We here at CrossFit Boston are excited to announce our “Wanna Throwdown?” series which will be kicking off this Friday, June the 28th at 6:30. It will be a 4 week cumulative event lasting through July 26th. Now I know you are saying “Hey, that’s 5 weeks!” Rest assured you are not reading that wrong, and it is 5 weeks, but we will be skipping the July 5th Friday, as many people will be traveling over the weekend. If you aren’t able to compete in all 4 Friday’s, you are still encouraged to participate in whichever Fridays you can make it in. We are asking people to donate $20 as an entrance fee, which we will be donating to our charitable organization, CrossFit for Hope.
In lieu of the Friday throwdown on the 5th, we will be doing the CrossFit for Hope WOD on Saturday the 6th. We are seeking to raise $15000 through donations in this WOD, so please come out to help support the cause. If everyone who participates donates $25, we will easily reach this goal! If you would like more information about CrossFit for Hope click here. Instead of having our regular class schedule on Saturday, we will be running a series of continuous heats, with the first one kicking off at 10:00 am and lasting until all who wish to participate have done so. Clicking this link will direct you to the Google Doc where you can pre-register for your heat assignment. There will be a warm-up before every heat to ensure the safety of everyone participating. The WOD for the event is performed in the same manner as Fight Gone Bad where you rotate every minute between movements for three rounds with a minute rest between rounds. The movements are Burpees, 75# Power Snatch, 24” Box Jump, 75 # Thruster, and Chest to Bar pull-ups.
The Throwdown will resume on Friday the 12th of July and continue through the following two Fridays. Scoring will be cumulative like the CrossFit Open is scored. The person with the lowest score after the 4 events will be the winner. If you are concerned about being able to compete with some other members in the gym, rest assured that we will be having a Masters (40+), scaled and Rx’d division for both men and women. We have designed the WOD’s to be fair for everyone to be competitive regardless of their abilities. The minimum standards required for the entire 4 weeks are to be able to lift the following weights at least 1 time:
Deadlift- Rx: Men 300#/Women 200#
Snatch- Rx: Men 135#/Women 95#
That is not to say that you must do these weights for reps, but you should be able to lift them for a 1RM. If you cannot lift these weights, luckily for you we have a scaled division with no minimum requirements. If you cannot do a specific movement, you will definitely still be able to compete, but you will be out of the running for the prizes at the end. Yes, I said prizes! Each division winner will be awarded a prize for their hard work. And for the final link on this post, clicking here will allow you to register for your heat assignment for the throw down. First come first served!
If you aren’t intending to compete, please come out and show your support for all the athletes. We look forward to seeing all of you for “Wanna Throwdown ?”and the CrossFit for Hope WOD’s!