The 2010 CrossFit Games
The ultimate proving grounds of the world’s fittest athletes.
July 16-18, 2010 • Carson, CA
The Home Depot Center Sports Complex
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United States Qualifiers
An Interview with Masters Champion Laurie Carver
The Impact of the First CrossFit Masters Event
In 2010, the CrossFit Games added the Masters Division for athletes fifty and older. Laurie Carver claimed the Master Women’s title after edging out the competition with her consistency. Other athletes claimed first place in each particular event, but Carver remained in the Top 3 for all of the events.
When asked what she learned from competing in the Games, Carver replied that she learned “not to get too comfortable with your own gym and routines, and to train in different situations out of that comfort zone.” In addition to nerves, Games athletes have to be able to work in spite of different music, equipment, and pull-up bars, not to mention crowds, clocks, and judges.
Now, Carver tries to “mix it up as much as possible” so that she can compete in whatever conditions competition provides. For training, she is “following the mainsite regularly, increasing [her] strength through 5.3.1, and working on [her] weaknesses.” So far it’s been working well, she has been “setting PR’s often, and seeing a big difference just since July.”
She suggested two things she would like to see in future Masters competition: more events, “at least six,” and heavier weights in the timed workouts. The 2010 Masters competition involved three events, and the two timed workouts, Fran and Nancy, had the female competitors lifting 65 lb. barbells.