Saturday, 16 Apr, 2011

Posted by Mandee on April 14, 2011   |   25 Comments

9am and 11:00 Competition Workout-

CrossFit Games Open 11.4

Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 10 minutes of:
60 Bar-facing burpees
120 pound Overhead squat, 30 reps
10 Muscle-ups
Post rounds and reps completed to comments and/or register and submit your results as part of the CrossFit Games Open.

25 responses to “Saturday, 16 Apr, 2011”

  1. katherine berger says:

    Let me guess, they only had two kits and you guys were faster than Nicole???

  2. Matthew R says:

    Good luck to those competing today!

  3. Tasha W says:

    Great pic!

    0+93 – scaled with 25# bar for OHS and 3 pullups for MUs.

    Dennis, you are such an awesome coach!! It was also great being able to judge Jake as he tore through the WOD and, Mandee, you did great, girl. I’d have been so nervous with all those eyes on me and you just tore through it – strong as can be. Way to go on a TOUGH, TOUGH WOD, everyone.

  4. GarrettD says:

    0+66 Wasted a lot trying to snatch the weight overhead.

  5. Ron Wood says:

    0+68 rx’d – lots of opportunity for improvement with OHS…

  6. HUGE thanks to everyone who came out to support today and/or hit the Open WOD. Also, thanks to Tasha for taking the time to judge me less than 5 minutes after her workout.

    I meant to put this on the blog yesterday but ran out of time before the 4:30 class.

    I just wanted to let everyone know that watching you guys hit these workouts over the past 5 weeks has been nothing short of inspiring. Of course everyone loves to see the “firebreathers” that crush these workouts, but what everyone loves more is seeing athletes accomplish something they thought was impossible or die trying.

    I have had the fortunate opportunity to see 95% of you attempt all these workouts. Not only did you all attempt them but the attitude in which you did it was nothing short of fearless. That attitude you all have has carried many of you to push your “perceived” limits and realize your true potential.

    It’s very easy for someone to see a task that is daunting or intimidating and be defeated or quit before they even start. That’s not you guys. Everyone looked adversity in the face and gave everything they could right to the very end.

    Of course many if not all of you might not be satisfied with the results of your performance but you should all be proud of what you have accomplished. I know all of our trainers are very proud of you and consider it a privelage to be apart of the CFHSV community.

    Continue to push your limits every day you walk into the gym and the results will keep coming. Keep up the great work! It’s more inspiring to people than you could ever imagine.

    • Robert S. says:

      I couldn’t agree more, Jake! Unfortunatly, I have been on duty during just about every scheduled Open WOD. However, what I have been able to see and/or hear about has been amazing. If it has done nothing, the CF Games Open has provided an avenue for a ton of our athletes to realize that the mental change produced by CF is far greater than any physical one.

      Keep it up everyone!

  7. Karen says:

    11.4. 0+90. Had 20 seconds left after last OHS, 10 seconds once I chalked up and got to the rings. One chance….but it didn’t happen. 🙁 So close! Almost kicked Tasha in the booty trying (glad I wasn’t successful!) 🙂 But I’m HAPPY I got to where I had the opportunity to try!

    • Tasha W says:

      I’d have gladly taken a kick in the booty in exchange for you to get those MUs, Karen! 🙂 I was so focused on keeping count for Jake, I didn’t even see you! Thank goodness for Katherine. Way to go, girl!

  8. Katherine says:

    I second everything Jake so eloquently said. I was telling Russell tonight about some of today’s highlights and I told him about Mandee competing with everyone staring (and kicking butt!) and Karens soooo close muscle up, Jake getting 12 more reps, and one of the most inspiring things I saw: Tracey roberts finishing the burpees in record time and struggling to get an overhead squat that’s nearly her body weight. She almost got it the first time but couldn’t fully stand up. That didn’t stop her. She spent every second trying to get one….and she didn’t get it. But what an amazing performance and what mental strength. I was impressed and inspired. Way to go to ALL the athletes who have it a try today-scaled, rx’ed, super-scaled..whatever.

    I did this with a weighted PVC and strict pushups with no jump (just a stand up and clap between each). Pull/ups instead of MUs.


  9. Katherine says:

    And thanks to Mike and Leisha for sticking around for yoga after a tough WOD. It was some speedy yoga but it was fun!

  10. Josh Kennedy says:

    Hope all had “fun” with the Open WOD today. I am in Little Rock, AR. Just finished the Ouachita 50-mile, some tough trail running, lots of rocks! But lots of good folks as well. 10hr 25min.

  11. Scott says:

    Re-do was better than first try on Weds: 0+81 this time. Glad Coach DB spent time on shoulder flexibility. I think it made a big difference in OHS.

  12. Larry says:

    87 reps. Right shoulder lost it’s strength. I really wanted to get 1 muscle up. I think I could have been there if I would have attempted this earlier in the week. O well. I’m pleased. Great job everyone today!

  13. Larry says:

    I want to invite everyone to my Sunday School Class tomorrow. We have bee studying the book Radical – Recovering Your Faith From the American Dream by David Platt. Forrest Walden from Iron Tribe Fitness (awesome Crossfit Affillate) in Birmingham is my special guest speaker. He and his wife Mendy are great examples of people submitting their lives and their resources for Kingdom work. Forrest started a mission called NeverThirst that digs wells in Africa and he and his wife have adopted an Ethiopian baby – they are waiting for the call to fly over and get their newest family adition any day now. Forrest attends church at the Church at Brooks Hills, and that is where the author of Radical preaches. Forrest has struggled with the imperative of Christian action that most of us have struggled with.

    Come here Forrest and his wife Mendy’s perspective on Christian action.

    I think Kevin is meeting Jake at Starbucks at 8:30AM. The class is at Trinity United Methodist Church on Airport Road. My class is in Room 191. We start congregating at 8:45. Forrest wiil start his talk at 9:00AM. The class ends at 9:45. The service starts at 10:00 for those that are interested. Feel free to attend and then scoot over to your home church for your own service.

    Forrest and Mendy are very inspirational. Hope to see you all there!


    • Kerri says:

      Hoping to make it tomorrow Larry. I’m in the middle of Radical right now and am enjoying the challenge. I’ve heard Kevin talk about Forrest and his family, and would love to hear about NeverThirst.

      BTW, from the book: on Good Friday, they are having a Secret Church simulcast at: Asbury, Jackson Way, Aldersgate, and Rivertree….
      I’m going to try to check it out at Rivertree if I can get a ticket…

      www2.life way.com/secretchurch/index.php/about/event_details/

  14. Ben says:

    I saw some great work at the 9am class this morning. Good work everyone!

    I did 11.4 today for the second time. Did it Rx’ed on Thursday and hit a brick wall with the OHS (my nemesis) so today I did it scaled, using a weighted PVC pipe and chest to bar pullups. I finished one complete round, which is way better than I expected. I think I went too fast on the burpees at first and wore myself out. I’m inspired by those of you who can keep that pace up for the whole WOD.

  15. Patrick says:

    I’ve kinda lost my CrossFit mojo… couldn’t bring myself to stay awake and do the 11.4 WOD this morning. Sleep seem more important.
    HoboGym “I just want to pick up heavy shit” WOD:
    OHS: 1-1-1-1-1 135-155-165-170(PR)-185X
    FS: 1-1-1-1-1 185-205-225-245-265X
    BS: 225(5)-245(5)-265(8)

  16. stacey says:


    thanks to Jake for watching me do the open Friday night…since I cant make it to the regular scheduled classes.

    i was super slow, took me like 7:30 to finish the burpees. I blame the diet that Ryan and I started this past Monday bc we just couldn’t wait to start this Monday…ugh…i was super tired, no energy, and CRANKY/MEAN…i had only had 5 blocks when I did this wod…not the best idea…ive got to plan my meals out better and I think my speed will increase..plus I had worked all day…

    so now that ive made a million excuses…
    thanks so much again Jake…
    and to everyone else killing these wods, i hope to be there one day with you guys…

  17. James Stranahan says:

    I am interested in joining the team nutrition challenge. I put my name on the board a week ago, but I won’t be back in town till the 25th so I don’t know if I was put on a team or not.

  18. Christy Bergin says:

    Raced in my first triathon today since having baby. Did great! Got 1st in my age group and 3rd over all. This is with little to no tri training, just crossfit. Ran an 8min mile pace. Unheard of in my lifetime! Yay crossfit!

  19. Josh Kennedy says:

    Team Nutrition Challenge: I have been reticent to sign up for this, the running miles I put in demand some variation to a strict Zone ratio (though the Paleo part has been a welcome change for me). Didn’t want to jeopardize a team with having to carry the idiot runner.

    However, I’m willing to make a go of it. So if there is a team needing an extra, or two other folks want to make a team, give me a shout.