Austin, TX – March 29, 2016 – CrossFit Games Masters Champion Shawn Ramirez streamed live on the Pocket WOD App, destroying the final workout in this year’s Open. The 16.5 workout is the last of the five workouts that make up the Open, which is the initial qualifying stage of the CrossFit Games. This year, the 2016 Open takes places over five weeks between February 25th through to March 28th. The top qualifying athletes will go on to compete in the Regionals, and if successful, will then go on to compete in the Reebok CrossFit Games in Carson, California on July 19th to the 24th. They will then stand a chance of receiving the ultimate accolade of being the Fittest Man or Woman on Earth.
Two-time CrossFit Games Champion in the Masters 40 to 44 Division, Ramirez, will be defending his 2014/2015 title this year. Ramirez’s biggest fans, his three boys aged 12, 10, and 7, will be there every step of the way to support and encourage Ramirez in his quest to defend his title on the road to the 2016 CrossFit Games. His driving force and biggest motivating factor, Ramirez’s sons never miss his Games appearances.
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The CrossFit Games is a test of fitness open to anyone over the age of 14. Each week, a new workout is released to test athletes against one another in the ultimate test of core strength, endurance, and athletic competence. After each of the five workouts is announced, competitors are given four days to perform it in an affiliated gym, and to then submit their scores.
The 16.5 workout consists of 21 thrusters, then 21 burpees. Men lift 95 lb and women use 65 lb; these weights vary for certain categories, including Masters and Teens. Additional CrossFit competitors featured in the 16.5 event streamed on Pocket WOD include Aaron Hanna, Jeff Evans, Benjamin Williams, Dillon Bailey, Brittani Blackburn, Monique Williams, and Vince LaLonde.
Ramirez, 41, admits that recovery becomes more difficult the older an athlete gets. In an interview after beating 17-year-old Nicholas Paladino in the Open Workout 16.3 in Jacksonville Florida, Ramirez talked about the importance of protein, good carbohydrates, Waxy Maize, and whey protein after a workout. “The biggest thing for older guys post workout is Deer Antler. Guys, look it up – it’s like 40% more recovery, it’s what I use,” asserted Ramirez. High-quality Deer Antler nutritional products for fitness competitors and athletes are available on Pocket WOD, an app designed to keep athletes on track with workouts and challenges to prove fitness. Designed with CrossFit enthusiasts in mind, Pocket WOD is the number one app for Functional Fitness Athletes.
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