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A week in the Life of Vince

No.  It is not a crush. Before I was a CF Coach or even apprentice, I was an 11am regular.  When you attend the same classes every week you form bonds with the other people from that timezone.  Our 11am crew included Panda, OMC, CJ, FancyPants, Conrad Rusnak, Christian, Sarin, Alisha, Crystal and Vince.  These were the people I trained with everyday.  The old 11am crew has long since dispersed to different time zones but they’re all still around. OMC is up on the Wall of Respect.  Panda is a former MadLab champ.  FancyPants, CJ and I were among the first batch of CF Apprentice Coaches.  Christian and Sarin can still be spotted at 11ams.  Conrad, Alisha and Crystal seem to have adopted evening classes. And Vince migrated to the mornings where I have had the opportunity to continue coaching him and observing first hand his astounding athletic development.   Our 11am crew are still around and representing but only Vince has climbed that leaderboard and staked out the top spots as his territory. You can’t help but cheer for your peeps and Kid Flash is one of my original crew.  We went head-to-head often, encouraging each other to push harder and get fitter.  Difference was, in those days I had a chance of keeping up with Vinsanity.  While I’m a much better athlete than I was back then, my considerable improvement is nowhere near the leaps Vince has made. The following is an example of the heights he has reached as a CFV athlete.  Since January 2011 Vince has been on a 15 month reign of terror and many of his weeks have looked a lot like the one that I chose to document. A Week in the Life of Vince True story! Monday Feb 6th knock 30 seconds off my Annie time for 4th best CFV Annie score. Tuesday Feb 7th set PB on Helen and capture 5th place on CFV all-time Leaderboard Wednesday Feb 8th Take day off to reflect upon my awesomeness Thursday Feb 9th Big man day.  Yuck!  Still split jerk well over my body weight. Friday Feb 10th shave 14 seconds off my 400m ball run beating Pete Kendrick’s previous record by 2 seconds for fastest ball run ever! Saturday, now that I hold 5 spots on the CFV all-time leaderboard, contemplate what records I should smash next week. Look up on the Leaderboard on the wall. Vince owns 6 spots up there. Only legendary Andy Sack has as many top 5 places. Kid Flash records: Helen 4th, FGB 4th, Filthy 50 2nd, 1 Mile Run 2nd, 5K Run 2nd, 400m Ball Run 1st! Numbers don't lie, Vince is incredible!  Thanks Vince for the inspiration, gonna miss watching you work that Kid Flash magic! (bet I beat you on today's WOD though) Warm Up: Burgener Warm Up Tech: Snatch Tech WOD: 2012 CF Games Open WOD#2 Proceed through the sequence below completing as many reps as possible in 10 minutes of: 45/75 pound Snatch, 30 reps 75/135 pound Snatch, 30 reps 100/165 pound Snatch, 30 reps 120/210 pound Snatch, as many reps as possible Movement Standards This workout begins from the standing position with the barbell loaded to the starting weight. In the Snatch, the barbell goes directly from the ground to overhead in one motion without stopping at the shoulders. This can be a muscle snatch, a power snatch, a squat snatch or a split snatch. A clean and jerk is not permitted. Barbell overhead position. The barbell must come to full lockout overhead with the hips, knees and arms fully extended, and the bar directly over the heels. Setup position with empty bar. If in a division that begins with an empty barbell, each repetition must begin with the barbell below the knees. Setup position with load. The barbell begins on the ground. Touch and go is permitted. No bouncing. Additional Notes Please be sure to watch the entire workout instruction video above for full details. Each rep will be counted once the athlete clearly shows control of the barbell overhead. The athlete must be responsible for loading their own barbell to the appropriate loads during the workout. The same barbell must be used for the entire workout and they may not receive assistance when changing the loads. Using additional pre-loaded barbells is not permitted. http://games.crossfit.com/workouts/the-open#tabs-2