CrossFit is a measurable, observable and repeatable fitness program, and Patrick Cummings of Again Faster takes measurement to the next level in this video shot at CrossFit Fenway.
With three competitors fresh from the New England Sectional, Cummings narrates a workout comprising three rounds of 10 clapping parallette push-ups, a 250-meter row and 20 power snatches (40/30 kg). Reps are counted on-screen for each athlete with a timer running, allowing viewers to see exactly where time is made up or lost for each athlete. Cummings also gives viewers round-by-round splits.
Heather Keenan Bergeron was 17th at last year’s CrossFit Games and recently finished first in the New England Sectionals she used as a tune-up for the regional event for which she had already qualified. Mat Frankel placed fifth at the sectional, and Pat Padgett placed 26th.
Does this presentation offer any insight for those looking to improve their performance, or is it just a new and fascinating way to watch a WOD?
Video by Again Faster.
Additional reading: A Statistical Analysis of the 2008 CrossFit Games by Robert Novy-Marx, published Dec. 8, 2008.