June 10 2013
Beginner’s Classes today at 7A and 6:30P.
Corporate Classes at 7A, 12P, and 7:30P.
Central East Regional weekend recap: This weekend was the Central East Regional Qualifier for the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games. It was an amazing time and I’m glad so many MTM athletes were able to make it down to see the action.
A couple of quick observations about the event – It was PACKED. I remember in 2011 when almost no one sat in the stands because the entire place was just empty. This year they brought in extra bleachers and it was nearly to capacity.
Why so packed. Because our little Central East region is by far the best region in the world. Not an exaggeration. Of 6 CrossFit Games we have 3 former winners and the only repeat winner. Last year we sent 5 Men to The Games from our region and they all finished in the top 10. Half of last years top 10 at the Games was made up of guys from our region. This year’s Regional was no different. We qualified 5 guys to go to The Games again and I’ll say it right here – they should invite at least 3 more. Given the performances of our top 8 guys they would have WON 10 other regionals. Not just qualified but WON. Check out http://crossfitregionalshowdown.com/leaderboard/men?rank_through_event=7 for a comparison across all regions.
This drew the crowds but all the ENTIRE CrossFit Universe. Everywhere you looked there was a notable Coach/Athlete/HQ Big Shot chilling in the corner watching the action.
So if you don’t want to spend the money and time to pilgrimage out to LA for the big show you might as well just plan on coming to next years regional. You see almost all the top guys, the ones not competing are probably somewhere at the event checking out their competition.
Shoulder Press – 3RM
80 Air Squats
70 Sit Ups
60 Walking Lunges
50 Push Ups
40 Toe 2 Bar
20 Pull Ups
10 Wall Climbs
Comp Work – 4:30P, 5:30P
Press – 1×3(90)1×1(100)1×1(105)1×1(110)1×1(105)
Hang Snatch – 1×5(80)1×3(90)1×2(95)1×2(100)