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July Challenge, Remixed

By Marcus | In Challenges, Gymnastics | on June 30, 2011

Yesterday we wrapped up the June Challenge with the RKC Snatch Test, an AMRAP 5 of Kettlebell Snatches. Yes, we decided to go easier than the initially planned 10 minute Secret Service Snatch Test, but I don’t think we’ll get any complaints. Unless we have a surprise entrant in the next day or so, our winners will be power couple Brianna with Anna getting 82 reps with the 26lb KB and Brian getting a whopping 111 reps with the 53 lb!

For July’s challenge, I chose to pay homage to last July — with a twist. For those of you who weren’t here a year ago, the challenge was max HSPU in a minute. Coincidentally, the winners last year were Brian and Anna. This year though could be anyone’s game as we have a number of people who are comfortable upside-down.

So what’s the twist? This year’s challenge is max distance — walking on your hands! There will be no initial test, but you’ll have plenty of opportunities during the month to get comfortable being upside-down. Of course, there’s also every Thursday for you to come in and work on those skills.

The final test will be walking on the mats as far as you can get. In the case we have more than one person make it the entire way, we’ll have a showdown that weekend followed by an outdoor WOD at Rec Park. If you’re not quite at that level, don’t be scared! We’ll also have a side challenge for max handstand hold time. Newbies, you may think you can’t get upside-down but nothing is further from the truth. We’ll help you get comfortable with wall stands and by the end of the month, you should be able to kick up into handstands all on your own!

WOD 06.30.11

Gymnastics WOD

14 Comments to "July Challenge, Remixed"

  • Holley says:

    June 30, 2011 at 8:46 AM -

    Don’t count me out yet! June isn’t over…

  • Jake says:

    June 30, 2011 at 8:53 AM -

    I demand a redo for Brian

  • Anna says:

    June 30, 2011 at 8:55 AM -

    Don’t worry Holley I’ve already told everybody I will enjoy my 24 hour victory because I know you will break 100 tonight.

    Hey SpaceX man, doesn’t Holley have to work late tonight??

  • Xuan says:

    June 30, 2011 at 8:56 AM -

    Nice job Spinapoli!

    Anna…always holding it down for the ladies!

  • Holley says:

    June 30, 2011 at 12:53 PM -

    @Anna – I have to take advantage of the non-body weight related challenges b/c I stand no chance on those months.

    I did just have a meeting scheduled from 5-6, but fortunately there is still as 7p class!

  • Anna says:

    June 30, 2011 at 2:21 PM -

    @Holley- are you over 123.5 these days??? If so, looks like TECHNICALLY you should be using the 35lb KB.


    Thank you Marcuspedia!!! (Under the bus you go)

  • Holley says:

    June 30, 2011 at 3:00 PM -

    The June challenge was SSST which said 25# for all women. Not sure I could get 1 w/out breaking my arm with 35#. I’d have to weigh myself though…I think it’d be close.

  • Holley says:

    June 30, 2011 at 3:00 PM -


  • Anna says:

    June 30, 2011 at 3:29 PM -

    “although you should clear it up for her that per my post (and yesterday’s programming), we switched to the RKC Test instead of SSST… but if she wants to go for 10min, be my guest ”

    -Marcus :)

    Joining our battle. I have to take advantage of the 1 time he’s on my side!!

  • A.J. says:

    June 30, 2011 at 4:36 PM -

    I don’t want to get in the middle of all this KB and walking on your hands talk but can someone inform me which month we do the wing eating contest at crossfit?

  • ruth says:

    June 30, 2011 at 5:16 PM -

    I see that Steph is signed up for the 7pm class as well. I smell a showdown. I will be monitoring for sandbaggery, Anna, don’t worry!

  • Nik says:

    June 30, 2011 at 5:29 PM -

    Nice Brian!!!

    5 hours in the chair of impending tightness and im in alaska. Beautiful so far!!


  • Brian says:

    June 30, 2011 at 7:54 PM -

    The recent name change by Ron artest inspired me to change my own name. I will now be known as “NotJake”. So congratulations to this months winners Anna and NotJake

  • Brian says:

    June 30, 2011 at 7:54 PM -

    Kidding bud! :)

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