CrossFit Games Regional Event 2 for Mere Mortals

What? Yeah, that’s what I was wondering today as well. Today we attacked the Event 2 workout from CrossFit Games Regionals 2017. And after doing Murph yesterday, I have to say, I did better than I expected.

We had a great crew this morning for Coach Drea (with little Noah, though Coach Jimmy came in to sit with the little guy during most of our class): Shannon, Melissa, and Vickie. Mickey and AJ went in with me, but just did some yoga in the corner (loudly) before disappearing to help Danielle. 🙂

20-lbs-dumbbell1Started with a 500m row and then did a mess of mobility with a lacrosse ball, plus some PVC pipe overhead squats and good mornings, strict pull-ups, ring dips, sit-ups, and some Samson lunges.

From there it was time for some dumbbell snatch practice. I started with a 20# dumbbell, then moved to a 30# dumbbell, and finally to a 50# dumbbell. I honestly wasn’t sure I would be able to fling it over my head — but I did!

And lastly a bit of ring dip practice to figure out what progression we’d use. For Level II, it was banded — so I did banded. Not too proud there, especially since it wasn’t long before my body was telling me nasty things about ring dips. 🙂

Picture courtesy of Mickey Fitzpatrick

So what was the workout exactly?

  • 21-15-9 reps for time of:
  • Dumbbell snatches
  • Ring dips
  • Rx: 80/55# dumbbell, Level II: 50/35# dumbbell, Level I: 30/20# dumbbell
  • And apparently banded ring dips were ok for Level II and below

I was quite surprised at how easily my body did the 50# dumbbell snatches. The banded ring-dips were another story. I did a few with my butt in the band, as Drea requested. But my shoulder and chest were already starting to give by that point — so I shifted to ring dips with my knee in the band from that point forward. Small sets.

Ring dips slowed me down quite a bit, but that was fine. By the end I was doing them one or two at a time. Even if I was last to finish (the other three ladies did awesome and kicked my butt), I finished.

Did the whole thing in 11:46. The time cap for the actual event was 6 minutes in competition, which I automatically double for mere mortals. So for me, I got in just under the time cap — I will take it.


Great work ladies – you did awesome and were flying through this thing! And thanks Drea — I wasn’t sure I wanted to push to 50# but I managed. 🙂

Have a great day!

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