Jul 22nd, 2010
Team CFO in the heat of competition
The 2010 CrossFit Games were just held at a major sports center in LA. There were athletes, sponsors, a scoring system, even commentators and media coverage, not to mention a serious competitive spirit which permeated the entire 3-day event.
Given these facts, I would tend to argue that yes, it is a sport. But is it a sport for you? Do you come to CFO to compete or do you come for some other reason? Maybe to stay fit, lose weight, get strong, rehab an injury, breathe chalk and listen to bad ’80s metal?
I am guessing that the majority of us regular folk do not perceive CrossFit as a sport. But maybe it would be fun to go there? You might not be ready to quit your job and train full time to go to the 2011 CrossFit Games and let’s face it, not all of us are going to be able to join Team CFO, but there are certainly other options for competing at the ‘sport of fitness" We really do it every day if you think about it. We compete against ourselves – checking our books for that last back squat number or Helen time and we compete against one another – we all see those names and number on the board next to ours.
But what else? How about some smaller competitions? More local and accessible to all levels of fitness? We’ve done it before in the form of Bay Area "Throwdowns" and other gyms in the area have held some pretty fun events too, such as a "Fran-Off" and "Bad Girls Don’t Cry". Have you competed in any of these? What did you think? Any ideas for a competition hosted by CFO?
Post to comments your thoughts on CrossFit as a competitive sport and what that should look like for you.