2009 CrossFit Games Southern California Regional Qualifiers vPics

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  1. Hamster

    Hamster Active Member

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    I don't know how many of you knew - or cared for that matter - but I competed in the Southern California CrossFit Qualifiers this past weekend. I placed 25/92. The event was pretty brutal - it took place in Tustin, California in 90+ degree weather.

    Event 1: 4/18 12:30pm

    6 rounds for time

    30 squats
    10 chest to bar pull ups
    5 clean and jerks (155lbs)


    Time: 17:44

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    I was hoping to do a lot better on this workout than I did - but I got completely destroyed by 90+ degree weather which completely sapped me. By the second round I was having to chip away at the air squats in sets of 3s and 5s. My gym owner who is a doctor threw me into a cold shower immediately after my first event because I was literally stumbling around during the last 2 rounds of the workout and was on the verge of going tits up on the sand from heat stroke - Somehow I still managed to place 3/15 in my heat and 33rd overall.

    Event 2: 4/18 4:50pm

    3 rounds for time
    500m run
    30 Overhead Squats (95lbs)

    Time: 11:29

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    The second event I did really well. I gamed it perfectly. The key to overhead squats core stability and a good lockout - and you can't have that if you're gasping for air. With that in mind I finished the first 500m third to last and did my first set of OH squats unbroken (I actually did 34 unbroken because of 'missed' reps) - came out of the first round in 4th. Second round I did the OH Squats 15-8-7 and was in third going into the last round. The last round I got hosed by a master judge who was saying I wasn't moving through the entire range of motion so my first 4 reps of that round were wiped - and then he hung around for the rest of my set which all in all cost me 6 extra reps in addition to the required 30. A friend of mine had video of it and my range of motion was perfect throughout the whole thing. But whatever - I finished 2nd in my heat - 18th for the event - and was bumped up to 21st overall.

    Final Event: 4/19 12:50pm

    2k Row
    Followed by 6 rounds for time of
    20 Box Jumps
    10 Wallball Shots (20lbs - 12ft target)

    Time: 20:44

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    They didn't get me doing wall ball - but for reference, my buddy steve is 6'3. I'm 5'7. Steve placed first in our heat for this event at 17:48
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    Going into this event I was pretty nervous. My row is leaps and bounds better than it was a month in a half ago, but wallball has always been a nemesis event - and for the qualifiers the target was raised 2 feet from the standard 10ft target. In addition to that, the heat outside was ridiculous - it was in the 90s at 11am and starting pushing the 100s by noon. So after almost passing out yesterday in 85 degree weather, I was getting pretty nervous. I soaked my shirt and a headband in ice water right before the event in an effort to try and stay cool during the row - but by the time I registered for my heat my headband was already dry - awesome. The 2k went great - the pace was slow - hovering between 1:50-2:00/500m for the duration but I was feeling good and wasn't too gassed coming out. Box jumps were steady and except for one set were unbroken. The wallball however - I never strung more than 5 in a row and got penalized a bunch for not reaching squat depth. I was however, launching the shit out of the ball hitting 2/3 feet above the target line. My time here was pretty slow no idea where I was in the heat but it was 50th for the event and pushed me back to 25th overall.

    Obviously I would have liked to have done better, but I did the best I could with the hand I was dealt and I'm happy with my performance. Now I know what I need to do to prepare for this years Affiliate Cup (team event) and next years individuals. The whole weekend I was amazed at the athleticism that the top men and women displayed. There were some beasts out there.
     
  2. Sgt. Friday

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    :bigthumb: good job
     
  3. Sylva

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    Thats awesome dude!
     
  4. gsxtasyd

    gsxtasyd Lift Big........Eat Big........Sleep Big........GE

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    :bigthumb: competition is fun.
     
  5. deznutz

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    That is nuts
     
  6. evolude

    evolude OT Supporter

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    nice photos, do you remember which lens they used? was it white?

    looking leaner by far from your last progress set.
     
  7. Frank Dux

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    that looks like it'd be fun as hell
     
  8. michael

    michael FLORIDA > *

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    awesome.. i'd die.
     
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    fuck that looks like a ton of fun (compared to other stupid shit like running a marathon)
     
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    competing is always fun
     
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    awesome pics dude!! Like I said before...huge congrats on this and way to step up and compete
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    looks like an afternoon of torture for me... glad you had fun though man. Nicely done!
     
  13. Blade

    Blade Time to swolercize

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    wow thats awesome. anybody die? that looks in tents
     
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    Looks amazing/fun.. Good work too man the times you pulled off are impressive
     
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    pretty cool, didnt know there was shit like this (competitions for crossfit, not crossfit)
     
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    No idea what lens she used, I believe it was whitish, I'll ask her this afternoon.

    There were a bunch of people from the later heats in the first day that were pulled out from over heating. One guy dislocated his shoulder, another strained a hip flexor, and a ton of people tore their hands open (myself included). For the most part everyone was fine though.

    The crossfit games have only been going on for the last three years in Aromas, CA. Last year there were about 300 competitors at the actual event. This year they decided to get away from open enrollment and hold regional qualifying events to weed out all the scrubs.

    http://games2009.crossfit.com/
     
  17. The Boy Bastard

    The Boy Bastard Bewbie's??

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    oh yeah gramps checking out the rump

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  19. Blade

    Blade Time to swolercize

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    :rofl: form check
     
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    Very nice! Always impressed by the Crossfit workouts. Some of them are brutal as hell.
     
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    Great job man....
     
  22. knucks

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    i would die

    great job man
     
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    I'd be dead. Looks cool though.
     
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    looking good :bigthumb:

    regardless of my thoughts about crossfit, that musta been killer, and I woulda been hard pressed to finish. good on ya
     
  25. y1997

    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    Holy shit that chicks biceps are huge
     
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