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Christopher Snipes
CrossFit junkie, Ultra/Marathon maniac, Love spending time with my family.
CrossFit junkie, Ultra/Marathon maniac, Love spending time with my family.

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Another year complete for the #CrossFitGames2014 .  That means it's time for me to rant a little.  Not about the competition or the athletes, but CrossFit HQ.

So this year they fully jumped on the sponsorship from Reebok and forced all the athletes to wear Reebok gear.  They also broadcast most of the finals on ESPN which meant that the cord cutters were left out on the web/mobile devices unless you had a cable provider account.

They also continue to use "volunteers" to move tons and tons of weights and apparatuses and judge the competitors.

As I see it, CrossFit either needs to embrace its bid for "professional" status corporatism/sponsorship and pay its "volunteers" or they need to continue to support the grass roots community of CrossFit by making the Games accessible to as many people as possible through mobile apps, YouTube, etc.

Am I crazy or does anyone else think it's time for CrossFit to get fish or cut bait?

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A few photos of my wife.  She's 10 days from her due date with our 5th child.
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2 of my 4 completed reps in 14.2.

I will redo this WOD tomorrow.  Perhaps I can get to the C2B pull-ups.

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Working on jerk technique with my new Nike Romaleos 2. Any feedback or critiques welcome. 

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Southwest Georgia will survive the winter weather. #ColumbusGA #FortBenning

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"Why the surge in popularity? Thank CrossFit — and nearly everybody selling indoor rowing does."

I love CrossFit WODs that have rowing, but I'd find it hard focusing on a workout/fitness regimen that only had rowing with no other movements.

Still it's an interesting article that shows that CrossFit is impacting the entire fitness/gym scene.


4 rounds for time of:
Run 800 meters
40 Pull-ups
70 Push-ups

U.S. Army Master Sergeant Jared N. Van Aalst, 34, of Laconia, New Hampshire, assigned to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, died August 4, 2010, in Kunduz province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered while his unit was conducting combat operations. He is survived by his wife, Katie Van Aalst, his daughters Kaylie and Ava, and a posthumous son, Hugh Jared.

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A fun WOD/hike in the mountains of western North Carolina with my wife. We discovered a new trail to the put in on the west fork of the Tuckaseegee River. It was only .6 miles, one way, but there was nearly 800' of elevation gain. 
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