Sunday, May 17, 2009

Wilson Domination!!

I previously posted about Crossfit- the workout that has swept Luke Air Force Base and subsequently, our lives as well.

My husband is a Crossfit FREAK. Seriously. He does almost every WOD (workout of the day) and misses on rare occasions. He is usually the guy to beat because he gets such a thrill trying to go harder, faster and stronger than everyone else. I knew he was competitive, but this is getting rediculous!!

They opened a gym dedicated to crossfit and we've been moseying in to do some workouts. I've been bringing some of my church friend gals who have become my work out buddies. We've gotten in with the trainer there, Shayngo! Well, John signed the two of us up for the "crossfit games" that the base was putting on.

The workout: Fight Gone Bad
Here's what it is- straight from the website.

In this workout you move from each of five stations after a minute. This is a five-minute round from which a one-minute break is allowed before repeating. We've used this in 3 and 5 round versions. The stations are:

  1. Wall-ball: 20 pound ball, 10 ft target. (Reps)
  2. Sumo deadlift high-pull: 75 pounds (Reps)
  3. Box Jump: 20" box (Reps)
  4. Push-press: 75 pounds (Reps)
  5. Row: calories (Calories)

The clock does not reset or stop between exercises. On call of "rotate," the athlete/s must move to next station immediately for good score. One point is given for each rep, except on the rower where each calorie is one point.

So the competition was Friday! We suffered through it....
Wall Ball- 20# (14# for me) ball had to go 10 feet high!
numb to the pain...
wishing i was numb to the pain.
box jumps actually felt like a break to me
And...

We won! Both John and I got first in our "Big Dog" divisions. (Big Dog just meant that we did the heaviest weights of the 3 classes- Puppies, Buttercups and Big Dogs). Me with a score of 264 (btw- my work out buddy, Abby- who entered last minute finished in second!!) and my handsome groom with the impressive score of 325 (he was actually disappointed with that since he got a 342 in a practice run).

We stood up on the stage and accepted our metals as a family. How cool is that? :)

2 comments:

Snakeye said...

O'Doyles RULE!!!

On a serious note, congrats!

Mom said...

Good for you guys!!! That's very impressive!! My exercise is currently 'enjoyed' out in the garden in the sun, sweating to death!!! But I'll reap rewards later if I survive the chiggers!!!