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Old 07-28-2011, 07:35 PM   #1991
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Event 2
Max L-Sit Hold
Max Distance Softball Throw (2 Attempts)
Max Handstand Walk (1 Mulligan if 1st attempt is less than 5 yards)

So the truly elite need a mulligan? I don't get it.

Justin
I'm not sure when you'd ever be walking on your hands as a test of fitness. L-sit hold likewise...

I think more of the parkour concepts are much more valid as human movement and a better test of fitness. I'd LIKE to see an obstacle course of some sorts instead of this weird stuff (and hell I'm a gymnastics fanatic..... so this ain't some sort of bias).

Ball throw I could see... but it would be better as a javalin throw to hit some moving animals.

The mulligan is pretty amusing though. Why do you get a mulligan when you don't get a mulligan for the other things?
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:39 PM   #1992
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Probably more for the audience. It's going to be lame when everyone falls after 6 feet.
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:58 PM   #1993
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Probably more for the audience. It's going to be lame when everyone falls after 6 feet.
Well, at least I'll get to see one of my friends go really far (former gymnast) in cf games.

Pretty sure it's gonna be like... 5 of the people who were gymnasts go really far I'd say 100m is possible for some of the better ones... everyone else is gonna fail hard within 10m

Oh yeah, since I dont think any of hte men are former gymnasts you might see women out walking all of the men. That would be amusing
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:11 AM   #1994
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I saw a video of Chris Spealler doing handstand walks as part of a metcon once, with rounds of 20m, and i'm pretty sure he wasn't doing them in one go. I would have thought he would have been one of the better ones at it too, so a 10m or less average sounds plausible.
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:38 AM   #1995
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From a recent CF Journal article:

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The anthem had an Olympic theme to it, intent on
bringing unity to the competitors.

Donít get me wrong. We need the Games. We do. Weíre
human beings, and itís only natural that we like to
compete. And also just like the Olympics, fierce competition
will soon play out in the battle to find the fittest. I
think this is healthy and positive, and Iím not trying to
take the intense competition away from CrossFit. Itís an
amazing sport, at both the ďlifestyleĒ and the elite level.
No...it isn't even comparable to the Olympics AT ALL.

They tried this before with http://games2009.crossfit.com/thegam...-olympics.html


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Old 07-29-2011, 06:25 AM   #1996
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I usually just lurk in this thread, but I remember reading this gem way back. It's from Sevan, comment #21:

"... however, Tony [Budding] is an authority on CrossFit, arguably one of the most knowledgeable people in the world."
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:38 AM   #1997
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Ha. The IGx concensus is that aikido makes you a douch.
lol. i was hoping to get that point across in my comment too.

so, aside from the fact that it's not a shot put or javelin, any thoughts why they picked a softball instead of a baseball?
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I usually just lurk in this thread, but I remember reading this gem way back. It's from Sevan, comment #21:

"... however, Tony [Budding] is an authority on CrossFit, arguably one of the most knowledgeable people in the world."
Say wha???
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:30 AM   #1999
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I usually just lurk in this thread, but I remember reading this gem way back. It's from Sevan, comment #21:

"... however, Tony [Budding] is an authority on CrossFit, arguably one of the most knowledgeable people in the world."
hahaha! that explains everything then.

What happened to Rob Orlando?
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Josh Bridges is a monster.
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