Posted on March 11, 2013
Week one is in the books. With over 50 athletes from CrossFit Legacy attempting to qualify for the CrossFit Regionals, Brian Yoak and his gym were well represented in the national leaderboards. Qualifying began on Thursday, 3/7 and ran until Sunday, 3/10. This allows every athlete time to get their workout in the books no matter what their job schedule requirements are.
Week 1’s workout was timed at 17 minutes and required the following:
30 Snatch, 75 / 45 lbs
30 Snatch, 135 / 75 lbs
30 Snatch, 165 / 100 lbs
Max rep Snatch, 210 / 120 lbs
A burpee, for those not familiar with the term is where an athlete performs a push-up, then gets to their feet and jumps up to touch a target 6″ higher than their standing reach.
A snatch is when an athlete lifts a barbell over their head and displays control with elbows and knees locked. The two different weights for the snatches are for men and women, respectively.
Up to 6 CrossFit Legacy athletes attempt to qualify at the same time, so there’s a tremendous amount of energy and movement in the gym. Each athlete has a fellow athlete judging them by ensuring that every portion of the workout is performed correctly and by counting down the number of items left to be completed for each step in the workout.
The gym is a team and it shows.
Everybody in the gym cheers for the athletes and shouts encouragement to them as they work their way through the routine. The judges, while being strict about adherence to the rules, act as the athlete’s own coach and motivational support. Brian Yoak, owner of CrossFit Legacy, constantly walks from athlete to athlete motivating them and critiquing their workout, helping them get every ounce of efficiency from their movements. There were no injuries to any athletes, even with the high intensity of the workout.
After the workout, each athlete is congratulated no matter the outcome. Their qualification attempts are a testament to their unrelenting commitment to fitness and the spirit of competition. Week 2’s workout, 13.2, gets released on Wednesday, live in NYC at 8pm EST at http://games.crossfit.com/. CrossFit gyms from around the world will be competing to send athletes to the CrossFit Regionals in their respective areas. Brian feels confident that CrossFit Legacy will be well represented in 2013 at the CrossFit Regionals in Columbus.
CrossFit Legacy’s results after week 1 are:
CrossFit Legacy Week 1 Standings
|First name||Last name||Week 1 score||Week 2 score||Week 3 score||Week 4 score||Week 5 score||Final score|
Posted on February 17, 2013
I was hired to shoot photos for www.crossfitlegacy.com to use on their new website. I did the photo shoot over a period of four weeks to get a large number of different clients in the shots and different workouts.
CrossFit Legacy has large doors that face the east, so in the morning I tried to make the earliest workouts to take advantage of the beautiful sunshine streaming in. This allowed me to work without a flash and allowed for some very dramatic photos with a lot of contrast.
The athletes there were very understanding of the necessity to be open and not shy of a camera in their workout space. The intensity at a CrossFit gym is so high, that I don’t think they noticed me anyway. I tried to respect their space and their efforts and not impose into their zone.
I’ll post photos from the other shoots there, as each photo shoot was different and unique.
I am available for hire to shoot corporate events such as 5k runs, team-building exercises, team challenges, athletic competitions, and tournaments.