5 Rounds For Time:
30 Kettlebell Swings (70#/53#)
Grip it and rip it:
For many of us that is what we did. Gripped it and subsequently ripped it. Needless to say pull-ups will take a backseat while the hands rest for a few days. Don’t worry though there are PLENTY of WOD’s that don’t need pull-ups or an ironclad grip.
Who is Eva? If you are curious Eva T. is a former US Ski Team member and Olympic medalist. She is one of the OG’s of CrossFit. She is an affiliate owner who has a reputation for being extremely fit, strong and an all around beast of an athlete. This WOD is fittingly named for her.
As far as the “Girls” benchmark WOD’s, I think this is absolutely the toughest of them. Hands down. It’s a grinder, a beat down, a chipper of the soul. There was angst around doing this today (myself included) and for that I say it’s a good thing. The reasoning behind me programming this is simply that it gives you perspective. When you have to gut it out for up to an hour in relentless high intensity work you look at those sub 10 minute workouts a little different. Eva forces you to either get work done or give up. If you always avoid the WOD’s that demand high power output for a prolonged period of time, you will only be increasing one relative weakness.
This type of work makes you a little more confident after you do it, thinking “Wow I just did what?!” That alone makes it worth it. Now for what we were all thinking when we were actually in the middle of doing it, simply look at the below pic of Rona for what everyone was feeling:
Curtis and Jason also came in and rowed 5k today (both are a little banged up) and turned in very impressive times of a little over 20 minutes. Thanks to Curtis who helped me with picture taking today during the first wave. Here’s the Eva recap on Flickr.
Beginning next Friday we will have a 5pm Friday class with Moe! That will mean 5pm classes Monday through Friday. No excuses now!