2012 CrossFit Games: Predicting Performances at the Regionals

Are you participating in or following the 2012 CrossFit Games?  

If so, I have some awesome news – RxAnalytics has created a new application that can estimate how you might perform at the Regionals.  And this applies to everyone, not just the the actual competitors.  Best of all, this application is part of a broader service that allows you to enter, track, and analyze all of your CrossFit workouts.

How does it work?

Utilizing results from previously completed workouts, RxAnalytics crunches your data and creates an “estimated work curve.”  This information can then be compared against other users in the database.  You simply need to enter enough relevant workout data.

CrossFit Games - Predicting 2012 Regionals Results
Deepak Gopalakrishna

According to RxAnalytics founder Deepak Gopalakrishna, “As you enter more workouts of varying time domains, you will get more precise predictions with lower variability.”

Both Deepak and cofounder Dan Samarov have been regular competitors at the games and are deeply immersed in the CrossFit community.  And along with Joe Porcheddu, they have created what could be a transformative application for people wanting to take their training to the next level.

RxAnalytics and CrossFit Games
Dan Samarov

Several Games competitors have already put the RxAnalytics application through its paces.

Here is what CrossFit Invoke’s Christmas Abbott had to say:

“It’s kind of a no-brainer.  I don’t like to quantify my workouts, but I want to be able to pinpoint the deficiencies that will allow me to improve.  RxAnalytics is gonna give me much better year-round performance and will allow me to dial it in for the Games much more efficiently than the current guessing game.”

And Jason Hoggan, 2012 Games qualifier and 2nd in the South Central Region:

“I think this idea is INCREDIBLY USEFUL for crossfit competitor and athletes in general. If I could have predicted my own performance on the regional wods without having to perform them (especially when I only had a few days before competition), I would have felt much more confident and calm going into the weekend.”

And from Gretchen Kittelberger, 2011 games competitor:

“I think being able to accurately predict performance on a wod I haven’t done would be a huge help in my training.  It would allow me to know which wods I should focus my training on while preparing for competition. If I knew that one of say the regionals wods was likely to be a weaknesses, I would want to spend more time working on that leading up to a competition.”

How to Sign up

Signing up for the RxAnalytics service is a snap.  Just click here, and you will be able to log in via an existing social media account.

Once you log in you will be taken to a page with instructions on how to use the application and then you can start entering data.  Keep in mind, the more data you enter, the more accurate the report.

After you complete data entry, the RxAnalytics team will generate and email a report.  Deepak tells me that the report will be created in real time on the site in the near future.

In case you need more incentive to sign up and track your workouts, the RxAnalytics team is offering a chance to win $500 in CrossFit gear – details to be provided in the emailed report.

Disclaimer:  I have been working with RxAnalytics as an unpaid advisor over the past two months as part of Triangle Startup Factory, a technology accelerator based in Durham, North Carolina.

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