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. was designed to match the time and domain of a UFC fight, while EXCEEDING its metabolic demands. Meaning, whatever the demands were in a UFC fight, . exceeds them in terms of force (heavier), distance (longer ranges of motion), and time (work faster). In the workout, you work for 5 minutes on 5 different stations (Concept 2 Rower, Wall Ball, SDLHP, 20″ Box Jump, and Push Press) and rest for 1-minute. Normal . lasts for 3 rounds, while a Championship Fight or Championship . would be 5 rounds long. The reasoning behind the 1-minute at each station then on to the next station, was because Coach Glassman didn’t want stamina to be a significant factor in the workout. Since localized muscle endurance limitations reduces the metabolic demands by cramping you up and forcing you to rest, in this workout right when localized muscle endurance is about to be a significant factor you move to the next movement. Thus, 1 minute was deliberately chosen because it is the time limit found at the crest of the glycolytic pathway (the middle metabolic pathway).
It is important to note that the comprehensive rankings are statistical comparisons of athletes across multiple competitions, and they typically exist to offer some utility to the sport. For instance, the ATP uses their rankings to seed players in their tournaments, and the World Golf Rankings are used to determine entrance into golf’s four Majors and select teams for the Ryder Cup (other factors contribute, too). For international sports, this is particularly important since athletes may compete in different tours and have little head-to-head competition. These rankings don’t determine a champion, but rather they determine who gets to compete in select events and who gets the best starting position.