Saturday was the first of the so-called 'Box War Battle' that Myrtle Beach Crossfit participated in. The concept of the Box War Battle is that participating crossfit gyms set a team and then these teams compete against one another. On the day of the competition when the two teams meet five WODs (workout of the day) are drawn out of a bucket and then each team decides who on the team will do what WOD. Some of the WODs require two people.
Palmetto Crossfit drove all the way from Charleston to compete against us and we had a great time with them. The five WODs drawn were:
1) 1 rep max. dead-lift in 15 minutes
To those of you who are not familiar with crossfit, some of the WODs in crossfit are named after girls, for example Karen and Barbara. Karen is 150 wall balls as fast as possible and Barbara is 5 rounds of the following:
20 pull ups
30 push ups
40 sit ups
You get a 3 minute break between each round. I did this workout and including the 3 minute breaks it took me 36 minutes and 26 seconds. Here is a video of my first round:
On the next four rounds I ended up having to break the pull ups up into tens and fives, and in the end I was doing only five push ups at a time. For some reason I found the push ups a lot harder than the pull ups. I managed to go unbroken on the sit ups all the way through and by round 4 and 5 my squats were a lot deeper (and actually a lot better) than in this video. Needless to say, this workout sucks and I was exhausted by the end. Luckily the girl I competed against was more exhausted than me and I won the workout :)
Another crazy WOD was 'Holleyman' named after a fallen soldier. In this WOD two guys had to do 30 (!) rounds of the following:
5 Wall balls (20 pounds)
3 Handstand push ups
1 Power clean (225 pounds)
Handstand push ups
Wall balls and then a pretty heavy power clean... Only one guy can work at a time.
Myrtle Beach Crossfit also won this workout :). The guys' time was 14:51.
Next up was 'Nutts'. This WOD was also a two person workout. It consisted of:
10 Handstand push ups
15 Dead lifts (250 pounds)
25 Box jumps (30 inches)
50 Pull ups
100 Wall balls (20 pounds)
200 Double unders
400 Meter run with a 45 pound plate
Double unders. 200 of them...
400 meter run with a 45 pound plate.
Crossfit Myrtle Beach also won this WOD with a time of 12:44.
Crossfit Myrtle Beach also won the WOD Karen (150 wall balls) with a time of 5:50. Finally, Crossfit Myrtle Beach also won the dead lift competition in which one of our guys dead lifted 435 pounds. Grrr beast!
All in all it was a great competition and I think everyone had fun. Thanks to Palmetto Crossfit for coming to see us!