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Old 03-30-2011, 06:07 PM   #101
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Re: 2011 Games site is live

Speal/Mikko/etc. could probably qualify for regionals in their sleep. They don't need to go all out to beat your general population CFer.

And as Geoff said, the scores are thrown off right now because some have submitted #2 but most haven't. There were plenty of familiar names up top after #1 was complete.
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:26 PM   #102
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Re: 2011 Games site is live

I wouldnt be concerned about any of the "name" CF'rs. Its not like they need to be top 50 world-wide, just need to get into regionals...

Once there, they will destroy most everyone, I recon!
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:12 PM   #103
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I didn't go into this at all intending to make it to Regionals, just to compete for the fun of it
This. The new format is really more about giving all of us average joes a chance to pay back HQ in some small way for all they have done while at the same time providing a reasonable explanation for why we are posting videos of ourselves working out on youtube. Ten bucks well spent.
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:30 PM   #104
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I don't expect to make regionals either, but I don't really consider this competition. Having a crowd and getting your body smashed by 3 WODs in a day is competition. This is a do it yourself (with the exception of the individually organized 1 WOD events) leaderboard. This doesn't prepare those who have never done a competition, but can blast 1 WOD a week and squeak into the top 60 for regionals.

I'd love to see some MU's, but it's not going to happen. (I'll paypal you a dollar if I'm wrong) The intent is to cater to Joe Shmoe in his garage.
Good point. I'll correct my phrasing - I'm doing this to see how I stack up right now, with not a ton of extra effort going into training. Truth be told, I just haven't decided how worth it it is to me right now to spend six weeks (and several months leading up to those six weeks) eating perfectly, sleeping perfectly and training perfectly. I'm still a novice in a lot of ways, so this is just me dipping a toe in.

I am doing the WODs at an affiliate, so I'm getting a little competition feel, but I know what you mean. That was my concern/disappointment from the beginning when the new format was announced.

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I agree but by putting double unders in the first wod it killed off a TON of people who would have otherwise paid money for the same reasons you did. That was the case for me and 2 other buddies (I know we need to focus on du's but that's not the point here).
True. I mean, it's not like I had a chance to get real far in all this, but the double unders were the sticking factor for me too. I literally JUST got them in quantity within the last month, and it was after 2 years of trying. haha.

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This. The new format is really more about giving all of us average joes a chance to pay back HQ in some small way for all they have done while at the same time providing a reasonable explanation for why we are posting videos of ourselves working out on youtube. Ten bucks well spent.
Not so much - if it were anyone else I'd argue that I've given quite enough money to HQ indirectly over the last two years, so that's not really why I'm doing this. Like I said before, it's just to see how I stack up right now. But I know better than to argue with you.
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:31 PM   #105
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if one of the reaming four WoD's is bewailing for time, the competition is really going to stiffen up here.
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:49 PM   #106
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CJ has quickly become one of my favorite posters.
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:19 PM   #107
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These games are producing a statistical gold mine for human performance. A huge sample of people, men, woman, age groups, performing well defined workouts to strict standards. There are enough entries that the bell curve for each workout will be perfect. Anyone can perform these workouts in the future, whether they enter a competition or not and rank themselves accurately against these standards. Brilliant. Beautiful. Observable, measurable, repeatable. Pure genius. I guess I'm impressed to say the least.
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:02 PM   #108
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These games are producing a statistical gold mine for human performance. A huge sample of people, men, woman, age groups, performing well defined workouts to strict standards. There are enough entries that the bell curve for each workout will be perfect. Anyone can perform these workouts in the future, whether they enter a competition or not and rank themselves accurately against these standards. Brilliant. Beautiful. Observable, measurable, repeatable. Pure genius. I guess I'm impressed to say the least.


I mentioned this a couple of months ago, but not as eloquently. The benefits of these open results will be felt long after the games are over. You can even narrow it down to gender, age, height, weight.

To be honest, I'm hoping CFHQ will think about an off-season Open Sectionals with another 6 weeks of WODS complete w/ prizes for top placers in regions and overall each week and at the end.

On topic.

At the moment, people are debating the merits of the last couple of AMRAPS. It just allows a consistant time domain, where having set reps allows variable time.

So far, we've had a 10 minute domain and a 15 minute domain. Both had gymnastics (DU; Push-Ups and Box Jumps), one had a power element (G2OH) while the other had stamina (DL).

I can see a 5 minute domain with AMRAP style of Fran where you do 10x 95# thrusters and 10x pull-ups. The firebreathers will get around 8 rounds while the majority will get 3-5 rounds in that time. Is that much different than asking for similar workout with 7 rounds for time?
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:18 PM   #109
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I think people are moaning mostly about the weights used more than the time domain and rep schemes. E.g, all other things equal, 10 min with 95# snatches would've been a much different WOD1. Similarly, 185-225# DLs for WOD2 would've been much more well received. I still think it's too early to say anything sweeping though. Bottom line, these are good workouts that do measure important things even if they're not as comprehensive as absolutely possible.
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Old 03-31-2011, 04:39 AM   #110
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if one of the reaming four WoD's is bewailing for time, the competition is really going to stiffen up here.
No bewailing here, just having fun.

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