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Jayme Gruber 05-06-2015 06:01 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
If your feelings were hurt because one of your favorite athletes didn't make it to the Games, I get it. But I don't understand how people can say it wasn't right for Sam to make it. They judge the fittest by a specific set of events and if you do so bad in one that you can't make it to the next round, by that set of standards, you were not the fittest that year. If someone is a 95% free throw shooter, their team is down by one with 2 seconds left and they get sent to the line and miss both shots, you don't put them through to the next round just because they were technically a better team/they deserved to go/99 times out of 100 he makes that shot.

Michael Cook 05-06-2015 08:33 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
Briggs didn't fail to qualify for the Games last year just because of handstand walking. She was 6 points behind 3rd place. She got 5th on the 1rm hang snatch and 8th on the pull ups/OHS event.

A common thread between all these events: overhead stability. That is a pretty big weakness to have if you are contending to be a Games-level athlete.

Jon Campbell 05-06-2015 08:48 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Michael Cook;1252317]Briggs didn't fail to qualify for the Games last year just because of handstand walking. She was 6 points behind 3rd place. She got 5th on the 1rm hang snatch and 8th on the pull ups/OHS event.

A common thread between all these events: overhead stability. That is a pretty big weakness to have if you are contending to be a Games-level athlete.[/QUOTE]

Yep. What people are ignoring is Sam still had a chance to make the games going into the last event. She didn't perform well enough in that event and that cost her.

Richard Colon 05-06-2015 09:04 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Michael Cook;1252317]Briggs didn't fail to qualify for the Games last year just because of handstand walking.[/QUOTE]

actually, that is exactly why. I'll say it again. I am 100% ok with how things shook up last year. I think it was a great 2014 games, and Camille deserved the win, earned the win and is the current champion. The same is said for those that did actually qualify for the games last year. They all earned it, deserve it, have my respect, etc. etc. Just as if Fraser (or anyone else) wins the games this year. It doesn't diminish it because Rich and Jason aren't there. Would I love to see them compete as individuals? Any fan would, but it is what it is.

I have no true feelings on it (I'm just throwin' words and feeding the conversation, debate, whatever). I'm not even a specifically GO BRIGGS fan. She is one of the best in the world, just like Annie, Cami, Kara, this person and that person. [B]I was simply backing up a bit of what Dave was saying about the effect that something very specific like Handstand walking can have on a competition where the talk is "the fittest on earth."[/B]

Annie [B]won[/B] the Europe regional last year with 30 total points. If you subtract the HS walk event, Briggs had 18 total points. To say it wasn't solely the HS walk event is a bit ridiculous. So the point is, I get it..she didn't go, I'm good. It was great either way. In the conversation of "she wasn't [B]fit[/B] enough because of a HS walk" I'm callin' straight BS on that.

At the end of the day, I think they (HQ?) realized how that entire process can lead to a bit of a hiccup and debate which is why this year, there are line markers, where if you fall, you just move back some. Do you think that was on accident? Coincidence? Or perhaps, I and the world knew that arguably (obviously) the fittest woman on the planet was out of the games because of more of a technicality than an actual failure to display fitness..

I see it exactly like the random video I found of Usain Bolt getting DQ'd because he jumped the gun in a 100m race. He, just like Briggs in the HS walk fall, made a mistake. An error. Because of that, they both should NOT have made it to the next round and they both did not. That is how the game is played, that is why it is played and I agree and respect that 100%. However, because of that, it isn't accurate to say that since Bolt didn't make the 100m final, he was no longer the fastest man on the planet or that he wasn't fast enough to even be in the conversation for it. The same goes for Briggs. Its identical to me (and again, not Briggs rah rah. It could be anybody. I'm glad they made the HS walk markers this year to prevent a slip-up to help those that should be there, truly be there).

Mike Darlington 05-06-2015 09:12 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
I think this is a difference of saying someone doesn't "deserve" to go to the games because they didn't place high enough at regionals, and saying someone isn't "fit" enough that year to deserve a spot at the games.

The pro-Regionals camp would say Briggs did not deserve to go to the games because she wasn't good enough to make it out of her region. But those people must also believe that Regionals is a perfect test without any flaws, and always meets its goal of sending the right people to the games.

We can all agree Briggs was fit enough last year to be considered one of the fittest in the world, and she probably would have made the podium at the games; however, given the test she was given at Regionals, she did not qualify. Regionals is a great test and typically achieves its goal of sending the fittest people to the Games, but it's not without its flaws. It is not a perfect test, and sometimes people will slip through the cracks.

Mike Darlington 05-06-2015 09:16 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
This guy gets it

[QUOTE=Richard Colon;1252320]actually, that is exactly why. I'll say it again. I am 100% ok with how things shook up last year. I think it was a great 2014 games, and Camille deserved the win, earned the win and is the current champion. The same is said for those that did actually qualify for the games last year. They all earned it, deserve it, have my respect, etc. etc. Just as if Fraser (or anyone else) wins the games this year. It doesn't diminish it because Rich and Jason aren't there. Would I love to see them compete as individuals? Any fan would, but it is what it is.

I have no true feelings on it (I'm just throwin' words and feeding the conversation, debate, whatever). I'm not even a specifically GO BRIGGS fan. She is one of the best in the world, just like Annie, Cami, Kara, this person and that person. [B]I was simply backing up a bit of what Dave was saying about the effect that something very specific like Handstand walking can have on a competition where the talk is "the fittest on earth."[/B]

Annie [B]won[/B] the Europe regional last year with 30 total points. If you subtract the HS walk event, Briggs had 18 total points. To say it wasn't solely the HS walk event is a bit ridiculous. So the point is, I get it..she didn't go, I'm good. It was great either way. In the conversation of "she wasn't [B]fit[/B] enough because of a HS walk" I'm callin' straight BS on that.

At the end of the day, I think they (HQ?) realized how that entire process can lead to a bit of a hiccup and debate which is why this year, there are line markers, where if you fall, you just move back some. Do you think that was on accident? Coincidence? Or perhaps, I and the world knew that arguably (obviously) the fittest woman on the planet was out of the games because of more of a technicality than an actual failure to display fitness..

I see it exactly like the random video I found of Usain Bolt getting DQ'd because he jumped the gun in a 100m race. He, just like Briggs in the HS walk fall, made a mistake. An error. Because of that, they both should NOT have made it to the next round and they both did not. That is how the game is played, that is why it is played and I agree and respect that 100%. However, because of that, it isn't accurate to say that since Bolt didn't make the 100m final, he was no longer the fastest man on the planet or that he wasn't fast enough to even be in the conversation for it. The same goes for Briggs. Its identical to me (and again, not Briggs rah rah. It could be anybody. I'm glad they made the HS walk markers this year to prevent a slip-up to help those that should be there, truly be there).[/QUOTE]

Victor J McQuaide 05-06-2015 09:50 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
I think that crossfit HQ is getting smarter. The handstand mark is an upgrade on things.. now the HS Walk having to go back to the last 10' hash mark to start the next effort.

Yes Castro has a hard on for HSPU, HSW and overhead squats right now.. just a phase.. now starting GHD seen in the games 2 or 3 times prior.. heck whats next TGU?

WTBS- I have to push on the GHD's and HSW... they must be coming on the Masters games.

Christopher Morris 05-06-2015 01:36 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
I see the point you're trying to make, Richard. As I read it, I was expecting you to go a different direction:

- Was Sam really the Fittest on Earth if she was less than proficient at handstand walking?

She completed an 80' handstand walk as part of the 2013 Games, the year she won.

The window is closing (or already closed) for this opportunity, but is there still some part of the Games competition that the athlete who wins gets lucky and has events play to their strengths?

I was going to make the point that maybe the events in 2014 were more gymnastics and bodyweight, and favored Camille winning. Now that I look back at how many heavy events and movements were a part of the 2014 Games, it really speaks to how well Camille improved her strength with the barbell.

Victor J McQuaide 05-06-2015 02:57 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
The women are so close that the person who shows up ready the most and has some wheelhouse workouts handed and hangs on the stuff that others are better will win. Annie, Sam, CLB, Julie, Webb, Emily B, Lindsey V, Miss Fischer.. and possibly others...

Rich F ruins it with being so consistent and winning all of the time. Heck with a few rope climbs he would have a perfect record. Will be interesting to see how his team goes.. his women will have to step up.. the guys are great so far. I think that only a couple of guys have a chance. Scott P, Matt F, Ben S real short list.

But first you have to make it to the games thru regionals. All of these people should make it thru.. the super regionals help them out considerably. They can have a mediocre workout and still go.

If Sam heals the back well she is the front runner in my book.

Matt F is a sure front runner winning the open.

Mauricio Leal 05-06-2015 03:29 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
:horse: Everyone's got their opinion about this or that movement or workout, or heck, entire competition being a more or less valid test of fitness.

I know it really rubs some people the wrong way, but this one guy named Dave Castro gets to have a huge and probably disproportionate say each year in deciding what the CrossFit Games will test. Each year thus far it becomes more apparent, as the breadth and depth of each series of tests have increased markedly, along with the ability and visibility of the athletes participating. And because it is, let's be honest, the only game in town, he gets to essentially make a subjective set of calls that "define fitness" for a period of time called The CrossFit Games Season. You can protest this by not participating or by not training in a way geared towards his tests, and you can be perfectly happy doing this as long as you have no issue never coming within eyesight of competing on that particular stage. Maybe you can start your own league or competition, a few have tried with little success so far.

Most of the high level athletes out there just acknowledge "it is what it is" for now, perhaps sprinkled with a bit of deference and humility for CrossFit's leaders taking a pretty radical, pie-in-the-sky idea and making it an imperfect but improving reality in a relatively short amount of time. Handstand walks are a legit and hard test of SOMETHING relevant to fitness overall. IMHO. It certainly isn't rocket science, doing your laundry or tying your shoes for time, which might arguably be quite irrelevant to physical fitness. Maybe ;).

Maybe some day there will be a committee and/or texting of your vote for what pops up at these competitions. For my part, who cares?! It is a great thing for our cultures and communities that the games exist at all with all their imperfections, and we all get to be inspired to make ourselves better by striving for them or by just coming along for the ride.

/$0.02

Diana Alt 05-06-2015 05:52 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
So....new topic other than arguing about handstand walks. ;)

Did you all notice that the scoring model for regionals has changed this year? It's not going to be one point per place and fewest points win - it's going to be most points wins, with the point scheme like the games. (100 points first place, 95 second place, etc).

What do you all think this is going to do to the competition? Is it a good thing or a bad thing?

Christopher Morris 05-06-2015 07:27 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
Whether it's good or bad depends on which athlete you are. I did a theoretical analysis of different scoring systems after the 2013 Games.

[url]http://board.crossfit.com/showpost.php?p=1182510&postcount=2162[/url] (wfs)
I think it's a good move by HQ simply to make it uniform between Regionals and the Games.

Richard Colon 05-06-2015 10:03 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
no reply there Diana but...

Workout 3 looks bananas. My favorite of the bunch. On paper, it looks like there will be a lot of 'not finished under the cap' people, especially for the non main heat competitors. Am I underestimating how good the top level athletes are? 26mins seems like a tall task for that much stuff, especially considering the newness (that a word?) of the non motorized treadmill stuff. The MU + Clean Ladder is pretty elegant however.

Michael Cook 05-07-2015 09:22 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
Event 3 is going to be hard. The run and DU are not going to be too bad for regional athletes, but everything else: 50 OHS, 100 GHD situps, 50 sdhp, and 100 box jump overs seem like just a huge pile of work to plow through.

Victor J McQuaide 05-07-2015 04:07 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
Did HQ invest in that manual treadmill. Seems like they have a hard on for the thing. Better start running on one.

Individuals all over it.. now the teams.

6k each hope they got a discount for purchasing in bulk.. how many of those things did they have to purchase. A treadmill with no motor.. should be cheaper than one with motor .. right????

Right up their with the French Press because brewing coffee with Gravity is non-sense..

Jeff Railsback 05-08-2015 08:09 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Victor J McQuaide;1252365]Did HQ invest in that manual treadmill. Seems like they have a hard on for the thing. Better start running on one.

Individuals all over it.. now the teams.

6k each hope they got a discount for purchasing in bulk.. how many of those things did they have to purchase. A treadmill with no motor.. should be cheaper than one with motor .. right????

Right up their with the French Press because brewing coffee with Gravity is non-sense..[/QUOTE]

I would think that they are getting free use of them from the manufacturer to get some exposure. At 6 times the price of a C2, I can't see them catching on as a CF staple.

Remember the Wattbike from the games a few years ago?

Steven Ngo 05-08-2015 08:18 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Victor J McQuaide;1252365]Did HQ invest in that manual treadmill. Seems like they have a hard on for the thing. Better start running on one.

Individuals all over it.. now the teams.

6k each hope they got a discount for purchasing in bulk.. how many of those things did they have to purchase. A treadmill with no motor.. should be cheaper than one with motor .. right????

Right up their with the French Press because brewing coffee with Gravity is non-sense..[/QUOTE]

what's the first hit you get when searching for Trueform Runner on google, bing, or yahoo?

Jon Campbell 05-08-2015 09:47 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Steven Ngo;1252386]what's the first hit you get when searching for Trueform Runner on google, bing, or yahoo?[/QUOTE]

Noticed that too.

I can't believe how much those things are.

Victor J McQuaide 05-08-2015 01:23 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
Rogue Fitness sells them.. that is the first one I saw.. guess you gotta have access to them now if you want to be top tier fitness facility. A gym near by San Diego is offering their unit for people who need to get used to them.. great community.

Patrick A Horsman 05-09-2015 07:14 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Victor J McQuaide;1252365]Did HQ invest in that manual treadmill. Seems like they have a hard on for the thing. Better start running on one.

Individuals all over it.. now the teams.

6k each hope they got a discount for purchasing in bulk.. how many of those things did they have to purchase. A treadmill with no motor.. should be cheaper than one with motor .. right????

Right up their with the French Press because brewing coffee with Gravity is non-sense..[/QUOTE]

French press is the ONLY way to brew cofeee. /snob

[QUOTE=Victor J McQuaide;1252401]Rogue Fitness sells them.. that is the first one I saw.. guess you gotta have access to them now if you want to be top tier fitness facility. A gym near by San Diego is offering their unit for people who need to get used to them.. great community.[/QUOTE]

Our local university athletic center has had two of these for about 3 or 4 years now. I'm not shocked to see one at regionals at all, but I don't think they will catch on for most affiliates since it makes mroe sense to just run outside (and is better attraction in the community in many cases)

Jim Ryan 05-13-2015 06:40 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
Just now looking at the logistics of Regionals, from the website:

[QUOTE]Weekend 1: May 15-17, 2015
South Regional | South Central, South West and Latin America | Dallas Convention Center - Dallas, Texas
Atlantic Regional | Mid Atlantic and South East | Georgia World Congress Center - Atlanta, Georgia
Weekend 2: May 22-24, 2015
California Regional | NorCal and SoCal | Del Mar Arena - Del Mar, California
East Regional | North East and Canada East | XL Center Arena - Hartford, Connecticut
Pacific Regional | Australia and Asia | Win Sports & Entertainment Center - Wollongong, Australia
Weekend 3: May 29-31, 2015
West Regional | North West and Canada West | Tacoma Dome - Tacoma, Washington
Central Regional | North Central and Central East | Minneapolis Convention Center - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Meridian Regional | Europe and Africa | Ballerup Super Arena - Copenhagen, Denmark[/QUOTE]

Overall I see the rational behind the super regionals but find it a little interesting that all regionals will have 40 athletes competing at them with the exception of week one and the south regional. They will have 50, 20 from south west, 20 from south central, and 10 from Latin america. In the end I don't think it will matter but still doesn't look right.

Thoughts?

Michael Cook 05-13-2015 08:36 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
I don't think there will be anyone from Latin America, Africa or Asia at the Games this year.

Latin America has to compete with Sout East and South West.

Africa has to compete with Europe.

Asia has to compete with Australia.

Jim Ryan 05-13-2015 10:32 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Michael Cook;1252558]I don't think there will be anyone from Latin America, Africa or Asia at the Games this year.

Latin America has to compete with Sout East and South West.

Africa has to compete with Europe.

Asia has to compete with Australia.[/QUOTE]

Yeah it's very unlikely. If someone did make it out they would become an instant crowd favorite.

Tighe Crovetti 05-13-2015 10:40 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
No talk in here of the Lauren Fisher injury? Messed her ankle up on a practice run through Tommy V. Not broken, she says she's going to do her best to get it ready for regionals (5/22-24). It looks pretty jacked, I've had some bad ankle sprains that turn around pretty nicely in 3-4 days for normal activity, but for three days of CrossFit?!?! I hope she can do it, would be a shame to see one of the best females have to spectate at Carson.

Danielle Chollet 05-13-2015 10:59 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Jim Ryan;1252551]Overall I see the rational behind the super regionals but find it a little interesting that all regionals will have 40 athletes competing at them with the exception of week one and the south regional. They will have 50, 20 from south west, 20 from south central, and 10 from Latin america. In the end I don't think it will matter but still doesn't look right.
Thoughts?[/QUOTE]
There will be an extra mens heat, womens heat, and team heat for each event, so there will be more rest between events than the other regions will get, but
probably no more than an hour extra.

I didn't check the men, but there are two women from the latin american region who would have qualified in the top 20 in South Central and Southwest, they were ranked between 13th-19th against each region, so not really a threat to go to the games, but the scores of any of these 10 extra women could have an effect on the finishing positions of the 5th and 6th place finalists. Every point matters, so it will be interesting to see if it does have an effect at the end.

Jon Campbell 05-13-2015 11:14 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Tighe Crovetti;1252560]No talk in here of the Lauren Fisher injury? Messed her ankle up on a practice run through Tommy V. Not broken, she says she's going to do her best to get it ready for regionals (5/22-24). It looks pretty jacked, I've had some bad ankle sprains that turn around pretty nicely in 3-4 days for normal activity, but for three days of CrossFit?!?! I hope she can do it, would be a shame to see one of the best females have to spectate at Carson.[/QUOTE]

Saw that on instagram. Has 9 days to get ready. I would think that even if her ankle is ready, having to layoff workouts is going to hurt.

Victor J McQuaide 05-13-2015 01:39 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
If she can get the ankle back up to 75-90% I am sure that her met cons and motor will be fine. Will be a test against a set back. Bad timing but injuries always are. Sure what ever happens she will put on a good show and do her best.

Miles Roberts 05-14-2015 11:56 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
That mile run is going to hurt Lauren. That sucks so much for her.

I wonder... was there a portion of the rope laying on the ground (excess length), and if so, did she drop from the rope, land on that, and roll her ankle on it? Didn't that exact thing happen to a guy at regionals last year?

Is there any purpose whatsoever to leaving extra rope so there's some laying on the ground, and not cutting it so the end is at least 6" off the ground?

Victor J McQuaide 05-14-2015 12:10 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
custom ropes would be in order for that..

wish someone could come up with an affordable box covering..

Snir Golan 05-14-2015 12:39 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Victor J McQuaide;1252590]
wish someone could come up with an affordable box covering..[/QUOTE]

yes please. i would gladly pay for that and my shins would love you forever.

Jeremy Schultz 05-14-2015 01:40 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=David Meverden;1252294]Handstand walks do not get that reaction because being able to go long distance quickly on your hands is an incredibly specialized skill that transfers over to virtually no real world activities (talking about the neurological skill, not the physical endurance to be able to go 250 ft, which is transferable). I'm not saying handstands in general are useless but do we really want a competition where someone faster, stronger, more powerful, with better endurance doesn't get to the games because they couldn't walk well on their hands? I, personally, don't.

My other gripe is with the SDHP, but, whatever. Most people around here have heard enough griping about that movement already.[/QUOTE]

I totally agree with you here. I have kind of gotten away from the "stereotypical" Crossfit workout, because I don't like some of the kooky Crossfit movements - Handstand walks, Double Unders, Pistols, etc. IMO, these movements are specialized and almost proprietary to Crossfit, and don't really measure a person's fitness in the real world, but rather their ability to prepare for Crossfit competition.

If the Regionals and Games got away from these movements and focused on basics - weightlifting, running, gymnastics, etc, then (again - IMO) Crossfit would appeal to a larger audience.

OH wait, has this topic been beaten to death??? I think so...

Richard Colon 05-14-2015 02:19 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Jeremy Schultz;1252594]I totally agree with you here. I have kind of gotten away from the "stereotypical" Crossfit workout, because I don't like some of the kooky Crossfit movements - Handstand walks, Double Unders, Pistols, etc. IMO, these movements are specialized and almost proprietary to Crossfit, and don't really measure a person's fitness in the real world, but rather their ability to prepare for Crossfit competition.

If the Regionals and Games got away from these movements and focused on basics - weightlifting, running, gymnastics, etc, then (again - IMO) Crossfit would appeal to a larger audience.

OH wait, has this topic been beaten to death??? I think so...[/QUOTE]

Not sure this makes any sense. The specialized/specific Crossfit movements help define Crossfit competition. Crossfit competition is an entirely different thing than 'real world fitness'. Real world fitness can be achieved through so many different means that have nothing to do with Crossfit (as a sport). That all depends on what you consider 'real world' and what you consider 'fitness'.

How you do say this [B]IMO, these movements are specialized and almost proprietary to Crossfit, and don't really measure a person's fitness in the real world, but rather their ability to prepare for Crossfit competition.[/B]

and then say this [B]If the Regionals and Games got away from these movements and focused on basics - weightlifting, running, gymnastics, etc,[/B]

The whole point of Regionals and Games is to highlight, illustrate and show the world exactly what Crossfit competition is..

Miles Roberts 05-15-2015 04:46 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Jeremy Schultz;1252594] I don't like some of the kooky Crossfit movements - Pistols, etc. IMO, these movements are specialized and almost proprietary to Crossfit, /snip/[/QUOTE]

I'm not necessarily disagreeing with you, but I had to chuckle. I made note just last night that if you're standing and holding a sleeping baby, and have to retrieve something from the floor, (and you don't want to bend over because that will wake the baby) you'll basically do a pistol to do it. Your opposite foot may stay on the ground, but you'll essentially be doing a 1-legged, full-depth squat.

Christopher Morris 05-15-2015 07:26 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[quote]
Every heat.
Every event.
Every division.

Watch live coverage of regionals at Games.CrossFit.com starting May 15.
[/quote]

Well. There go my next three weekends. :p

Christopher Morris 05-15-2015 09:24 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
Is there any point to keeping regions separate during the Open? Why not just combine regions to match the "super Regionals" boundaries and have those be the regions?

Victor J McQuaide 05-15-2015 12:50 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
Some under performances by Garrett F and Alec Smith.. will be tough to make it after day 1... Boss Ross taking its toll on him maybe? From 5th at the games in 2013 to 5th at the regionals in 2014 to now 25th in the regional after 1 day?

Jon Campbell 05-15-2015 09:38 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
Latin America not fairing too well. After day one all 10 are in 35 or worse position.

Jeremy Schultz 05-16-2015 09:21 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Richard Colon;1252595]
The whole point of Regionals and Games is to highlight, illustrate and show the world exactly what Crossfit competition is..[/QUOTE]

I totally disagree. At one point, at least, the Crossfit Games were supposed to find "the fittest person on earth", not the person who is best at doing Crossfit.

I guess maybe that's changed, if the majority of Crossfitters think like you do.

I guess my problem is that, although I enjoy watching the Games, I don't workout at a box and the program that I follow is an offshoot of CFFB which is really not Crossfit at all anymore. Therefore, it doesn't impress me who can handstand walk further than the next guy. I would much rather see the strongest, fastest, most athletic guy win, not the guy who's most skilled at unusual proprietary skills. Maybe that's just me.

Victor J McQuaide 05-16-2015 09:33 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
Just watched the team regional snatch.. wow my heart was pounding with anxiety.. 1 min each.. stupid.. not enough time to get anything in. Hope you warmed up well and hit your first lift.. would take huge balls to do anything near max after you load the bar if needed and then have to change any weights. The weights are a seriously hike away from the bars. Will be interesting to see if any of the individuals hit good weight. They seem to have more time between sets.. and get three attempts.

Snir Golan 05-16-2015 01:21 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Victor J McQuaide;1252621]Some under performances by Garrett F and Alec Smith.. will be tough to make it after day 1... Boss Ross taking its toll on him maybe? From 5th at the games in 2013 to 5th at the regionals in 2014 to now 25th in the regional after 1 day?[/QUOTE]

i had really high hopes for Fisher especially since he seemed to get back to it with the NC crew. i also had high hopes for Lauren Brooks and she is really struggling.

on a side note, i am loving seeing so many athletes wearing the Nike Metcons :)


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