Information on GAMES WOD 12.2

To all the competitors competing in the CF Games Open qualifiers. I am not going to rant about what I think of this workout and its potential for injury. Rather I am going to encourage you to use the knowledge and skill that you have learned during your time lifting at CFK/Foundry Athletics

The standards for judging and scoring are going to be strict and held to our usual standard when it comes to weighlifting which may differ from other affiliates and the video posted on the games website. Your score will likely be considerably lower than what you are hoping for and I am sure a few of you will walk away from this workout pissed off at me thinking that you could have gotten way more reps done and I don't doubt that you are correct. My concern is your continued progress and long term health. It is because of this I am going to be holding you to the high standard that is synonymous with Foundry Athletics/CF Kingston on each and every rep.

This workout can be done during the 2-3 class and 3-4 class on friday. There will also be a time on Saturday in which I will open the gym to complete this workout (To be posted later today). It can not be done during a regular class as it will interfere with the coaching of the group class.


Anonymous said...

Andrew, if we have committed this much time and effort to coming to crossfit week after week month after month we respect the guidance you have given us. Yeah we more then likely will be pissed that we didn’t get more done in the time that is given, HOWEVER we all need to work and function after the WOD and the potential to do some major damage is just waiting in this work out! You yell and burpie punish us for two reasons… 1. we think you love to and 2. You have all of our best interests at heart and want us to succeed and not hurt ourselves!!

Anonymous said...

So... no muscle snatch?

Vicki said...

I support the guidance from Andrew regarding this workout. I'm wondering in order to keep us in the challenge, as a "DNF" will disqualify indivudal accounts, if we are able to do "1 Rep" and post that in order to stay in and at least see what the next couple of WOD's are going to be. If it continues down the road of 'ridiculousness', then perhaps considering pulling out.
We need to support each other as a team and listen to the guidance of our trainer(s) who are in the know!!! Thoughts??

Anonymous said...

why do one rep, everyone competing can atleast do 30 if not get to the 60 rep mark. have some pride and do as many reps as you can. this isn't the first time anyone has snatches

MEN - includes Masters Men up to 54 years old

Proceed through the sequence below completing as many reps as possible in 10 minutes of:
75 pound Snatch, 30 reps
135 pound Snatch, 30 reps
165 pound Snatch, 30 reps
210 pound Snatch, as many reps as possible

WOMEN - includes Masters Women up to 54 years old

Proceed through the sequence below completing as many reps as possible in 10 minutes of:
45 pound Snatch, 30 reps
75 pound Snatch, 30 reps
100 pound Snatch, 30 reps
120 pound Snatch, as many reps as possible

Ellie said...

I don't think anyone is going to be pissed off. I think you (and all the Foundry/CFK Trainers) do a fantastic job of emphasizing what's important, that is continued improvement and long term health. For most of us, I think the open is just a test of our own abilities and the camaraderie of our team mates...both of which can still be easily achieved while meeting your high standard for movements..we get it.

Vicki said...

Who is 'Anonymous'!????!!! I don't like responding to an "anonymous entity"...
I guess the point I was making was the fact that perhaps this workout is not really a great workout to be doing...partially or at all. As Andrew has outlined "I am not going to rant about what I think of this workout and its potential for injury", which is why I was only suggesting that perhaps a way to get around this inherent risk and to still be part of the open challenge AND to be able to continue our own personal training on a daily/weekly/monthly basis, is by doing the single rep as it would simply just allow everyone to still be able to qualify for the next round AND be safe and healthy in the end.

Anonymous said...

I'd much rather have a lower score and be injury free than push for that big number and be out with an injury. Quality over quantity.


Anonymous said...

That weather was crazy today eh

Anonymous said...

If you don't want to do the work out then don't, take a DNF, 1 rep is weak when you could easily do 30 at the first weight. You have snatched before haven't you? You could do the first 2 weights and do one snatch per minute, which is way better than a DNF. I plan on getting some numbers (60) and not 1 or a DNF.

Anonymous said...

The only problem with that thought Anonymous is that a DNF stops you from putting in scores for the next 4 workouts and contributing to future team scores. Also put your name, bad form

Unknown said...

Just do it!

Oh crap! Wrong slogan. I need a Reebok slogan. Quick!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey I just wanna say thanks to all the CFK trainers for putting the emphasis on proper form rather than demanding a high number of reps in spite of poor form.

Thats what makes us the best and we should all be proud to belong here.

Jess said...

Anonymous, quit being a dumb ass

Andrew said...

My advice is too just stop responding to the "anonymous" comments. He/she is trying to get a rise out of you. Don't buy into it. They don't have the courtesy to own up to their comments so don't give them the courtesy of a response. Thanks everyone.

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