I was in Denver earlier this month and made it to CrossFit Verve, co-owned by Games Athlete Matt Chan. Fun fact: the first CrossFit Games I watched was in 2012 and I was rooting for Matt Chan even though I really didn't know much about the sport and had no idea who he is. He came in second, but from then on he's been my guy.
I walked over from my hotel downtown, which is about 2 miles. Ignore your GPS and take Blake or Market Street. A lot more scenic and a lot less populated by drug addicts. You're welcome. I made sure I left with plenty of time because I like to get to boxes early to get the lay of the land.
|the WOD before mine|
|Coach Eric and me|
In front of a clock set for 12 minutes:
1 minute Box jumps, 30″ (24″)
1 minute Sumo deadlift high-pulls, 115# (75#)
2 minutes Box jumps, 30″ (24″)
2 minutes Sumo deadlift high-pulls, 115# (75#)
3 minutes Box jumps, 30″ (24″)
3 minutes Sumo deadlift high-pulls, 115# (75#)
I started off with 65# but Eric had me drop down to 55#. Sumo deadlift anythings are a struggle for me because they feel really unnatural. I could also tell that my right arm was doing almost all of the work. This unbalance needs to be addressed because I think the same thing happens in my snatch as I progress to heavier weights.
|Coach Eric and me with the Verve wall|
I saw this nifty little packet at the front of the box. Anthony, I think we need something like this.
I took a nice leisurely walk back from RiNo (a nickname for the area called River North - clever huh?) and enjoyed seeing what happens when Cinco de Mayo celebrations and the Kentucky Derby fall upon the same Saturday. SO MANY HATS.
The lovely ladies and I then headed out for a drive outside of the city and went for a hike at Maxwell Falls.