There's all sorts of exciting things going on in the world of non revenue sport/fitness/athleticism (call it what you will). The 2012 Olympics are about the kick off and there has been significant TV coverage of the Olympic trials for track & field, gymnastics, swimming, etc. The CrossFit Games just came to an end which featured some interesting tests of fitness ie: a triathalon, standing long jump, and a Camp Pendleton obstacle course (among other things). The athletes in each sport display amazing abilities-it's fascinating to see people perform at the highest level who are masters of their craft.
You can't help but notice how many different body types there are in sport and particularly how a certain body type seems to correspond to it's specific sport. Is it the body type that helped allow the person to excel in his/her sport? Or was it the hours and years of practice and competition that created the body?
Another thought that lingers is can the difficulty of one sport be compared to another? I watch the gymnastics trials and think "that looks crazy! I could never do that." But perhaps that same gymnast would think the same about Olympic weightlifting, or a decathalon.
What type of athletes body most appeals to you? And what sport do you find to be the most amazing? Please post to comments.
Workout of The Day
50m Sled Trip
2 Rope Climbs
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