This past Sunday we had 3 teams represent Coastal CrossFit in the CrossFit Desire’s Team competition at Earnshaw (north Brisbane). Beginner team (mixed BOOTCAMP and CrossFit)- Helen, Chelsea, Sirkka, Mat S, Jason M & Jacko. Intermediate Teams: 1) Drew, Zac, Sam, Tess, Rach & Renee, Team 2) Rudy, Tony D, Jason C, Nat, Chantal & Marie. For many this was their first experience of CrossFit competition (Rach, Sirkka, Chelsea, Jason M, Tony D, Sam & Jacko) with many of us walking away with new personal bests and taking on challenges we didn’t think could be achieved. We could not have been prouder of the efforts of everyone involved. Throughout the day all teams completed 3 WODs. WOD 1: For time complete: 3000m row (each team member completing 500m) 20 Snatch (Beg 20kg/40kg) (35kg/50kg) 10 x 10m Farmers carry (70kg beg) (110kg Inter/Adv) Team member move on as each station is completed. *15 min cut off. This WOD saw Jack complete his first 40kg overhead & Chelsea completing the 10 farmers carries when she didn’t think she complete one, Jason M completing all 40kg snatches despite never doing any Olympic lifts previously and Chantal completing 6 x farmers carries at 110kg (a weight that many men struggled with). WOD 2: PART A: As many reps as possible of: 5mins, Pull-ups (Chest to bar Inter) 4mins, Handstand push-ups (Abmat) 3mins, Overhead lunge (Beg 35kg/Inter 50kg) *Share work any how PART B: As many reps as possible of: 5mins, Deadlift (Beg. 90kg/60kg) (Inter 120kg/80kg) 4mins, Box jump overs 3 mins, 20m shuttle run (Inter. With Med ball) *Share work any how Awesome work: Rach completing 80kg deadlifts, Jacko completing 3x90kg deadlifts. At the end of this WOD our intermediate teams were placed 5th (Drew’s team) and 6th (Rudy’s team). WOD 3: 8 mins to complete 1RM Clean 3 mins max burpee lateral bar jump (Beg.)/ Toes to bar (Inter.) *Each member finds their 1RM Clean. Once weight has been added to you cannot reduce the weight on the bar. Minimum increment 5kg. It was great to walk away from this WOD with so many individuals achieving PB Cleans: Zac 120kg, Rach 55kg, Sam 100kg, Tony D 95kg, Sirkka 50kg, Jason C 90kg, Rudy 95kg, Nat 65kg, Marie 65kg, Jack 45kg. I am sure there were even more PBs but didn’t get them all down. This final WOD saw Rudy’s team slip into 5th position overall and Drew’s team into 7th overall. FINAL: Unfortunately the final workout didn’t go according to plan. It was to be: For time complete: 2 x length of football field, Overhead weighted walk (Beg. 35kg/50kg) (Inter. 40kg/60kg) 20 Thrusters (each member) 20 Push-ups/Ring Dips (each member) After a chaotic start the final was cancelled following the OH walk, and it was decided places held going into the final would be awarded. As a result the overall placing for our teams were 5th, 7th (Intermediate/Advanced) & 20th (Beginner). It was wonderful having a big crew for support and encouragement. A huge thank you to both competitors and supporters (Karen, Tanya C, Max, Kirsty, Huddo, Leanne, Jim, Dakota, Jasmine). A special mention and thank you to Steve K who organised one of the teams, but had to pull out of the competition due to injury. His support and coaching throughout the day helped the teams and individuals perform to the best of their abilities. We are sure everyone challenged themselves and had an awesome day. Who couldn’t with such great company!! Keep that fire in your belly’s as the Battle of Barbell is only a few weeks away.