The 2012 Reebok CrossFit games have started!
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We will be streaming all LIVE Jumbotron action on our TV at the gym.
Today’s CrossFit Games have changed dramatically. What was once a test of general fitness, has now turned into a lifestyle in and of it’s self. The athletes competing in the games have committed themselves to training, eating and sleeping in order to compete. The CrossFit games are now a 5 day long event with several workouts being done a day! Make no mistake, however, the CrossFit Games are designed to test, not train fitness. The goal is to find the fittest athletes, not to produce an easily replicable workout program. When you walk-in to a CrossFit gym, this will not be expected of you!!!
Some would agrue the very first CrossFit Games took place in 2005 in a small gym in Seattle. It was announced that CrossFit North, now known as Level 4 CrossFit Seattle, would be hosting the first “CrossFit Challenge” on September 13, 2003 and the workout would be what we now know as “Helen”.
In 2007 a small group of around 70 athletes gathered at David Castro”s family ranch in northern California for the inaugural CrossFit Games. It consisted of just 3 Events: 1) Hopper WOD 2) Trail Run 3) CrossFit Total. Jolie Gentry and James (OPT) FitzGerald won the inaugural 2007 CrossFit Games. CrossFit Santa Cruz won the 2007 Affiliate Cup by virtue of its members’ placing in the individual events.
The “Hopper WOD ” was just that, a WOD created by pulling balls from a hopper. Balls of different colors (green=light, blue=heavy, red=coaches choice) were labeled with various moments. CrossFit founder, Greg Glassman has always believed the fittest athletes would be able to handle any and every task. I believe Annie Sakamoto’s daughter was responsible for pulling out the heavy push jerk ball! Thus the workout was created on the spot and was unknown and unknowable until that moment.
The WOD turned out to be:
1,000-meter row followed by
7 push jerks (85#/135#)
The weekend is comprised of several WOD’s but they all stick to the foundation of what CrossFit is: “Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play.”