CrossFit athletes are obsessed with testing their strength. Many do so by squatting the weight of the bar, holding it for several seconds before lowering themselves. But unless you have access to perfect conditions–like a scale indoors to weigh yourself, heaters that compare your body temperature, and plenty of space to move around in–the test is really just an estimate of how much effort your lifted weight takes. “The ability to continue lifting long enough will determine how low you can go.” Simply put: If you can’t do L1 on 3/4″, you’ll fail at CrossFit Games Open 18.5 this year.
How high is a mens wall ball target in crossfit? I’ve heard estimates as high as .96g/kg—or something like 2x heavier than the snatch test… But if you walk into any gym right now without seeing any snatch weights, then it’s pretty safe to assume that most gyms are using anything between 90-150lbs (41-68kg) for adults. So forget about peeing out 36″s—and stop comparing yourself against real lifters–real lifters compete at higher weights using proper form… I guess we’ll just keep doing our best and praying we’re not too far off from what’s considered good competition gear! Source: http://reddit.com
When Was The Very First Crossfit Open???
CrossFit has been around for around thirteen years, but the very first CrossFit Open was in 2007. The brand of CrossFit was invented by Greg Glassman and Robb Wolf at a gym in Santa Cruz, California. The three friends that ran that very first Open were already long time fitness enthusiasts and fit professionals who had a passion for lifting heavy weights. They wanted to create a new form of fitness which focused on being functional, athletic and accountable. With this goal in mind they decided to name it ‘CrossFit’ from combining ‘Conditioning’ with the Olympic Fittings Movement. To mark their event as special they decided supporters of CrossFit should pay $10 to enter while all others paid just $5… Nowadays you can sign up on the DZ website for free just before each Open!! When Were The First Games Done? The very first Games were held in 2007 which included only women aged 15-19 years old. In 2010 there was a third year of competition but then from 2011 onwards this age group changed from under 19′s to those aged 18 – 40 years old! From 2012 onwards you could compete as an individual or as part of a team which is how we do things these days! In 2013 there were 77 people entered into the games including teams from China, Canada and Thailand! This has since grown to reach over 1500 competitors worldwide completing over 90 events over 3 days!!!!
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