Other than the 2015 CrossFit Games Open, I think this was my first real CF competition. Yay me! Of course it was all in good fun. There was A LOT of trash talking involved in the Facebook group beforehand.
Rep The Box is a little two day competition that my gym’s owners’ created, pitting their two boxes against each other: Currie Barracks vs. Sunalta. Each gym has a turn to host, so yesterday was Currie’s turn.
There were several individual events, and a couple team events that everyone got to participate in. A twist to the competition is that you get to pick your three individual events. The events were:
- 2 RM front squat
- 250 m row
- 6 min AMRAP: 15 wall balls / 15 box jumps
- 1 RM push press
- Team shuttle run relay
- Burpee ladder: 10 burpees, 5 kettle bell swings (KBS), 9 burpees, 5 KBS, … Down to 1 burpee
- 3 RM touch-and-go deadlifts
- Team beer chug
- Team pictiomary
- Team tug of war
I decided to do the front squat, burpee ladder, and deadlifts. Hey, if I can play to my strengths I will!
We had 10 minutes to work to our two rep max. I aimed for 140# because that was my current one rep max, but then surprised myself by hitting 150#.
I had a bit of a break before my next event, but I had a lot of fun cheering for my other Sunalta teammates. [Brace yourself – many blurry images ahead. Because we were all moving so fast, clearly.]
Up next for me: burpee ladder. As a short person, I don’t dread burpees that much. I did the ladder with no breaks, watching Emily Abbott out of the corner of my eye. Of course she beat me, but not by much. 4:33 and I only hated it a bit in the middle.
The rest of the team events were fun. Currie Barracks won, but only by one event (home turf advantage?). Sunalta will triumph next month! It was a great little event and I can’t wait until next month when Sunalta hosts.
And last night I signed up for Battle in the Barracks so… safe to say I #drankthekoolaid. It’s a two day competition in December with about one hundred athletes partaking. Since its inception a few years ago, I’ve been dying to sign up but was afraid of not being strong/fast/good enough. But I’ve done enough waiting, and I’m very excited to compete now! Time to train up!