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Old 07-01-2010, 07:39 PM   #1
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Talking 2010 Games Average Competitor

Thought yall might find this as interesting as I did.....

Based on the info where everyone's stats are listed, here is the average Men's 2010 Competitor:


Age: 27.93
Height: 5'7.5"
Weight: 187.8
Max Deadlift: 469.6
Fight Gone Bad: 406.61
Max Back Squat: 382.9
Max Clean & Jerk: 270.7
Max Snatch: 209.1
Max Pullups: 51.6
Filthy Fifty Time: 18:56:20
Helen Time: 7:38:58
Fran Time: 2:43:31
Grace Time: 2:07:44
400m run time: 1:01:28
5K run time: 19:44:09

Thought the height/weight was the most interesting, 5'7 and 187lb. Makes guys like me hang my head at 6'3 220.
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:27 PM   #2
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Re: 2010 Games Average Competitor

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Thought yall might find this as interesting as I did.....

Based on the info where everyone's stats are listed, here is the average Men's 2010 Competitor:


Age: 27.93
Height: 5'7.5"
Weight: 187.8
Max Deadlift: 469.6
Fight Gone Bad: 406.61
Max Back Squat: 382.9
Max Clean & Jerk: 270.7
Max Snatch: 209.1
Max Pullups: 51.6
Filthy Fifty Time: 18:56:20
Helen Time: 7:38:58
Fran Time: 2:43:31
Grace Time: 2:07:44
400m run time: 1:01:28
5K run time: 19:44:09

Thought the height/weight was the most interesting, 5'7 and 187lb. Makes guys like me hang my head at 6'3 220.
That's why I'm a proponent of height classes. Apparently taller people have a much more difficult time moving large loads long distances quickly.
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:55 PM   #3
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That's why I'm a proponent of height classes. Apparently taller people have a much more difficult time moving large loads long distances quickly.
I don't know about that, but we do have trouble doing HSPU's with are hands only 30" apart like at the South Central Regionals.
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:27 PM   #4
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Re: 2010 Games Average Competitor

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I don't know about that, but we do have trouble doing HSPU's with are hands only 30" apart like at the South Central Regionals.
Andrew,

Taller people have longer levers (arms, legs). The muscles of the body are simply less efficient having to move these longer levers as opposed to the shorter levers of less tall people. So taller people have to develop proportionately more strength to generate the same external force, plus they have to move that force (in the case of thrusters, for example) longer distances. Hence, they do more work. That's why the most proficient performers of body weight exercises and/or the oly lifts are shorter. However, do keep in mind, there are those people who come in any size who are just beasts.

And I guess I can be counted out as an average 2010 CF Games competitor........I'm too old......ROFL!
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:45 PM   #5
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Andrew,

Taller people have longer levers (arms, legs). The muscles of the body are simply less efficient having to move these longer levers as opposed to the shorter levers of less tall people. So taller people have to develop proportionately more strength to generate the same external force, plus they have to move that force (in the case of thrusters, for example) longer distances. Hence, they do more work. That's why the most proficient performers of body weight exercises and/or the oly lifts are shorter. However, do keep in mind, there are those people who come in any size who are just beasts.

And I guess I can be counted out as an average 2010 CF Games competitor........I'm too old......ROFL!

Thanks for the input Stephen. It's also why taller guys don't look as "filled out" as smaller guys I think to lift the same amount of muscle.
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Old 07-02-2010, 03:07 AM   #6
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I don't know about that, but we do have trouble doing HSPU's with are hands only 30" apart like at the South Central Regionals.
Great point Andrew, I have extremely long arms and its hard for me to fold them into such a small area, then I look around me and some 5'8" guy is repping out he's 2 inch hspu ROM, drives me crazy. The taller athlete has advantages in other fields but the extra seconds gained rowing or height with wall ball is nowhere near what is gained when the taller/heavier athlete burns out on hspu's.
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Old 07-02-2010, 06:35 AM   #7
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Re: 2010 Games Average Competitor

I think the median might be more valuable than the mean.

There are some big outliers in the data. Just looking at the 400m, Lutz' 1:15 and Maruquin's 0:52.
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Old 07-02-2010, 07:39 AM   #8
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Re: 2010 Games Average Competitor

Is there a nice spread sheet of this data, or did you copy and paste each person from the games site?
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:00 AM   #9
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Re: 2010 Games Average Competitor

Also, for those interested, here's the Women's averages (if I did the calcs right, which I think I did, but mine are rounded):

Age: 29
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 138
Max Deadlift: 303
Fight Gone Bad: 345
Max Back Squat: 221
Max Clean & Jerk: 157
Max Snatch: 121
Max Pullups: 32
Filthy Fifty Time: 22:31
Helen Time: 9:03
Fran Time: 4:12
Grace Time: 3:10
400m run time: 1:13
5K run time: 22:30
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:42 AM   #10
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Re: 2010 Games Average Competitor

I know the guys must not run flat out 400's very often (I know I haven't since moving to CF), but the 400 times are SLOOWWWW. Even by high school girl standards.
For true 400 times I would expect to see no slower than 55-56 seconds for these guys, with some as low as 48-49.
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