"an 8 kilometer run through the arabian desert on varying terrain presented a technical challenge for athletes who weren’t familiar with running in sand. rocky soil at the start quickly changed into hard pack sand during the first kilometer, but as the race progressed the landscape gave way into rolling sand dunes of soft sand and steep inclines and drops leading up to the turnaround point."
read more of @tommymarquez's recap of day 2 at the @dxbfitnesschamp at morningchalkup.com. #crossfitgames
Perusing over the loaded women’s roster for the competition, i can’t help but pause over the names of three athletes in particular – @bicepslikebriggs, @sarasigmunds, and @laurahorvaht.
briggs, a critical member of the old guard of the sport, has spent nearly a decade wowing fans with ridiculous feats of endurance and sheer grit. since winning the games in 2013, she’s been one of the sport’s best ambassadors, but a string of injuries in recent years has slowed the engine from england and added obstacles in her training. after competing in the master’s division in 2018, will briggs return to top form to teach the young guns of the sport another lesson?
since bursting onto the scene in 2015, and nearly winning the games her rookie year, sara sigmundsdottir has been one of the faces of the women’s competition. after back-to-back podium finishes to start her career, she regressed ever so slightly to fourth in 2017, before withdrawing last year due to a broken 9th rib. she’s a fan-favorite, and at her best, sigmundsdottir has the talent to win it all. however, with coaching changes, locations changes, and injuries in recent years the question remains: will she?
twenty-one-year-old laura horvath was the breakout athlete of the 2018 season. the youngarian (young +hungarian, i’m trademarking it), captured the attention of the crossfit world by finishing 2nd overall at the games on the back of three spectacular event wins. she pushed champ tia-clair toomey all week long, and put the women’s field on notice that she’ll be a top contender for years to come. can she take the next step this year and live up to the lofty expectations?
each athlete represents a different stage in the growth and development of the crossfit games, and each has enjoyed tremendous success along the way. all three will take the competition floor wednesday hoping that the next chapter of their career at the crossfit games starts with a top spot in dubai.
@dxbfitnesschamp: live in dubai 🇦🇪 or streamed anywhere around the world 🌍. here is when and where to watch the 2018 dubai crossfit®️ championship.
⏰ 8 a.m. on dec. 12 in dubai is:
8 p.m. on dec. 11 in los angeles 🇺🇸
10 p.m. on dec. 11 in mexico city 🇲🇽
2 a.m. on dec. 12 in são paulo 🇧🇷
4 a.m. on dec. 12 in london 🇬🇧
5 a.m. on dec. 12 in paris 🇫🇷
12 p.m. on dec. 12 in beijing 🇨🇳
6 p.m on dec. 12 in sydney 🇦🇺
⏰ 1 p.m. on dec. 14 in dubai is:
1 a.m. on dec. 14 in los angeles 🇺🇸
3 a.m. on dec. 14 in mexico city 🇲🇽
7 a.m. on dec. 14 in são paulo 🇧🇷
9 a.m. on dec. 14 in london 🇬🇧
10 a.m. on dec. 14 in paris 🇫🇷
5 p.m. on dec. 14 in beijing 🇨🇳
8 p.m on dec. 14 in sydney 🇦🇺 #dubaicrossfitchampionship • #crossfitgames
🎙 @dxbfitnesschamp: meet the fittest emirati woman @bahar_ab!
she picked up crossfit after seeing videos of strong women flipping tyres and climbing ropes 6 years ago. since then, the crossfit industry has boomed in the uae 🇦🇪. come and see it live. general admission tickets for the 2018 dubai crossfit®️championship can be purchased online via the link in bio 🔗 or at the venue:
- single day pass 30 aed
- two day pass 50 aed
- two day vip pass 200 aed (includes finger food and soft drinks)
@tiaclair1 🇦🇺, two-time fittest woman on earth: here is my go-to s****h warm that gets me mobile and ready s****h every time. 🏋🏽♀️ fyi i’m using my @roguefitness barbell! 😘
perform 5 reps of every movement in this order:
> inch worms
> s****h grip (behind the head) press
> s****h grip (behind the head) press in a quarter squat
> s****h grip (behind the head) sots press
> jumping squats with barbell on back (continuous)
> ninja squats on either side (ideally with the barbell on your back but you can take it off if you can not balance.)
> muscle s****h from the hang
> then perform what every s****h you’re about to do. 😉
"in (seven) days, the @dxbfitnesschamp will kick off and run through december 15th with some of the biggest names in the sport competing. so far, the dubai crossfit championship has shared that @mathewfras, @sarasigmunds, @cf_khrennikov_roman, @tmayer18, @bk_gudmundsson, and @anniethorisdottir, who recently underwent a light surgery about a week ago to test for a heart arrhythmia, will all be competing."—@barbend
follow the dubai crossfit championship to see the latest event releases and information. #crossfitgames
All we wanted to do was compete. we wanted to make it to the crossfit games. then we realized we were actually changing people’s lives, and people were knocking goals off their lists, and that was just as rewarding. —@saxon_panchik, 19th at the 2018 crossfit games on opening new affiliate, @crossfit_cliffside, alongside his brother @spencer_panchik