Which Game Would You Play?
It goes with out saying that we all go to the gym for our own personal benefit. But what if it could be more then that? I was reading CrossFit LA’s blog, and they turned me on to this idea of a “Zillion Sum Game”, an idea that was talked about by Jonathan Fields, at a conference in Portland recently. Everyone one has heard of a zero sum game. Most sports are like this, there is a winner and a loser, and there can not be one with out they other. They cancel each other out, hence, zero sum. But what if everyone could win? You didn’t even have to know you were in the game, you just had to show up. Zillion Sum Game, or I think a better term would be the Infinity Sum Game, would be where everyone wins because when you see someone else succeed at something it drives you to want to succeed. Hang around successful people and you’ll become more successful, hang around with people who care about health and fitness, and like magic all of a sudden you become more aware of your own body’s well being. So, is CrossFit a zero sum game, or a Zillion Sum Game? It’s your choice. You can be the CrossFitter that walks in, gets their stuff set up, goes when the clock starts and leaves as soon as finishing and have it be all about you. Or you can be a part of a community that is growing exponentially. You can welcome a new member, help show them the ropes. You can help someone set up or clean theirs up. Be excited for someone that just got that PR because it will only make you strive harder on your WODs. In either scenario you can succeed, but in most other gyms you wont find this kind of community. With that, if you had to choose which game would you play?
- WU: 2 x 400m run backwards + 20 squats
- 3 Rounds
- 400m run backwards
- 100 meter sled pull
- 500 meter row
- 4 min rest
- III: 90/65 II: 75/45 I: 50/35