.

Jakob Schmidt 08-02-2011 06:43 AM

Re: Final games thoughts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jacob Schmitt (Post 969263)
The only cool skills event was the handstand walk. I wouldn't really consider farmer's walks a skill either... cool event but, not a skill.

The stationary bike was the thing I hated the most about this Games. Biking does not prove anything that swimming and running cannot. Also, since when has CFHQ condoned the use of machines like bikes. Rowing is a little different and makes sense. Bikes.... what the H.

The Games were great this year, I think it will be the spark that gets the Games actually recognized as legitimate (maybe not for finding the Fittest Man in the World) but it was interesting enough to where people would watch them again.

Other than the biking and the lack of a really cool strength event, I really enjoyed the Games. Oh, and the MC.... ridiculous. Let's switch that guy out next year...

"SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR CROSSFIT!!!"

Quote:

Originally Posted by Matthew Swartz (Post 969266)
Stationary bikes, swinging on monkey bars ... elite.

Hence why I wrote the parenthetical statement. But, this year definitely signals that CrossFit is a growing "sport" in the US.

I guess the word legitimate wasn't the perfect word in this case.

Ian Nigh 08-02-2011 06:50 AM

Re: Final games thoughts
 
From "World class fitness in 100 words" By Coach G:

"Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast."

Jakob Schmidt 08-02-2011 06:54 AM

Re: Final games thoughts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ian Nigh (Post 969272)
From "World class fitness in 100 words" By Coach G:

"Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast."

Still a boring event.

Dave Traeger 08-02-2011 06:58 AM

Re: Final games thoughts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jacob Schmitt (Post 969274)
Still a boring event.

Would have been better if it was a lap of the stadium on the bike instead.

Matthew Swartz 08-02-2011 06:58 AM

Re: Final games thoughts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ian Nigh (Post 969272)
From "World class fitness in 100 words" By Coach G:

"Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast."

When someone goes biking, I expect some displacement. Especially if we're measuring fitness.

Jakob Schmidt 08-02-2011 06:59 AM

Re: Final games thoughts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave Traeger (Post 969277)
Would have been better if it was a lap of the stadium on the bike instead.

I will definitely agree to that.

Matthew Swartz 08-02-2011 07:10 AM

Re: Final games thoughts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave Traeger (Post 969277)
Would have been better if it was a lap of the stadium on the bike instead.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jacob Schmitt (Post 969279)
I will definitely agree to that.

But with motorcycles.

Jakob Schmidt 08-02-2011 07:11 AM

Re: Final games thoughts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Matthew Swartz (Post 969289)
But with motorcycles.

Except instead of a the track it was in this:

http://0.tqn.com/d/raleighdurham/1/0...ros-Circus.jpg WFS!

Matthew Swartz 08-02-2011 07:13 AM

Re: Final games thoughts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jacob Schmitt (Post 969290)
Except instead of a the track it was in this:

http://0.tqn.com/d/raleighdurham/1/0...ros-Circus.jpg WFS!

Mother of god... that would be SO bada**.


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