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June 09, 2010

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New to the 2010 CrossFit Games is the Masters Competition, where 15 male and 15 female athletes will compete to be the fittest over 50. To qualify for the main event, regional masters athletes were given three workouts and their results were thrown into a global pool, with the top competitors moving on to Los Angeles in July.

Two competitors made it out of the Northwest: Larry Silber (seventh overall) and Laurie Carver (second).

The WODs:

3 rounds for time of:

50 double-unders

21 kettlebell swings (1.5/1 pood)

12 pull-ups

1-rep-max thruster

AMRAP in 20 minutes of:

5 chest-to-bar pull-ups
10 push-ups

15 squats

For complete results of the Masters Competition, click here.

7min 07sec

Additional video: The Complete 2009 CrossFit Games, published December 2009-January 2010.

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14 Comments on “Masters of the Northwest ”


wrote …

Good job nwcf coach carve you motivate me!


Rob Davis wrote …

Three more years to age 50...can't wait!!! Great Video.


wrote …

Great video. If there is any way this could be released as a free download, or at the very least a really, really good preview, it would make for a great piece of marketing. So many medical and fitness "professionals" are still stuck in the "You're too old for that" mentality. We need more pieces like this to blow that mentality to smithereens. Awesome!


wrote …

Great vid. Very inspirational. I only wish my folks could see it.


replied to comment from Dan Hollingsworth

+1 on that - I was thinking that this video, and video from any of the other Master's comps, would make for great inspirational stuff. Better than "Biggest Loser."


wrote …

Great video. Mailing the link to my dad now.

BTW, I'm 42 myself, and I have a walker. Use it as a dip-station.


wrote …

Missed this year by 2 months. Can't wait for next year.


wrote …

These videos of the master's competitions are awesome. I've only known one "grown up" in my life that was serious about good nutrition and exercise and he played a crucial part in my movement to fitness and eventually Crossfit. No other members of my family besides me are remotely fitness-minded and it really moves me to see these guys and gals really pushing themselves physically and enjoying it.

I second Dan's sentiment. I would love to be able to send this to my parents as well as any other "old" folks I know to hopefully inspire them about Crossfit.


replied to comment from Ben Lunak

Thanks Ben! I watched you in the SD Sectional videos as well! Awesome job! We miss you up here in the NW :)


wrote …

I want to be able to link this video on my facebook page... this one and many others. How about it, Coach? Could we get some of this stuff on youtube so we can embed it elsewhere. Something as motivating as this shouldn't be subscription only, imo.


wrote …

To qualify for the Masters Division: Do you have to be 50 at the time the Games or at the time of the Qualifiers?


Cody Limbaugh wrote …

Just want to throw in another vote for youtube player encoding. I would LOVE for affiliates to be able to share these free videos and previews directly on our blogs. Some people who wouldn't normally follow a link would watch this if it were displayed right on thier affiliates' site.

I train (and always have) a good number of athletes over 50. Some with full joint replacements, MS, Severe arthritis etc... CrosFit works for EVERYONE! Man I love this video!!!


wrote …

Wow! Inspirational to say the least. I'm 54 and just started CrossFit and you'll see me next year competing in the Masters in Colorado....guaranteed!!!


Danielle Vallee wrote …

This is a great idea but why 50? In other competitions like masters weightlifting and powerlifting the minimum age to qualify for the masters is 40. I don't know what the cutoff age is for the regular games but it would be a feat for anyone over forty to qualify which effectively shuts out a good chunk of the Crossfitters out there! Yes I'm in that 'in between' group!


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