Competitor Training Reminder

The attendance at the Competitor Training class on Saturday has been, let’s say, sporadic. I know 8am on a Saturday can be a difficult sell, especially as the summer is coming to a close and hey, didn’t the CrossFit Games just happen? Why are we doing this now?


Think of it as summer reading. Sure you could wait until the weekend before and try and cram it all in but we all know that’s not the best approach. As many of you know it takes time to build strength and skill in CrossFit. So starting a focused training session now will benefit you when the Open rolls around. Throughout the fall and early winter is the big season for local throw downs which can also put your competitor training to the test and give you a goal for said training. Even if you have no interest in competing but want to make an effort to improve your fitness, competitor training is for you. The past few weeks we have been channelling the focus toward butterfly pull-ups and chest-to-bar butterfly pull-ups. Even if you’re not quite there yet it is helpful to run through the skill and progressions to get there.


To help motivate you, I would make a tangible goal for yourself (competition related or not) such as “beat my Murph time from last year” or “score for Team CrossFit Fenway during the Open” or “string together 5 strict pull-ups.” Once you have your goal then you can start focusing on your training and reaping the rewards of all your hard work.



Power Clean 2-2-2-2-2-2
5 Rounds:
10 Deadlifts (225#/155#)
20 Wall Ball Shots (20#/14#)
*15:00 Cap
PR for Pat: On Saturday, August 2nd CrossFit Fenway will be hosting Pat’s WOD, and heading to the Cask ‘n Flagon for a post workout fundraiser ($10 “cover” going directly to PR for Pat).  Our friend Pat has a long, tough road ahead of him, and needs our help.  You can read his story here.  Pat has already undergone surgery that has taken roughly 70% of his tongue, as well as lymph nodes and glands.  He will require therapy to learn to talk and swallow again, and he faces days upon days of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.  Pat has incredible determination, and with the help of so many that care about him from the CrossFit community here in Boston he will fight on.  Please donate here, mark your calendar for Saturday, August 2nd and join us to PR for Pat.

  11 comments for “Competitor Training Reminder

  1. SamB
    July 29, 2014 at 7:44 am

    pc: 225#
    wod: 9:41Rx
    felt very weak today. tough double yesterday.
    great job 5:30

  2. Meghan T
    July 29, 2014 at 8:21 am

    PC: 100#
    Wod: 10:43 100# deadlift & 12# ball
    Great work 6 am!

  3. Shane B
    July 29, 2014 at 8:48 am

    PC – 245#
    WOD – 7:48 Rx

    Nice work 5:30

  4. Tom Matlack
    July 29, 2014 at 9:13 am

    WOD 8:47 185/20

  5. Rachel
    July 29, 2014 at 9:23 am

    PC: 115#
    WOD: 7:26 with 125# and 10#. I think I finally need to upgrade to 12#

  6. Marina Rokhman
    July 29, 2014 at 11:04 am

    PC 80#
    14:10 with 105# and 8# wall ball
    Good job 5:30am!

  7. whitney
    July 29, 2014 at 11:19 am

    UGH Ditto

  8. Cal
    July 29, 2014 at 11:53 am

    PC: 65#. Back felt ok, but I’ll see how it really feels tomorrow.

    did yesterday’s wod with ring push ups and 24″ step ups — 7:15.

  9. eric
    July 29, 2014 at 2:22 pm


  10. Tony
    July 29, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    PC: 225#
    WOD: 7:42 RX

  11. Jason
    July 29, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Power Clean = 155#. Form wasn’t good.

    WOD = 10:15 w/ 165# and 16# wall ball

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