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Games Recap

July 26, 2015

I don’t know if you guys spent the whole weekend watching people exercise.  I didn’t exactly, this but I did spend some pretty sizable chunks on the CrossFit Games.

What happened?  Well, sildenafil a lot.  CrossFit Turlock’s Cindy Kelly won the 50-54 year old Master’s Division.  Incredible!  Chad Augustin took 4th in the 40-44 year old Master’s Division.

Jen and Nick and NorCal CrossFit held First place until an injury to Miranda Oldroyd.  NorCal battled through workouts with only 5 members, and still were able to hold onto the top 10.  I watched Jen and Molly battle through a Worm WOD with only 2 athletes, as the rest of the field struggled with 3.  I am so proud of how they battled.

Finally, CrossFit crowned new champions in Katrin Davidsdottir and Ben Smith.  From a fan and athlete’s perspective, this was the most brutal test of fitness I have seen.  It rivals the hardest day of Crossfit, Day 1 of the 2009 Games.

The Open was harder this year, Regionals took a major step up, and the Games got worse.  I know it’s hot in LA, but everyone was talking about how the heat was affecting the athletes.  Heat injuries, torn hands and more plagued all the athletes.  It literally looked like athletes were trying to survive after the test of Murph.  Heavy DT was one of the most brutal WODs I have ever seen, the Triangle Couplet was another hand tear, and the Finals, for the first time ever had real drama, with athletes trading podium spots even in the final seconds.  The Games have had great moments, but have generally been devoid of drama.  We got that in spades this year.

Now, I don’t know if anyone from CrossFit reads this, but the color commentators were dreadful. Jeesh, stop talking.

This was first year in the last 2 that I didn’t make the trip with my homie, Denny.  I didn’t miss sitting in the sun, saving seats, paying way too much for food and drinks, and sharing a bed.  I did miss getting chills from human performance with people that truly appreciate it.

Yoga EVERY Sunday @ 8:45am $14 for the drop in

Yoga EVERY Sunday @ 8:45am $14 for the drop in

Workout of the Day

Strength/Skill, Week 3 of 4

Snatch

In 10-12 minutes, build to a heavy single, approximately 80% of 1RM.  Once you get to that weight, perform 3 singles, with 90-120 seconds rest between lifts.  Basically this is 3 heavy lifts.

Back Squat

In 10-12 minutes, build to a heavy single, approximately 80% of 1RM.  Once you get to that weight, perform 3 singles, with 90-120 seconds rest between lifts.  Basically this is 3 heavy lifts.

Conditioning

AMRAP 9

3, 6, 9, 12, 15, keep going up by 3s

Snatch 95/65

Bar Facing Burpee

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