Alpha Showdown
Posted: 23 August 2013 06:14 AM   [ Ignore ]
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LIFETime Fitness has a competition every year called the Alpha Showdown. Next May is the local qualifiers, and I’m curious if strictly following the WOD’s is the best way for me to win. Heres a segment of the competition.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1nZr2p4QJk

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Posted: 23 August 2013 06:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I would “no rep” every single one of those box jumps.

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Posted: 23 August 2013 07:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I don’t know how you quantify battling ropes, box jumps are sub standard.

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Posted: 23 August 2013 10:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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_B-Squared_ - 23 August 2013 06:14 AM

I’m curious if strictly following the WOD’s is the best way for me to win.

The determination of “best” might only be assessable in hindsight.  I looked at a few of the videos and I didn’t see any movements that are not included in CF WODs.  It would seem to me that following the mainsite is a very reasonable training method.  That said, if you’re a real firebreather then you might consider adding Strength Bias or CF Football.

Out of curiousity, what does one win in this competition?  I ask because training for a $250,000 prize may be quite different than training for a water bottle and free membership.  Nothing wrong with either, but the potential investment of time and money will differ.

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Posted: 23 August 2013 11:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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_B-Squared_ - 23 August 2013 06:14 AM

LIFETime Fitness has a competition every year called the Alpha Showdown. Next May is the local qualifiers, and I’m curious if strictly following the WOD’s is the best way for me to win. Heres a segment of the competition.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1nZr2p4QJk

So if you want to compete with this, you need to shorten your Range Of Motion and make sure you have a judge that turns the prowler faster.
Sorry, just don’t know how to seriously respond to this.

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