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CrossFit Gear and CrossFit Games – Sveinbjörn Sveinbjörnsson

BASICS

Name: Sveinbjörn Sveinbjörnsson

Affiliate: Bootcamp Iceland

Age: 29

What Sectional did you participate in: Iceland Sectionals (as a guest)

What was your placement: Sveinbjörn is pre-qualified to the European Regionals due to his placement in the CrossFit Games 2009.

LIFTING

Shoes: Do-Win weightlifting shoes

Deadlift: 205 kg

Back squat: 165 kg

Front squat: 135 kg

Overhead squat: 95 kg

Clean & jerk: 105 kg

Snatch: 85 kg

Bench press: 135 kg

“Grace”: 2:02

Do you think the European CrossFit Regionals will contain a heavy event? No idea

Which lift(s) would you prefer to see at such an event? hmmmmmm…

Do you follow any special lifting program? No, not yet

ENDURANCE

Shoes: New Balance 905

5 km run: 18:02

500 m row: 1:21:00

How many times/week does your training include running and/or rowing? 2 x pr. week

Do you hope to see a lot of endurance work at the Regionals? Yes, I hope so!

WORKOUTS

Shoes: New Balance 905

Max reps pull-ups: 48

Max reps muscle-ups: 7

Your favorite benchmark workouts (and PR’s):

Favorite WOD # 1 + time: Fight gone bad 456
Favorite WOD # 2 + time: Filthy fifty 16:44
Favorite WOD # 3 + time: Barbara 24:40

What has been your main focus in your training since the Regionals?
We have been trying to do the WOD from other sectionals to compare ourselves with the other competitors 🙂

How do you think your chances of going to the CrossFit Games 2010?
Pffff.. you tell me 🙂


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CrossFit Gear and CrossFit Games – Lauren Guibert

BASICS

Name: Lauren Guibert

Affiliate: CrossFit Ramstein, Germany

Age: 27

What Sectional did you participate in: South Europe

What was your placement: 1st

LIFTING

Shoes:VS Athletics Weightlifting Shoes

 

Deadlift: 290 lbs / 131.8 kg

Back squat: 210 lbs / 95.4 kg

Front squat: 150 lbs / 68.1 kg

Overhead squat: 110 lbs / 50 kg

Clean & jerk: 125 lbs / 56.8 kg

Snatch: 95 lbs / 43.1 kg

Shoulder press: 115 lbs/ 52.2 kg

Bench press: 130 lbs / 59 kg

“CrossFit total I/II”: 575 lbs, 345 lbs / 261. 3 kg, 156.8 kg

Do you think the European CrossFit Regionals will contain a heavy event? I hope so!

Which lift(s) would you prefer to see at such an event? Deadlift or power clean

Do you follow any special lifting program? I follow our affiliate’s programming which is a cycle behind main site, and I’ve added in extra lifting in preparation for the Games.

ENDURANCE

Shoes: Adidas Adizero Adios

 

5 km run: 23:14

400 m run: 1:24

500 m row: 1:51

How many times/week does your training include running and/or rowing? Whatever the main site puts out, plus I typically add in rowing or running if there wasn’t any that week.

Do you hope to see a lot of endurance work at the Regionals? Yes! I would like to see a lot of endurance work because I like it, but I don’t think there will be a lot of it. I’m hoping there will be some kind of running WOD.

WORKOUTS

Shoes: Converse Chuck Taylors or Five Fingers Performa, it depends on what the WOD is 🙂

 

 

Max reps pull-ups: 24

Your favorite benchmark workouts (and PR’s)

Favorite WOD # 1 + time: Cindy 22 and 2/3 rounds

Favorite WOD # 2 + time: Crossfit Total – 575lbs

Favorite WOD # 3 + time: Michael – 18:40

What has been your main focus in your training since the Regionals? Refining some of my skills and staying healthy and injury free.

How do you think your chances of going to the CrossFit Games 2010 are?I think the women’s competition will be very competitive. Three of us won all of our sectional events and I expect Annie to be there too. Since there are only 3 slots up for grabs, I think it will come down to the wire. I think all of us have a good chance, but it will depend on what comes out of the hopper and how it plays to each athlete’s strengths. I’m excited I think it will be lots of fun!

 


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(Rising) CrossFit Stars – Anníe Mist Þórisdóttir

Here – a little late in our posts about Rising CrossFit Stars – Europe’s biggest female CrossFit star, Anníe from Iceland!
 
 
Name: Anníe Mist Þórisdóttir
 
Age: 20
 
Occupation/job: In the University of Iceland studying Biochemistry at the moment…
 
Background in sports: I was in Gymnastics for 7-8 years, until I was 15 years old, then I started dancing (ballet and modern dance). That was kind of a big jump from training for 4hours 6 days a week in the Gymnastics to 4 times a week in the dance, although it soon became more challenging… Fortunately I found Bootcamp witch I started doing along with the dance. I started in Pool vault 2007 but I never completely gave up Bootcamp. Now I’m in Bootcamp and CrossFit
 
CrossFitting since: 2 months before the CrossFit games 2009 and of intensity since Feb 2010.
 
Affiliate: Boot camp
 
What WOD/class made you decide to become a CrossFitter?
Competed in the CrossFit competition in Iceland and earned a spot for the CrossFit Games and just loved it!!

How often do you train now?
About 5-6 days a week.

Do you follow any speciel programming or are you (just) doing the WODs at your box?
Me and my friends usually put something together or go to a Bootcamp practice. We’ve been planning more ahead now since the Sectionals, Regionals and Games have been getting closer…

Which one of your CrossFit related accomplishments are you most proud off so far?
Probably the CrossFit Games last year…

The most difficult thing in CrossFit?
Last year it was muscle-ups!! Now probably working with max weights – just started doing that recently I’m more used to doing many reps with lighter weights or just working with my own body weight!!

How do you keep the motivation high?
I think it’s important to do various workouts in good company!! I feel good while working out and even better when I’m done… It’s weird liking the nausea disgust feeling but so be it!! 😉

Any good advice for new CrossFitters?
Just to keep on going no matter what… in the end it’s always worth it!!

Do you plan to attend any CrossFit competitions?
Competing at the European Regionals and then hopefully to at The Games 2010!! 🙂
Maybe even in the Fit As Fu*k CrossFit Challenge in Denmark in September 2010.


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CrossFit Gear and CrossFit Games – Ditte Elisabeth Jacobsen

BASICS

Name: Ditte Elisabeth Jacobsen

Affiliate: CrossFit Training Center, Denmark

Age: 23

What Sectional did you participate in: North Europe

What was your placement: 2nd

LIFTING

Shoes: “Adidas Honey”

Deadlift: 120 kg

Back squat: 85 kg

Front squat: 75 kg

Overhead squat: 60 kg

Clean & jerk: 70 kg

Snatch: 50 kg

Shoulder press: 45 kg

Bench press: 70 kg

“Grace”: 4:06 rx’ed

“CrossFit total I/II”: 242 kg / 190 kg

Do you think the European CrossFit Regionals will contain a heavy event? Yes!

Which lift(s) would you prefer to see at such an event?

CrossFit total 2 could be a nice change – or maybe clean & jerk? I just hope it’s not deadlift again!!

Do you follow any special lifting program? No, but I focus a lot on squats (high rep) at the moment.

ENDURANCE

Shoes: Nike running shoes

 

400 m run:  1:20

500 m row: 1:45.3

How many times/week does your training include running and/or rowing?

2 – 3 times a week

Do you hope to see a lot of endurance work at the Regionals?

Not really 🙂 If so, I would prefer running.

WORKOUTS

Shoes: “Nike Zoom”

Max reps pull-ups: 16

Max reps muscle-ups: zero at the moment – but I’m working on it!

Your favorite benchmark workouts (and PR’s):

Favorite WOD # 1 + time: Jackie: 9:11 rx’ed

Favorite WOD # 2 + time: Christine – 11:06 rx’ed

Favorite WOD # 3 + time: Fight gone bad – 386 reps

Favorite WOD # 4 + time: Diane – 7:48 rx’ed 

Favorite WOD # 5 + time: The bear complex – 50 kg

What has been your main focus in your training since the Regionals?

Gymnastic movements and squats

How do you think your chances of going to the CrossFit Games 2010 are?

Non existent – I haven’t reached that level yet!


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CrossFit Gear and CrossFit Games – Elvar Þór Karlsson

BASICS

Name: Elvar Þór Karlsson

Affiliate: BootCamp Iceland (not a CrossFit affiliate)

Age: 19

What Sectional did you participate in: Iceland Sectionals

What was your placement: 1st

LIFTING

Shoes: Adidas Kicks

Deadlift: 215kg

Back squat: 145kg

Front squat: 115 kg

Overhead squat: 100 kg

Clean & jerk: 95 kg

Snatch: 65 kg

Shoulder press: 70 kg

Bench press: 120 kg

“Grace“: 2:32 RX

“CrossFit total I/II”: 425kg

Do you think the European CrossFit Regionals will contain a heavy event?

Definitely in some form. I would like to see some new twist to it though. (Not only a 1rm)

Which lift(s) would you prefer to see at such an event?

Deadlift

Do you follow any special lifting program?

No, I try to do 2-3 heavy workouts a week.

ENDURANCE

Shoes: New Balance

5 km run: N/A (10k run, 37:48)

500 m row: 1:21,0

How many times/week does your training include running and/or rowing? 2-4

Do you hope to see a lot of endurance work at the Regionals? Hell yes, some long bodyweight and cardio work! And rowing workouts.

WORKOUTS

Shoes: New Balance

Max reps pull-ups: 40

Max reps muscle-ups: 8

Your favorite benchmark workouts (and PR’s):

  • 2k row: 6:22
  • Filthy Fifty 18:46
  • Gight gone bad 392
  • Annie 4:59
  • Iceland Sectionals chipper 20:01

What has been your main focus in your training since the Regionals?
Getting stronger, improving my technique. Specially in the olympic lifts. Also HSPU+muscle ups

How do you think your chances of going to the CrossFit Games 2010 are?
Some, not a lot. Im going to bring my A game. Lets see where it will take me 🙂

It’s going to be awesome, only two weeks! Cant wait!!


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CrossFit Gear and CrossFit Games – Asger Frøsig


 
BASICS
Name: Asger Frøsig

Affiliate: CrossFit Copenhagen, Denmark

Age: 25

What Sectional did you participate in: North Europe

What was your placement: 8th

LIFTING

Shoes: Adidas Ironworks III

Deadlift: 190 kg.

Back squat: 150 kg.

Front squat: 120 kg.

Overhead squat: 95 kg.

Clean & jerk: 100 kg.

Snatch: 75 kg.

Shoulder press: 68 kg.

Bench press: 110 kg.

“Grace”: 3:39 kg.

“CrossFit total I/II”: 400+ kg.

Do you think the European CrossFit Regionals will contain a heavy event? Yes!

Which lift(s) would you prefer to see at such an event? Power clean

Do you follow any special lifting program? Nope

ENDURANCE

Shoes: Asics model 16 (for running)

500 m row: 1.25 min.

How many times/week does your training include running and/or rowing? Normaly 5-6 times a week. now around 3.

Do you hope to see a lot of endurance work at the Regionals? I wouldn’t hurt 🙂

WORKOUTS

Shoes: Adidas Spezial 

Max reps pull-ups: 45

Max reps muscle-ups: ?

Your favorite benchmark workouts (and PR’s):

Favorite WOD # 1 + time: Fran, 3:22

Favorite WOD # 2 + time: Christine, 8:06

Favorite WOD # 3 + time: Karen, 5:55

Favorite WOD # 4 + time: Jackie, 6:15

Favorite WOD # 5 + time: anything with power cleans

What has been your main focus in your training since the Regionals? Trying to stay healthy.. unsuccesfully, unfortunatly 😦

How do you think your chances of going to the CrossFit Games 2010 are? 0 %.

Asger will be participating in the FIT AS FU*K CrossFit Challenge 25. September 2010 in Denmark.


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CrossFit Gear and CrossFit Games – Jenny Jacobsen

BASICS

Name: Jenny Jacobsen

Affiliate: CrossFit Haga, Stockholm, Sweden

Age: 35

What Sectional did you participate in: Northern European

What was your placement: 1st

LIFTING

Shoes: Adidas Ironworks III

Deadlift: 127,5 kg.

Back squat: 90 kg.

Overhead squat: Approx. 58 kg.

Clean & jerk: I havn’t done it for a while – so I don’t know. 65 kg. maybe.

Snatch: 45 kg.

Shoulder press: 52,5 kg.

Bench press: 60 kg. or more..

“Grace”: 3,01 (40 kg.)

Do you think the European CrossFit Regionals will contain a heavy event? I have no idea, I guess so!

Which lift(s) would you prefer to see at such an event? The ones that I’m good at! Deadlift and C&J.

Do you follow any special lifting program? No, Only OPT!

ENDURANCE

Shoes: Asics

5 km run: 23 min. something..

400 m run: 1,15 min.

500 m row: Don’t know 1:40 something?

How many times/week does your training include running and/or rowing? It depends on OPT’s site. But at least once a week.

Do you hope to see a lot of endurance work at the Regionals? God no!!!

WORKOUTS

Shoes: Asics

Max reps pull-ups: 41 reps.

Max reps muscle-ups: 3

Your favorite benchmark workouts (and PR’s)

Favorite WOD # 1 + time: Diane 4,28 min. with 80 kg.

Favorite WOD # 2 + time: Grace 3,01 (40 kg.)

What has been your main focus in your training since the Regionals? Stay healthy and don’t get injured.

How do you think your chances of going to the CrossFit Games 2010 are? We are fighting for 3 female spots, and I guess everbody will fight for a spot! It will be my hardest competition ever, and I really hope I will go all the way!

Jenny finished 1st at the North European CrossFit Sectionals in Stockholm by winning all 5 WODs – and she will be participating in the FIT AS FU*K CrossFit Challenge 25. September 2010 in Denmark:-)


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Still few spots available: Pose Running Workshop with Dr. Romanov – now in Denmark!

In the 70s a Russian scientist, university teacher & university track team coach Nicholas Romanov developed a method of teaching sport specific techniques. He called it the Pose Method.

In the 80s it was successfully implemented into the training of many Soviet elite athletes with great results.

In the 90s members of the USA and UK oympic teams, and Russian and Mexican national triathlon teams and many other elite level athletes worldwide started implementing the techniques of the Pose Method with great success.

…….. Now it’s your chance to join the workshop in Denmark!

Program:

Sunday, May 9, 10:00-17:00: Dr. Romanov & Ole Stougaard

Sunday, May 23, 10:00-13:00: Ole Stougaard

Sunday, June 6, 10:00-13:00: Ole Stougaard

The course is structured in order to learn the techniques/theory of the POSE METHOD on May 9 The sessions May 23 and June 6 are structured as 2 follow-up courses where you can correct and improve the technique further with Ole Stougaard.

Price: 2500 DKK.

Location: PaideiaGym, Njalsgade 17A, 2300 Copenhagen, Denmark

Registration: by e-mail to frederik@paideiagym.com

Find more information about PaideiaGym and the Pose Method here and read the article about “Pose Tech” here.


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CrossFit Gear and CrossFit Games – Richard Vanmeerbeek

BASICS

Name: Richard Vanmeerbeek

Affiliate: I train at a regular gym, and also occasionally at the recently opened CrossFit Brussels.

Age: 03/03/87

What Sectional did you participate in: South European Sectional @ Cross Gym in Milan

What was your placement: 1st

LIFTING

Shoes: I use regular flat shoes, they’re leather and stable. The brand is Goliath. (can’t find a picture)

Deadlift: 190 kg. x 3

Front squat: 115 kg.

Overhead squat: 110 kg.

Clean & jerk: 110 kg.

Snatch: 90 kg.

Shoulder press: 75 kg.

“Grace”: 2’40” (1 year ago)

Do you think the European CrossFit Regionals will contain a heavy event?

Obviously yes.

Which lift(s) would you prefer to see at such an event?

An Olympic total would be a good test.

Do you follow any special lifting program?

I have followed the Catalyst Athletics WOD for 3-4 months in September 2008. Otherwise, I program myself.

ENDURANCE

Shoes: Basic Asics (Gel Blackhawk 3)

5 km run: Cannot remember the last time I ran one.

400 m run: right around 1’01”

500 m row: 1’24”

How many times/week does your training include running and/or rowing? About 4.

Do you hope to see a lot of endurance work at the Regionals? Yes, especially if there is a max lift event.

WORKOUTS

The flat Goliaths again, I use them for everything that is not running.

Your favorite benchmark workouts (and PR’s):

The only I have done recently are Jackie in 6’17” and Nate with 14 rounds + 1 muscle-up. Other then that, I program my own training.

What has been your main focus in your training since the Regionals?

Working on the weak points and sleeping more.

How do you think your chances of going to the CrossFit Games 2010 are?

I’m coming to have fun and push myself with the other athletes. It depends on the events and on who has the most heart on that weekend. If there are 60 athletes, I’ll just say 3/60 🙂


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CrossFit Gear and CrossFit Games – Owen Satterley

BASICS

Name: Owen Satterley

Affiliate: CrossFit Monterey, USA (I don’t train there, but the Head Coach is doing my programming, long distance)

Age: 29 – I will be 30 the day before the Games!

What Sectional did you participate in: UK & Ireland

What was your placement: 1st place

LIFTING

Shoes: Red Do Wins for Olympic lifting and 5 fingers for squat and deadlifts

Deadlift: 210 kg.

Back squat: 185 kg.

Front squat: 150 kg.

Overhead squat: 110 kg. for 2 reps

Clean & jerk: 120 kg. , clean PR is 135 kg.

Snatch: 90 kg.

Shoulder press: 80 kg.

Bench press: 135 kg.

“Grace”: 1:48 min.

“CrossFit total I/II”: 450kg.

Do you think the European CrossFit Regionals will contain a heavy event? Lets hope so! 🙂

Which lift(s) would you prefer to see at such an event? Cleans or any squat variation

Do you follow any special lifting program? Just what my coach programs

ENDURANCE

Shoes: 5 fingers and Nike Pegasus

5 km run: 18:00

400 m run: 0:56

500 m row: 1:27

How many times/week does your training include running and/or rowing?
At least one WoD with a run and one with a row

Do you hope to see a lot of endurance work at the Regionals? I don’t really mind!

WORKOUTS

Shoes: 5 fingers

Max rep pull-ups: 50, but it’s been a while!

Max reps muscle-ups: 7 with full turn out

Your favorite benchmark workouts (and PR’s):

Favorite WOD # 1 + time: Fran – 2:19
Favorite WOD # 2 + time: Heavy Nancy (62.5kg OHS) – 12:09
Favorite WOD # 3 + time: Angie in 10kg vest – 15:44
Favorite WOD # 4 + time: Cindy in 10kg vest – 27 rounds
Favorite WOD # 5 + time: DT – 6:40

What has been your main focus in your training since the Regionals? Olympic lifts and sprints along with gymnastic work, pre sectionals it was rowing, rowing and more rowing!

How do you think your chances of going to the CrossFit Games 2010 are? I finished in 1st place in the UK & Ireland Sectionals so I’m right up there. However, I have a sneaking suspicion that the Scandinavian boxes are going to have produced some monsters! It’s all on the day and what each WoD is like. We’ll see!