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Calling All Pipehitters!

20 Jun Posted by in Challenges | 5 comments

Original image courtesy of GFY CrossFit

Zoner sweetheart Adrianna Haffey has an event announcement she would like to share with the gang.  Take a look, and see if this is for you!

Hi Gang,

Announcing the 3rd Annual Pipehitters Classic! This competition takes place on August 18th, and is hosted by Old Country Iron.

This is a one-day competition, consisting of 3 events, with a 4th event for the top athletes.  Pipehitters is all about strength; if you love heavy lifting in all forms, then this is the competition for you.

Here is a video from last year’s event:

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Old Country Iron Club is a gym in West Seattle that does Crossfit with a heavy strength bias. Iron Club members often drive up from Seattle to represent in CrossFit, Olympic lifting and Kettlebell competitions in Canada. Just like any other CrossFit box, their coaches and athletes are super friendly, and eager to host some crazy Canadians.

The registration details haven’t been announced yet, but I’ll be sure to update you all when they are. Post to the comments if you are interested in making a trip down to Seattle with me!

– Adrianna

Just as a fun side note, I’d like to add the definition of a “Pipe Hitter” from the Urban

“1. pipe hitter

– Someone or a group of people who are willing to go to the extreme in order to get things accomplished. Most commonly refers to the special forces, but is not limited to that. Can also serve as an extreme marksman(s). Someone who will accomplish any task no questions asked. It is rapidly evolving to encompass all those who live life to the extreme.”

Sounds like FUN!!!

Today’s Workout

Buy In – Tall snatch 5 x 3 reps
* Technique practice with the coach
* Then work your way up in weight depending on technique and speed under the bar (catch in a squat)

WOD – “Under Cover”
5 rounds of:
5 snatch (95/135)
50 Double unders

* You must do squat snatches unless you can show proficiency in the power snatch, ie – NO PRESSOUTS or catching the bar at full extension of the hips.

Games prep – Squat snatches!
Zone 4 – scale weight to 85/125
Zone 3 – scale weight to 75/115, scale double under reps as needed
Zone 2 – scale weight to 65/95lbs, scale to single skips (3:1)
Zone 1 – scale as needed

Cash Out – MWOD
* 5 way shoulder stretch
* Pigeon pose

Workout of the Day

  1. Sean06-20-12

    Sounds like a fun day. Pretty sure Colleen and I will be going – haven't decided yet if I will compete 😉

    • akhaffey06-21-12

      Do it! Glad you guys are coming down 🙂

  2. Jer bear07-03-12

    I am registered!

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