Steven just beat me to this topic but I feel it must be addressed. Let me know what yall are thinking.
An interesting thought and I would be intrigued to hear thoughts about this is how do we legitimize a test that replicates our training? For the most part what the competitors did last weekend was an example of a week of programming on the main site.
I have been thinking about this for a while now but I really feel that the test can’t replicate the preparation. So what do we do to test fitness?
I can’t say that I have the answer but some ideas I had are listed below.
First and probably the most outragious would be the old Indian test of traveling a certain distance with a mouth full of water and the person that finishes first with a set amount of water in their mouth would take that event. By the way it has to be a multi event competition.
Second would be to pile all competitors on an island for 30 days where you control diet sleep and testing to see who is best in all catagories.
Last idea and probably most logical would be to set up an extended obstacle course. I would use both crossfit and non crossfit movements. I would require rest at certain points and limit it at other points. This would be great for TV but tough for spectators.
Of course I wouldn’t tell the competitors what they would be doing after the start.