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July 30th, 2010

Testing your Fitness Part 2: The Police and Fire Challenge

As you can see, this Saturday is a chance for some of the Northwest’s fittest police, fire and military folks to test their fitness. The hours are 9AM-2PM. There will be 2 person, 4 person, Strongman and individual events throughout the day. Four of us from CFS are taking this opportunity to dig deep and put our abilities on display. Brad and Ryan will be teaming up representing us and their respective departments in a 2 person team. Brad will also be competing in the individual event. Ryan will be joining the boys and me from Station 37 in West Seattle for the 4 person event and also finishing up with the individual event. Steph will be joining a rock star team of super strong Seattle Fire ladies in the 4 person event. I will be doing the 4 person and 2 person events for sure and possibly the individual event. Click here to see the WODs. Aside from being a great opportunity to  push ourselves with a great group of people, the whole event supports a very noble cause. All proceeds go to the Northwest Burn Foundation. Thanks also to Kirkland CrossFit for sponsoring this great event. So come out if you have time this Saturday and support a great cause some great people.

5:30 AM Class

Three rounds, 21-15- and 9 reps, for time of:
135 pound Overhead squat
Chest to bar pull-ups

All Other Classes

Happy rest day!


6 Responses

  1. Hey Ryan, Brad, Steph and Jeff. Have a great Saturday competing. Way to go! I’ll be looking for results and possibly videos (???) on the CFS website. Is it at Marymoor Park again?

  2. Did the OHS at 115lbs. Also, accidentally did normal pull ups instead of c2b.


  3. 11:58 subbed 115 lbs. for the OHS

    Tough WOD. I probably could have gotten through the 135 OHS, but it would have been really tough to snatch that much weight up over and again and then still be able to knock out the CTB pull-ups. If a similar WOD comes up w/heavy OHS, I will try it with the Rx’d weight.

  4. Sorry everyone. The location is at Northwest university. Here are the best directions I could find.

    5520 108th Ave. N.E.
    Kirkland, WA 98033

    From Seattle: Go east on 520 to the Kirkland/Bellevue area. Exit at the Lake Washington Blvd. northbound exit. Proceed north on Lake Washington Blvd. to Northrup Way (first stoplight). Turn right onto Northup Way, then turn left at the next stoplight (108th Ave. NE). Go approximately one mile. The entrance to the campus will be on your right.

    From I-405: Take Exit #17 (NE 70th St):

    Northbound, turn left at the first light, then left again at the second light. You will cross over the freeway. Continue through the third light, then take a left at the fourth light (108th Ave. NE). Go approximately one half of a mile and the entrance to the campus will be on your left.

    Southbound, turn left at the first light and take another left at the second light (108th Ave. NE). Go approximately one half of a mile and the entrance to the campus will be on your left.

    I believe it is at the old Seahawks training facility. So look for a football field and possibly a track. This is all that I know.

  5. Good luck Jeff/Ryan/Brad/Steph! Great weather for awesome competition. Just remember, the police have guns if you beat them, keep your axes/firehoses handy.

    (I didn’t finish today. Pinched a nerve, tweaked, something another my left shoulder on the first set of OHS. In hindsight either 1) done 115lbs, 2) had the patience to “move well”/find the sweet spot rather than muscling through and trying to do the first round in two sets (maybe done 6x5x5x5 rather than working during fatigue), 3) ask Jeff for his advice
    I think I have the strength, but need to practice and get the muscle memory of the right form. I kept going on heels then toes and back. Or….. just bummed I screwed it and complaining 🙂
    Good news, shoulder feels fine now. Movement feels just the same as the other shoulder, the tingling is gone, and just need to actually pick up a barbell to confirm.)

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