Aug 21st, 2012
By Mike Minium
It’s that time of year again, everyone: The Crosstown Throwdown with CrossFit Sweat Shop!
We did this last year at CrossFit Sweat Shop and wrested the Tiki away from them. From what I understand, they’re out for revenge this year and have been training hard to take it back. This year the competition will take place on our home floor on Saturday, October 6th.
There will be 27 workouts in total; 17 of which are listed below. We will know all the workouts come game day, but we won’t know the order. We’ll be posting a full rundown of the rules later on the blog. For now, though, know that everyone from CFO needs to be there and everyone has a chance of competing. There are so many workouts that we need to be able to spread out the workload over multiple bodies throughout the day, so the more, the merrier. For example, last year Hannah and Leka stopped by CF Sweat Shop to cheer on some fellow CFOers, and lo and behold, we were running low on female competitors, so we threw them into a workout that they ended up winning.
*** If you’d like to take part in the Crosstown Throwdown and represent CFO, send us an email so that we can get a preliminary roster going and get an idea of how many people we’ll have. ***
More to come in the coming weeks, but for now, here are the 17 workouts we know about so far (don’t let your kids read at least one of the workout names):
Good Old Helen: (3 any) 400m run/21 kb swings/12 chin over pull ups. Combined age has to be 135 minimum. One round each.
Fran Off [tm]: (6 men) 21/15/9 thrusters chin over pull ups. Best out of 3 head to head matches. Heat 1 weight 95#, heat 2 weight 135#, heat 3 weight 155#.
Soul Crusher: (5 men) Head-to-head. One set of 21 buprees then, 15/9/3 deadlift then thrusters at 135#.
Running Coach Special: (4 women then 4 men) 8×400 meter relay
Perfect or Push: (6 men) 7 total rounds relay. 15 reps straight of 135# ohsq, then Prowler push. Missed ohsq, means round does not count. Goal is 6 completed rounds.
Cluster Fuck: (10 any) Round 1- Start with tabata :20 on :10 off of these movements… Burpess/empty bar thrusters/push ups/plate jumps*. Add up scores of all 20 participants, bottom 2 scores out of all participants are out. Round 2- Next go 1:00 on, :30 off for each individual movement. After each individual movement, bottom 2 scoring participants are out. Keep cycling through all 4 movements until all of one team is eliminated. *Plate jumps, set a 45 lbs bumper on its edge jump over it. Jump over then back counts as 1 rep.
Staff Infection: (2 women) Max rope climbs in 4 minutes.
Grace: (5 men) Head-to-head. 135#
Row Harder: (2 women) Most meters rowed in 3 minutes. Combine meters rowed of both teammates for score.
How Fat are You: (1 women, ? men) 1000lbs max team weight limit. In 6 minutes each person must do a 1 rep max of their deadlift then strict press. Best lift of each team member is added for score. Entire team must work on one lift at a time. Once team has switch from deadlift to press, they can not go back. If any team member does not lift it’s a DNF for the entire team.
Pull This: (1 man) best of 3, one-on-one tug of war.
T Hammer: (1 man 1 woman) Run one at a time, coin flip who goes first. 21 65/95# ohsq/hammer sled*./15 hspu/hammer sled/9 burpee box jumps/hammer sled. *Hammer sled is the thing fire fighters use in their competitions. We will be borrowing one.
Save Me Buddy Lee: (6 women) 7 round relay. 20 straight double unders, shuttle run. Missed double under means round does not count.
So Fresh, So Clean: (3 women 3 men) 7 minutes to clean as much weight as possible. Every time the bar is lifted, that weight is counted toward the total. 1 bar per team, and 1 person working at a time. Everyone must do 1 clean. Power or full.
Steiner: (1 man 1 woman) 6 minutes to find 1 rep max of snatch and clean and jerk. Only pounds lifted over body weight will be counted.
BASEketball: (4 any) Relay. Team of 4 do 3 wall balls, then run 50 feet down and back*. Goal is 50 total wall balls. If the ball drops to the ground that team loses. Use a 14# ball for men and women to a 10′ target. *The run distance is between CFO and the building next door in the parking lot.
Fran Off 2: (6 women) 21/15/9 65# thrusters chin over pull ups. Best out of 3 head to head matches.