GLBRT at Steel Courage

Strategizing?
Strategizing?

Up early and headed down to Chesaning for the GLBRT (Great Lake Bay Regional Throwdown) at CrossFit Steel Courage. Bryan and I teamed up and we also had Michelle and Jess team up.

Event #1

8:00 AMRAP

  • 10 Pull-Ups
  • 20 Wall Balls (20#, 10′)
  • 30 Double Unders

We alternated movements the whole way. We both messed up way too much on our dubs, which sucked. In practice we had done 8+24 in 10:00, not having the correct time. Today we got 6+29, so our practice was better and we even made sure to have the wall ball picked up and ready today which we didn’t do in practice. We placed 8th in this. Should have been a good one for us. Meh!

Workout #2

  • Part A
    • 20 Clean & Jerks (85/115)
    • 20 Clean & Jerks (95/135)
    • 20 Clean & Jerks (105/155)
  • Part B
    • 2:00 MAX Deadlifts (145/205)

We had recently done the Grace thing in the Team Series, so didn’t practice this one at all. We decided to go a little more than pacing and push it by doing 7-7-6 on the first two weights and were hoping for 5-5-5-5 on the 155# bar. Well, we got the first 5-5 and then it fell apart having to go with 5 doubles. We finished at 3:55 and then got 59 deadlifts. They subtracted a second from your score for every rep of the deadlifts, so our “time” was 2:56, good for 6th place.

Workout #3

  • 21-15-9 (1 person on each movement)
    • OHS (65/95)
    • Box Jumps (20/24)
  • 45 Toes to Bar (1 person working)
  • 9-15-21 (1 person on each movement)
    • Thrusters (65/95)
    • Burpees

This one is kind of confusing, but basically both movements are being worked on at the same time in the first and last part, but nobody can start the set of the next number until the set before is done.

I did 21 box jumps, 15 overhead squats, and 9 box jumps, with Bryan doing the opposite movements. We went 12-13-10-10 on the T2B. I did 9 thrusters and he did 9 burpees. Then Bryan did 8 thrusters and I think I only got in 5 burpees; was dying on those. I finished the set of 15 with 7 thrusters and he killed off the burpees. I think we went 5-6-5-5 on the last set of thrusters and I have no idea how we split up the burpees. Finished at 5:59 to destroy the 7:07 we did a week ago. That got us 5th place in the workout. The thrusters actually felt pretty good today compared to our practice, but we used a much different strategy that worked out. Easily the highlight of the day. We were pretty pumped after that improvement and pushing it.

Overall we were the 7th place team. Just didn’t have any high enough finishes for the big points. Wish the first workout would have gone better, but the huge PR on #3 made up for it and then some. Fun day!

Look at that hollow body position!
Look at that hollow body position!

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Nick Momrik

I'm searching for the perfect golf swing and my first hole-in-one. I'm addicted to CrossFit. I work for Automattic.

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