I attended my first PCF throwdown last night, it was a team of people from Potomac and Patriot Crossfit, and a team of Navy Midshepmen, and Army Cadets. The team competition broke down into three WoDs.
The first WoD, was a chipper, it's a workout that has a high number of reps which can be broken down anyway you want, as long as collective as a team you do the entire prescribed amount.
- 200 Wall Balls 20 lbs ball for men and 14 lbs for women, with a 10' target.
- 160 Dead lifts 275 lbs for men, 185 lbs for women
- 200 box jumps 24" box for men, 20" box for women
- 160 pull ups
So somehwere between the end of this WoD and the start of the next one, I started drinking…which is why there are only two really short videos of the next two WoDs. Note to self, in attempting to record an event don't pay for the bottomless cup of Tequila.
- 3 Rounds of:
- Rowing 500 Meters
- 25 Hand Release Push ups
- 25 Kettlebell Swings (53/35)
- 4 Rounds
- 30 Squat Cleans
- 30 Burpees
So three things I learned from the Thrown down, I have a man crush on one of the coaches Brian. He's the one in the videos above making 275 lbs dead lifts look easy, I think he might have 2% body fat. I'm not only impressed by his strength, but how easy he makes it look, the sign of a good athlete in any sport is the ease at which they apply their discipline, which makes appear graceful.
I want to follow that paragraph, with the fact I am heterosexual, and have no inklings to play for another team, just respect for someone who is good at something, I should probably stop here…
Lesson two mixing Captain Morgan, or any spiced rum with VitaCoco water is actually pretty good. Here’s a way to get your natural hydration, and drink on at the same time.
Lesson three, drinking and trying to do any other activity beyond drinking doesn’t work together very well, as witnessed by the length of the video from the first WoD, and the length of the video of the last two.
One quick final note, I had a couple of people came up to me last night, and introduce themselves because of this blog, I think this is awesome. It’s not stalkerish (although if I see you during a WoD, then at the same place for dinner, and then staring at me as my sleep that might be on the stalker side), and it makes me feel good that people are actually reading this blog and give a crap, and it just reaffirms to my narcissistic side that the sun does revolve around my life, so thank you. As one Alex Clifford would say, “I know way too much about the mundane details of your life.”