We should mention that Katy had the top women’s score in Fight Gone Bad this week: 303. When Katy did FGB last year she scored a 234. That’s a 69 point improvement! Melissa D. was second with 299!
Since overhead squats were part of our workout yesterday and the CrossFit Games included an overhead squat “ladder” think about this: The lightest of all the male competitors, Chris Spealler, overhead squatted 275 lbs.! Spealler weighs 150lbs.! The most weight overhead squatted, 377 lbs., was done by 2 competitors, Rich Froning (195 lbs./body weight) and Matthew Fraser (180 lbs./body weight). For the women competitors, the lightest was 145 lbs. done by the 140 pounder, Wanda Brenton. The highest was 250 lbs. performed by Kara Webb (154 lbs./body weight). We have to mention Camille Leblanc-Bazinet since she overhead squatted 242 lbs. at a body weight of 130 lbs.–112 lbs. above her body weight!
There you go…if you were wondering what a “good” standard for the overhead squat is and you wanted to compare to the top CrossFitters on the planet, if you’re a man you need to overhead squat between 125 and 197 lbs above your body weight. If you’re a woman you need to overhead squat between 5 and 112 lbs. above your body weight.
Get to work!–George
Workout of the Day
Take 15 minutes to work up to a heavy single Snatch (not a 1 rep max)
3 rounds for time of:
50 Russian kettlebell swings 24/16kg
12 push press 115/85#
12 power snatch 115/85#
Post your scores to.