Last Sunday was a fun and tiring day at the gym, even more than usual. The 2007 CrossFit Championship had about 36 participants and numerous spectating and cheering family members and friends. Several regional CrossFit affiliates were represented and we appreciated their making the trip.
The details on exactly what the championship involved, how it was scored, and how people ranked, are here.
An informal poll of people who were still up on their hind legs at the end of the event revealed that the hardest parts of the event were the 25 combined hanging-leg-raise-and-pullups (touch your toes to the bar, let them down and then do a pull-up. Repeat. Ouch) and the 50 push-presses (35 kilos for men, 25 for women). Well, of course the wall-ball and kettlebell deadlift and rowing were no picnic either.
The sheer fatigue was evident not only in the drained facial expressions but also in the inability of most people to toss a beanbag accurately through a hole that couldn't have been more than five feet away. Jeremy King was the King of accuracy, landing three out of six through the hole.
A few pictures of champs in action:
More pictures are here.