Did our Hypoxia Team inspire you to try a CrossFit competition? Excellent! The CrossFit Games Open starts February 23, and registration opens Jan. 11.
CrossFit is the sport of fitness, and like any sport it has competitions. Just this past weekend, 3 members of our gym joined a former TSCF coach and competed at the Hypoxia Team Throwdown in Butte. THEY KICKED ASS!
I love seeing people get fired up to compete in CrossFit. Let's be honest, none of us are going to the CrossFit Games, yet all of us can compete. One of the most fantastic aspects of competition is doing something you couldn't do otherwise. Both Allison and Heather U. achieved personal records (PR) in their front squats. Here's Duane's account of their amazing achievement:
"For the afternoon workouts we did WOD 4 first, then WOD 3. WOD 3 was front squats, 3 Rep Max, with same sex pairs getting 4 minutes to establish that number. Not a lot of time to dink around at weights you know you can do, but instead get to that true max. Fast. Joe and I went first. My best weight in recent months was 255#, so the ladies get it loaded, both Joe and I bust it out quickly to get at least a minimum score. Ladies load all the weight on the bar (limited to 320#), and Joe goes to town, doing 3, then getting 6 bonus reps to add to the final weight. OK, 90 seconds left, I say load it to 275#. Knock it out with 55 seconds left. I say go big, 305# (5 over my best 1 rep max). 30 seconds left. I get two, but lose the third. Alright, no worries 275# + 350#= 625#s. 1 minute reset, then it's the ladies turn..
As I wrote yesterday, we help people find their power, and Allison and Heather sure found theirs! I hope you are inspired to dig deep like Heather and Allison. What would you do if you weren't afraid to fail? Yep, the impossible. Nice job Hypoxia Team!
Here is a rundown of our next competitions:
Row'd Royalty: Jan 11-26
CrossFit Games Open: Feb 23-March 23
Festivus Games: April 21
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