London Drop in

For time:
60 Wallballs 14 lbs
50 Power Snatches 65 lbs
40 Toes to bar
30 Overhead Squats 65 lbs
20 Lateral bar over burpees
10 Bar Muscle-ups

Score: 21:11 RX

Being in a new space can be intimidating, the equipment is almost always different, bars can be slippery, but I find it great to challenge myself and see other athletes. This particular box was underground with a night club feel. It had all modern equipment and the coach got straight into the workout (my kind of coach).

3,2,1 go…..Wallballs felt fine. I did sets of 10. Snatches took forever with sets up 5. They felt very heavy and I was moving slow but stuck to my plan. Toes-to-bar I did sets of 8. This movement felt very challenging, my grip on the bar was the main issue and I struggled to hold on. Overhead squats sets of 10, I finally felt more warmed up at this point. Lateral bar burpees just got my heart rate up so I tried to say steady. Keep moving but not push too hard because the bar MU was next.

This is when the workout started to kick my ass. I failed my first 2 attempts at the bar MU. My body was beat. With the pressure of the clock ticking away I finally got a set of 2 MU after one solid minute of rest. Feeling more confident with a few MU under my belt I began to chip away until I was done. Bar MU have never felt so hard, I definitely need to do more of these under extreme fatigue like this.

Overall a fantastic workout and a great way to start the day before site-seeing, eating and drinking my way through London.

London Drop in

For time:
60 Wallballs 14 lbs
50 Power Snatches 65 lbs
40 Toes to bar
30 Overhead Squats 65 lbs
20 Lateral bar over burpees
10 Bar Muscle-ups

Score: 21:11 RX

Being in a new space can be intimidating, the equipment is almost always different, bars can be slippery, but I find it great to challenge myself and see other athletes. This particular box was underground with a night club feel. It had all modern equipment and the coach got straight into the workout (my kind of coach).

3,2,1 go…..Wallballs felt fine. I did sets of 10. Snatches took forever with sets up 5. They felt very heavy and I was moving slow but stuck to my plan. Toes-to-bar I did sets of 8. This movement felt very challenging, my grip on the bar was the main issue and I struggled to hold on. Overhead squats sets of 10, I finally felt more warmed up at this point. Lateral bar burpees just got my heart rate up so I tried to say steady. Keep moving but not push too hard because the bar MU was next.

This is when the workout started to kick my ass. I failed my first 2 attempts at the bar MU. My body was beat. With the pressure of the clock ticking away I finally got a set of 2 MU after one solid minute of rest. Feeling more confident with a few MU under my belt I began to chip away until I was done. Bar MU have never felt so hard, I definitely need to do more of these under extreme fatigue like this.

Overall a fantastic workout and a great way to start the day before site-seeing, eating and drinking my way through London.

Re-test

19.2, the second workout of the 2019 CrossFit Open, is a repeat from two years ago. The combination of gymnastics and heavy barbell had me excited and nervous, that I won’t be able to beat my pervious score.

Right out of the gate I was a little too confident and decided to ignore my plan of 9-8-8 on the toes-to-bar. Instead I did an aggressive set of 15-10. Due to this decision my core was taxed and it became like toes-to-bar workout.

The other two movements felt good. Double-unders I tripped on the 3 round and the squat cleans got heavier as the workout progressed which was the intention.

Beginning on an 8 minute clock, complete as many reps as possible of:
25 Toes-to-bar
50 Double-unders
15 Squat cleans (85lbs)
25 Toes-to-bar
50 Double-unders
13 Squat cleans (115lbs)
If completed before 8 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
25 Toes-to-bar
50 Double-unders
11 Squat cleans (145lbs)
If completed before 8 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
25 Toes-to-bar
50 Double-unders
9 Squat cleans (175lbs) If completed before 8 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
25 Toes-to-bar
50 Double-unders
7 Squat cleans (205lbs)
20 minute time cap

Score: 256 split time 11:00 (2019)

Score: 256 split time 10:54 (2016)

I was hoping to improve my score from 2 years ago but I tied it. When I think about the big picture, 2 kids later, and training by myself, with the little time I have. I’m should be thrilled, but I’m not.