20 June 2010

Passed Tier 2 Testing at CrossFit Las Vegas!

Testing for Tier 2 looks at your mastery of the 9 Essential movements, Olympic weightlifting, and ability to maintain output. Barbell lifts (deadlift, sumo-deadlift highpull, shoulder press, push press, push jerk, front squat, back squat, overhead squat, hang power clean, hang power snatch) done with 55#, pull-ups without any band, cannot come off the bar for each set of 5. Push-ups done strict, no knees, 10 reps nonstop. Double-unders could be mixed with singles, but no stopping at all. Good posture for the handstands (as you can see in the photo - that was easy). Knees-to-elbows were my only worry; I think the trainer might have been a tiny bit generous in passing me (but it was the last element and the first two were perfect).

With an average score 4.27 (out of 5) I have officially graduated into Tier 2 status! This was not an easy journey. 13 months of CrossFit and lots of watching, listening, practicing.... Phew! On to the next step. Vegas Fit Wars 2011.

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