AMRAP in 20 min of:
- 400m Run
- 40 Wallballs (20/14)
- 15 Hang Power Cleans (135/95)
- 15 Burpees
- 15 Double Unders (4:1)
AMRAP in 20 min of:
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps for time of:
by Karen Feiner – CrossFit Games
ja Barto, a three-time CrossFit Games competitor, usually speaks through his performances. This year, it’s his absence from the South Central Leaderboard that’s making noise.
Barto has decided to forego the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games season.
His love of Olympic weightlifting played a central role in the decision. In July, he will be going up against the best of the best in a different arena, having already qualified for the USAW Nationals in Salt Lake City, Utah.
“This year, I just decided I wanted to see what I could do if I completely dedicated myself to it, without having the interference of burpees and box jumps,” Barto said. “I think I have more in the tank for weightlifting. How much, I’m not sure.”
“I just know that I can do more and that’s what has fueled my decision,” he added. “It’s a fun process, lifting as much weight as possible and never really elevating my heart rate, but I do miss CrossFit and that’s why I still participate in the Open workouts with our classes at CrossFit Behemoth every Friday night when I have the opportunity.”
by Hilary Achauer – CrossFit Games
What is it like to experience the CrossFit Games Open for the first time, after less than a year of doing CrossFit?
This ongoing series will follow 45-year-old Brenton Demko of San Diego, Calif.—who was inactive for almost four years before starting CrossFit this summer—as he completes each workout of the 2014 Open.
Brenton Demko never intended to do CrossFit. He was just the driver.
It was the summer of 2013, and Demko’s son needed a training program before heading to Boston College in the fall to play hockey. The boy had never bothered to get his driver’s license, so it fell on Demko to take his son to the gym.
Demko was just the driver—until he stepped foot into CrossFit 858 in San Diego. There must have been part of Demko that knew once he entered the gym he wouldn’t be able to leave without breaking a sweat.
15-12-9 reps for time of:
****use a single KB or DB ranging from 18-70#****
Susie Q Muscle-Up (nice job Susie!)
***you may partition the pull-ups, push-ups and squats however you like. 20# vest encouraged***