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Southwest Georgia Throwdown fitness competition

The competition featured 32 teams The competition featured 32 teams
The workouts were followed by a 400m run on already tired legs The workouts were followed by a 400m run on already tired legs
Mickey Brigman came from a gym in Columbus Mickey Brigman came from a gym in Columbus
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Southwest Georgia Throwdown wrapped up it's team event Sunday morning in Albany. The workouts were intense and the competitiveness was on point.

32 teams competed with 4 athletes each at World Camp Crossfit. Gyms were represented from as far away as Atlanta to compete in the annual competition.

The athletes have to do a 400 meter run, dead lifts, hang-clings, and jerks. 

The workouts are very tough on the athlete's legs, and with the team component involved, it gets interesting.

"One of our goals was to basically go through the workout unbroken without setting the bar down so that was probably the hardest part," said Mickey Brigman, a competitor from Columbus. "It kind of works on your grip strength so you start to get kind of tired with the grip and wanting to set the bar down."

"Lot of sweat, but it's good. the team camaraderie," said owner of World Camp Crossfit, Kris Morrill. "I love the team workouts. I love to watch the teams go. The individuals are fun to watch as well, but it's good to see strategy. It's kind of fun to see how they work together."

Including the individual competitions that were Saturday, there were over 300 athletes competing in Albany this weekend.

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