It is OFFICIAL!
The 2012 CrossFit Games are now OPEN! We start off with 6 weeks of the Open, where all competitors around the world compete to score among their competition in their regions.
All athletes need to opt-in before they can validate their scores.
Today, the first Open WOD has been released:
Complete as many reps as possible in 7 minutes of:
This workout begins from the standing position. The Athlete will move from flat on the ground to touching an object with both hands that is 6 inches above their max reach. Score is total reps completed.
At the bottom position, the Athlete’s chest and hips must touch the ground. At the top of the movement, both hands must make contact with the target 6 inches above your max reach.
The height of the target must be no less than 6 inches above the Athlete’s fingertips when they are standing, feet together, with a straight line through their wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip and knees. The Athlete should be shrugging their shoulders and reaching as high as possible, while the measurement is being made.
If the Athlete touches with just one hand or misses, they may re-jump to complete the rep without dropping back to the ground. The use of a springy floor is not allowed.
Since 2007, the CrossFit Games have evolved. Each year the event is a more comprehensive test of fitness, and the athletes raise the level of competition to unprecedented heights. The average Games athlete in 2012 will be dramatically more capable than the world’s best in 2007.
Several unique characteristics define the CrossFit Games. The Games change every year, and the details are not announced until right before each event. Athletes train year-round for a competition that is almost completely a mystery. When they reach the Home Depot Center, they put their training and mental fortitude to the test and take on a rigorous, broad-ranging test of overall physical capacity. After three days, the Fittest on Earth™ will have clearly distinguished themselves.
Check out the video below!
In 2001, when Coach Greg Glassman decided to launch CrossFit, it was only a small community who were exposed to it.
The first workout posted in 2001, was on the 10th of February. This was the workout:
Fast & Heavy
Dumbell “Thruster” 21 reps
Run 1/4 mile (400m)
Dumbell “Thruster” 18 reps
Run 1/4 mile (400 m)
Dumbell “Thruster” 15 reps
Run 1/4 mile (400 m)
“Thruster” is a deep front squat to a push press all in one explosive movement.
Time routine from start to finish.
Ranking is a composite of load used in “Thruster” and total time.
Submit body weight because load value is based on percentage of body weight.
It’s amazing to know how huge CrossFit has grown to-date. The number of affiliates and people joining boxes have increased multiple-folds!
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