Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Big Week For CrossFit!

If you were wondering what the best of the best in CrossFit look like, well you're in luck.  The 2011 CrossFit games will be shown on ESPN2 starting this Wednesday at 8 ET.  I watched some of it when it was broadcast live and you will be in for a treat.  While watching I ask that you remember 2 things...

1.  The athletes had NO IDEA what workout they would be doing.  They could not train specifically for each event.  I asume in the first episode you'll see the first even which included an ocean swim...yeah they had no idea there would be swimming involved.  Goes back to the point of CrossFit...be ready for anything.

2.  What they do will look easy.  Really it will.  I assure you it is not.  The speed and power that these guys and girls are competing at will not be shown well through TV.  Go to your local box and try to do one of the workouts at their weight...you wont stand a chance.

Another big deal comes at the end of the week when the annual "Fight Gone Bad" fundraiser takes place.  I will be participating in the workout in Philadelphia at the Piazza at Schmidts on Saturday morning.  The fight gone bad is the following

3 rounds for total reps with 1 minute break between rounds (NO REST BETWEEN EXERCISES)
1 min: wall balls
1 min: sumo dead lift
1 min: Box jumps
1 min: push press
1 min: row for calories

I have raised almost $300 for some great charities.  If you'd like to help me out you can donate here:  https://fgb6.rapidgiving.com/frp/fundraise.aspx?pk=33E48YY

Any help would be greatly appreciated!   I'm hoping to absolutely murder this workout, or at the least I'm going to give it every ounce of energy I have.  It will be the first CrossFit workout I've done in a "competitive" atmosphere.


Strength: 7 x 2 80% 1rm squat cleans 
WOD:  3 rounds
12 tire flips
12 hang squat cleans

Strength: 130lbs.  Gotta work on my foot position
WOD:  8:22 at 105 lbs for the hang squat.


Getting better!

Breakfast: eggs, protein shake, grapes
Snack:  Grapes, plum
Lunch: home made beef and broccoli, apple
Snack : none
Dinner Beef and broccoli (i know I know, but it's so delicious)

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