Thursday, August 16, 2012

Occupy Strength NorCal

Occupy Srength NorCal @ CrossFit One World

Last weekend I competed in the CrossFit Football Occupy Strength competition at CrossFit One World.  The competition is one day long and consisted of two workouts: the CrossFit Football Total, and a short metcon.  The emphasis of the competition is strength.

Unlike most CrossFit competitions, this competition had weight classes:
  • Female Light Weight - up to 70kg/154lb
  • Female Heavy Weight - 70kg/154lb+
  • Male Light Weight - up to 85kg/187lb
  • Male Middle Weight - 85kg/187lb to 100kg/220lb
  • Male Heavy Weight - 100kg/220lb+
Unfortunately for me I was in the same weight class as a 154lb chick.  So being the smallest person in the competition, I knew from the beginning I was going to get crushed.  Whatever, it was all about doing the best I can, and hopefully set some new personal records.  Lucky for me, I PRed all the lifts in the CrossFit Football Total, and surprisingly did not come in last!  In addition, my metcon performance blew Freddy's mind so I got the Pound for Pound award!  yea yea, an unexpected pleasant surprise.

Occupy Strength NorCal Results

Event 1 - CrossFit Football Total.  The CrossFit Football Total consists of testing the one rep max of power athletes in the four primary lifts of the CrossFit Football Program:
  • Power Clean
  • Squat   
  • Bench
  • Deadlift
Each power athlete will have three attempts to achieve a single max effort for each lift. The Total must be done in the order listed above. The sum of all three lifts will be your score for the CrossFit Football Total. All lifts will be preformed raw. Only shoes, wraps and belts will be allowed.

We all PRed our lifts!!  I really like the order the lifts had to be performed in.  It really gives you the chance to hit a personal best for each lift.  This event ran very smoothly and there was ample time and equipment to warm up with.  We were divided into groups of five, with people of similar height and matching pin height for the back squat.  The squad had 20 minutes to get their attempts in for each lift.  There was plenty of rest time and plenty of spotters available.

2. A day of PRs!

3. Power cleans.

4. yea yea back squat PR!

5. Bench press.

6. Strong lady!

7. So stoked for a PR in my nemisis lift!

8. Hillary successfully pulling 375#!  So glad I got to watch this!!  CRAZY!!!

9. My AWESOME lifting squad!

10. NorCal CrossFit post CF Football Total competitors photo.

Event 2 - MetCon Challenge
.  This event was not released until after the first event was completed.  The workout was: 4 rounds for time of:
  • 5 Burpees
  • 25yd Prowler Push 190#/140#
  • 10 Russian KBS 2/1.5pood
  • 25yd Prowler Push 190#/140#
This WOD had a 12 minute time cap.  The prowler pushes were nasty!  I think the fastest time was 5 minutes flat!  People kept telling me to scale but I chose not to and totally proved them wrong, hehe.  Yea yea, power to the little people!

11. The beginning.

12. Heavy KBS.

13. The hardest part of the workout.

14. All done!

Award Ceremony.  Congratulations to Mary Ann for placing 3rd in the female light weight division and to Hillary for finishing in first place in her division!!!

15. Mary Ann in 3d place and Jessica in 1st for the light weight female division!

16. Hillary in 1st place!!!!! 

17. I got the Pound for Pound award!

18. Glad to prove Freddy wrong!

19. NorCal CrossFit @ #OccupyStrength

Awesome job to everyone who competed!  It was a TON of fun and I know there was a lot of PRs!  A huge thank you to the volunteers and Freddy for hosting the event at his gym!  One World is a really sweet gym.  The event ran so smoothly, probably the best run CrossFit competition I've attended to date!  Everyone knew what was going on, it was safe, no equipment shortage, ladies bars(!), bathrooms stayed clean, there was ventilation, and there was plenty of time for everyone to get their attempts in and warm up properly.  It was also great to meet the CrossFit Football guys, a really sweet group of chill people.  The #OccupyStrength competition is nationwide.  So if they are coming to your city, I highly recommend signing up.. and signing up EARLY!!

Other CrossFit Comps I Participated In: NorCal Regionals -Team | 2012 CrossFit Games Open2012 Sac Town Throwdown | 2011 OktoberFit
Other Oly Comps I Participated In: 2014 Cal Strength Meet2014 Senior National Championships2014 Hassle Free Open & Invitational2013 American Open Championships | 2013 Ensign Gray Invitational | 2013 Fall Classic | 2013 Senior National Championships | 2013 PWA Senior Open | 2012 Redwood Empire Championships