CrossFit Suffolk/Spartan Performance was well represented at the 2015 Northeast Masters Throwdown on Saturday at Shoreline CrossFit in Branford, Connecticut! We had 6 athletes competing, 1 Level 2 Coach coaching and 14 supporters cheering us on for one of the largest teams at the event!
Here’s how we did:
Amie-13th (Women 40-44) Super-tough division…women had to use the 24kg kettlebell for swings in one event! Amie PR’d during the Speed Clean Ladder with a 125 lbs. Clean!
Cindy-4th (Women 50-54) Cindy was amazing, finishing near the top of her division despite being in pain from a quad injury!
Beth-2nd (Women 55-60) Beth got to the podium! Beth also Pr’d with a 95 lbs. Clean. YEAH Beth!!
Al-25th (Men 40-44) Another stacked, tough division. Like Amie, Cindy and Beth, this was Al’s first competition. Al Pr’d with a 195 lbs. Clean!
John-5th (Men 45-49) For the second year in a row John finished near the top of the division. John was tied for first in Event 2, the 500 meter row. John’s row time was a cool 1:32.4! John came in fourth in WOD 4 and was tied for 4th in WOD 1.
George-14th (Men 50-54) This was my 3rd time competing at this event and I have a blast every time! Clearly, I need to work on my row! The 500 meter row was the second WOD and my 1:51:7 time earned me last place in this event. Of 23 competitors I was the only one to row above 1:47:5! Competition is a great way to have your weaknesses exposed! I finished tied for 10th in the Speed Clean Ladder where I PR’d with a 195 lbs. Clean, 8th place in WOD 3 and 11th in WOD 4. Guess what I’ll be working on!?!?
The 2015 Northeast Masters Throwdown was a great experience for me and Lisa. This was the first time we had to coach 3 women 40 years old or older and this was the biggest group of competitors we had at this event. It’s humbling watching people with full-time jobs and family responsibilities train for an event and then compete at a competition that attracts athletes from an entire region of the country. One of the biggest fears humans have is the fear of looking bad. Nobody wants the embarrassment of “failing” in front of other competitors as well as friends and family. It takes courage to compete. These events are individual “sports” which is to say your performance is entirely dependent on you. As the athletes got closer to competition day the Resistance inside them grew. The “Resistance” is the force that tries to get you not to go through with the competition. The Resistance is sometimes a voice in your head coming up with excuses on why you really shouldn’t do the event. Sometimes the Resistance is manifested as illness or injury. It takes courage to over-ride Resistance. We’re extremely proud of our competitors for committing to the competition, preparing for it and then going through with it and doing well.–George
Speaking of competitions….the CrossFit Open will begin on February 28th. Registration has begun. You can learn more about the Open, The Games and registering by clicking HERE. When you register make sure you enter “CrossFit Suffolk” as your affiliate.
Workout of the Day
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10 front squats w/60% 1RM
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