What a weekend at War of the WODs in Greensboro this weekend!


Saturday: Individual Competition

Kris did her thing and dominated parts of the competition.  A couple notable performances: In one event, athletes were given 2 minutes each to perform a row for max meters, bench press (125lbs), pistols, double unders, and handstand pushups.  Kris placed 1st in the pistols (71 in 2 minutes, correct, that is not a typo), double unders (184 in 2 min, including a PR of 152(?) consecutive.  Comical note: at one point Kris was confused as to how her judge was counting her double unders and proceeded to turn her head to the judge and have a conversation about the counting method WHILE SHE CONTINUED TO DO DOUBLE UNDERS UNBROKEN.  Hilarity.) and HSPU (36 in 2 min).  She was 2nd in that workout and went into the final workout in 3rd place.  She was able to maintain that after the final WOD and finished with a 3rd place podium finish.  Aweome job Kris!

Sunday: Team Competition

Kim and Meaghan teamed up to compete in the females (scaled) division.  Some good planning and strategy during the week paid off in the 3rd event where they would have 5 minutes to achieve the highest sum between a shoulder to overhead, front squat, and deadlift.  Kim hit 165 overhead and a 205 front squat (both 5 lbs under her training PRs) and Meaghan let loose with a 250 lb deadlift (a 10 lb PR!).  Going into the 4th workout, they were in 3rd place.  We knew that the top 5 teams would be put through a final workout to determine the final outcome.

The 4th WOD was a total of 8 rounds of 10 Slamballs, 10 KTE (on rings), and 10 KB Swings.  Immediately as the WOD started, something strange happened.  During one of the first slamballs, Meaghan suffered a dislocated shoulder, but as quickly as it had happened, she stood there over the slamball and popped it back into place AND  PROCEEDED TO FINISH THE ENTIRE WORKOUT.  (Folks, this is not recommended).  Aside: I did not see this happen as I had to step away for a brief moment and did not realize she had done this until we regrouped after the WOD.  I’m not sure if what Meaghan did was extremely brave or a little bit dumb (perhaps a little bit of both?) but she did it and her shoulder is back in working order now.  Her determination to finish the WOD is nothing short of amazing and her performance was inspiring to everyone who had seen it.  (I’m sure Meaghan can elaborate on this if you ask her)  The ladies went into the final workout in 3rd place and managed to hang onto that margin for a podium finish.  Awesome awesome job Kim and Meaghan!


In case you’re counting, we had three athletes compete this weekend.  All three athletes ended up on the podium.


Are you interested in competing?  Let us know!  Many competitions have Rx’d and scaled divisions for men, women, and team!  Sign up sheets are in the box!


By the way, I’m really glad we have an official gang sign now.  See Kim and Meaghan are demonstrating the proper way to flash “RTP Style.” (although thumbs should technically overlap slightly, but we never get technical do we?)


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WOD 01 28 13

A1. Back Squat (5@36%, 5@45%, 5@54%).  These ‘worksets’ are for deload purposes.  They should feel more like warm up sets

A2. Pullup progressions

C. 8 rounds

Muscle ups (2/1)

4 Over the box Burpees (30″/24″)

8 Wallball (30 lb, 10’/20 lb, 8′)

Kris: 7:29

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War of the WODs Female Rx Podium 2013


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  • 01 28 2013 at 9:56 am

    Stop it! 71 pistols in 2 mins? Oh, to be a muscle attached to the femur of The TP. I just don’t understand the inner workings of such things. Good job everyone! The RTPizzels don’t mess around.

  • 01 28 2013 at 9:57 am

    Wow!! Outstanding performance by all y’all!!! Congrats!

  • 01 28 2013 at 11:48 am

    You guys are AWESOME! Way to go!! I love training with you all.

  • 01 28 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Tackled this one to the tune of silence after the 6:30 class and it was a pretty frustrating wod. I also no repped myself about 10 wallballs. Really felt a lot more winded than I would have predicted and did a lot of staring at the ground. Finished in 11:52 as Rx’d.

    • 01 28 2013 at 8:35 pm

      Yeah, I can relate to the staring at the ground part.
      I really had to stop moving at the wallballs if I wanted to count my reps.
      Only got to 4 rounds +4 reps, Rx.
      Props to you, D$, TP, and anyone else who finished.

  • 01 28 2013 at 8:17 pm

    I saw everyone push really freaking hard at the 630. Awesome efforts! (Jay your wallballs are looking a lot more efficient! You too Dennis!)

  • 01 28 2013 at 8:52 pm

    I feel like if I could learn to kip the crap out of a MU I could get one. I can get out of a deep ring dip and feel good about it but I just can’t grasp transition. Anyway, used purple band assisted MU and finished in 11:57.

    • 01 28 2013 at 8:55 pm

      Better solution: get a strict MU!

  • 01 28 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Awesome job, ladies! ▲

  • 01 28 2013 at 9:36 pm

    All new respect for kristen. That was brutal! I can’t believe you finished so quickly. Even while I watched you do it!!

  • 01 29 2013 at 9:56 am

    I totally agree with Murph, as 8mins passed me on the clock all I thought was wow, Kristen was done at this point…
    warmed up with 1000m row and some strict pressing for strength
    C. subbed 3 pullups and 3 dips for the 1MU (I still need to work on getting my PUs and dips back so i figured it a decent sub for today), bbj’s were at 24″ and 20# WB at a 9ft target. finished in 12:10
    the wall balls did get harder than i expected, but figured if i aimed for 9ft that i wouldn’t have any no reps 🙂
    finished with some tabata situps and a 1000m row

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