Dave Castro, Director of the CrossFit Games, will take you from the early stages of the season to the end of the final event in Madison, and he'll share detailed thoughts on every aspect of the competition, including the workouts of the ...
Author: Dave Castro
The CrossFit Games determine the Fittest on Earth.The process of finding these elite athletes is not simply a matter of jotting down some movements on a piece of a paper. Nor is it random, although the best athletes are prepared for any physical challenge.The purpose of this book is to chronicle the process used to develop and refine the events that tested the best athletes in the world in 2017. Dave Castro, Director of the CrossFit Games, will take you from the early stages of the season to the end of the final event in Madison, and he'll share detailed thoughts on every aspect of the competition, including the workouts of the Open and Regional rounds.In 2017, this is how Castro constructed the tests that defined the CrossFit Games and determined the Fittest on Earth.
The images of CrossFit games athletes moving through various Games workouts feature them shirtless, ... who do indeed desire to become what men find attractive, by constructing exercise and sport as a means by which to achieve this.
Author: Laurel Walzak
Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
Category: Sports & Recreation
In Sport Media Vectors: Digitization, Expanding Audiences, and the Globalization of Live Sport leading scholars from five continents explore the socio-cultural and political aspects of sport media vectors. The book covers a complementary range of topics: esports; livestreaming; traditional linear broadcasting; gender, sexual orientation and masculinities in sport media; global comparisons; media and technological implications of sport; and audience study. The book plays an important role in understanding the globalization of live sport from the sport media point of view, which has not been widely investigated. However, due to recent demand by fans to consume and engage with live sport and the concomitant growth of digital platforms supplying fans with access and enhancing their consumption experience, it is gaining importance and attention in the field. Consequently, a common thread is a focus on the intersection between scholarly work and its convergence with and practical relevance for industry practice.
Table 1.7 Negative environmental impacts from the London 2012 Olympic Games Environmental Impacts Outcomes for the ... soil being shifted in the run-up to construction Source: Adapted from Corporate Watch (2014) on the environment.
Author: Nicole Ferdinand
Category: Business & Economics
Taking an explicit international approach to the subject, Events Management combines theory and practice to address the challenges and opportunities of working in a global world to help prepare students for the realities of the events management sector. Written by a high profile international team of editors and contributors, the text features cases spanning Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and North America, and covers key topics and issues such as fundraising, sponsorship, globalization and sustainability. It also aims to bolster student employability through the inclusion of features such as practical asides, case studies, and a "Diary of an Events Manager" to give students a window into the real life of a practitioner. Brand new to the Second Edition: Three new chapters covering industry-related contemporary developments in social media, events tourism and the future of international events New case studies in every chapter illustrating real-life and diverse practical applications of each topic Updated theory about the critical global issues affecting events and the main drivers of change in the industry A Companion Website featuring links to interactive learning resources, an Instructors manual for lecturers, events-related videos for fun additional educational viewing, and author-selected SAGE journal articles for advanced learning. Suitable for courses in Events Management and International Events Management.
The CrossFit Games are an annual international competition where participants compete in a range of activities that aim to ... Nettleton, S. and Hardey, M. (2006) 'running away with health: The urban marathon and the construction of ...
Author: Tim Jordan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Social Science
‘Being in the zone' means performing in a distinctive, unusual, pleasurable and highly competent way at something you already regularly do: dancing or playing a viola, computer programming, tennis and much more. What makes the zone special? This volume offers groundbreaking research that brings sociological and cultural studies to bear on the idea of being in the zone. There is original research on musicians, dancers and surfers which shows that being in the zone far from being exclusively individualised and private but must be understood as social and collective and possibly accessible to all. The zone is not just for elite performers. Being in the zone is not just the province of the athlete who suddenly and seemingly without extra effort swims faster or jumps higher or the musician who suddenly plays more than perfectly, but also of the doctor working under intense pressure or the computer programmer staying up all night. The meaning of such experiences for convincing people to work in intense conditions, often with short term contracts, is explored to show how being in the zone can have problematic effects and have negative and constraining as well as creative and productive implications. Often being in the zone is understood from a psychological viewpoint but this can limit our understanding. This volume provides the first in-depth analysis of being in the zone from social and cultural viewpoints drawing on a range of theories and novel evidence. Written in a stimulating and accessible style, Culture, Identity and Intense Performativity: Being in the Zone will strongly appeal to students and researchers who aim to understand the experience of work, creativity, musicianship and sport. Issues of the body are also central to being in the zone and will make this book relevant to anyone studying bodies and embodiment . This collection will establish being in the zone as an important area of enquiry for social science and the humanities.
Author: University of Kansas School of Nursing Karen Wambach
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Sport Facility and Event Management focuses on the major components of both facility and even management: planning, financing, marketing, implementation, and evaluation. It integrates timely theoretical foundations with real world practicality and application to provide the reader with a strong foundation in facility and event management. The authors focus on a broad range of facilities and events to demonstrate the diversity of the industry, which encompass recreation, leisure, health and fitness, in addition to the more commonly discussed sport facilities and events. The texts robust pedagogy includes chapter learning objectives, industry expert spotlights, vignettes, case studies, discussion questions, and tip points, as well as actual examples from the industries covered throughout the book.
Sport Facility and Event Management provides readers with a working knowledge of how to manage sport facilities and how to plan, manage, implement, and evaluate sport events. The text integrates timely theoretical insights with real-world practicality and application, affording readers a strong foundation in facility and event management. The authors focus on a broad range of facilities and events, from community recreation facilities to large venues, reflecting the diversity of the industry.
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... 178 material 12, 14, 16, 20, 94, 107, 186; construction 175; corporeal sociologists 53; object of perception 22, ... 57; affluent 39; fat cats 8 military 119–120 Millington, B. 39, 41, 174, 186 mind games 111 mirrors 2, 66, 87–88, ...
Author: James Brighton
Category: Social Science
Drawing on empirical research, this fascinating new book explores the embodied experiences of ‘gym goers’ and the fitness cultures that are constructed within gyms and fitness spaces. Gym Bodies offers a personal, interactive, ethnographic account of the multiplicity of contemporary gym practices, spaces and cultures, including bodybuilding, CrossFit and Spinning. It argues that gym bodies are historically constructed, social, sensual, emotional and political; that experience intersects with multiple embodied identities; and that fitness cultures are profoundly important in shaping the body in wider contemporary culture. This is important reading for students, tutors and researchers working in sport and exercise studies, sociology of the body, health studies, leisure, cultural studies, gender and education. It is also a valuable resource for policy makers and practitioners within the fields of sport, leisure, health and education.
One of the nicest memories I have from preparing for the Games in Madison involves a lake, a run, a swim, some coffee and a team of CrossFit athletes from Wigan. We managed to get ourselves a little house on a lake near Milwaukee and in ...
Author: Sam Briggs
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
INCLUDES AN UPDATED CHAPTER ON THE 2020 SEASON You don't get biceps like Briggs by giving up when the going gets tough... CrossFit superstar Sam Briggs, aka 'The Engine', is a true hero in the sport, with a level of endurance unparalleled in the game. This is the story of how she got to the top, and battled with everything she had to stay there. Sam's memoir takes in the whole story, from being kicked out of ballet lessons as a child but being accepted on the boys' sports teams, to working as a firefighter in West Yorkshire for ten years, tackling dangerous and adrenaline-fueled situations on a daily basis, and to taking up CrossFit at the comparatively ancient age of 27. Sam tells of what it took to become champion a mere three years later, and after a year out with a broken patella. Despite the numerous setbacks and debilitating injuries that have plagued her in the years that followed, when most other athletes would have thrown in the towel, Sam has fought, and continues to fight, to be the very best that she can be. Start Your Engines is the story of how, with a combination of grit, training and dogged motivation, it's never too late to achieve your dreams.
Identity under construction: How individuals come to define themselves in organizations. ... Investigating the organisational culture of CrossFit. ... The social construction of reality: A treatise on the sociology of knowledge.
Author: Russell Hoye
Category: Business & Economics
Now available in a fully revised and updated sixth edition, Sport Management: Principles and Applications tells you everything you need to know about the contemporary sport industry. Covering both the professional and nonprofit sectors, and with more international material than any other introductory sport management textbook, it focuses on core management principles and their application in a sporting context, highlighting the unique challenges of a career in sport management. The book contains useful features throughout, including conceptual overviews, guides to further reading, links to important websites, study questions, and up-to-date case studies showing how theory works in the real world. It covers every core area of management, including: Strategic planning Human resource management Leadership and governance Marketing and sponsorship Sport and the media Sport policy Sport law The sixth edition includes expanded coverage of key contemporary issues, including integrity and corruption, digital business and technology, and legal issues and risk management. With useful ancillary material for instructors, including slides and case diagnostic exercises, this is an ideal textbook for first- and second-year students in sport management degree programs and for business students seeking an overview of applied sport management principles.