Patriot – Monday 140908

Some of you might have had the opportunity to watch the NPFL match this weekend in DC…and some of you might have no idea what the NPFL is. Think of it as the NFL of CrossFit – with athletes being drafted, and “functional Fitness” crossing over into the mainstream and into a legitimate sport. As I’ve mentioned before, I think this is both good and bad for CrossFit. Some of our athletes, even some from NoVA, are getting a shot at making a living as professional athletes. That is amazing. Never did I imagine that what we do would be recognized as a real sport and afford athletes the opportunity to take it to the next level.

On the flip side, some of what used to make CrossFit so great was the small time, cult-ish nature of the activity. We were on the margins of “fitness” and we did things that regular people didn’t think of doing. That made it different, and cool, and outside the norm. Sure, CrossFit on ESPN and the Grid League is great, but it takes a little away from the grassroots effort that used to be what we called CrossFit. It means that is has gone commercial, and we all know that the big time can sometimes ruin the nature of any business.

Did you watch the Grid match? Any thoughts on CrossFit as a professional sport?

RX’d

Level II

Level I

Squat 20 reps

4 Rounds
25 KBS (70/53)
35 Push-ups
200m Farmer’s carry (same KB as KBS)

Squat 20

4 Rounds
25 Russian KBS (70/53)
20 push ups
200m Farmer’s carry (same KB as KBS)

Squat 20

4 Rounds
25 KBS (53/35)
20 Knee push ups
200m Farmer’s carry (same KB as KBS)

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