CrossFit: It's anybody's game
July 18th, 2012
03:40 PM ET

CrossFit: It's anybody's game

As I stood in the Home Depot Center Stadium and looked around, I realized that in just two short years I have witnessed a true evolution in CrossFit.

Here in Carson, California, before a sold-out crowd, athletes from around the globe have come to challenge themselves like nothing you have ever witnessed before, in the hopes of being crowned fittest one earth.

Brutal workouts of burpees, pullups, running, Olympic lifting and gymnastics will force them to take their bodies to their limit. What was once a grassroots organization with garage gyms, and what some believe is a crazy approach to fitness, is now a televised event on ESPN with full sponsorship from Reebok. Million-dollar campaigns are now seen on primetime networks, as Reebok shows the world its specialized gear, specifically designed and inspired by CrossFit. There's even a growing celebrity segment that has my mom finally believing that what I do is OK. That’s right if “Bob” says it’s OK... then mom says it’s OK. That “Bob" would be Bob Harper of NBC’s Biggest Loser, who was an avid spectator for the three-day event.


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