2008 CrossFit Games Revisited

Friday was a super-fun WOD from the 2008 CrossFit Games. It consisted of 5 rounds of 5 deadlifts at 185 lb., followed by 10 burpees. I finished in 4:32. It definitely helped to be doing this WOD with Mike coaching and another athlete, Jeremy, doing it as well. I have never witnessed anybody do burpees like Jeremy in my life. He is a soccer player, and apparently they are burpees ninja. I could hear how fast he was ripping them out behind me, so it pushed me to keep going. Everything was unbroken for me, so the only way for me to improve my time was to speed up the turnover on my reps, particularly the burpees. We grabbed some video for you to watch. Enjoy! Mike’s note: Jeremy did this workout three minutes after learning the deadlift, so we made sure the form was excellent before cutting him loose on the burpees, which he crushed. For Crystal, the deadlifts are easy, and we’re working on improving her speed in the burpees. Still, 4:32 is a very good time when compared to the athletes in the 2008 Games. And it’s only going to get better for both athletes!


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