Pre WOD: 20 mins to complete:
3 x 20 Front Squats
WOD: Team CrossFit Series WOD 4: For time:
30 Cal Row
30 Over the Bar Burpee
30 Hang Power Clean (135/95)
This is not a team workout
Lucky rabbit’s foot?…
In European folklore the foot of the hare, and not that of a rabbit, was believed to provide luck. Eventually after many people couldn’t distinguish between the two, they were both accepted as a talisman of good fortune. It was the similarities of one to the other that allowed both to flourish still to this day. CrossFit and the GRID are different versions of the same thing (just like those lagomorphs) and they both serve the same purpose, which is the promotion of health and fitness. No one entity has enormous differences from the other, but each can be discerned as its own thing. This tight relationship can mean that if one benefits, the other one will. Surely, we know that CrossFit can exist without the GRID, just like it did beforehand, but it would be difficult to see CrossFit suffer because of it. The more options there are for the promotion of health and fitness at any level, the better and wider the message can be spread. Just ask Coke and Pepsi or Apple and Microsoft or Tasty Burger and…well nothing compares to Tasty Burger.
Medball Half Moons
Pull Ups (work negatives or strict with bands if you don’t have them)
WOD 1: Gymnastics Baseline 1: 12 min AMRAP of:
12 Pull Ups
12 Kettlebell Swings (24/16)
WOD 2: Gymnastics Baseline 2: 12 min AMRAP of:
2 Muscle Ups
4 Handstand Push Ups
8 Kettlebell Swings (32/24)
The advantages and disadvantages…
The disadvantages of the GRID are plentiful. It is unknown and small in size. The GRID is currently financially unstable. There may not be a team near you. The international participation is fractionally small. And the very big and obvious one; the GRID has to deal with being a subpar entity to the juggernaut that is CrossFit.
The advantages of the GRID are just about everything else. Did you enjoy watching your friends compete at Regionals? How about having to go three different days for the full experience? How about waiting several hours between events? How about having to watch the same 25 minute workout again and again? How about having plans that weekend and missing out entirely? How about being there for only one person and not caring about any other part? How about trying to keep track of the competition with 8 individual athletes on the floor during the individual events? How about trying to keep track of the competition with 48 team athletes out on the floor at the same time?
The GRID is small in size and hopefully this will only be temporary (just like it was for CrossFit). Fortunately, what the GRID lacks in size, it makes up exponentially in experience.
Ideally, it’s only a matter of time,
The WODs This Friday September 19th at 209 Columbus Ave will be all of the WODs from the Beantown Throwdown this weekend. Get a team of 3 or I will assign them on Friday, come down and WOD. One of the WODs will be…..
10 Overhead/Front Squats, 115#
*12 minute cap
Each athlete begins at a different station, and cannot move onto the next until all members of the team have completed their task. The flow of the workout is from squats, to pull-ups, to double-unders, and may not be altered. Each member of the team will perform each task 3 times. The score is total time for all 3 athletes to complete 3 full rotations.
After words there will be a social at 209 Columbus from 8 to 856pm (I have to be precise on time Cam) At 8 56pm we will be heading over to RattleSnake at 384 Boylston St (Big Donn! Holla at Alan for me).
On Sunday, September 21st, starting at 9am we will have 3 teams competing in the Beantown Throwdown at Crossfit Fenway. It’s a special competition for us because its the 1st competition we did as a gym. It’s special because it’s Lauren’s 1st comp since the birth of her child, it’s the 1st comp since the regionals that Taylor, Justin, and Angelo will be in together. It’s special because we want and asking for all of you to show up, be rowdy, be loud, in the famous words of Tom Brady “get lubed up” and represent the gym. If you are new to the gym come take part in the weekend and if you’ve been a member for awhile come by all weekend and hang out.
- Bern K. Prince
“Don’t care whose at the top of the stairs I’m stepping up.” Lil Wayne