Thursday, 05 August, 2010

Posted by Mandee on August 4, 2010   |   31 Comments

Five rounds for time of:
135 pound Squat clean thruster, 5 reps
10 Chest to bar pull-ups

James Hobart 3:57, Rob Orlando 3:58, Dave Lipson 3:59, Josh Everett 4:15, Ben Bergeron 4:45, Eric Magee 4:54, Graham Holmberg 5:24,Myles Lewis 5:45, Pat Sherwood 5:50, Stacey Kroon 6:10 (95lbs),Heather Bergeron 6:38 (95lbs), Karianne Dickson 7:33 (95lbs), Kim Malz 8:33 (95lbs). Post time to comments.

“Is It Easy?” interview with Russell Berger at the 2010 CrossFit Games – video [wmv] [mov]

CrossFit Huntsville welcomes back two returning Heroes who have recently finished tours in Iraq- Barry Schrimsher and Rich Hall. If you get a chance to work out with either of these guys any time soon, thank them!

31 responses to “Thursday, 05 August, 2010”

  1. Emily D. says:

    Jimmy is my man! Love the intensity 🙂

  2. Russell says:

    If anyone is interested, I’m selling my size 9-ish silver Pendlay weightlifting shoes. They are still very new but I’m going for a pricey upgrade for this competition coming up. I’d be happy to part with them for about half of what they cost if anyone is interested.

    thanks and have fun with this WOD!

  3. Tasha W says:

    Great interview, Russell! Loved the “Chris Spealler makes pull-ups look as easy as tying shoes” reference. Also, we hear it over and over again, but good to hear once more (before Faction Games) about how if you psych yourself out, you’ve already lost. If you’re telling yourself before you even begin a WOD that you’re fatigued, or you know you’re gonna suck, etc., you’ve already lost. Go into it knowing how awesome you are & tell yourself you’re gonna SMOKE it!

    Can’t wait to cheer on all the competitors this weekend! Gonna be a fun time & I’m looking forward to it. 😉

    • Patrick says:

      I agree. Russell is a well spoken dude. Stick a camera in my face and ask me a vague, rather doltish question like “Are the Games hard?”
      About all you’ll get is an stupid look and a “Yeah, Duh…”
      At which point the interviewer, most on to a different interviewee and correctly assumes me retarded.
      Russell, he can drone on for a couple of minutes with amusing insights and pithy wisdom. Strong work.

  4. Aaron says:

    5:36 scaled to 3 rounds at 115

    stoooopid firewall, I’ll have to check out the interview after work.

  5. Larry Lowe says:

    Nice interview Russell. Rest day for me.

  6. Daniel says:

    Great interview

  7. Justin says:

    8:45 rx’d
    My inability to link chest to bar pullups really slowed me down. Squat clean thrusters aren’t a whole lot of fun.

  8. Penelope says:

    10:06 (55#, 5 chest to bar pullups per round)

  9. Aaron says:

    Need some feedback on the Faction Games.
    I’m registered as advanced but think I’m closer to intermediate.
    While I’m comfortable with all the movements in the advanced programming, it’s the programmed weight and getting it overhead for 3 out of 4 wods. My max Snatch in March was 105, OHS 1RM is 145, I’ve done Eva twice since starting CF, each time scaled to 1.5 pood and it took me 40 plus minutes and my Fran PR is 6:23. Would I be sandbagging in the beginner category? I want to have fun, work hard, finish the wods and not drop any weight on my head or wreck my shoulder with the KB snatches this weekend. Thoughts?

    • Garrett D says:

      Tough call. Are any of the weights/ movements a show stopper? You have a lot of strengths to balance out some of your weaknesses (like your pullups and running). What would feel better to you? A nice finish in beginner or a lesser finish in advanced? You have a tough decision since you can easily argue it either way.

    • Aaron says:

      F it. I’m getting mentally prepared for the weekend. Positive thoughts. Here’s my vision of the weekend. WOD 1: I’ll have a PR with a 115 snatch, then OHS it like a billion times. So far so good, I PR’d and I have a score of 1,000,000,001. 2 hours later WOD 2: I spend 15 minutes getting sunburned and cussing like a drunken sailor (positive cussing of course) trying to get past the KB Snatches in Station 2. Time is called. Score: 6. Not rounds, reps. My score is now 1,000,000,001 & 1/10. Not a bad score but I’m in a distant 4th to Kevin, Dennis and Jake. WOD 3: Crush the obstacle course but I realize after the wod I have a broken right big toe and weird popping sounds from my shoulders. I wonder how this happened…oh yeah, see WOD 1 & 2. Later back at the hotel, I’m filthy and want to clean up but can’t get my hands above my head to wash my face and hair because my shoulders are fried (literally and pun intended) from the UV rays over Memphis and the stupid number of times I attempted to move heavy shit overhead. The following morning, I’m disgustingly dirty but excited. I can’t wait to finish stone Fran. Round 1 goes smoothly but I notice the stone keeps sinking deeper into the ground after each drop. Hmm, ground must still be soggy from the Friday night rain. I push through Round 2 but when I start the final round I find my 116 pound stone buried halfway in the ground like a giant golf ball. I spend the remaining time trying to pry my stone out of the divot. Whatever. Its over, I’m happy and had a blast beating the crap out of myself with my friends. Now give me some cold beers, a bottle of ibuprofren and an aloe plant while I cheer on the rest of our CFHSV crew in the finals.

    • Russell says:

      This answer is for any of you thinking about what category you should be in-

      go for gold. Stick it out and give the “advanced” category everything you have got.

      Personally, I think the whole “categories” thing for a CF competition is dumb, and a sign of poor programming that relies too much on heavy shit. For all of us though, the point should be about pushing your own limits and having a good time. I would have more respect for any competitor that took on way more than he or she was capable of and finished last as opposed to the winner of the “beginner” category.

    • Emily D. says:

      Can you share your aloe plant? 🙂

      I can’t snatch a 12kg KB 28 times(at least I couldn’t last week)…..but I refuse to scale….so I will just do as many attempts as I can and hope I can sling it up a few times at least. I agree….just there to have a good time with good people.

      I plan on enjoying a few cold beers for the first time in 5 1/2 weeks!

    • Dennis B says:

      Aaron, you are not a beginner period. Hard and heavy it may be, fast and furious you are. Go there to push yourself. Once again you are no beginner, you are an animal. Keep up with you I will try, but I must use the force. Train Hard, Train Smart, Train to Survive!

  10. AmandaJ says:

    Woot woot, Jimmy!!! Lookin’ forward to 5:30!

  11. Will Blankenship says:

    13:19 Scaled to 115#

    Got caught up this morning and didn’t get a chance to eat breakfast. A couple handfulls of almonds and a cup of coffee was all I had in the tank… and my wod time showed it. Today was miserable.

  12. Ron Wood says:

    12:45 scaled to 95#

  13. Jake Naumcheff says:

    3 Rounds in

  14. Patrick says:

    Rx’d 10:02

  15. Dennis B says:

    Aaron, you are not a beginner period. Hard and heavy it may be, fast and furious you are. Go there to push yourself. Once again you are no beginner, you are an animal. Keep up with you I will try, but I must use the force. Train Hard, Train Smart, Train to Survive!

  16. klowe says:

    What time is everyone leaving for Memphis?

    CostCo has cases of coconut water for cheap.

    Tracy. I never made it to Fleet Feet for that tape stuff.

    but….what time is everyone leaving for Memphis?

    • Aaron says:

      Katy and I are leaving sometime around noon, staying at the Germantown Marriott.

      You really like the coconut water?? We bought a case of them from Costco last week and I couldn’t get two gulps down, those things are wronch! 🙂

    • Kerri says:

      On the road at noon here too….

    • Aaron says:

      Correction, Germantown Courtyard

    • Emily D. says:

      Dang….was just at Costco…I LOVE coconut water!!

      We are hoping to roll out before 2.

      Staying at the Courtyard as well.

    • Katherine Berger says:

      Is it wrong of me to mention that coconut water is awesome in mojitos??? Totally replaces the simple sugar and is yummmmmmy!!!!

    • tracey says:

      3:00 ish. Staying at Homewood Suites. I will pick up KT tape.

    • Aaron says:

      Hadn’t tried it but why doesn’t that surprise me? Doesn’t run make everything taste better?

    • Aaron says:

      err…rum, and no I haven’t had any this morning.