The CrossFit Games champions have been crowned: Rich Froning and Sam Briggs. …
For Froning, it was his third consecutive win, establishing the first dynasty in CrossFit Games history. …
Both champions will take home US$275,000 in addition to prize money won for placing in various events. The top 10 male and female athletes all received prize money, and more than $1.4 million was awarded to athletes and teams over the week of competition. …
1. Rich Froning
2. Jason Khalipa
3. Ben Smith
Respect. This is one seriously harsh and dangerous sport.
… CrossFit is an exercise program which is a mixture of aerobic fitness and weight lifting. It is practised in more than 6000 gyms worldwide and the fad has well and truly caught on here, with CrossFit taking off in larger Australian cities.
CrossFit Workouts are short and intense and has a jargon all to itself.
For example, gyms aren’t gyms. They’re “boxes”. Workouts aren’t workouts. They’re WODs (Workout of the Day). The acronym is a reference to the fact that the workout always changes. Indeed, participants often don’t know what they’re in for when they turn up.
A CrossFit staple is the Filthy 50, a brutal series of taxing exercises conveying the madness of CrossFit.
The circuit includes 50 repetitions of 10 different exercises, all done as quickly as possible. Do 50 Box jumps, with a 60cm/45cm box, 50 jumping pull-ups, 50 kettlebell swings 16kg, 50 walking lunge steps, 50 knees to elbows, 50 push press of 20kg, 50 back extensions, 50 wallballs using a 9kg/7kg ball, 50 burpees (dropping all the way to the floor), 50 double unders. …
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