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Why, Hello There, Fight Gone Bad
For some reason, I think I like Fight Gone Bad.
Fight Gone Bad
1:00 push press, 55#
1:00 wall balls, 15#, 10ft target
1:00 sumo deadlift high pull, 55#
1:00 box jumps, 20″
Oooo, I love Fight Gone Bad, I’ll say when others complain about the combo of push press, wall ball, sumo deadlift high pull, rowing, and box jumps. I love that format… and there’s push presses and box jumps… so fun!
I gaze fondly at the commemorative t-shirt from FGB day in 2008 (when I won first place in the intermediate division).
At CrossFit Central, I was always excited when the monthly assessment was two rounds of FGB.
I feel proud when I remember that in 2009, I was finally FINALLY able to do 20″ box jumps and lift the 55# barbell, so I did the workout RX for the first time.
And I was really disappointed to miss FGB day in 2010 because I was in Prague. I mean, I was thrilled to be in Prague, but FGB had become a welcome tradition.
So I was super-duper excited yesterday when I learned that our final test for the Circle of Awesomeness Challenge would be Fight Gone Bad. I wore my FGB t-shirt and good luck knee socks.
WHAT WAS I THINKING?!
Yes, I like the format. Yes, I like the movements.
But hell, yes! Fight Gone Bad is really hard.
Halfway through round two, my inner 8-year-old was whining: This hurts!
A high five of thanks to Carissa who counted my reps, cheered me on, and reminded me to pick up the bar when I really didn’t want to.
My total reps: 215
Not my best score – in 2009, I got a 221 – but this is the first time I’ve done FGB since my thyroid retired and left me cold. I’ll take that.
And now, I throw down a challenge: sure, we can do Fight Gone Bad, but what I really want is to see a CrossFitter tackle something like this (Nick, Jerry, Sleeves, Fro, Chaz, Kirk, Rob, Wes, and Boone, I’m looking at you!):
(This video is from 1941. Apparently the Russian cossacks recovered from the excess adrenaline of battle with a little get-down.)