This is the eight installment of the Complete 2009 CrossFit Games videos, and the final part of the men’s competition. Here is complete coverage of the Chipper Event and awards ceremony.
The chipper format is a classic CrossFit structure. You have a large number of tasks that you complete in order. They are designed so that as you fatigue in one task, you switch up the demands and keep going. There is a cumulative effect of course, but the variety allows for incredible metabolic demand.
The variety also becomes a great equalizer. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses, and when the workout has ten elements, both are likely to be featured. The final event of the 2009 Games was exactly that:
15 reps 155lb BB squat clean
30 Toes to bar
30 Box jumps 24" box
15 Muscle ups
30 PushPress /PushJerk 40lb DBs
30 Double Unders
15 reps 135lb Thruster
300' OH Walking lunge with 45lb plate
Mikko Salo dominated this event. His time of 19:46 was almost two full minutes ahead of second-fastest Jason Khalipa’s 21:35. BrOPT (Michael Fitzgerald) finished an impressive third at 22:13. The workout also had its casualties. Jeremy Thiel tore a lat on his first muscle-up, and three men were unable to finish in the allotted 30min.
1hr 4min 29sec
HD file size: 1.9 GB
SD wmv file size: 771.38 MB
SD mov file size: 679.16 MB
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