A – Clean EMOM 5 x 2 (70-80%) (Drop and reset each rep, full squat)
B – Back Squat 1 x 10 (40%) 1 x 6 (50%) 1 x 4 (60%) 1 x 2 (70%) 1 X 1 (75%) 1 x 1 (80%) 1 x 1 (85%), 1 x AMRAP (90%)
Back Squat 3-3-3-3-3
As many reps as possible in 8 minutes of:
5/leg Front Rack Lunge Steps (95/65 or 30% of 1RM Squat)
This time last year… was a St. Patty’s rest day.
CrossFit Chicago Intern Carrie
I am honored to be a CrossFit Chicago Intern and wanted to take a few moments to share a little information about me. Professionally, I spend my days interviewing and supervising federal criminals along with teaching firearms and defense tactics. I truly enjoy helping those I can help and keeping the community safe from those that don’t, can’t or want to help themselves. I’ve learned a great deal from the diverse population of people I encounter on a daily basis and can never be thankful enough for my amazing friends and family.
Personally, I grew up in Wisconsin and moved to Chicago 6 years ago. The most interesting fact about me that some may not know is that I graduated high school as a State Powerlifting Champion and not only won at 6 different meets but was named best overall lifter at 3 of them. While competing on the powerlifting team, I was also a competitive cheerleader and won a State and National Cheerleading championship. Back then I peaked at a 360# Back Squat, 185# Bench Press and 340# Deadlift. Since then I’ve dabbled in sprint triathlons, half marathons, and pretty much any running and/or obstacle courses that involved free beer or goodies at the finish line. Aside from working out, I love trying new restaurants throughout the city, eating sweets/cupcakes (yes I did eat a cupcake for breakfast right before doing 107 burpees last year), traveling, playing the piano, or trying anything new that catches my eye.
My close friends, Mike and Jess Harris, introduced me to CrossFit Chicago and I became a member in November 2011. In February 2012, I completed my Crossfit Powerlifting certification, in October 2012 I participated in Jon North’s Olympic Lifting seminar and in November 2012 I completed my Crossfit Level 1 Certification. I look forward to working with the community during my internship and beyond not only because it gives me an opportunity to share what Crossfit has done for me but to learn from each and every one of the athletes that are a part of the community because ultimately no matter where we are in life, we can never stop learning from each other. As Ghandi said, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”