A – Power Snatch + Hang Power Snatch EMOM 6×2 (@ 75-90%)
B – Deadlift 3×8+ (72.5%)
Rest Day or Make-Ups
10-8-6-4-2 Reps for time of: (10 minute cap)
Hang Squat Clean (155/105 or 60% of Clean)
Box Jumps (30″/24″)
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This time last year… Sommer wrote on Asthma.
Step Outside the Box!
The Crossfit Games Open is rapidly approaching and soon enough we will find out if all of our hard work and training is going to pay off. Many of us at CrossFit Chicago have been training very hard in preparation for the Open. The Open is a great event for all of us to compete in as it is a five-week long event where all of us in our community lay our blood, sweat and maybe some tears out on that rubber floor.
As great of an even as the Open is, it only happens once a year. That’s why I think it’s beneficial to register and compete in other events as well. Competitions (such as this past weekend’s Great Lakes Invitational) expose where I need work as a CrossFit athlete, but more than that, it reminded me how great it is to come together as a community.
This is the first team event that I have ever competed in outside our box, and what a great time it was. Myself, Bryce, Kelly and Carrie were on CFC1. Kurt, Joel, Steph and Val were on CFC2. Alex, Erin, Gina and Elizabeth all competed as individuals.
Solid performances were given by everyone, and I mean everyone. Whether it was watching Joel power snatch 165# and rep out overhead squats like a machine…Kurt throw up 19 bench press reps at 225# (he would’ve had 20, but one was no rep’d)…Carrie rep’d 17 on the bench press at 125#, Bryce was a thruster monster in our second event, Kelly killed the HSPU’s and CFC 1 went unbroken in the last event, which was quite the feat…I honestly loved seeing the look of pure exhaustion on all of our faces and the mental battle it took to not drop that f*cking bar…it was incredible.
Watching Alex look like he was taking his time and then blow by everyone as usual. Erin kicked ass on her events even while having time to dance to Flo Rida “Low” in the middle of her workout. Gina (while smaller than most girls there) had more heart and pushed herself faster to the Bar Muscle Ups than any other girl in her heat. Elizabeth took first in her heat in the Sprint/Front Rack Lunge workout…and there was not a face in the crowd that did not have the biggest laugh/smile on their face when Val jumped into Steph’s arms like a baby koala during the partner carry wod.
The stories from this weekend’s competition as well as the dinners, strategy discussions, team snuggle time, crazy laugh sessions, and loss of your voice from cheering on your teammates will live in my heart for a long time. So, if you are interested in any upcoming events and might be on the fence, just do it. You will not regret it. You will be a better athlete because of it and you will have some great memories along the way.