Hanover recap and Tuesday
So everyone wants to know how the Hanover competition went… well, here is how I saw it and you can check with the others who went for what they thought of it when you see them.
1.) Local Competitions are FUN!!! You get to meet a bunch of people from generally around your area who are into to similar things as you (crossfit) for a change and 9 out of 10 of them are a real pleasure to be around. That excitement also breeds a shit load of PR’s… it did for us as well. Oh yeah, and you almost always get t-shirts… this one has a 3 headed dog, uh, yeah… anyway.
2.) Our gym cracks me up! So many of these events have people who roll in with all the Reebok CF gear, head and wrist bands galore and all the specialty CF stuff you can imagine and we roll in with our self-proclaimed group of nerds in every different mismatched workout outfit imaginable with athletic tape all over the place and proceed to take 3 of the top 5 spots in every event. We generally get really loud and laugh 10 times more than anyone else there. Other gyms and judges always comment about how they like that our group has at least one cheerleader per athlete coaching and yelling at them (often times to pick up the bleeping weight and get another bleeping rep if you get me or Jen) as we are all mocking one another and celebrating every performance… AWESOME!!
3.) The folks who have really been dedicated to the Olympic lifting and accessory lifts had a decided advantage as the programming favored the stronger, more technical athlete in this CF competition…. because of that Ryan Pollock was running away with the whole thing before they made him do L-sits for time (or lack thereof) and we all chased him down at that point. Basically everyone who went from CF Nittany came home with a good look into something they can improve upon going forward and at the same time realized the way we train is really freaking effective for living athletically. These events are a great measuring stick for your training to see how far you’ve come and all things being equal… surprise, surprise, stronger is still always better!
Skill – 7X2 Behind the Neck Split Jerk… heaviest possible, rest 60 sec.
20 minutes to complete (not for time)…
3/4 rounds of:
-8 ME HSPU (regional standard) followed immediately by 8 Seated DB Shoulder Press
rest 60-120 seconds
-8 ring rows (heavy) followed immediately by 8 Good Mornings