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Behind the Scenes: Part 2 by Sevan Matossian - CrossFit Journal

Behind the Scenes: Part 2

By Sevan Matossian

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

August 10, 2011

Video Article

Join Sevan Matossian as he captures athletes, judges, spectators and staff at the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games, providing a look at what goes on before, during and after the events. In Part 2, Sevan films the athletes as they prepare for the skills events and catches up with them afterward as they prepare for their next challenge.

Camille Leblanc-Bazinet stays positive throughout the experience.

“I’m just happy to be here and … you cannot be disappointed if you try your best all the time,” she says.

Pat Barber is having a great time too.

“It’s definitely an awesome, awesome environment to compete in,” the Manimal says. “It’s a very supportive group of badass athletes.”

Even though Annie Thorisdottir takes first in the handstand walk, she says winning isn’t everything.

“The main thing is I wanna do the best that I know I can do. I get annoyed with myself or frustrated when I know I could’ve done better,” she says.

Sevan also catches the production team as they busily prepare video on the first day of competition, and he wades into the stream of CrossFit spectators as they support the vendors around the stadium.

42min 8sec

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Additional reading: Individual Event 2 Recap, published July 29, 2011.

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16 Comments on “Behind the Scenes: Part 2 ”


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Dave Lipson road trip up or down the east coast and bring Rob and Grundler again!


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Road trip across Qu├ębec!!


Joe Hardy wrote …

Northeast Ohio! You can visit a lot of games athletes that way and their gyms. Start with Graham in Columbus and coming into the Northeast you have Dan Bailey, Lisa Shiu, Charlie Dunifer, Joe Weigel, Nick Urankar, CrossFit Legacy, and of course, us here at CrossFit Youngstown.


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Vegas baby, vegas.
lets see these monsters get wild!


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Bring Lipson and the crew to the Midwest, let's give a little love to the heartland, huh?


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Danny Nichols is a beast, Clean PR is 410 at 240?!? Not far off 2x bodyweight!


Bob Guere wrote …

Cross-country garage gym tour.... #selfish


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My bad haha, 2x BW at 240 is 480, but 410 is still beastly.


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Sevan, I discussed this question of "Sex before workout/fight, good idea or bad?" with 3 neuroscientists 9-10 years ago, and they agreed with me that most people will dump a huge load of endorphins as part of orgasm, so their production and re-uptake of endorphins will be inhibited afterwards... hence the body will cope with pain more poorly than usual.

You need all the endorphins you can muster. Follow the taoists' advice, keep it bottled up.

Training and preparation is another story: your body needs to be fueled to produce endorphins, and practiced at dumping and then regenerating them. Good nutrition and frequent couplings as RXd.


Billy Howard wrote …

Come through SinCity CrossFit! Hit up a wod in 120 degree heat and party like a rock star aftewards! Then wake up and do it again


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Dave Lipson road trip! Yes!


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road trip...dave should goto amsterdam


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Vegas road trip!!! come stop at Bootleg canyon flightlines get a wod in up in the mountain and then hop on our ziplines!!!


replied to comment from Bob Guere

I love the idea of Lipson going to the average joe's garage gym and wodding with them. Great idea!

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