“A Taste of the Games” this week!
Compete 3 Rounds of 1 Minute of max reps of each of the following exercises:
Wall Ball (20#/14#)
Power Snatch (95#/65#)
Box Jumps (20″)
Row (For Calories)
* Rest 1 minute between rounds
The 2010 CrossFit Games WA Sectionals SnoRidge Competitors:
(More pics to be posted soon)
This week some of the WOD’s will either be directly from the WA Sectionals that occurred this past weekend or will feature similar programming or movements. We wanted to give you all a “taste” of what some of these felt like while mixing it up a bit with a different movement here and there. Unknown and unknowable! Why not make it a little different? If you are so inclined to relive the Sectionals feel free to take a day off later this week, then come to each class time and knock one of these out all day long. To make it even more realistic, sit outside in the cold and we will tell you each WOD about an hour or two before you have to do them!
I consider this weekend one of the best in my life. It was an amazing experience that was a culmination of weeks and months of consistently hard training and strict nutrition. It was an experience not just for me but for 9 of us fellow SnoRidge CF’ers. Moe, Sherry, Lucy, Lorri, Travis, Pat, Curtis, Michelle and I all competed in the 2010 CrossFit Games WA Sectionals this past weekend at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, WA. There were a total of 162 male and female athletes who competed in five WOD’s over two days. Five tough WOD’s designed to repeatedly stress the body and test each competitors overall fitness level. For all who competed and completed these WOD’s each came out a victor. To do that much work under that high of pressure was no easy task. Everyone did their best, set new PR’s, and carried their chins high. We saw old friends and made new ones, and resolved to work on our weaknesses and improve upon our strengths.
Here are the five WOD’s:
WOD #1 – Every minute on the minute for 8 min. run 100m then complete max reps of shoulder to overhead (155#/105#)
WOD #2 – For Time (12 minute cap): 40 Handstand Push-ups in 5 minutes or less followed by 40 Front Squats (155#/105#)
WOD #3 – Fight Gone Bad-ish: Same as above only wall ball for women was a 10# ball to a 10ft. target
WOD #4 – 5RM Deadlift: 3 attempts in 20 sec. each for a 5 rep max of deadlift. (Loads were iron plates and load could not be adjusted down if you failed) Any attempt outside of 20 seconds was a DNF
WOD #5 – 5 Rounds for Time of: 100 ft. Sled Push (135#/95#), 18 Double-Unders, 4 Muscle Ups (2 MU for Women)
These workouts taught us about our limits, about our mental and physical capacity, and about the incredible support of the CrossFit community. I have played sports and competed and raced in my life and at no time have I ever been apart of a community where each competitor will finish and then cheer the person on next to them even if it means that by cheering them on that person may end up beating them. It happens without question. All weekend strangers and competitors tried like hell to beat one another while at the same time screaming their lungs out for each other, exhorting one another to pick up the bar, push the sled, row faster or pull more off the ground to get a faster time or one more rep. Think about that. Have you played a sport where while you were playing you would tell the other team or athlete to score a goal or basket, throw a deep pass, or sink a putt against you? Does that even make sense? One of the many things of CrossFit that I love is that even in the sport of CrossFit, while all of us want to beat the next person; the majority of us practice sportsmanship at its best. We pick each other up off the floor and encourage the next person to finish and finish faster, even when we know it means we may get beat.
The pride that both Michelle and I feel over having been able to bring a great group of us to represent our box can’t be described. That group not only included the 9 who competed; it included the group who volunteered, cheered and supported us. That is a testament to what we all have built. Not too many boxes brought such numbers and certainly not many who have been around for as short a period of time as we have. I already can’t wait until the 2011 Sectionals! In the meantime let’s keep training for Regionals.
Speaking of Regionals, the Affiliate Team will continue to train harder to determine who will be the final 3 men and 3 women who will represent us on May 15-16 as our SnoRidge Affiliate Team in the Affiliate Cup Regional Qualifiers. I also qualified this past weekend by making the Men’s top 20 so I am also eligible for the Individual Men’s Northwest Regionals Qualifiers of which over 70 Men and 70 Women from 6 states will compete for 3 spots each to go to the 2010 CF Games in Aromas, CA in July.
Weekly Weigh-in for those who are in the Paleo/Zone Challenge! Make sure either Tuesday or Wednesday you weigh-in at the box and record it with us. Don lost 4 lbs. last week! Stay consistent, keep your nutrition log and stay strict. Don’t waver and give in to eating poorly.
The push-up challenge and the double under challenge are officially over. Many of you saw it through and the results are obvious with improvement across the board. Stick with it and keep that form and set a new PR after a WOD sometime.
In only two weeks we are running the St. Patty’s Day 5k here on the Ridge! Register on the right hand side of the page. Who’s in? (Kid’s too, don’t forget there is a 1k race for them)
Welcome to Rachel, Greg and Kim who all completed Elements last week, and congrats to Lorri who got her 1st pull-up today! I guess Sectionals already rubbed off, way to go Lorri!