As you're aware... I've joined up and taken the plunge into the world of Crossfit.
The box where I'm currently doing my intro cert competed in a comp today. One of the bigger comps in Auckland - Two 2 Tango.
It's a paired competition (male and female pairs) with 6 workouts over 2 days.
I was able to pop out this afternoon to check out what I'm in for.... and man do these guys look impressive. Unfortunately I only got to see one workout (WOD).... the last for the day.
There were 3 scales... beginner, scaled and RX. All were amazing. But the RX guys... a step above! Those guys and gals are machines.
The workout I watched involved kettle bell snatches and swings with double unders (do you remember your skipping days?). I think it was probably a lot tougher than it looked...
It was also a good op to try photographing something different. The indoor low lighting made things difficult. I had to up the ISO to 1600 to keep the shutter speed up high enough to freeze the movement (the moves are quite explosive) whilst keeping the f-stop down as much as possible to blur the background. Most of these are shot at a shutter speed of 1/80th on my 55-250mm lens.
My aim was to try and capture the emotion of the event and workouts... here is a selection of shots.
I think I'm a long way from this level..... :)