Holy Deadlifts! Open 18.4

El día de los Deadlifts.  For Time: 21-15-9 Deadlifts (95lbs) Hand Release Push-ups 21-15-9 Deadlifts (135lbs) 50 ft bear crawls 9 minute time cap As we come down to the last few WODs in the Open, everyone is starting to see their weaknesses and what needs work. In 18.3, I discovered that I seriously need to put … Continue reading Holy Deadlifts! Open 18.4

Core, Core, Galore

The core is essential in almost every aspect of CrossFit. It helps with balance and stability. Power and strength are engaged from your core. I constantly hear the coaches at the gym say “engage your core” with any movement I do. The core is not just your abdomen. It also includes your hips, back and … Continue reading Core, Core, Galore

Weakness in a WOD, 18.3

One word to describe my initial reaction to the 18.3 Open WOD was "SERIOUSLY!" 2 Rounds for time of: 100 Singles 20 Overhead Squats (35lbs) 100 Singles 12 Chin-Over-Bar Pull-ups 100 Singles 20 Dumbbell Snatches (20lbs) 100 Singles 12 Chin-Over-Bar Pull-ups 14 Time Cap Those darn pull-ups. Pull-ups has been a skill I have been … Continue reading Weakness in a WOD, 18.3

18.2, I Came for You!

On Thursday, like others in the CrossFit community, I sat and watch the announcement for 18.2. After completing 18.1, I was so excited and amped to see what was next. Once Dave Castro announced the full workout, my first thought was “yes, I’m pumped!”. However, 18.2 was quite a doozy. 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 reps: Dumbbell squats and … Continue reading 18.2, I Came for You!

CrossFit Open 18.1

That time of the year has come! It is time for the 2018 CrossFit Games. The CrossFit Open is the first stage and anyone aged 14 or older can participate. For 5 weeks, there are workouts that are released every Thursday and athletes have 4 days to complete and submit their score. Athletes are judged … Continue reading CrossFit Open 18.1