Welcome to Part II of the WOD Nation x NAVY SEALS Crossfit throwdown!
So we left of the last post right before the first challenge of the day started. So What was it anyway?
If that photo is not clue enough for you then here is a description and other photos for that matter.
The first WOD was dubbed, “RUBBER DUCK” where teams of 5 had to paddle these rubber boats for 1000m total, competing for time. I had the privilege of riding one of the motored boat along with the rest of the media to watch the teams work together to reach their goal distance and back. Some were really impressive and made it in no time working together as a unit. Their rhythm was effective and their strength was without a doubt mind-blowing. Other teams struggled but never gave up. One team even dove into the ocean and tried to help by swimming their boat. (I would never have the guts nor the strength to do that.) The current in the bay was very strong according to one of the Navy that was with us on the boat but the participants still persevered and conquered. And most of these people have never had any experience in rowing AT ALL. So big big kudos to all of them.
I remembered when I was younger and my mother was participating in Dragon Boat Rowing in Manila Bay, and she told me that how they really had to work hard as a team to maintain a steady rhythm to be able to accelerate through the waters and currents of the ocean. She also told me that it was a full body workout, you don’t just use your arms, but your thighs, and most specially your core. Dragon boats are smaller compared to these rubber ones they used during the WOD So I can only imagine the difficulty of the maneuverability of these boats.
I was inspired by all the participants during this event that I turned some of the photos I took into motivational posters. I would like to share them with you.
Perhaps I should try my hands on Dragon Boat Rowing sometime because I doubt I can go to the base just to row *laughs*. I would like to experience this kind of team sport. Demanding yet fulfilling.
Well this concludes the WOD 1. I wasn’t able to watch the other teams compete during the WOD 1 because I followed the first batch to WOD II. Which I will post on Friday. So Stay tuned!
Be sure to check out the facebook pages of the people who showed strength and courage during this crossfit throwdown Here are their links: