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CrossFit was founded by Greg Glassman in 2000.
…Please be seated, the history lesson has begun. The best professors always start with a video to capture an audiences’ attention so here we go…Those of you who have been involved in the sport for some time probably remember these ladies from the early YouTube videos all those years ago.
These ladies are the Real OG’s of CrossFit.
In this video you see Nicole Carroll, Eva Twardokens, and Annie Sakamoto. They are performing the WOD called “Nasty Girls”.
3 rounds for time of:
10 Hang power cleans (135/95lbs)
Annie was the original and quintessential, “Nasty Girl.” She was the pint size woman who regularly accomplished superhuman feats of strength and endurance. She was so synonymous with CrossFit she even had a WOD, “Annie,” named after her.
50-40-30-20-10 rep rounds of:
The picture on the right is a snap shot of Annie at the 2011 CrossFit Games. Yes, after 8+ years of CrossFit and a few kids she still is competing at the top level.
Eva T (on the left) had a bit of a different story. She was a two-time Olympic Athlete forced to retire due to career ending injuries. She stumbled apon Greg Glassman in a spin class and was soon to become a “Nasty Girl” shortly after becoming a private client of Glassman’s. Read her story HERE.
Today, Nicole Carroll is the director of CrossFit’s Certification and Training Department. She was a helping hand in training Dave Castro to be in the position he is in now today, the programmer of the Games WODs. Today there are roughly 10-20 seminars scheduled around the world on a weekly basis. Nicole has her hands full!
After being founded in 2000, CrossFit has grown rapidly. Here is a short timeline of “Historical Events”:
The CrossFit “Games” have been held every summer since 2007. Athletes at the Games compete in workouts they learn about only hours beforehand, sometimes including surprise elements that are not part of the typical CrossFit regimen. The prize money awarded to each first-place male and female increased from $500 at the inaugural Games in 2007 to $250,000 in 2011-2013. Rich Froning and Sam Briggs, winners of the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games, went home with a net gain of $275,000 each.
In 2011, the Games adopted an online format for the sectional event, facilitating participation by athletes worldwide. During the “CrossFit Open”, a new workout is released each week. Athletes have several days to complete the workout and submit their scores online, with either a video or validation by a CrossFit affiliate. The top CrossFit Open performers in each region advance to the regional events, held over the following two months.
ATTENTION: 5am & 6am classes cancelled due to weather. Stay tuned to Facebook for 8:30am updates.
5@85% x 3
12 minute AMRAP:
30 wall-balls 20/14
30 KB swings 70/53, 53/35, 35/26, 26/18
25 chest to bar pull-ups
30 deadlifts 155/115, 135/95, 95/65, 65/45
25 hand stand push-ups
12 minute AMRAP:
30 wall-balls or MB front squats
30 KB swings 26/18, 18/9
25 banded pull-ups or body rows
30 deadlifts 65/45, 45/25 or KB DL
25 pike push-ups or hand release push-ups