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Tuff Love Photos and Results

216 athletes made their way to CrossFit Sanitas last Saturday to compete on a stage designed to put all levels of athletes through the ultimate test. Not only did this partner competition require constant communication and synchronized efforts, it also tested something we’ve never tried before — when all things are created equal, what breakdown of team would come out on top?

We had male/male, female/female, and male/female teams all competing against one another to truly test who is the fittest couple. Let’s just say we saw some incredible displays of fitness and effort from all 108 teams, and can easily say that the most fit teams came out on top.

Before we get to the winners, I want to give the biggest shoutout to our volunteers. All of you that were willing to give up your Saturday to help run such a major event, we cannot thank you enough. Without your help, we may still be cleaning up afterward.

And another big shoutout to our sponsors! We get it. You came here for the prizes. And we couldn’t provide such epic packages without the help of our many sponsors!

Title sponsors

Chestee and Ten Thousand provided sports bras and shorts to all 216 athletes that competed. We’re bored with the same old competition shirts — it was time to step things up and get athletes something they can really use!

Boulder Total Dentistry, a local Boulder-based dentist office owned and operated by CrossFitters, gave $750 cash to the top performing RX team

Primary sponsors

  • Crossover Symmetry: Every athlete on the podium received their own Halo hip strengthening tool
  • Modern Point Acupuncture: Gave $100 gift certificate to all athletes on the podium
  • Element 6 Training: Gave the first place teams a free training session and custom 4-week training program
  • Adio Chiropractic: Gave all first place teams in a free injury-assessment and x-rays
  • Newton Running: Gave 4 pairs of shoes to top teams in Masters and Open division
  • Fitaid: Gave every athlete a free fitaid and each team on the podium received their own extra supply!

Additional Sponsors

Tuff Love Results

Masters:
🥇 Ancient Not Broken
🥈 Dark Horse Black
🥉 Jeff Macro & the Kid

Open:
🥇 Not Tall at All
🥈 Beauty & the Beautician
🥉 Backcountry Tall & Tiny

RX:
🥇 4! 4! On the Floor!
🥈 Diva & the Ginger
🥉 Omnia Buns & Guns

Please note that the final results were calculated outside of the online scoring system. The final event is not displayed on the scoring. You can check out the results of each event at the following link: Tuff Love 2019 Results

Tuff Love Photos

We have a bunch of photos ready to go from one of our photographers, Lisa Nguyen. Feel free to download and share as you wish! Don’t forget to credit her on instagram (@lisapizza827) if you want to be cool!

Photos Here

More photos will be coming soon and will be posted on Facebook.

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What is the CrossFit Open?

The Open is the first step in a three-part process to find the fittest CrossFit athlete in the world. In an effort to do so, the director of the CrossFit Games, Dave Castro, announces a total of five workouts over five weeks. He announces one workout per week starting this Thursday evening. The night of February 21, the first workout will be announced and you have until Monday evening to complete it.

Although the video below is from 2016, it’s a great rundown of the CrossFit Open and what it is.

I’m not going to the Games…Should I do the CrossFit Open?

Whether you should do the open or not comes down to how you define yourself as a CrossFitter: Are you doing CrossFit to compete in a sport? Are you doing CrossFit as a training methodology for overall health and fitness? Or are you somewhere in between? Let’s define each so we know how to categorize ourselves.

I want to compete in the sport of CrossFit

If this is your answer, then you should absolutely do the Open! You are at a physical level that allows for you to be able to handle the announced workouts RX while maintaining good movement standards and avoiding injury. It is THE worldwide platform for you to put your training to the test, and see how you stack up against the competition.

Sign Up Here for the Open

I do CrossFit for my Health and General Fitness

If this is your answer, then you should likely not sign up. You will still participate in the workouts every Friday during the Open, without having to worry about going outside the realm of what you are capable of that day, and you’ll save $20 and can just see how your score compared by just looking it up. The RX standard for the Open is challenging. The competition demands that you are capable of linking several muscle-ups, and feel comfortable snatching, cleaning, and deadlifting heavy weights, all while have a training ability that allows for tolerating high levels of workout volume.

For example, in 2016 and 2017 there was a workout at started with 55 deadlifts at #225/#155. To be able to safely execute this workout, that percentage should be a maximum of 60% of your 1 rep deadlift. This means men and women would have to have a listed 1 rep of #370 and #255, respectively. The general population of people doing CrossFit for health would not have these listed singles, or even if they do, 55 deadlifts at this range would lead to a higher risk of injury.

I feel like I’m somewhere in between

If you fall somewhere in between these two and you are still unsure of whether to sign up or not, ask yourself a couple questions:

  1. Will I have the discipline to scale the workout as needed based on what is good for my long-term fitness? If the answer is yes, then sign up, and get after it. (Tom is a good example of this from last year… he’s not a competitor, but has been able to RX the Open for six years. Read here about why he skipped an entire workout in 2017’s Open)
  2. Am I capable of doing the open, RX or scaled, but I am worried I wont do as well as I want to? Definitely do it. Do not fear failure.

Sign Up Here for the Open

Whether you sign-up or not, still come to the gym on Friday to experience the community-based fitness that makes CrossFit so fun, joining hundreds of thousands of other CrossFitters around the world, all tackling the same workouts each week.

Every Thursday night we’ll watch the announcement at the gym by the front desk, and every Friday we’ll provide drinks and snacks at different times of day.

Lets get after it!

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