When you want to take part in the “best-in-the-world” CrossFit Games (beginning back in 2007), then there are many requirements that you must adhere to. Along with the physical abilities, including strength and agility, is also a requirement that you sign in your name when participating at events. Why would this be the case? This is something that came up during episode #3 of our History of CrossFit series, remembering these questions from athletes years ago about why they had to sign their names after competing. A couple things have been said over time throughout this history, so I’m going to highlight some of those things here…
In 2002 – In ATHLEANX Magazine – Jason Khalipa wrote an article titled “Crossfit – What it Is All About.” You can read his thoughts on why he does what he does at crossfitgames.com/athleanx:
Since its inception, CrossFit has done a lot for health and fitness—and for me personally—but probably not enough proper credit goes out to all those who lifted weights before us or attended Nautilus gyms or Olympic Lifts classes or got on those spin bikes or ran those endless miles as teenagers trying to burn off fat as fast as possible without regard for injury risk or how it might affect them later on down the road. We still see people more interested in their numbers than actual fitness but think we somehow invented
Struggles You Encountered And How You Overcame Them In Crossfit?
I got addicted to throwing weight around in a gym. It was a phase that I went through and it taught me more about myself than anything else did because I learned what my limits were. The more reps I put in, the stronger my mind became and encouraged me to do more. What Expert Have You Found Most Helpful In Entering A New Sport Or Activity? Bosu ball tossing with all of her knowledge on how our bodies work and react when we throw something at them for longer periods of time helped a lot becoming a new crossfitter. She has been an AMAZING mentor for being so knowledgeable about body mechanics! If you have any questions or thoughts, leave us a comment below! And don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter below & follow us on social media:
Robot or human?
In a related theme, some modern-day “robots” contain a human inside their metal frame. The idea is that the scientist or inventor controls the robot by sending instructions through a computer wirelessly from anywhere on Earth. Some of these robots have been built for military purposes, such as tanks and aircraft carriers. However, there is ethical questions about this technology as well particularly if it comes into use in future warfare scenarios against noncombatants or enemy combatants who become prisoners of war/enemy captives (“cop[ies] humans with copies of their minds”). Also, some people believe these new forms of research conducted on ‘robotic entities’ may be used to create new forms of undead beings – i.e., superhumans – even though it will be impossible to ever create an original human being again due to the irreversible consequences of cloning. “Robotism” (also sometimes called “cybernetics”, as applied to machines) has been around since Averroes (1150–1200) and Rene Descartes (1596–1650). In addition, many other early thinkers contributed; including Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716), Henri de Boulogne (1727–1810), René Descartes (1596–1650), Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), Charles Montgolfier(