Posts Tagged ‘Grace’

Well, the time has finally come where CrossFit is posting so many INCREDIBLE videos of athletes performing superhuman feats that I need to create a new category for just them!

I think that “Beastmode of the Day” is an awesome name for it, too! Thanks for your support.

Rich Froning Jr. won the 2011 CrossFit Games. That means, by OUR standards (as CrossFitters), he is the fittest man on the planet.

Doing things like this make it harder and harder for someone to refute that, I think.

He took one of my favorite CrossFit workouts of all-time, Grace (which is 30 Clean and Jerks for time at 95lbs for women/135lb for men), and upped the ante a little. Instead of the prescribed 135lbs, he decided to do Grace with 225lbs!!

Oh yeah… and he did it in 4:49. No big deal.

Go Ahead and re-read this post from last week… then look at the BOTTOM of the page.

Matt Chan is made to look like a tortoise… (haha, just kidding. But check it out!!)

WHAT?!?!?

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One of my favorite weight lifting exercises is the Clean and Jerk.

It should be no coincidence, then, that one of my favorite CrossFit workouts is Grace:
30 Clean and Jerks at 135lbs for time.

My Personal Record in this workout is 2:28, and a goal of mine before the end of the year is to get under 2:15. With a WOD that short, it seems to me that a 15 second improvement would be pretty significant.

Well, after the 2:15 milestone, the next goal of mine was to break 2:00 at some point. In my opinion, your Grace time is only considered “good” when you can get it under 2:00. Most really strong CrossFitters are between 1:35-1:45.

Then there’s Matt Chan from CrossFit Verve here in Denver. That’s all I’ll say….

Ok. I’ll say one more thing.

HE GETS A 1:16!?!?!? Are you kidding me?!

(thanks for sharing this, Cheez)

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Dan Bailey…. 1:02 GRACE. 1 Minute. And 2 Seconds.