Tuesday Nov 10,2015

Trevor decided to challenge us a little today.

DT

5 rounds of:

12 Deadlifts, 155 lbs

9 Hang Power Cleans, 155 lbs

6 Push Jerks, 155 lbs

 

Then

 

Jeremy

21-15-9 reps of:

Overhead Squat, 95 lbs

Burpee

 

I love the RRL for so many reasons, but one of the main ones is that no one complains...they just do the work, we all do.  Trevor put 2 Hero workouts on the board and everyone did them...both.

DT is my nemesis.  I find it increasingly harder every time.  I started with 155 but dropped to 135 because I felt a slight twinge in my lower back.  I still finished in 11:35 today.  Trevor was much faster with the full 155 lbs, but still not as fast as Ben Smith in this year's CrossFit Games.

The athletes did a Heavy DT which is the same workout as we did, but with 205 lbs rather than 155.  Ben Smith finished in 7:55 beating the entire field.  Matt Fraser, an olympic weightlifter, finished 8:35 and was the closest to Smith.

If you ever want to see, first hand, how impressive the CrossFit Games athletes really are, simply try DT in your driveway.  I think I would have to go to 95 lbs to be able to finish this workout in the 7:55 time that Ben Smith finished with 205 lbs.  This is one of the most incredible performances I have seen in the Games.  Good job Ben Smith, congratulations Champ.