I laugh at the narrow mindedness of Reebok and America. Hell yes i'm a rich froning fan BUT even i know that he is only the best crossfit athlete yet. AND THAT DOES NOT PAN OUT TO ACTUALLY BEING THE FITTEST ON EARTH (that's just the marketing tagline of the game) LET ALONE BE THE FITTEST MAN IN HISTORY. The competitive fitness in crossfit may be objective, but FITNESS in itself is relative. Just because someone excels at one sport, doesn't make him the fittest at everything.
FITNESS is relative. Rich is most definitely the FITTEST at crossfit. There will be people fitter than him who have not trained at crossfit and hence their adaptation to crossfit movements is not maximal. Similarly, put rich froning into another sport and see whether he is fittest than the fittest man at that particular sport. for eg: if froning and sachin tendulkar compete at batting in cricket, who will be fitter? If rich and messi compete at football, will rich be better? OR if he is indeed the fittest on earth, how come the game show - american ninja warrior wasnt bested by him while it was bested by a girl who is a gymnast and another man who was a mountain climber?
BEING FIT is relative to the APPLIED MOVEMENT OR TASK.
RICH FRONING is an incredibly fit man who is also extremely well adapted to the competitive movements of the crossfit games.
Yes, he is the fittest crossfit athlete. But he is definitely not the fittest man on earth, let alone in history.STOP OVERHYPING UP AN ATHLETE AND KILLING THE GENUINE RESPECT HE DESERVES.
This is just like america having an American Football 'world series' when the game is only played in america. I love rich froning and even the trailer and will even watch the documentary - but this overhyped, narrow-minded 'nomenclature' is Hilarious as fuck i'm sorry. "THE GREATEST DISSERVICE YOU CAN DO TO A GREAT MAN IS TO PROCLAIM HIM AS GREATER THAN HE IS, AS IF HIS GREATNESS ISN'T ENOUGH."
- Pushkaraj S Shirke