Wednesday: The Alphas

Wednesday: The Alphas

Wednesday: The Alphas

This past weekend a group of 15 of us from High Voltage plus some other friends took on The Alpha Warrior down in San Diego.  It’s basically a giant course at Qualcomm Stadium with no mud or running just genuinely challenging athletic obstacles.

There is no doubt in my mind that the training and skill set we all get from CrossFit allowed us all to do well above average at this event.  Knowing how to move balance coordinate and apply our strength efficiently was invaluable.  Our team ethic and community camaraderie came into play as we pushed and challenged each other as well as yelling helpful advice back and forth as we moved through each event.

I would have to say that most of the obstacles were predominately upper body and grip strength intensive.  These types of abilities can be particularly challenging for female athletes for no other reason than the basic genetic and anatomical differences from men.  I’m proud to say that the 3 ladies of High Voltage (Aime Krystal and Tarah) went beyond holding their own and excelled at nearly every turn.

We all agreed that it was a legitimate challenge and a whole lot of fun.  It gave us all a chance to put our CrossFit skills to the test in a realm outside of our everyday practice and apply it in an advanced plane…and have a ton of fun.  Check out the picture gallery on the CFHV Facebook page and see some of the crazy!

 

-Dan

 

Interested in trying some awesome stuff like this and putting your CrossFit training to the test? Let us know in comments for what type of adventure you’d like to take on!

Wednesday’s Training: 

Pre-Skill: Rowing Tech & Double Unders

 

WOD: Annie

50-40-30-20-10 reps for time of:

  • Double unders
  • Sit ups

 

Post WOD: 1k Row for time

Pre-Skill: Rowing Tech & Double Unders

 

WOD: Annie

50-40-30-20-10 reps for time of:

  • Double unders
  • Sit ups

 

Post WOD: 1k Row for time

Ax5. Power Clean & Power Jerk

  • 3&3 (touch & go)

 

B. 1-10 CtB Pull Ups Unbroken (if break – either start that set over or 5 burpee penalty) (5 min cap)

  • Rest 3 min 

 

C. 1-10 Wall Ball unbroken (same rules as above) (5 min cap)

  • Rest 3 min

 

D. 4 min max cal row