The UnRx Podcast guys recap the 2011 Reebok Crossfit Games. Pretty much sums up my thoughts. Hopefully CrossFit HQ will listen to this.
Men Final Heat 1Men Final Heat 2 Women Final Heat 1Women Final Heat 2 Here is a written recap of the finals.
In Event 4, “Triplet Sprint” each athlete had to do For time:5 Muscle-ups245 pound Deadlift, 10 reps15 GHD Sit-upsSprint 50 yards5 Muscle-ups245 pound Deadlift, 10 reps15 GHD Sit-upsSprint 100 yards5 Muscle-ups245 pound Deadlift, 10 reps15 GHD Sit-upsSprint 150 yards5 Muscle-ups245 pound Deadlift, 10 reps15 GHD Sit-upsSprint 150 yards Watch heat 5 to the best athletes […]
Here is the scoreboard. Current standing: Ben Smith USA 1 (240) Rich Froning USA 2 (235) Zach Forrest USA 3 (218) Chris Spealler USA 4 (215) Blair Morrison USA 5 (202) Check out the Men’s Event 3 Heat 5 recording. This heat had Froning, Spealler,Khalipa, Holmberg, Bailey,Chan,Smith…the best of the best. Workout was: For time:15 foot Rope climb, 5 ascents145 pound Clean and jerk, 5 reps15 […]
You can watch the competition live at ESPN3.com Streaming starts: Friday: 6-9pm, pacficSaturday: 6-9pm, pacificSunday: 1-4pm, pacific They just announced the first events in the individual competition and the workouts look pretty fun. Event 1 For time:210-meter ocean swimRun 1,500m in soft-sand50 Chest-to-bar pull-ups100 hand release push-ups200 SquatsRun 1,500m in soft-sand Athletes will be scored for […]
Mikko Aronpaa feels no pressure going into this years CrossFit Games. Pre Games Programming two workouts per day morning: one strength workout in the morning, followed by a short metcon evening: another metcon. CrossFit Games Preparation Programming morning: 3-4 workouts with some strength work. evening: skill training (ring handstand push-ups, double unders…) and maybe two […]
This wooden DIY rowing machine instruction looks pretty sweet. Still, the rubber band resistance is not optimal. I wonder how one could imitate the air resistance of a Concept 2 Rower.
Mikko Aronpää, a 27-year-old athlete out of Finland, is a great example of how strong you can get even working out on your own. He has finished in the Top 15 in Europe for each of the Open workouts and qualified as one of the three men representing Europe in the 2011 CrossFit Games. Aronpää, […]
Mikko Salo Here is an Interview with 2009 CrossFit Games Champion Mikko Salo. Download in QuicktimeDownload in Windows MediaDownload in iPod/iPhone In this interview, Mikko Salo talks about the eye opening experience of placing fifth at the 2010 CrossFit Games, how he’s moved forward as an athlete over the last year, why Juha Kangasniemi is the perfect coach, […]