Crossfit athletes travelled from as far as Wollongong and across the mid-north coast, to test their fitness against other athletes in the inaugural Primal Games at CrossFit Cave in the Wauchope industrial area.
Trent Waicokacola, Head coach and co-ordinator at CrossFit Cave said that he was very happy that their first open competition had attracted 120 athletes.
“The quality of the competition and the success of the day, will ensure that there will be more open competitions in the future,” he said.
The Primal Games was conducted in a pairs format, where teams of two athletes compete in a series of gruelling workouts against not only other teams but the clock as well.
Just one of the four workouts on the day involved the competitors working together and completing an 800 metre road run, then a 400 metre run carrying either a 30 or 50kg medicine ball. Upon their return, they were then required to throw the weighted balls over their shoulder 90 times, all in a 15 minute time cap.
“I was really impressed with the intensity of competition, considering the temperature was hovering around 30 degrees on the day, adding another element of difficulty that the competitors had to deal with” Waicokacola added.
CrossFit Cave gym manager Michael Young wanted to thank all the competitors from within the crossfit community, along with the event sponsors and volunteers for making the day such a success. When asked what exactly is crossfit and how would he describe it to the uninitiated, Young explained it like this.
“With constantly varied, high intensity functional movements, crossfit is a training philosophy that coaches people of all shapes, sizes and ages to improve their physical well being and cardiovascular fitness in an accepting and encouraging environment.
“If you think you’d like to know more about our gym, or have a go at crossfit, look up CrossFit Cave on Facebook, call us on 0402 366 233 or drop by our gym at 29 Production Drive in the Wauchope Industrial area any afternoon and take a look,” he said.