Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Future of Competitive Sport

Sport 2.0, Social Sport, I am seeing a really interesting approach to competitive sport. Crossfit is a strength and conditioning program where workouts posted daily on their site along with instructional videos, tips, stories and allows people to post their comments & results.



The Crossfit Games is an annual event that has regional and global events. For this year they have also launched the crossfit open for everyone. For $5 you can enter the competition and receive a workout every week for 6 weeks. To validate your score you either do it in an affiliated gym or video yourself and post it on the site for it to be moderated by other competitors.

20,000 people have registered.

I got my arse handed to me by their first workout and am currently languishing at around 60% of the field. decided to redo it after i had recovered, beat my score and then realized I hadn't pressed record. Ouch.



6 comments:

Marcus Reynolds said...

I figure I should leave a comment just to let you know someone reads this.

I took great pleasure watching you nearly snuff it in the name of exercise. I saw this online and was tempted to have a go myself although I had no idea what a double jump was...and now I know. I can't skip to save my life!

Good effort though. I liked the idea of doing double sets upfront to minimise the crossover time but wonder if that really knackered you out for the fifth set?

Good work! Marcus

Giles Rhys Jones said...

my sole reader! i saw your mug in a mag/conf thing recently, hope all well and you have a good gym/work balance. can't wait for the next lot of pain next week...

Montele Hogan said...

Very interesting video! Just want to make praise about your goals in building this blog site. I just read the description above and for no. of reasons, you're absolutely right! Good Job Giles!

Casino said...

Nice place to stretch your muscles nicely organized gym..

Carrie said...

Hi Giles,

Can I contact you via email? I have a quick question I’d like to ask you. You can reach me at ctaaca@gmail.com.

Thanks!

Carrie Taaca
Higher Level Group / The Leadership & Influence Blog

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