Sport or Exercise?

What is CrossFit at the competitive level?  The CrossFit Games are over, and with the Olympics here to provide some context and comparison, it begs the question of whether or not CrossFit is a sport, or is it just exercise?

Kenny’s got his opinion.

CrossFit’s popularity and recognition is growing by leaps and bounds, but could CrossFit ever make it into the Olympics?  Post your opinions in the comments.

Thursday’s Skill:

500 meter row for time

Rope climb practice

Workout of the Day (WOD):

20 minute team of 2 or 3 AMRAP of:

Row 250 meter

Run 200 meters

20 box jumps (24″ for men/20″ of women)

One person working at a movement at time.  Rotate once all members have completed their movement.

Post rounds to comments.

And here’s a little prep for tomorrow.  It’s a classic.

Caption contest for the below photo.

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2 responses to “Sport or Exercise?

  • Bryce

    Friday

    Thruster

    1-1-1-1-1-1-1 Find a heavy 1 rep max to scale appropriately for Fran!

    Workout

    Fran

    21-15-9 reps of:

    Thrusters (95/65)
    Pull-ups

  • Amanda

    Well, why can’t it be both?

    Many people run for exercise, but it’s an event in the Olympics so therefore a sport.

    From my observation (as someone who mainly does it for the exercise) the crossfit organization seems to have worked very hard to make a very popular competition that has turned into a very well attended event. If one makes an exercise into a event, it might as well be a sport, that people compete in.

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