Friday, January 29, 2010

Links On The Left, Part 8

Blair Morrison finished in 7th Place at the 2009 CrossFit Games. To those of you that don't know what this is, it's a pretty lofty accomplishment. CrossFit itself has it's flaws here and there and I readily admit that. Nevertheless, I stand by its basic principles. And the CrossFit Games are an effort to prove who is the best CrossFitter in the world, a feat they claim warrants the title of "Fittest Person On The Planet." You can argue against that nomenclature all you want, but to see these beasts go through the eight brutal events in person, it's hard to for me to dismiss it.

Blair is a graduate of Princeton University. He played football for the Tigers and is second all-time in receptions. For the past few years, he's been a personal trainer in Washington, DC. I've had the pleasure of working and discussing training with him for a while now. He's a good dude, but I give him endless shit for going to an Ivy League school. The tiniest of spelling or grammatical errors and it's "You went to Princeton, Blair?"

At the moment, Blair is studying in some genius program overseas. He'll be attending Leiden, the Sorbonne, and Oxford. In the meantime, he's trying to continue his fitness pursuits in a country not as well equipped in CrossFit as the states. FitQuest documents this endeavor. It's a sweet site for those interested in CrossFit, training ideas, and reading stuff written by people smarter than them.

By the way, Blair weighs 185lbs and snatches 100kg. Dude is a monster.



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