“The CrossFit Games are the world’s premier test to find the Fittest on Earth ™. They are world-renowned as a grueling test for the world’s toughest athletes, and a thrilling experience for spectators.”
It’s been a while since I’ve been here. Life got in the way of things. We just bought our first ever house and have been packing, moving and trying to settle whilst still maintaining work, gym and social happenings.
The last time I was here I mentioned WOD 12.1 from the Open. The 5-week Open is now over and I am more than 100x proud that I actually managed to complete all WODs. It definitely showcased my weaknesses (and strengths) and have motivated me to work even harder to get better and stronger!
The sheer thought of competing with thousands upon thousands of athletes around the world was just exciting! Never have I “competed” in such a large event with such strong community support. My last competition was a Netball tour in high school. 😐
A recap of the WODs
Week 1: Complete as many reps as possible in 7 minutes of:
Week 2: Proceed through the sequence below completing as many reps as possible in 10 minutes of:
45 pound Snatch (20kg), 30 reps
75 pound Snatch (35kg), 30 reps
100 pound Snatch, 30 reps
120 pound Snatch, as many reps as possible
I didn’t think I could actually make it past 30 as my 1RM Snatch at the time was 35kg but I surprised myself and managed to push out some 35kg snatches. Definitely a mental game.
Week 3:Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 18 minutes of:
15 Box jumps, 20″ box
75 pound Push press, 12 reps
This just felt like it went on for ages. My downfall here was the Press.
Week 4:Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 12 minutes of:
150 Wall balls (14lbs to 9′ target)
The 9′ target was actually lower than what we’re used to in the gym so I managed to finish my wall balls in about 9 minutes. I was hurting like crazy for the next 4-5 days. No muscle-ups for me. Next year maybe!
Week 5: Complete as many reps as possible in 7 minutes following the rep scheme below:
65 pound Thruster, 3 reps
3 Chest to bar Pull-ups
65 pound Thruster, 6 reps
6 Chest to bar Pull-ups
65 pound Thruster, 9 reps
9 Chest to bar Pull-ups
65 pound Thruster, 12 reps
12 Chest to bar Pull-ups
65 pound Thruster, 15 reps
15 Chest to bar Pull-ups
65 pound Thruster, 18 reps
18 Chest to bar Pull-ups
65 pound Thruster, 21 reps
21 Chest to bar Pull-ups…
This is a timed workout. If you complete the round of 21, go on to 24. If you complete 24, go on to 27, etc.
I was actually quite happy that I managed to do this WOD and get past the first round, considering I did not have the “Chest-to-Bar” pull up move prior to this. There were many “no reps” but I still got a few out. Self hi-fives’ all ’round!