Today I participated in our gyms annual CrossFit competition.
It was really hard. Yeah, really hard. But it was fun too.
We were on teams of four, two guys and two girls. And I agreed to be on a RX team, which is basically signing up for pain 😜
Here were the four events.
Event 1 – B17: Flying Fortress
This is a Bombers CrossFit special. I’ve done the workout twice in a scaled fashion, never the RX.
The workout was five rounds of 17 back squats at 135 lbs and a 400 meter run.
The tricky part was that we had to all squat in formation at the same time. The first few rows were okay, but rounds 3, 4, and 5 destroyed my legs.
Event 2 – Skills Competition
In this round there were four max effort events that each team mate had to do one of the following moves:
- Max rep muscle ups
- Max deadlift
- Max standing high jump
- Max L Sit hold
I was drafted to do the standing high jump. And even though it was 30+ minutes after the first event, my legs hadn’t recovered.
I ended up getting 21 inches which was just short of 10 feet in the air. If I could have a step to approach, I’m sure I could have gotten 25+ inches.
This was a partner workout of back-to-back-to-back girl workouts:
- Karen (150 wall balls)
- Annie (50-40-30-20-10 double unders and sit ups)
- Fran (21-15-9 thrusters and pull ups)
We had a pretty good strategy and I had a super human partner.
I did 30 wall balls, then Travis did 90, then I finished it off with 30 more and Karen was finished.
I moved straight to Annie and did 50 double unders and 50 sit ups. Travis did the next two rounds of 40 and 30 and I completed the last rounds of 20 and 10.
Finally Travis did the hard pars of Fran, 21 thrusters, 21 pull ups and 15 thrusters. Then I did the rest of 15 pull ups and 9 thrusters and 9 pull ups.
We got second in this workout and we were all exhausted by the end of it.
Event 4 – The Obstacle Course
This was a goofy short event where we had to pull a sled with 180 lbs on it and maneuver around obstacles and twice pick the sled up and carry it over an obstacle.
The twist on this one was we had to all for be touching the whole time.
Since we had super strong Travis, he picked the sled up himself and we got first on this one.