Many of CrossFit’s best have gathered in Lake Tahoe for the Team Rogue vs. Team Again Faster competition that will feature six CrossFit Games champions, in addition to superstars such as Chris Spealler, Rich Froning Jr. and Heather Bergeron.
Dave Castro, CrossFit’s Co-Director of Training, was on hand to oversee the event and challenged top 2010 Games competitor Camille Leblanc-Bazinet to an informal 2-minute double-under duel. CLB is an extraordinarily fit athlete, but Castro’s double-under technique is very efficient ... .
2009 champ Mikko Salo also got in on the action. After the Games, the Finn vowed to get better at the sometimes-frustrating skill and spent the next few months practicing double-unders every day. Interestingly, he said improvements in skipping produced improvements in his box jumps and running.
Of course, no challenge is complete without an appearance by the reigning king of the Games, and 2010 champion Graham Holmberg showed up at the dock to give the double-under challenge a try.
Additional reading: The Chink in My Armor by Greg Amundson, published Sept. 16, 2009.