There’s not much to say that the above picture won’t tell you.
That’s a lot of warm-up, but we had good reason.
Yes, we have a shortage of equipment.
Yes, we’d already used partner resisted sprints a mere week before.
However, as we’ve been doing all along, classes are a progression and build-up, one non-equipment class prepping you for the next. And so it was, that Saturday’s class headed back out to the parking lot, but instead of bands, there was a rope, some chain, and a one and a half metric ton Jeep Wrangler waiting.
Class was split into designated groups of 2 or 3 people, with each team getting one practice push&pull before the main event started. Teams could divide themselves up however they saw fit (between who pulled and pushed), and could switch positions during the suicide as needed. The full length of the course was equal to roughly ~3-4 meters, except, while the first 2/3rds were relatively flat, the last 3rd was an marked incline. This made the suicide quite interesting, especially the second leg.
Each suicide was made up of four legs:
Leg One = Full Length;
Leg Two = Last 3rd Only (starting on the incline!);
Leg Three = Final 2/3rds; and,
Leg Four = Full Length.
Each team was under the clock as the whole thing was done for time, though things were a little relaxed what with incoming parking lot traffic and all. Of course, it didn’t help that the jeep was laden with extra weight…
After each team had completed the first WOD, there was clamor for more. For a quick part two, everyone was given an opportunity to push the jeep as far up the parking lot as possible with a 30 second time-cap.
Just something a little different to enjoy the nice weather, and keep things fun. Although we can’t promise this will be a mainstay, the jeep enjoyed it so much it’s definitely looking forward to the next CFDC outing!
So Fun!!!! Wish I had some better shoes so that I didn’t slip and fall on when going by myself. While I was able to keep going it definitely slowed my momentum and drew me to a halt pretty quickly afterward.
Katie, that’s the best picture ever!! I betcha never thought you’d have a picture like this when you started CrossFit! If I get it printed, will you autograph it for me?? 😀 Such a badass!
Fun class! A bit disappointed with my pushing performance, but I’m sure we’ll get another run at it in the future.
Haha that is truly an awesome photo, I love it! My compliments to the photographer — you can’t even see that Dave and Joel are doing most of the work!
I never in a million years would have expected this for a workout. It was awesome!! Screw the barbells, we have a Jeep!
I love this so CF DC – creative, effective, fun – PROVEN.
Katie, that is beast!!! Awesome. Awesome!! And Chris, hope we didn’t cause you to spill any of your beverage… I can’t say I quite got the hang of it, the pulling especially (sorry, Satin); but agreed, it was a once-in-a-million (right??) kind of morning! Thanks coaches! Thanks Jeep!
Katie – that’s such a badass picture! I think that needs to be the picture on your holiday card!!
I hope jeep pushing/pulling will make a reoccurrance because I so want to do this!
We were looking forward to springing that surprise! Awesome effort and nice teamwork.
I agree with Tom – that was almost as much fun to surprise people with as it was to do. The look on people’s faces as they came back from the warm-up jog to find the chains and rope attached the jeep was pretty priceless. Good pics and good times.
Of course, the looks on the faces of those watching – whether walking through the parking lot or from their sky-boxish condo windows – was pretty awesome as well.