This was the first day of competition for teens, masters and adaptive athletes.
This Thursday was the debut for teens, masters and adaptive athletes competing for the title of Fittest on Earth. Check out the full recap of day 1 for these divisions.
Thursday was packed with events as every teen, masters and adaptive athlete stepped on the competition floor. Each division performed 3 workouts out of 8 and we can begin speculating who could stand on top of the podium when they finish their last event inside the Coliseum.
Below you will find the top 5 in the leaderboard in each division and a small recap in case you missed on the action.
- Workouts Programmed
- Day 1 Full Recap
- Adaptive Divisions
- What is CrossFit?
- What are CrossFit Workouts?
- What is the CrossFit Community?
- Is CrossFit for me?
- Do I need to be in shape to start CrossFit?
- Is CrossFit safe?
- What about Nutrition?
- How will CrossFit affect my health?
- How will I get fitter with CrossFit?
- Where can I do CrossFit?
- Where can I find CrossFit workouts?
- What if I can’t use the recommended weight or perform the programmed movements in the WOD?
- Is the WOD enough? Should I do more?
Just as a reminder, the events programmed for today for all athletes (with some minor tweaks depending on the division) were:
“Three Ways Down”
- 1,400-m run
- 3 rope climbs (20 ft)
- 21 DB shoulder-to-overheads
- 1,200-m run
- 2 rope climbs (20 ft)
- 15 DB shoulder-to-overheads
- 800-m run
- 1 rope climb (20 ft)
- 9 DB shoulder-to-overheads
- Max bike calories in 5 minutes
- 1-rep-max weighted pull-up
- 1-rep-max front squat
- 50 double-unders
- 25 burpees to target
- 50 double-unders
- 25 single-leg squats
- 50 double-unders
- 25 GHD sit-ups
- 50 double-unders
- Handstand walk
Day 1 Full Recap
|Christelle El Debs||220|
In the men’s division, sadly, we only saw Sam Dancer performing the first run of the exercise. According to commentators from CrossFit, he suffered an injury on his biceps and was unable to continue competing.
In the women’s division, Chyna Cho just dusted the competition in the first event and maintained the leadership in the second event, Christelle El Debs was closing in, but the last event in the day put Aneta Tucker in the top.
|Rebecca Voigt Miller||240|
Last year’s winner for the women’s division is doing it again despite being 44 years old (towards the end of the age limit). Kelly Friel was on a path to glory in her last chance at this age group after winning the first two events, but Jenn Ryan managed to tied at the last event.
The 45-49 years old women’s division is making Americans eat dust. The top 3 athletes at the moment are from Finland, Italy and the U.K.
|Eric C. Smith||190|
The race for 1st place in the men’s division is tight. Before the third event, Sean Patrick and Eirik Solen were tied in the top, with only 30 points ahead of 3rd place Richard Stevenson. Solen got the best in the third event.
|Leonardo Wernersbach Lima||250|
Mike Egan hasn’t been to the Games since 2018 when he came shy in 2nd place. So far, he is on the path to glory but followed closely by Brazilian athlete Leonardo Wernersbach Lima.
|Mary Beth Prodromides||260|
|Patricia McGill 190||190|
3x Games champion as a Master athlete, Mary Beth Prodromides is looking to get herself back in the top spot of the podium. The last time she won was in 2018.
Cal Cherrington is putting the competition in the rear mirror as he won the first two events in the 65+ division.
You should not be surprised if Olivia Kerstetter wins the Games this year. Although she is only 16 years old, she took a chance at the Individual Quarterfinals and finished 8th in North America. However, she chose to compete as a teenager, postponing her first individual appearance in Madison for some year in the future.
American athlete RJ Mestre is having his best year in CrossFit, even though he is only 15 years old. He finished 1st in the Open worldwide, 1st in the Online Qualifier, 1st in the Semifinals and has won all events this afternoon.
|Xabier Osa Mendes||85|
Casey Acree is on the path to getting a season sweep in the upper extremity division. He finished 1st at the Open, 1st in the Semifinals and has won the first 3 events today.
|Ole Kristian Antonsen||145|
Athlete Amy Bream is the only above-the-knee amputee competing at the CrossFit Games. She currently sits in 2nd place and showed tremendous character and will to continue competing after the 1st event “three ways down.” On the last rep of the rope climb, her prosthesis fell off. She quickly put it back on and race to the finish line to receive the standing ovation from the crowd.
|Letchen Du Plessis||105|
The women in the neuromuscular division is fighting to the last minute to see who stands on the podium in the evening hours on Saturday. Before the third event today, the 1st place was tied between Morgan and Alyssa Kobela, and the 3rd place also had a tied between Letchen Du Plessis and Lauren Taylor.
We know the 2022 CrossFit is underway, but you can begin preparations for the next season.
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What is CrossFit?
“CrossFit is a lifestyle characterized by safe, effective exercise and sound nutrition. CrossFit can be used to accomplish any goal, from improved health to weight loss to better performance.
The program works for everyone — people who are just starting out and people who have trained for years.”
What are CrossFit Workouts?
“The magic is in the movement. CrossFit workouts are different every day and can be modified to help each athlete achieve their goals. The workouts may be adapted for people at any age and level of fitness.”
What is the CrossFit Community?
“Your support network. At thousands of affiliates around the world, people encourage and motivate each other in every class as they work toward their goals. Start training with friends. Make new friends. The fun is in the community.”
Is CrossFit for me?
“Yes. Everyone can do CrossFit regardless of age, injuries and current fitness levels. The program is modified for each person to help him or her safely become healthier and fitter. Grandparents and Olympians can perform modified versions of the same general workout.”
Do I need to be in shape to start CrossFit?
“No. CrossFit is the program that will get you in shape. No matter what your current fitness level is, you can start CrossFit.
As you become fitter, workouts will become more challenging. Every workout is designed to help you succeed, improve fitness and move you toward your goals.”
Is CrossFit safe?
“Yes. CrossFit training is very safe, and sitting on your couch is actually incredibly dangerous.
In CrossFit boxes, credentialed trainers provide precise instructions and coaching to help people move safely and efficiently, helping people avoid all the diseases that come from inactivity, obesity and poor nutrition.”
What about Nutrition?
“To accomplish your goals faster, we recommend you eat a variety of healthy foods in quantities that support fitness training but not body fat.
By avoiding excessive amounts of refined carbohydrates and measuring your intake of protein, carbohydrates and fat, you will see dramatic, measurable increases in health.”
How will CrossFit affect my health?
“CrossFit LLC holds a uniquely elegant solution to the greatest problem facing the world today: chronic disease.
The CrossFit program—constantly varied high-intensity functional movement coupled with meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar—can give you a pass on chronic disease.
If you are not sick, know that fitness provides a great margin of protection against the ravages of time and disease. Fitness is and should be “super-wellness.” To improve or preserve your health, do CrossFit.”
How will I get fitter with CrossFit?
“CrossFit improves general physical preparedness (GPP). We have designed our program to elicit as broad an adaptational response as possible.
CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of 10 fitness domains: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy.
CrossFit was developed to enhance an individual’s competency at all physical tasks. People who do CrossFit are prepared for all challenges, whether they come in the gym, on a playing field or as part of daily life.”
Where can I do CrossFit?
“You can use CrossFit.com resources to do CrossFit anywhere—even with minimal equipment. To work with a credentialed coach in a dedicated, fully equipped facility, find a local CrossFit affiliate.”
Where can I find CrossFit workouts?
“A workout of the day—WOD—can be found here. Each day’s workout post is accompanied by carefully selected resources and reference materials that will help you become healthier and fitter.”
What if I can’t use the recommended weight or perform the programmed movements in the WOD?
“Use a weight that’s manageable for you or use a percentage of the weight prescribed. Replace movements you can’t do with those you can. For more information on scaling and modifying workouts, review the “CrossFit Level 1 Training Guide.”
The CrossFit Journal also contains resources to help you scale the workout to your level.”
Is the WOD enough? Should I do more?
“The WOD is a starting point, and each person will need to experiment to determine what “enough” means. Experienced athletes with specific competition goals might need additional work to improve their fitness, while beginners might need to reduce the volume of the WOD to optimize results.
The exact amount of work can be determined with the assistance of an expert coach at a CrossFit affiliate or by carefully logging your workouts and evaluating the results.
The demands of sport and active living will affect what you can do in each WOD, and you will need to balance your work/rest cycles to allow for recovery.”
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