Wednesday, February 28

It's Wednesday FriendsDay! Bring a friend to any class today to try CrossFit for the first time!

Here's another awesome post I am stealing for the blog. It's from CrossFit and Kevin Ogar. 

If you don't know the story of Kevin Ogar, you can read about it online or watch the movie trailer here. He embodies the never-give-up attitude we all want and he has proven that he can still compete despite his injuries. You can read about his 18.1 experience in his own words below.

“This is my ninth CrossFit Games season and my eighth Open. For my first four Games runs and the first three Open seasons, my goal was always to qualify for Regionals. For the last five Open seasons my goal has been to get a single rep on the leaderboard. I got a single rep in 2015 by getting one muscle-up, and I’ve joked since then that I just want Dave Castro to start with bench press each Open so I could get some reps on the leaderboard.

“When I saw toes-to-bar were the first movement this year I thought I would have to start this Open season with a zero on the leaderboard again. And until last night I wasn’t even planning on trying to hit 18.1. Then my friend Nathan reminded me that there’s a scaled division, and that I should at least try and get the eight knee raises (which I’ve never tried before) that started the workout. So I tried them out, this video is (of) my eight reps to start the 2018 Open.

“It’s funny looking back thinking that the last two years of getting zero reps, that I could have probably gotten at least a few points if my brain hadn’t been set on me being a “Rx athlete.” Pride is a funny thing, I always tell my athletes to scale more more often, to maintain the stimulus, and to not be so worried about the Rx next to their name. I guess sometimes I need reminding of that, too.

“Here’s to getting some points on the leaderboard for the first time in three years!!”

Workout for Wednesday, February 28
EMOM for 30 min
Min 1: 10 Ball Slams + 10 Sit Ups
Min 2: 10 Air Squats + ME Burpees to Target
Min 3: Rest
*10 sec Transition Between Movements

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