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Blair Robert Lowe 05-25-2015 06:38 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE]Blair, because they had crappy form or because it didn't look like a sumo??[/QUOTE]

Because I think it's a stupid movement.

Richard Colon 05-25-2015 09:05 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
My favorite games level Crossfit dude of all time - Mikko Salo on Crossfits 13.5 video.

cameraman - "so you guys won't cheer?"
Mikko - "I don't need cheering."
cameraman - "what, no cheer?"
Mikko - "nah. Its for ladies."

a few laughs and grins and then "if you can't do a workout without cheering..so, whats the point?"

his thoughts on falling over on your back, rolling around on the ground (which I now for SOME people call the Crossfit Flop - because its a bit over the top) and his thoughts on music as a necessity to bring it are just top notch. The guy's the best.

Ludovic Deguy 05-26-2015 02:48 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Richard Colon;1252988]My favorite games level Crossfit dude of all time - Mikko Salo on Crossfits 13.5 video.

cameraman - "so you guys won't cheer?"
Mikko - "I don't need cheering."
cameraman - "what, no cheer?"
Mikko - "nah. Its for ladies."

a few laughs and grins and then "if you can't do a workout without cheering..so, whats the point?"

his thoughts on falling over on your back, rolling around on the ground (which I now for SOME people call the Crossfit Flop - because its a bit over the top) and his thoughts on music as a necessity to bring it are just top notch. The guy's the best.[/QUOTE]

I love his attitude.
But it is more related to personal taste, there is no fit for all environments to workout.
I prefer to workout by myself in the evening in a quiet environment (Children asleep, no music, …) but for most people it doesn’t work this way.

SP 05-26-2015 03:27 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[quote=Ludovic Deguy;1252994]I love his attitude.
But it is more related to personal taste, there is no fit for all environments to workout.
I prefer to workout by myself in the evening in a quiet environment (Children asleep, no music, …) but for most people it doesn’t work this way.[/quote]

I'm the same. If I have control of the music at the gym (which is usually when I'm alone in the gym), I turn it off.

This attitude does seem to be more prevalent in Europeans than Americans.

Drew Cloutier 05-26-2015 04:29 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Struan Potter;1252995]I'm the same. If I have control of the music at the gym (which is usually when I'm alone in the gym), I turn it off.

This attitude does seem to be more prevalent in Europeans than Americans.[/QUOTE]

I will say it depends what kind of training session I have upcoming:

- Powerlifting training = no music or metal (I can't even hear the music when i'm IN IT and going heavy)
- Bodybuilding training = Rap
- Metcon training = no music or anything upbeat (NO techno)
- Bodybuilding cardio/show prep = prefer movie on my tablet/phone/computer/television at home.

Victor J McQuaide 05-26-2015 06:25 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
Yes cheering on a muscle fatigue or a goat could go either way. R Anderson was struggling from the very start.. sadly.. was hoping that he went to the games this year.. he is a super cool down to earth guy who looks very natural. Cheering would have come from the coach in practice programming strict deficit hspu's..

On the other hand I thought that the regionals were the best yet. Fun and exciting good for the spectators... Yes we do miss out on the home town box heros but its good to see the top 40 go at it.

Ludovic Deguy 05-26-2015 07:40 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
Event 7 was so fun to watch !!!
I'd love to see more events like this.
The event 7 for the East regionals : WOAH !

Shawn M Wilson 05-26-2015 08:00 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Diana Alt;1252970]Do you personally know how Andersen likes to be motivated in a workout? My guess is that you don't. There are plenty of athletes I know who actually dislike when people, especially people they know, get in their face trying to "motivate" them in a hard workout. It might be only 10% of the athletes that feel that way, but it's entirely possible Andersen is one of them and Bridges is respecting that.

Just another point of view.[/QUOTE]

I have a few athletes that seek me out when I judge the comps or open because of how stuff goes down.

Many of them "dislike" the crowd noise. One guy hates how his wife gets right up on the line and yells at him to do more. 2 minute, 1 minute. Don't be a pansy, suck it up, etc.

When your body is oxygen short and your brain isn't focused and you are trying to do what only you can do, the last thing they want is outside interference.

I stay in line of sight, keep the reps right in front of them with both fingers and being loud (each person prefers something different). If before hand they tell me they want a 1 min and 30 second call I will otherwise I try to shield them from the confusion and just keep them doing what they have planned.

Of course I have had guys who thrive off the noise. When the crowd cheers then they pick it up and lift/perform better.

Everyone is different. Knowing what they like/prefer is hard unless you know them well enough.

I think the biggest issue we see is when judging, a judge becomes like a spectator and cheers them on too much and falls off on the judging... Seen too many judges miss reps or count garbage because they are "cheering" vs judging.

Michael Cook 05-26-2015 08:25 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Ludovic Deguy;1253009]Event 7 was so fun to watch !!!
I'd love to see more events like this.
The event 7 for the East regionals : WOAH ![/QUOTE]

Event 7 is the big hit of the Regionals. Fun and exciting to watch, and from some of the athlete interviews, also fun to do.

Jason A Smith 05-26-2015 08:55 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
I agree that Event 7 is by far the most exciting to watch. And ultimately 2-3 seconds can make or break a years worth of training for a lot of people. The way the shuffled the scoring this year that last event is worth 1/7th of your score where the difference between going and not going is so slight. I think that event and the HS walk should have had a little less weighting.

As for the cheering on, I train by myself, I hate having people yell at me except for a few people who actually know what I am doing. Yelling at someone during strict deficit HSPUs is not going to help them at all.

Mikko was and always will be the man for his approach. Guy is just beast mode.


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