Coach on the 2009 Games Format

February 7, 2009 4:00 PM

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Coach Glassman, in an unexpected aside during a lecture on CrossFit exercise science, spoke briefly about what the 2009 Games will, or perhaps better said, will not look like. None of the competitors will have done any of the workouts. And perhaps more significantly, none of the athletes will have ever competed in several of the movements.

In other words, there can be no gaming of the event. It will be a true test of work capacity across broad time and modal domains, and the CrossFit world will have great interest in knowing who did what to prepare for it.

A hint at the 09 Games format video ... [wmv] [mov]

14 comments on this entry.

1. Brian Coble wrote...

February 7, 2009 5:01 PM

I just got goosebumps watching that vid. Whoever qualifies for the Games is in for a nasty set of WOD's. Maybe like 1000 burpees for time....135# fran or 10 rounds of fight gone bad. haha bring it

2. Ryan Brown wrote...

February 7, 2009 5:11 PM

I love it! I've said it before on the message boards, but I'd absolutely LOVE to see an obstacle course.

3. Tom Woodward wrote...

February 7, 2009 7:46 PM

As Keanu would say...


4. kam wrote...

February 7, 2009 11:46 PM

I think that the statements alluded more to the affiliate wods rather than the individuals - granted the theme will be overlapped.

My reasoning for the affiliate centric nature of the statements whereas the inidividuals will be representing regions.

Just food for thought...

- Kam

February 8, 2009 12:03 AM

Canadian Armed Forces Fitness Testing?


Walking up the hill on our hands?


6. Anthony Bainbridge wrote...

February 8, 2009 6:23 AM

Shovel 3 tonnes of manure for time ...

7. Alex wrote...

February 8, 2009 9:11 AM

So does Coach G's format explanation trickle down to the Regional competitions as well or are we just talking about the World Games themselves?

8. Michael Hazboun wrote...

February 8, 2009 12:19 PM

9. Davie wrote...

February 8, 2009 1:52 PM

bicep hammer curls while squatting on a stability ball?

10. David Whitty wrote...

February 9, 2009 9:57 AM

It will give interesting data on the effectiveness of differing Affiliates programming ability to prepare their athletes for the 'unknown and the unknowable'. Does our programming bias aid or hinder our athletes' prep for the games?

11. Jamie Crichton wrote...

February 11, 2009 3:53 AM

I'm fairly certain it's up to the hosting affiliate to decide the format of the qualifiers.

February 11, 2009 9:18 AM

Ouch...did you have to say "dominated"?!

BTW, Diablo is ready for a rematch!

13. jose wrote...

February 11, 2009 8:54 PM

Add some type of problem solving or maybe free throws as part of a triplet?

Med-ball golf?

Blindfolded wall-ball?

14. Derrick wrote...

February 16, 2009 6:26 PM

I would love to see a steeplechase style event for an event. Most people haven't even seen a steeplechase event let alone participated in one. It requires both aerobic endurance with quick bursts of anaerobic agility.

I think that the 10 aspects of fitness will get pushed hard. While there would be many cool endurance based things that would be great to see. I think that the established format of 3 events in one day reduce the possibility for long event to take place. Plus who want's to sit through that.

Real fitness will prevail over over technique at these games.