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Old 07-27-2014, 04:52 PM   #1521
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Re: 2014 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

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Hard to watch Tunnicliffe's back rounding on Grace.
There backs in those $hitty positions are still most likely 10x stronger than average to even good Crossfitters let alone the weak backs of normal gym people that it really isn't an issue.

At high levels of competition, with fatigue included, pushing the envelope of what you can do, doing it "correct" is 2nd place to trying to win.

As I've seen said before. When you are practicing in your gym or even at a local competition then drop the bar when its overhead and things are suspect. When you are going for gold however, hang on to that b!tch, even at the risk of possible injury.
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Old 07-27-2014, 04:57 PM   #1522
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Re: 2014 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

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Webb has withdrawn from the final 2 events.
Shouldn't she just go out there for the final two events, get last, and still place in the money? She walked off the turf after the HS walk so although she might be injured, she could at least attempt a rope climb and just mail it. At least then she can officially finish rather than get what will be documented as a WD.
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Old 07-27-2014, 04:57 PM   #1523
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Maybe. If 3 min isn't an advantage, is 30 min an advantage?
Dude, really?

3min or 30min is 100% irrelevant, the point is that they were not able to strategize against these TBA events during their training or their Games execution strategy. These are the top Crossfit Athletes in the world, and the fact that these workouts weren't really hit during the SCHEDULED events really gave away what type of movements would be in the TBA workouts.

But no, I don't believe that it really matters how soon after the last event they find out. There's not enough time to actually do anything differently. They've already done 3.5days worth of work, gave the effort they gave in the events earlier today already, and have as many reps in front of them as they have, regardless of how they strategize right now. Whether they find out 20sec before they do the event or right after the closing of the last event, there's no real opportunity to strategize. All of the times are in for the first two heats in both events and the scores are still quite close together, so they know how fast they have to finish to get points on the board, so ultimately at this point, winning each event is still worth as much as it always is.

So yeah, the fact that they were intentionally sequestered in some way that you don't find to be perfectly secure doesn't honestly give them an advantage.

If anything, I'd venture that being in the last heat gives you a hell of a lot more advantage than knowing what the workout will be for 30 extra minutes. Being in the "fast heat" ensures you're up against the guys that will be going faster. So you're less apt to run into an issue where you win your heat and the NEXT entire heat beats your time. You know the pace to beat as it's happening, not trying to beat a future race in the present.
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Old 07-27-2014, 05:06 PM   #1524
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Re: 2014 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

Anyone know if the final heat is going back on ESPN3? I don't have cable.
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Old 07-27-2014, 05:06 PM   #1525
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Espn2 is gonna preempt it again? For ****ty doubles tennis?
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Old 07-27-2014, 05:08 PM   #1526
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Re: 2014 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

Trying to tune in to ESPNnews as instructed on ESPN2 and I get a "user not authorized error". WTH?

Nevermind- got the error trying to find it online, but managed to find the ESPNNews channel (207 on directv) and it is airing there.
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Old 07-27-2014, 05:09 PM   #1527
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Anyone know if the final heat is going back on ESPN3? I don't have cable.
that's what I want to know. Crossfit is doing horrible this year on coverage. I will say they got the sport up and going a lot better then most new sports. However, the coverage is usually increased each year.
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Old 07-27-2014, 05:10 PM   #1528
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Re: 2014 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

Love it, the tennis match ate in to the games time slot. Switch to ESPN news if you have the channel.
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Old 07-27-2014, 05:12 PM   #1529
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Re: 2014 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

I don't get espnnews and it isn't on watchespn either. Lovely.

Edit - now it's online. They aren't making this easy AT ALL!
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Old 07-27-2014, 05:14 PM   #1530
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This is absolute bull****.

Just incredibly ****ed off. Waiting to watch the last heats and now I can't.
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