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“Regionals 13.5”


2013 CrossFit Games Regionals WOD

4.5K 75
  • 21-15-9 Reps for Time
  • Deadlifts (315/205 lb)
  • Box Jump (30/24 in)
  • Time Cap: 8 minutes

For this event the athlete begins on a starting mat behind the barbell. At the call of “3-2-1 … Go!” they move forward and begin the set of 21 deadlifts. After completing 21 deadlifts, the athlete moves to the box and performs 21 box jumps. Then, they will move the barbell forward and perform 15 deadlifts, then to the box for 15 box jumps. Then, they will move the barbell forward for the 9 deadlifts, and then 9 box jumps. After the last rep, the athlete moves to the finish mat and the workout is complete.

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Background: By 2013, the CrossFit Open had become a favorite tradition in many CrossFit affiliates, complete with parties and year-round anticipation. Participation doubled from 2012 with more than 138,000 registered competitors. One change in 2013 switched up the competition — just 48 men and 48 women, down from 60 in previous years, automatically qualified for Regionals from each Region. Nonetheless, in some regions where many top-48 individual athletes decided to compete on a team or declined the invitation, CrossFit invited the next closest athletes from the Open.

Even as the CrossFit Games became a big-time sport, with ESPN coverage, stadium workouts and brand name sponsors, the CrossFit Games season preserved the spirit of Aromas in the early years. “Regional competitor” began to carry the same aura that “Games athlete” did just a few years earlier. CrossFitters of Asia, Australia and 15 other regions gathered to watch their area’s fittest fight to make it to the CrossFit Games.

The fifth of 7 total workouts for the 2013 CrossFit Games Regionals (aka: "Regionals 13.5") was announced on May 7, 2013.
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