CrossFit Discussion Board

CrossFit Discussion Board (https://board.crossfit.com/index.php)
-   Competitions (https://board.crossfit.com/forumdisplay.php?f=9)
-   -   2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread (https://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=88244)

Nicholas Wheeler 05-22-2015 10:20 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
Oh boy, I keep hearing the word "World Record" thrown around again. Still just as silly as last time around.

Andrew Bell 05-22-2015 01:55 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Nicholas Wheeler;1252868]Oh boy, I keep hearing the word "World Record" thrown around again. Still just as silly as last time around.[/QUOTE]

And it always will. CFMedia, come one, don't be silly. Yall do a great job, but stop making world records at workouts that never existed before. That's silly.

Snir Golan 05-22-2015 02:18 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Andrew Bell;1252871]And it always will. CFMedia, come one, don't be silly. Yall do a great job, but stop making world records at workouts that never existed before. That's silly.[/QUOTE]

world records are an important step in the road to finding the "Fittest On Earth" :rofl:

Michael Cook 05-22-2015 02:31 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
Anyone notice how Kara Webb tackled the rope climbs on Tommy V? She didn't jump at all. Stood at the bottom, grabbed the rope with both hands, and started climbing. Took her 3 pulls to get to the top. She didn't do that speed rope descent where your let go of the rope and slid down. During the first round of rope climbs, I thought she was going to wear herself out and get passed up by lots of the other athletes.

Instead, she just relelentlsy continued with rope climb after rope climb, very little rest in between, and sets the event record.

That would be incredible if she can win all 7 events at Regionals.

Christopher Morris 05-22-2015 06:59 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Danielle Chollet;1252866]the high ring height can make it very taxing to jump up... The Open doesn't have a ring height requirement[/QUOTE]

It used to be that rings were set based on the reach of the athlete, so the ring height had to be adjusted in every lane for every athlete. That's pretty inconvenient for the volunteers doing lane management, and really slowed down the flow of the day for spectators. The athletes had to run out to their lane, measure their reach, and wait around for the ring height to be adjusted before the heat started.

A fixed ring height fixed all of that. At least this year the athletes can decide whether or not to use the step box provided. It can stay under the rings for the whole heat, if they like. It levels the playing field for athletes of different heights competing at fixed ring height.

[QUOTE=Richard Colon;1252867]Back in some regionals interview with Rich, they asked him how he was handling the "do this workout a few hours after that workout" and he said something like "I just treat it like its a fun training weekend for me. Its no problem. Its what I do all the time anyway."[/QUOTE]

I believe he said Regionals weekend was easy for him compared to his usual volume.

Since then, however, he has said a couple times that everyone is getting better, and the programming gets more difficult every year.

Christopher Morris 05-22-2015 08:14 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Michael Cook;1252873]Anyone notice how Kara Webb tackled the rope climbs on Tommy V? She didn't jump at all. Stood at the bottom, grabbed the rope with both hands, and started climbing. Took her 3 pulls to get to the top. [/QUOTE]

I had to go back and watch her. This workout is won or lost in the rope climbs. Isn't arm fatigue the weak link in multiple reps of rope climb?

My guesses on why this strategy worked for her:

- The jump technique may fatigue the arms more to grab the rope and prevent a fall vs. standing on the floor to move your feet up from the ground.

- She's got crazy strength. Her rests between climbs were minimal to non-existent. Good endurance.

Christopher Morris 05-22-2015 08:38 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
Lauren Fisher didn't look good during Randy. I hope she feels well enough to finish the weekend.

Snir Golan 05-22-2015 08:56 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
something tells me that Kara Webb is the person to beat this year at the games. man, she is on fire and looks great!

Jon Campbell 05-22-2015 09:26 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Nicholas Wheeler;1252868]Oh boy, I keep hearing the word "World Record" thrown around again. Still just as silly as last time around.[/QUOTE]

I've watched a little bit of all the regionals and have only heard event record. I haven't heard any announcers say world record.

Jon Campbell 05-22-2015 09:55 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Michael Cook;1252873]Anyone notice how Kara Webb tackled the rope climbs on Tommy V? She didn't jump at all. Stood at the bottom, grabbed the rope with both hands, and started climbing. Took her 3 pulls to get to the top. She didn't do that speed rope descent where your let go of the rope and slid down. During the first round of rope climbs, I thought she was going to wear herself out and get passed up by lots of the other athletes.

Instead, she just relelentlsy continued with rope climb after rope climb, very little rest in between, and sets the event record.

That would be incredible if she can win all 7 events at Regionals.[/QUOTE]

Chyna Cho beat her time (went sub 8:00) and jumped on the rope climbs. While Kara was able to limit rest between climbs her climbs were slower.


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:02 PM.


CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.