Outlaws currently qualified for the Games:
-Talayna Fortunato – 1st place, Southeast
-Christen Wagner – 1st place, Asia
-Rika Diederiks – 1st place, Africa
-Brandon Phillips – 2nd place, Southeast
-Jason Hoggan – 2nd place, South Central
-Candice Ruiz – 2nd place, South Central
-CrossFit 7 Mile – 1st place, Latin America
-CrossFit CDR – 2nd place, SoCal
-CrossFit Central – 3rd place, South Central
I just received this email…
8 weeks ago I snatched about once every couple weeks (heavy) and my Max then was 250. Today at SoCal regionals I hit 275 and it felt amazing! I owe the thanks to your intelligence of having me clean and snatch pretty much every darn day. Our team qualified for the Games (2nd overall in SoCal), and will continue to follow the Outlaw Way!!
Calvin D – CrossFit CDR
This lift was featured on the update show, and gave me chills BEFORE I knew Calvin and CDR were following. It was part of an 1140# team total. Just to put that into perspective: 1140# is an average of 3 – 230# Snatches for the men, and 3 – 150# Snatches for the women. This is currently the highest team total in the world.
The most dominant group of Outlaws in the entire world, hail from—I’m not making this up—The Cayman Islands. Chris Spigner’s team, from CrossFit 7 Mile, did something that no other team or individual has done. They simply went SIX for SIX, winning every workout of the Latin American Regionals.
Before you write them off as a “bad region” team, their scores would have been good enough to tie Team Outlaw for 5th in the bruising Mid-Atlantic region. Their 19:40 on WOD 6 would have been 3rd in the Mid-Atlantic and basically means Chris has developed at least two women—IN THE CAYMAN ISLANDS—who can do Muscle-Ups with no problems.
Great fucking job, Team 7 Mile. I wear a large t-shirt.
I would like to say; I am proud as hell of Jay Rhodes.
Jay was recovering from a back injury 6 months ago when I started coaching him, and this weekend was really the first time he put it to the test. There is only so much “practicing” you can do for a Regional level competition, and it’s nearly impossible to mimic the level of intensity inherent to the event. Jay’s back could not hold the line after 3 straight WODs featuring heavy pulls, and finally fell into spasm during the almost non-stop spinal extension of WOD 4.
When I saw him drop the bar, and reach for his low back after the second set of 10 Front Squats, I knew exactly what happened. I actually thought he would probably have to just lay down and wait for medical attention. I’ve personally had my back fall into spasm during a WOD, and I know it’s a nearly unbearable pain. Jay, being of Canadian lumberjack blood, decided a trip to the emergency room wouldn’t be a part of his Regionals, and kept doing front squats in sets of 1 or 2, or until the spasms would completely seize him. He actually—SOMEHOW—placed 27th on WOD 4 despite the fact that he was basically done at the 6 minute mark.
Jay’s playing through pain is not, however, the reason I’m proud of him. I’m proud of “The Mayor of Canadia” because he was in 10th place coming into Sunday, and he had every right to quit and bow out due to injury. Jay Rhodes being Jay Rhodes, simply walked into the arena Sunday morning, warmed up, decided to “give it a go”, and with weakened erectors snatched the 2nd biggest individual lift of the Regional (more on the Outlaw destruction of the Snatch Ladder tomorrow).
1) 5X2 Snatch @ 80% – rest 60-80 sec.
Notes: These ARE NOT touch & go reps. Reset before each rep.
2a) 3X3 Snatch Pulls – heavier than last week, rest 60 sec.
2b) 3X3 Heaving Snatch Balances – heavier than last week, rest 60 sec.
200′ DB Farmers Carry 100/70#
20 Alternating DB Snatches 100/70#
1a) 3X8 Weighted GH Raise – heaviest possible, rest 45 sec.
1b) 3X8 Tempo GHD Situps (5 counts down, 5 counts up) – rest 45 sec.