Who is the fittest of them all?

2016-06-07 06:00
Chris Seymour from BMC Crossfit in Steenberg performs triple-unders (where the rope must go under the feet three times before touching the floor again) during Deep South’s Fittest competition held in Kommetjie over the weekend.

Chris Seymour from BMC Crossfit in Steenberg performs triple-unders (where the rope must go under the feet three times before touching the floor again) during Deep South’s Fittest competition held in Kommetjie over the weekend.

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More than 100 of Cape Town’s fittest athletes came together to compete for the title of the Deep South’s Fittest held in Kommetjie over the weekend.

The aim of the event is to bring the fitness community together, connect athletes of different fitness levels, training facilities and regions.

The athletes were tested on a broad range of fitness modalities across varied time spans. From strength to power, balance, coordination, muscular endurance and metabolic conditioning levels as well as athletic and gymnastic skill.

The athletes, aged between 18 and 45, had the choice of entering as a team or as individuals.

Athletes were allocated a one-hour time slot to complete three workouts throughout the course of the weekend.

The scoring is based on a combination of time (how quickly a workout is completed), number of repetitions completed in a set time and heaviest weight lifted on the barbell movements.

“The event is about forging friendships and community spirit and to celebrate health and fitness. To strengthen the reputation and competency of athleticism in the region. As well as hosting a high quality CrossFit style sporting event,” says Dave Giloi event organiser and professional fitness coach.

More than 100 of Cape Town’s fittest athletes came together to compete for the title of the Deep South’s Fittest held in Kommetjie over the weekend.

The aim of the event is to bring the fitness community together, connect athletes of different fitness levels, training facilities and regions.

The athletes were tested on a broad range of fitness modalities across varied time spans. From strength to power, balance, coordination, muscular endurance and metabolic conditioning levels as well as athletic and gymnastic skill.

The athletes, aged between 18 and 45, had the choice of entering as a team or as individuals.

Athletes were allocated a one-hour time slot to complete three workouts throughout the course of the weekend.

The scoring is based on a combination of time (how quickly a workout is completed), number of repetitions completed in a set time and heaviest weight lifted on the barbell movements.

“The event is about forging friendships and community spirit and to celebrate health and fitness. To strengthen the reputation and competency of athleticism in the region. As well as hosting a high quality CrossFit style sporting event,” says Dave Giloi event organiser and professional fitness coach.

Andrew O’Brien from Crossfit Mother City performed a two metre long jump repeatedly as many times as possible in two minutes during the competition held in Kommetjie over the weekend.

Deep South’s Fittest competition was held in Kommetjie over the weekend. Here is Marilyn Mangoto from Crossfit Mother City performing an 80kg clean and jerk.

Saneli van Niekerk from BMC Crossfit in Steenberg is seen doing a 15kg weighted push-up during the Deep South’s Fittest competition.






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