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Old 08-02-2011, 06:40 AM   #31
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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...

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Old 08-02-2011, 06:43 AM   #32
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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...

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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.
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:50 AM   #33
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Re: Final games thoughts

From "World class fitness in 100 words" By Coach G:

"Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast."
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:54 AM   #34
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From "World class fitness in 100 words" By Coach G:

"Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast."
Still a boring event.
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:58 AM   #35
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Still a boring event.
Would have been better if it was a lap of the stadium on the bike instead.
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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.
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Would have been better if it was a lap of the stadium on the bike instead.
I will definitely agree to that.
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I will definitely agree to that.
But with motorcycles.
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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!
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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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