Greg Glassman – King of CrossFit

CrossFit, Inc. is a fitness company founded by Greg Glassman and Lauren Jenai in 2000 …

… workouts incorporate elements from high-intensity interval training, Olympic weightlifting, plyometrics, powerlifting, gymnastics, girevoy sport, calisthenics, strongman, and other exercises.

It is practiced by members of over 10,000 affiliated gyms …

Turns out billionaire owner Greg Glassman, a former gymnast, is outrageously outspoken and unrepentant. Click PLAY or watch a feature on him on CBS.

Criticism:

… websites allege that CrossFit exercise sequences are illogical, random, and lack periodization. Those same blogs allege that CrossFit lacks accreditation standards for trainers …

CrossFit needs to evolve. It needs to become more individualized. Needs to be made safer.

CrossFit & Reebok

Reebok has been a major sponsor since 2010. The first 2min of this video are interesting. Reebok employees being introduced to the sport and activity of CrossFit.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

(via Hard Body)

CrossFit is a CULT

… I mean “A way of life”. :-)

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crazy strong female acrobats

Click PLAY or watch it on Facebook.

Some of the best stuff there comes from street-workout.com. Check out their videos. Playground acrobats from Switzerland.

Lift #LikeAGirl

Or … #LikeAGymnast :-)

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via Lawson Hamer

$2 MILLION dollars in prize money

In Gymnastics? :-)

No. :-(

In CrossFit.

CrossFit continues to grow in popularity and in large part due to the CrossFit Games appearing on ESPN. Add the support of Reebok and you have a recipe for success.

The CrossFit Games are one of the few events where the men and women’s prize money is equal. The 2015 CrossFit Games prize money will be over $2,000,000.00, a 100 percent increase from three years ago.

The top earners will be the fittest man and fittest woman, both taking home $275,000. That’s more than Mr. Olympia wins in bodybuilding. …

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Hard Body

Why is such a new sport able to generate so much more prize money than Artistic Gymnastics?

CrossFit® Letting Beauty Speak

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(via Debbie Broderick Rodriguez)