2012 CrossFit Games Open

So, as you all should know, we are CrossFit freaks.  We have been for a few years now… Ben is a superstar CrossFitter and I was not only a coach, but also the first preggo athlete in our gym.  To an extent, our lives kind of revolve around CrossFit Ktown.  Well, it’s that time of year and the 2012 CrossFit Open Games are officially in full swing.  Ben and I are both doing well in the gym, but we have a bit of a tiebreaker workout happening in our own household this week.  Nothing wrong with a little spousal competition, right?  Anyways, between the two of us, I won the first workout and Ben won the second… so it’s currently 1:1.  This week’s workout was just released and, I’m not gonna lie, it’s going to be a good one.  Hint: good at CrossFit means totally-kick-your-arse.  

12.3 [clue: 2012/ 3rd workout] is to complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 18 minutes of: 15 Box jumps (M 24″ box / F 20″ box), 12 Push press (M 115lb / F 75lb), and 9 Toes-to-bar. Ben will demolish me in box jumps and push press, but I’ve totally got him on the toes-to-bar.  So, it should be interesting.  And don’t you worry, I’ll be sure to keep you posted.. unless, of course, I lose, in which case I’ll let you know next time it’s tied.

Not totally familiar with CrossFit and wondering what the Games are all about?  Taken from games.crossfit.com, “the Games is a three-stage journey. The first step is the Open, a worldwide, inclusive, five-week competition that kicks off on February 22 [what Ben and I are doing now].  The top athletes from the Open in each of 17 regions will qualify for the second step of competition – Regionals. The Regional competitions will run for five weeks from April 27 to May 27 at one venue in each region for three days of live competition.  The season culminates in the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games held July 13-15 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. At the Games, thousands of participants will be whittled down to around a 100 of the fittest men and women in the world.  A key element to a fair test of fitness is the unknown and unknowable. Athletes can’t train for what they don’t know. At each CrossFit Games, the athletes engage in a series of challenges unknown to them until right before the competition. The combination of highly trained athletes and unknown workouts makes for an explosive mix.”

Check out this video of some of the highlights from the 2011 CrossFit Games… totally ridonk, right?

Can’t you just totally envision us there?  

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