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Matthew Swartz 08-02-2011 06:40 AM

Re: Final games thoughts
 
[QUOTE=Jacob Schmitt;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, [B]I think it will be the spark that gets the Games actually recognized as legitimate[/B] (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...

[SIZE="6"]"SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR CROSSFIT!!!"[/SIZE][/QUOTE]

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

Jakob Schmidt 08-02-2011 06:43 AM

Re: Final games thoughts
 
[QUOTE=Jacob Schmitt;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 [B](maybe not for finding the Fittest Man in the World)[/B] 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...

[SIZE="6"]"SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR CROSSFIT!!!"[/SIZE][/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Matthew Swartz;969266]Stationary bikes, swinging on monkey bars ... elite.[/QUOTE]

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:

"[B]Bike[/B], run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast."

Jakob Schmidt 08-02-2011 06:54 AM

Re: Final games thoughts
 
[QUOTE=Ian Nigh;969272]From "World class fitness in 100 words" By Coach G:

"[B]Bike[/B], run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast."[/QUOTE]

Still a boring event.

Dave Traeger 08-02-2011 06:58 AM

Re: Final games thoughts
 
[QUOTE=Jacob Schmitt;969274]Still a boring event.[/QUOTE]

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=Ian Nigh;969272]From "World class fitness in 100 words" By Coach G:

"[B]Bike[/B], run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast."[/QUOTE]

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=Dave Traeger;969277]Would have been better if it was a lap of the stadium on the bike instead.[/QUOTE]

I will definitely agree to that.

Matthew Swartz 08-02-2011 07:10 AM

Re: Final games thoughts
 
[QUOTE=Dave Traeger;969277]Would have been better if it was a lap of the stadium on the bike instead.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Jacob Schmitt;969279]I will definitely agree to that.[/QUOTE]

But with motorcycles.

Jakob Schmidt 08-02-2011 07:11 AM

Re: Final games thoughts
 
[QUOTE=Matthew Swartz;969289]But with motorcycles.[/QUOTE]

Except instead of a the track it was in this:

[url]http://0.tqn.com/d/raleighdurham/1/0/3/9/-/-/Motorcycle-Cage-Sphere-of-Death-at-Ringling-Bros-Circus.jpg[/url] WFS!

Matthew Swartz 08-02-2011 07:13 AM

Re: Final games thoughts
 
[QUOTE=Jacob Schmitt;969290]Except instead of a the track it was in this:

[url]http://0.tqn.com/d/raleighdurham/1/0/3/9/-/-/Motorcycle-Cage-Sphere-of-Death-at-Ringling-Bros-Circus.jpg[/url] WFS![/QUOTE]

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


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