Posts Tagged ‘WOD 12.1’

Just when you heard of some amazing (and some questionable) scores for the first CrossFit Games Open workout 12.1, this happens………

And is caught on video.

Yeah, some people say it’s “easy” for a little guy to move this fast, but homeboy has an ENGINE to keep pushing. He was at 86 reps…. at HALFWAY!!!

161…. I’d take that score. What an amazing performance on this workout by Danila Shokhin from Russia!

The time has come for people to post results from workout 12.1!!!

As we finished the workout at CrossFit Lakewood, someone actually said, “Can you believe it’s been a year already since we did this?” No, I really can’t. The last year has flown by so fast, and so many good things have happened at our gym.

I post this video as a simple reminder to what this whole CrossFit thing is really about. I am more competitive than the next guy… trust me… MORE competitive… but I try not to lose sight as to why I’m doing what I’m doing. Why I train every week. Why competing is fun for me. Because it helps me improve and feel progress with all of the hard work I put in. I really have FUN CrossFitting and spending time with my friends, too!

At the end of the day, your integrity and honest progress is all you have. I know I don’t want to live behind a number that isn’t accurate, and don’t see why anyone else would want to do that, either.

Cheating and lying about scores, weights, etc, defeats the entire purpose of why we do this! Have fun, do your best, and the rest will take care of itself.

CFLW Family, thank you for making week 1 of the 2012 CrossFit Games Open an absolute blast! FOUR MORE TO GO!!!

The workout (which I copied directly from the CrossFit Games Website) is this:

Workout 12.1

Complete as many reps as possible in 7 minutes of:

This workout begins from the standing position. The Athlete will move from flat on the ground to touching an object with both hands that is 6 inches above their max reach. Score is total reps completed.

I came out swinging too hard for sure. When I retry this thing tomorrow, I will pace myself a little more out of the gate.

What did YOU guys think about it? What were some of your strategies? I’m very curious to hear.
GOOD LUCK on Week #1, everyone!

(Sidenote: We have the best athletes at CrossFit Lakewood! Thank you guys so much for your constant support… not only for me, but for each other! This 5-week competition is going to be so amazing.)

Alright guys, so here it is finally.

I recorded this video 2 nights ago, had no internet at home that night then last night it took 3+ hours for this video, and the one of me attempting the workout for the first time, to upload.

Hopefully it’s not too late! Either way, I won’t let a downed internet connection stop me for the rest of the Open!

Advice video #1 starts…. NOW!!

p.s.- I’m serious about the “not trying to call anyone out” part. If you get offended at what I say, simply turn off the video and go on with your day! 🙂