Doc

Doc

Bill, otherwise known as ‘Doc’ is the founding father of AdventureFit Travel. An avid traveller/backpacker Doc spends more time with a backpack on his back than your average primary school student. Across his travels Doc encountered many adventures. From swimming with sharks, patting lions, riding elephants and running with bulls. He has visited 5 continents on his quest for adventure and plans to visit more with his AdventureFit family.

Not only is Doc passionate about lust for adventure but he is also an avid fitness enthusiast. Working in the CrossFit industry has shown him... Read more.

 

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Doc's Movie Reviews: Star Wars - The Force Awakens

THIS IS A SPOILER FREE REVIEW.

Well......that was.......

AMAZING!

A 3:30am screening of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a very scary proposition due to the fact that there was so much riding on the next installment of the most epic franchise of all time. Could J.J Abrams breath new life into a franchise that spluttered along aimlessly through the backstop of Episode 1, 2 and (insert snooooooze emoticon) 3. Could he hit a home run and set the franchise up for the next decade of planned sequels and prequels. Well the answer you have all been waiting for is a big, fat, YES!

Right from the opening few frames you feel like you are back in the world that George Lucas did such a good job at creating although with a few great new twists and turns around each corner. From the start you are drawn into our new heroes of the force in Rey (played by the alluring Daisy Ridley) and Finn (played by the refreshing John Boyega), who do a great job in getting you into the action and into their characters without too much of either. For the first time in a long time, since 1983 to be precise, the people behind the scenes have mixed just the right amount of comedy into the intense, action packed world we have come to know and love.

Old friends will join us not far into the piece in Han Solo and Chewbacca. This is also a refreshing slice of cinematic pie in the fact that the characters are played by the originals 30 years on. Add to this Princess Leia and the looming presence and final reveal of the one and only Luke Skywalker and it feels like walking into your 30 year high school reunion, just without any of the people you didn't care for. 

There are a few things that may irk some viewers, one of those is the apparent similarities to a lot of the older movie. I believe JJ Abrams and co-writer Lawrence Kasdan did this without particularity meaning to. But there are family conflicts, droid buddies, lightsaber upon lightsaber duel and death starish looking planet destroying thingys that will make some viewers draw too many simiaitiries to the old movies, but for me, this was a noticeable non-issue.

The franchise is now set to take off and shoot us all over the cosmos with new antagonist Kylo Ren (played extremely well by boyish, yet evil Adam Drivr) at the helm of the 'The First Order', a remnant of the Empire that remains a looming threat to the galaxy and its inhabitants. 

 

All in all I think this was a fantastic re-boot to a series that has the potential to grow in leaps and bounds with the countless stories we can draw upon from our friends the Jedi against their ever evil enemy in a galaxy far, far away.

Overall: 9/10.

 

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RxIt Nations Series

RxIt Nations Series 2015

The RxIt Nations Series 2015 presents the 4th edition of the highly popular online competition consisting of 3 WOWs (Workout of the Week) to be performed over a period of 3 weeks from 4 November to 25 November 2015. The RxIt Nations Series 2015 is open to competitors from around the globe to see competitors from all Nations competing against and with each other. Yet again, based on the positive feedback of the previous Series’, RxIt build on the highly efficient scaling levels to enable mass participation in a short window of time that will truly test every athlete, expose some goats and above all, leave every participant with a feeling of accomplishment and challenged to up their game.

Prizes

Prizes and the ability to be on contention for the top prize is what makes RxIt unique.  What is the one thing that we all aspire to, would like to experience or just be part of?  It must be to witness the fittest in the world compete: LIVE!

Each entrant goes into the draw to win a fully paid trip for 2 to the Reebok CrossFit Games 2016 in Carson California! To qualify for this $10 000 prize, you have to enter and complete all three WOW’s of the RxIt Nations Series 2015. 

The RxIt Nations Series 2014 saw over 2,500 competitors from over 150 different boxes take part in 13 different countries. The 2015 Edition promises to be bigger and better than before, estimating 5000+ athletes joining in on the fun!

 

The total prize money is $6200! There is once again prize money for the top achievers in the Masters (40+) category.

Breakdown per gender and category:
Overall 1st, $1000
Overall 2nd, $750
Overall 3rd, $500

Masters (40+) 1st, $500
Masters (40+) 2nd, $250
Masters (40+) 3rd, $100

Process To Enter

Each WOW offers 4 different levels of movement and/or weight. The competitor can choose at which level to complete EACH scoring opportunity. This rewards strengths and highlights weaknesses so to ensure that everyone competes at a level which is challenging for them. Ranking will firstly be based on level and then scoring for the workout.

WOW launch and score submission will open each week on the Wednesday at 7am Johannesburg / 12am New York / 3pm Sydney / 5pm Auckland / 5am London with a full description and video demo available of each movement and its required standard. Score submissions will close the following Monday at 12pm Johannesburg / 5am New York / 8pm Sydney / 10pm Auckland / 10am London. 

WOW 1 launch is on 4 November, WOW 2 on 11 November and WOW 3 on 18 November. 

RxIt will announce the winners of each category after video reviews have been finalised on Friday 27 November. All scores will immediately be live on the leader board but will require a box owner to validate it before the cut off which is 24 hours after score submission closed.

 

 

Leaderboard And Validation

Those competing in the Rx level and Masters (40+) that finish in the top 10 each week must video record each workout and submit it with their scores. Failing to do so will result in a penalty and possibly even a 0 (zero) score for the workout. If it is found that standards are not met, RxIt reserves the right to zero a score, disqualify a competitor from the competition and/or exclude the participating box from the competition. Integrity is the foundation of this sport and RxIt will not tolerate cheating.
The standards for video submissions will be:
1. Recorded in landscape
2. Competitor to state name, box, workout and date 
3. Competitor, timer and equipment to remain in view at all-time 
4. No one to touch the equipment or timer during the WOD

 

Tee Shirts

We are excited to announce Push Apparel as its new supplier for the upcoming series! Some of you will know them as the supplier to a number of large events and boxes. 

RxIt experienced many challenges in the past getting shirts to 10+ countries with the biggest problem being on-time supply of shirts to RxIt. With this in mind the whole process of supply and delivery was reviewed. We've therefore set 2 cut off dates when shirt orders will be processed. 

Those entering before or on 30 September can expect shirts to arrive by end of October. For those entering before or on 15 October can expect shirts to arrive mid to end of November.

 

Get in quick to secure your chance to win 2 tickets to the CrossFit Games.

 

Enjoy!

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Sam V Annie - 50 Rep Isabel

Former CrossFit Games champs Sam Briggs and Annie Thorisdottir go head-to-head on a 50-rep version of Isabel.

If you thought that regular Isabel was a tough one guys give this one a go.

Doc.

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Alex Chacon - 360 Degree 3 Year Epic Selfie

Check out Alex Chacon's epic 3 year selfie that has had over 13 million views on YouTube.

This took Alex 600 days travelling around the world with a GoPro on a stick! In the most epic selfie ever!

And if that first epic selfie wasn't enough. Alex has been at it again. Check out his second epic selfie below.

If this doesn't get you excited to see the world, we don't know what would.

Enjoy guys. Doc.

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