This weekend my CrossFit gym held its biannual Throwdown event.
What’s a Throwdown you ask?
Well it’s a five-event lifting competition that the gym holds twice a year. It’s a chance for people to measure their progress, hit PRs and bring out a bit of friendly competition.
There are also prizes for the men’s and women’s winners…in the form of WWE championship belts.
I didn’t sign up to compete this year because I wasn’t going to be around Saturday morning, but plans changed last minute, so I decided to go over and watch/help judge the competition.
These are the events people competed in:
- Handstands – for time
- 20 dumbbell snatches, 10 burpees – 3 rounds, no rest
- Deadlifts – 3 rep max
- Pushups – total number possible in three minutes
- Row – as many meters as possible in four minutes; then Goblet squats – AMRAP in one minute
The competition lasted from 10 a.m. until a little after 2 p.m. and it looked like so much fun.
Well, except for the part where people would collapse on the floor after an event and lay there for a while so they could recover.
Being there definitely made me wish I were competing instead of just watching and judging. It’s kind of like spectating a race. You go to watch and cheer, and the minute you get home you’re signing up for the next event you can find.
As long as I’m not on vacation, I’ll definitely be signing up for the summer throwdown. There’s absolutely no chance that I win, but again, just like racing, the competition is more with myself than with anyone else.
Congrats to everyone who competed on Saturday! You’re all awesome!