Countdown to the Grand Opening: 5 days    September 15 2009

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Reminder! – This Thursday’s 6pm class is moved to 5pm due to the Paleo Diet Talk. Grand Opening Details for Members! The Saturday group workout will be held at 8:30! If you can’t make the morning workout, come on by later in the day, bring a friend, have a bite, and get in a workout if you’d like. 5 rounds for time of: 9 pullups 9 sumo deadlift highpulls, 95 lbs (65 lbs) 9 burpees 9 power snatches, 95 lbs (65 lbs) WOD #4 from the Colorado Open this past weekend.
James can lift a lot and his focus on maintaining form under heavy loads will pay off.

James can lift a lot and his focus on maintaining form under heavy loads will pay off.

Colorado Open Recap

This weekend Eric and I had the opportunity to take two athletes, sisters and twins Molly and Emily Molter, to the Colorado Open (the state CrossFit Games).  Both Molly and Emily started out strong with a PR in the Clean & Jerk.  Both women successfully made a 90lb C&J; however, Emily nailed a 100 pound C&J afterward in the warm-up room after missing 105 on the platform.  The second WOD was a 1,000m run.  Molly won her heat and turned in the fifth fastest time of the day.  After Jumbo Sexy talked to the girls about WOD #3, they decided to attempt it as required – with 55lb thrusters – and turned in two amazing performances.

Day 2 was a huge breakthrough for both girls. Having made it through Day 1 without scaling, they decided to go for the last WOD of the Games as required – even though it included 45 pull-ups and 45 snatches.  Having never done a workout without pull-up bands this was a little bit of a gamble but their determination and hard work carried them through this workout.  Both girls turned in amazing performances and hit 45 (FORTY FIVE) pull-ups without bands on the spot at the Games.

Molly and Emily – that was one of the coolest athletic performances I have ever watched.  Big ups to both of you.