W.O.D. 12.16.10

WOD #1 from last year's Winter Throwdown at CF 215

250 meter Row
40 Kettlebell Swings
500 meter Row
30 Kettlebell Swings
750 meter Row
20 Kettlebell Swings
1000 meter Row
10 Kettlebell Swings

Men = 53/55 lbs KB
Women = 35 lbs KB

See you all tonight for our annual Christmas party! Activities will get started around 5PM.

The final feat of strength will utilize a tool made famous in 1704 in Russia, the girya! Each team will have five minutes to accumulate as many Russian swings of the girya as possible. The gentlemen on the team will swing the 2.75 pood (97lb) girya and the women will swing the 2 pood (70lb) girya. Remember, we are doing Russian swings so your arms only need to become parallel to the ground...not above your head! As always, scaling options will be available. You will be informed of the point system of this feat right before the activity begins.

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."
-Pablo Picasso


Pat 20:56
Laura 17:00
Megs 18:27
Deb 16:00
Rob Ph 15:27
Tracy 17:00
Tim P 15:35

Meghann 18:34 (26.5)
Todd S 16:24 (45#)
Joe D. 19:17 (45#)
WW 16:42 (45#)
Kara 18:00 (26.5#)


Tim P said...

6am "Festivus for the Rower in us"

Pat 20:56
Laura 17:00

Meghann 18:34 (26.5)
Todd S 16:24 (45#)

Peterson said...

Can't wait for the Festivus party tonight!

Dorothy said...

Aimee: I think there is a typo in your post. Surely you don't expect me to be able to swing a 70lb kettle bell!!!!! Seriously, I am really scared. I will show up, and I will try my best. But I am afraid that you will all think I am a loser when I can't do it. I guess this is why crossfit is good for the mind as well as the body. I hope I can overcome my fear.

Jason Lyons said...


We can always scale but I think you will surprise yourself. Russian swings are a lot different than American swings. We have never done Russian swings in class.

Cate said...

Dorothy, it will help you beat Olan. :-)

Danny said...

This was sent to me today and I thought I would share with with everyone:

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes up short again and again, because there is not effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory or defeat."- Teddy Roosevelt

Jason Lyons said...

i am starting to get FIRED up. Festivus pre-game in 3 hours! Will I pull 450 tonight or will I pull my back trying. Come and see at Festivus.

What do people think the winning score will be? I am thinking 1622 total. I will be wicked impressed if anyone approaches 2000.

shoe said...

How long will the party go on for tonight? I'm going to skip the workout since I don't feel great and probably won't even be able to get there on time, but I want to try to watch some of it and come hang out later if that's ok.

donkey said...

Shoeless: the festivus will go on as long as it has to. and if this is your first festivus...

i know, super helpful. just come by...if there's still cars, come in!

Jason Lyons said...

i am no seinfield expert but doesnt it only end when the host is pinned after the airing of grievances?