Santa Smackdown

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So what better way then to try and motivate you to get into shape? Another Crossfit competition! We competed in the Santa Smackdown. I would like to say it really helped me get motivated to train like I used to, but sadly it did not. I did train as hard as I was able to, but I am just so out of my routine it makes working out hard.

The most important thing was that we had fun and that is all that counts. We all did our best and we finished in 9th out of 23 teams. Not bad for the 4 of us who have been struggling to get back into it. We had so much fun at this competition we are signing up for the Golden State Games in April! The sad part is we won’t be able to do the Fight For Air Climb which is an important organization to my heart.

The WODs:

WOD #1
4min (0:00-4:00)
1 Guy & 1 Girl establish
-3 RM OHS (1st rep must be a snatch variation)
**Directly into**
4min (4:00-8:00)
Guy 2 & Girl 2 establish
-1 Full (Squat) Clean + 1 Front Squat + 1 Jerk
Total weight lifted will be your team’s score

All athletes will use one 45lb bar for the lifting.

AFTER THE 8 MINUTE MARK YOUR TEAM WILL HAVE 2 MINUTES REST. AFTER THE 2 MINUTES YOUR TEAM WILL COMPLETE A TEAM MILE.

The team mile will be ran all together (All 4 athletes running at the same time). The score will be based on the fastest and slowest finishers. The fastest Mile time and the slowest mile time will be the score. The other 2 athlete’s times will be a non factor in the scoring.

WOD #2
400 Double Unders
100 Pull Ups
75 HSPU (Scaled have 25 Wall Walks)
50 Thrusters 135/95 (Scaled 95/65)

Floater
Max burpees
Max calorie airdyne
Max sled push

I will say it was a great competition since there were 3 WODs and we were finished by noon!

Here is a picture after we were done. Jumping for joy for finishing!

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Golden State Games

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We decided to do the Golden State Games this year so it could be Mark’s first competition. (Mark is Kimiko’s husband.) So our team was Kimiko, Mark, Mike and I. We called ourselves Team Gunther’s in honor of one of of favorite ice cream shops! 😀

The WODs:

#1
2000 Meter Relay

Description: Athlete 1 will begin with a 400m Run. Upon finishing the 400m, athlete 1 will hand baton off to athlete 2. This will progress until athletes finish 1600. After 1600 is complete all members of the team will finish with a 400m giving a grand total of 2000m.

#2
Olympic Total
Max effort Snatch and Clean & JerkDescription: Beginning with the men. Both men will step up to platform (A). The men will have 6 Minutes to each find their one rep max Snatch. After 6 Minutes the men will move to platform (B) and have 6 Minutes to find their one rep max C & J. At the same time the woman will be on platform (A) finding their one rep max Snatch. After 6 Minutes expire men will be done and woman will move to platform (B) to find their one rep max C & J. The score will be max pounds lifted on each members one rep max.#3
FRAN NASTY

RX:
21-15-9 – Dumbbell Thrusters 50 / 25
12-9-6 – Bar Muscle Up’s (MEN)
9-6-3 – Bar Muscle Up’s (WOMEN)

Scaled:
21-15-9
Dumbbell Thrusters 35 / 20
Chest 2 Bar Pull-Up’s

Clarification for RX: Everyone will be completing 21-15-9 Dumbbell thrusters. Men will complete 12-9-6 Bar muscle ups on their round and woman 9-6-3 Bar Muscle Up’s on their round.

Description: Each member will go through full WOD one at a time…as soon as one member finishes the next member begins… This event will be a 3 scored event
Score 1= Total team time
Score 2= Fastest men’s time
Score 3= Fastest women’s time

There will be a modification for Bar Muscle Up’s. But will not be released at this time.

Overall we did well for Mark’s first competition. We are looking forward to doing it again next year!

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Crossfit Opens

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So remember last year when I was SUPER excited to be doing the Crossfit Opens? Yes, I remember that girl and yet this year, I have ZERO motivation and did not register for the Opens.

I don’t know if it is because I am Crossfit’d out? Really just focusing on my yoga or don’t find fun in it any longer.

It is really hard to say. I enjoy Crossfit. I was getting in great shape! I made great friends, but yet, here the Opens are and I don’t want to do them. I am excited and motivated to do the Moxie competition this year with Kimiko, her husband Mark, and Mike, but really no drive for the Opens.

I think a lot of the change was due to the fact that, I want Crossfit to be fun. I want to enjoy it again. The Opens are all about comparing yourself to the rest of the world. I know I am not the best. I don’t need a score board to tell me that. I want to compete in a competition and have FUN and become a fitter me in the process.

Only time will tell. For now I am enjoying yoga and pilates.


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Whew!

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What a busy couple of weeks! I am excited that I was able to compete in my first team Crossfit competition a week ago! I think that just back in April I was trying out Crossfit and now here I am at a team competition! We competed in the Good Times Crossfit Fall Fit Team Challenge. It was a lot of fun…which of course is the most important thing about competitions. I was able to compete with Kimiko, Mike, and John…my favorite girlfriends at the gym! 🙂 It was a LOOOOOOOOOOONG day…and we had 5 WODs! Whew! I am glad it is done!

WOD 1: 12 min AMRAP

60 calorie row
30 ground to overhead (weights: 135/95)
5 muscle ups

Then back to ground to overhead, 60 calorie row, 30 ground to overhead, until time is called.

WOD 2: 12 min

Part A: Snatch and back squat (for a 1 rep max) then 2 minutes of ball slams.

Part B: Dead lift and strict press (for a 1 rep max). After their 4 minutes is up, they will also slam balls for 2 minutes.

WOD 3: 10 min AMRAP

Stone carry (weight: 95/75) and rope climbs (15′).

Starting team mate will pick up stone and carry 15 meters to rope, if male he will perform 2 rope ascents and if female only 1 rope ascent. That person will then pick up stone again and carry back to start line to tag his partner.

WOD 4: 16 min

Part A: 8 minutes to complete

40-30-20-10

Overhead squats (weights: 95/65)
Box Jumps (height: 24″/20″)

First pair MUST complete the work in 8 min in order for the second partners to move onto part B.

Part B:
100 thrusters (weight: 95/65)
100 Burpees over the bar

WOD 5: 18 Min Cap on Re-lay

100 meter medicine ball run
30 wall ball 20# for all and 10″ for men and 8″ for women
50 meter medicine ball run
10 power cleans
50 meter medicine ball run
50 double unders

Tag partner.

All 4 teammates must complete the above, your score is your time or if you do not complete, the remaining reps will be seconds added.

Overall we finished in 20th place (out of 23 teams). I was really proud of the fact that we were one of the few teams in our division to COMPLETE all of WOD 4. That is a lot of work in 16 minutes! Things I need to improve on: rope climbs and double unders. And of course…work on my stamina!

This competition was so much fun and the team I was on was so awesome we just had such a great time. I would definitely do another competition with them. 🙂

Here is a team picture at the end of the day! What an accomplishment! I am so proud of us!

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My First Competition!

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This weekend I competed in my first CrossFit Competition! I competed in the CrossFit Roseville Women’s Gauntlet 2013. This competition was not an all day event…no we did all 4 of our workouts in ONE HOUR! I was just so happy to not have barfed! It was intense. Here is what we had to do:

Station 1A (4 min cap)
For time (or reps):
45 burpees
On the minute, do 10 Barbell Thrusters at 35#

At the 4 minute mark, proceed to Station 1B

Station 1B (8 min cap) Score=For reps
Row 1k
then, with remaining time, amrap of couplet:
12 unbroken kettlebell swings 26# (Russian swing)
12 step-up on 20″ box holding two 18# kettlebells

For combined total of max load at 2A and 2B:

Station 2A (6 minute cap)
Find 3 rep max hang clean

Station 2B (6 minute cap)
Find 3 rep max of shoulder to overhead

Station 3A (12 minute cap)
For time:
2 rounds of the couplet
150 jumpropes
15 power snatch 45#

Station 3B (with remaining time from 3A)
For load:
Find 10 rep max front squat

Station 4A (12 minute cap)
For time:
30 yard sled pull
20 wallball 10# ball to 8′ target
20 box jumps 20″ (step-ups allowed)
20 deadlift 85#

Station 4B
For time
50 yard sled push with 225#

Station 4C
For reps (with remaining time)
As many reps as possible of pull-ups

Out of 28 people I came in 21. (I was TOTALLY relieved not to be in LAST!) I am very excited to have competed in my first competition! I consider it a positive experience. And when we have a team competition in 2 weeks I hope I will have a better understanding of how I need to strategize. Debbie was kind enough to take some pictures:

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