GAA Football vs Rugby vs Crossfit

The World’s First Fitness Challenge Between GAA Football, Rugby & Crossfit

GAA vs Rugby vs Crossfit

GAA vs Rugby vs Crossfit

On Sunday 15th September 2013 Metal Rhino staged the world’s first fitness challenge competition between three representatives from three different sporting disciplines:

GAA Football: David McKibben(County Down GAA and Bryansford)

Rugby: Willie Stewart (Belfast Harlequins 1st XV)

Crossfit: Damian Regan (Reebok CrossFit Northern Ireland [The Unit])

The event was staged in the newly opened Asylum gym’s premise in Newtownards.

We filmed the whole event and below are the videos for your viewing pleasure:

Part 1:

Part 2:

The results are detailed in the table below. 3 points for first place, 2 points for second place and 1 point for third place.

Challenge

David

Willie

Damian

1.  Battle Skipping Ropes (1 min)

61

2

81

3

58

1

2.  Hanging Toe Touches (1 min)

16

2

15

1

24

3

3.  Boxing Bag Flips (40 flips)

48.9 secs

3

51.4 secs

2

59.8 secs

1

4.  Deadlifts (1 ¼ BW in 2 mins)

30

2

29

1

42

3

5.  Gorilla Slaps (2 mins)

56

3

36

1

45

2

6. The Rhino Prowler Push

41.2 secs

3

34.2 secs

3

38.3 secs

2

Total

13

11

12

David McKibben Challenge Winner

David McKibben Challenge Winner

Congratulations to the winner, GAA Footballer David McKibben, who put in a great performance to just pip the other two into first place.

Damian Regan just got second with Willie Stewart in third.

Thanks to Neil at Asylum for the use of his awesome gym. Thanks to the two Ryan’s for their help with videoing, photography, rep counting and generally being good guys.

 

 

Finally, here’s a cool video using some slow motion footage: