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Old 07-27-2011, 07:44 PM   #1951
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On a more serious note, do we have the times for the Games competitors? I can see someone saying none of the 800m times from CF are good because all the elites are resting for the games.
I thought about that, then I remembered none of the games competitors do Crossfit.

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Do we know what some of those pro athletes would be able to do in this type of 800m WOD with only 2 min. rest between runs?
I think it was a one run deal with that show, but still, using the single best 800 of each crossfitter, its 3:13.
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:47 PM   #1952
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I have to admit, I think the individual workout is pretty cool. Beach swim, beach run, basic calisthenics. Sounds like fun actually.

Would love to see the splits for the swim though...
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210-meter ocean swim
Run 1,500m in soft-sand
50 Chest-to-bar pull-ups
100 hand release push-ups
200 Squats
Run 1,500m in soft-sand

Yeah that does look pretty badass

Edit: Josh Bridges is going to completely crush it.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:04 PM   #1953
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interesting assumptions about the 800m results. i'm curious what other will say.

about the isolation topic: the more i progress in bjj over the years, the more i notice annoying muscle imbalances that cause nagging pains. adding in prone Y's, various quad isolation exercises, and BB hip thrusts has been very beneficial in relieving discomfort and helping me train bjj and exercise more.

i should probably post this in another thread as well, but if you haven't tried the BB hip thrust popularized by bret contreras (http://www.bretcontreras.com/) and your gluts seem to be "asleep" even though you DL and squat consistently, you should give this a shot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVlQhlKf-5Q
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:52 PM   #1954
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I actually think just starting with the single leg glute bridge is good. I really struggle on the left side despite being a fairly strong squatter and deadlifter (relatively speaking). It's no surprise that my chiro found my sciatic nerve to be fairly well trapped.

As always, recovery and maintenance are key. I used to go hard 3x a week (currently running with the greyskull LP), but I've decided to turn friday into more of a fun day / fix imbalances day. Instead of heavy back squats, perhaps front squats, or RDLs, or split squats, etc. One arm presses, ab work, shoulder stability work, etc. It boggles my mind that CF programming doesn't include this stuff. MWOD doesn't count. If you go hard 6 times in 8 days, turning one of those training days into prehab day will yield much better results for the vast majority of CF's clientele.

I won't BB hip thrust. There are certain lines I just won't cross.
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:33 PM   #1955
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WOW. I CAN'T BELIEVE I MISSED THIS! Unbelievable, when did this get posted? I can't believe that there was actually testing taking place.

On a side note, before it was banned, I've used products containing that compound (methylhexaneamine, also called geraium, 1,3 DMAA) Stuff is no joke man.
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:57 PM   #1956
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Methylhexaneamine is tricky though, its a nasal decongestant.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:22 PM   #1957
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:04 AM   #1958
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Evander Holyfield boxing, 1989, 2'09"88
That's pretty impressive.
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:48 AM   #1959
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Just ran into this, they posted the games competitors' stats on http://games.crossfit.com/finals/competitors

the average 400 is 57"
the average 5k is 20'13"
I got 59.7 and 19:59.
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:45 AM   #1960
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Methylhexaneamine is tricky though, its a nasal decongestant.
Ephedrine is also used as a bronchodilator.
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