There was an EPIC battle tonight at Raincity in the Canadian Affiliate League!
Katie, Genesis, Craig, and Taban went up against a team of 3 guys and 1 girl from CrossFit New West. I don’t even know where to begin. The whole team worked together beautifully through the pullup ladder. Katie repped out easy chest to bar pullups and Taban followed her up repping out strict pullups like it was nothing. Then Craig stepped up with 5 unbroken bar muscle ups and #RaincityGenesis followed that up with some epic ring muscle ups (after a whooooole lot of pullups), there were some near misses and potential injuries but the team came from behind and won the first ladder by 1 muscle up! It was a nail biter.
The second barbell ladder was a tough one for Raincity to catch the heavy hitting team on. Everyone was repping out some heavy ass snatch doubles and it was awesome to watch how beautiful their form was considering they were half the size of the other team. #proudcoach
The final event was too much to watch. It was a waterfall so one athlete went through and each one followed. All the athletes ROCKED it including finishing by repping out pistols after burpee box jumps, calorie rows, AND over head plate lunges, and every single RAthlete stepped up to the plate and did exactly what they had to do, even when I lied to Taban and told her she was behind (she was 5 reps ahead, shh don’t tell her) she hauled ass even though you could see the pain on her face. In the end it turned out CFNW had a ringer on the pistols as their final girl repped out 10 pistols faster than I knew was possible and we lost by 1 or 2 reps. The fact that we held the lead through that entire race is EXTREMELY impressive considering we had 2 girls that had to the same calorie row as a team of 3 guys, unreal efforts.
Also shot out to Misch who took on today’s hellish comp training WOD and went to that deep dark place.
We’ve got 2 weeks until the West Coast Triple Crown Winter Challenge where a team of 4 (Katie, Genesis, John Adams, and Misch) as well as 5 indys (Vil, Derek, Jaime, Taban, and Myself) and I couldn’t be more excited for Raincity’s first official debut with RAthletes (and not just coaches) competing. You guys have shown you’re ready.
You can register to volunteer for the event as well as get all other details here: http://westcoasttriplecrown.com/winter-challenge/
WOD wise, we’ve been pretty abusive on you the last 10 days or so, no barbell work tomorrow just focus on good quality gymnastics and some good old fashioned hard work. Also take care of your owies.
30s Max Ring Dips
30s Max Strict Chinups
2 rounds for total reps (per station)Toe to Bar
Hand Release Pushups