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Old 05-19-2011, 03:17 PM   #1
Mauricio Leal
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Regional WODs Announced

http://games.crossfit.com/features/a...ional-workouts (wfs)

Thoughts?

WODs 3 and 4 look brutal.
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Old 05-19-2011, 05:10 PM   #2
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Re: Regional WODs Announced

What happened to unknown and unknowable?

I'm putting $10 on Rob Orlando for the thruster ladder.
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:17 PM   #3
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Re: Regional WODs Announced

My unasked for thoughts:

1) Thruster ladder should go up until no one can complete the weight and NOT be capped off like some Regionals were last year.

2) Wod 3 = lust!!! Perfect weight and height for a Games level person.

3) They should have split those 2 heavy wods up a littler better and not gone back to back (wod 2 and 3)

Overall not too shabby. LOT better than the Open wods I think.
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:58 PM   #4
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Re: Regional WODs Announced

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What happened to unknown and unknowable?

I'm putting $10 on Rob Orlando for the thruster ladder.
Perhaps they're falling back on the original definition of "broad time and modal domains" which doesn't require secrecy on what you have to do until the last minute.

Plus, I think this is logical continuation of the Open experiment. Although it's spread over 4 weeks and the globe (so different climates and preparation times), will the results closely mirror the results from the Open?

You get three different data points to compare: Actual venue versus Open (60 on same date and location); Weekend vs Open (240 on same dates but four locations) and all of regionals vs Open (1,000 on different dates and 17 locations). Then this is applied to male, female and teams. This can also help reveal if releasing WODs that allow a 3 week prep time advantage has any tangible benefits.

Oh, and Dave, I think Khalipa will be better at the thruster ladder but I don't know how to pay up if I lose.

PS: Sad but I'll probably DNF the very first WOD at the Asia Regionals. Sigh.
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:12 PM   #5
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Re: Regional WODs Announced

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My unasked for thoughts:

3) They should have split those 2 heavy wods up a littler better and not gone back to back (wod 2 and 3)
It is over three or two days...so they may be split up with a night's rest in between...or does it say which WOD is on which day somewhere?
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:15 PM   #6
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It is over three or two days...so they may be split up with a night's rest in between...or does it say which WOD is on which day somewhere?
Could be wrong but I thought I saw it say 1-2 day one, 3-4 day two, 5-6 day three, or maybe I assumed that myself
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:07 AM   #7
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Re: Regional WODs Announced

Glad they announced these. Unknown and unknowable is for the real world. The Games are the competing grounds, not life's unknown - that is why they announced them. Plus, now I get to prepare a bit on the movements, strategize, etc. when I hit Navy Pier next weekend.
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:19 AM   #8
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Re: Regional WODs Announced

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Could be wrong but I thought I saw it say 1-2 day one, 3-4 day two, 5-6 day three, or maybe I assumed that myself
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Each of the three competitions (Individual Men, Individual Women, and Teams) will have two workouts per day.
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:29 AM   #9
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Re: Regional WODs Announced

Kinda sad to see CF go the way of gymnastics/power/speed only with no endurance.

I understand the Open had to be within sight of a video camera, but one 1k Run and one 1k Row ain't much at all. Congratulations to all the medium-weight/size gymnastics/strength/speed people out there. You guys won.

With a little luck they'll drop the video requirement for next year so that we can at least have the athletes run around the block once or twice.

I really don't understand what HQ's and average Americans' obsession in general is with workouts that take place all in one tiny little confined space. Sure there are exceptions to both the horrible generalizations I just made, but being able to cover distances (as in 5k+ or 10k+) on foot or even smaller distances in the water has been fairly elementary to human success and fitness and combat for ummm, I don't know, ...about 300,000 years?

How is endurance not functional fitness?

If we're gonna lay claim to broad-based fitness, then why have an Open with no running, and then go into the 2nd tier of competition and have people bust through some running and rowing that should take you less than 4min each?

Am I biased? Hell yes I am biased, just like everyone else. I also might just be a tiny tiny little bit right.

Sincere apologies to anyone whose feathers were kerfuffled by my cultural stereotyping/generalization. CF is a reflection of the people who built it. You might be the exception. Hell, 50% or more of the USMC *is* the exception with all that rucking. All I'm saying is that the Open followed by these Regional workouts is not an accurate measurement of functional fitness broadly reflective of each of the following:

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If your goal is optimum physical competence then all the general physical skills must be considered:

1. Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance - The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen.
2. Stamina - The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy.
3. Strength - The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply force.
4. Flexibility - the ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint.
5. Power - The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time.
6. Speed - The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement.
7. Coordination - The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement.
8. Agility - The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another.
9. Balance - The ability to control the placement of the bodies center of gravity in relation to its support base.
10. Accuracy - The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity.
(Ed. - Thanks to Jim Crawley and Bruce Evans of Dynamax, www.medicineballs.com\) [SFW, emphasis added]
If that first WOD had had the HSPU's cut up in two and kept the same distances while making it three rounds I'd still be grumbling about the Open, but I'd have no legit cause to complain about the overall testing of functional fitness, i.e. Open + Regionals.

Sorry, as it stands now the claim that the Open + Regionals is a valid test of overall broad-based fitness is not true. Mad respect to the people who got to the Regionals though. You guys are strong and powerful and fast over short distances in quick workouts. Specialists.

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Old 05-20-2011, 08:38 AM   #10
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Re: Regional WODs Announced

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Kinda sad to see CF go the way of gymnastics/power/speed only with no endurance.

I understand the Open had to be within sight of a video camera, but one 1k Run and one 1k Row ain't much at all. Congratulations to all the medium-weight/size gymnastics/strength/speed people out there. You guys won.

They won?

Don't you think you might be jumping the gun on that?

Perhaps that'll be tested at The Games... remember, this is just round 2 of a 3 round fight. There is still time to test for endurance at the finals.
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