Complete 2009 Games

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The Complete 2009 CrossFit Games coverage is here! The first eight parts are the men’s competition. The next three parts are the Affiliate Cup. Then come the eight parts of the women’s competition. Following this are up-close and personal documentaries about our two champions: Mikko Salo and Tanya Wagner. Parts 1, 10, and 16 are free and available to everyone. All others are available only to Journal subscribers.

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Want even more? The movie Every Second Counts is about five men’s journeys to the 2008 CrossFit Games.

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December 25, 2009

Video Article

This is the 13th installment of the Complete 2009 CrossFit Games videos, and the second part of the women’s competition. Here is complete coverage of the women’s deadlift event.

This event was the first of its kind: athletes were tasked with lifting one heavy deadlift every 30 seconds until they failed. The women started at 185 lb., and tried to move through 20 bars, each 10 lb. heavier than the last, until… Continue Reading

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December 24, 2009

Video Article

This is the 12th installment of the Complete 2009 CrossFit Games videos, and the first part of the women’s competition. Here is complete coverage of the women’s run event.

The video starts with an introduction to the competition, as well as several competitors’ thoughts about it. Dave Castro briefs the runners, Greg Glassman sets the stage, and they were off on a brutal 7-kilometer, varied-terrain run. The men and… Continue Reading

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December 23, 2009

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This is the 11th installment of the Complete 2009 CrossFit Games videos, and the third and final part of the Affiliate Cup. Here is complete coverage of Sunday’s final chipper event.

The team workout was:
75 squat cleans (100/155 lb.)
150 toes to bar
150 box jumps (20/24 inches)
75 thrusters (95/135 lb.)
35 muscle-ups
150 burpees
150 double-unders
300 walking lunges with 35-lb. plate overhead

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December 22, 2009

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This is the 10th installment of the Complete 2009 CrossFit Games videos, and the second part of the Affiliate Cup section. Here are interviews taken on Saturday, July 11, the day of recovery between Friday’s competition and Sunday’s finals.

At the end of Friday, the teams from Northwest CrossFit, CrossFit Central, CrossFit NorCal, CrossFit Invictus, and Oregon CrossFit were named as the five top teams going on to… Continue Reading

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December 21, 2009

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This is the ninth installment of the Complete 2009 CrossFit Games videos, and the first part of the Affiliate Cup section. Here is complete coverage of Friday’s Affiliate Cup competition.

Interest in this year’s Affiliate Cup competition caught everyone off guard. Registration had to be reopened and the logistics reconsidered to accommodate twice the number of teams as were originally expected to compete. In the words of Coach… Continue Reading

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In Complete 2009 Games, Videos

December 20, 2009

Video Article

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… Continue Reading

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December 19, 2009

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This is the seventh installment of the Complete 2009 CrossFit Games videos. Here is complete coverage of the Triplet Event.

Event 7 was an eight-minute CrossFit sprint. After six events, the top six men were in a tight race. Moe Kelsey trailed first-place Tommy Hackenbruck by only two points. Mikko Salo was eight behind Tommy.

Max rounds and reps in 8 Minutes of:
4 Handstand pushups (on parallettes, no… Continue Reading

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December 18, 2009

Video Article

This is the sixth installment of the Complete 2009 CrossFit Games videos. Here is complete coverage of the Max Snatch Event.

The first event of Day 2 was simple: Find a one-rep-max snatch. The rules of the event were unique. Eight athletes lifted at a time. They had 10 minutes in the arena to establish the heaviest successful lift possible. They could perform as many reps as they wanted within the allotted… Continue Reading

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