A Day With Reebok at the CrossFit Games Northeast Regional
|June 5, 2014||Posted by Sarah under CrossFit|
The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok.
When Reebok invites you to attend the first day of the CrossFit Games Northeast Regional competition, you think you are the luckiest CrossFitter on the planet. When they ask for your size to send you a brand new outfit to wear, you think you’ve died and gone to heaven. Well both things happened to me last week and it was amazing!
The day before the big event, this super rad outfit arrived in the mail! I received a Reebok CrossFit Perform Tri-Blend CF 74 Short Sleeve Tee, Reebok CrossFit Skinny Capris and a pair of the new Superhero Inspired Reebok Nano 3.0.
I had already planned on attending the competition on Saturday and Sunday, but this was an added bonus. My friend Ashley and I got up at the crack of dawn and drove up to Reebok Headquarters in Canton, MA. I was supposed to meet representatives from Reebok and four other FitFluential Ambassadors (Allie of Running on Peanut Butter, Jill of BakedFit, Joanna of Baby Gators Den, and Sarah of Ingredients of a Fit Chick) at the main gate at 10am, but had requested to pick up my ticket earlier so I could watch Team CrossFit Milford A compete in the first event at 9:40. They were more then happy to accommodate that…awesome!
I’m so glad that worked out because the first event was very exciting to watch! For teams the event consisted of 15-12-9 reps of muscle ups and clean & jerks at 135# for men and 95# for women. One male and one female must do each rep count. The team did great and ended up finishing 4th in the event.
Next up were events 2 & 3 back to back. Event 2 was a 1-rep-max hang squat snatch. In 8 minutes, each member had to attempt their max weight and in only 2 tries. Carolyn on Team CFM threw up one of the heaviest weights for a female in the team competition with 155#! However the team fell a bit short overall and ended up finishing 21st for the event.
If their arms weren’t tired, they were about to be as event 3 started 2 minutes later with a max distance handstand walk for each team member. This was a much better event finishing 8th with 515 feet total.
After the team events were finished, we walked around to check out some of the vendors and then I met up with the rest of the Ambassadors and the Reebok team at noon. We were originally supposed to meet with Reebok’s VP of Training, but he ended up not being available. Surprise surprise…we were going to get to meet Christmas Abbott instead!! You can read all about that awesomeness here. 🙂
While inside Reebok’s Headquarters for our meeting, we were taken for a quick shopping spree inside the official employee store and got to see some of their amazing facility. Check out the basketball court and fitness center right in the middle of the building!
After a quick bite to eat, we headed over to the Reebok CrossFit One box which is for employees only and about a 5 minute walk from the main building. The exact words that came out of my mouth when I walked in were “HOLY SH*T!” This place is amazing! I mean, how could it not be…it’s right on the Reebok campus. It was huge and had all the best equipment…oh and that long stretch of turf! I probably wouldn’t mind sled pushes so much if I could do it on that!
We gawked at the facility for a bit and then got to meet Austin Malleolo who is one of the individual male competitors and head coach at Reebok CrossFit One. He talked to us a bit about training and competing in the regional competition, and also shared his thoughts on the brand new Reebok Nano 4.0s we was fortunate enough to be wearing. Actually the entire Reebok CrossFit One team was wearing them! All he had were good things to say…I’m pretty psyched to get a pair!
The Nano 4.0 will be available in July, but guess what…you can create your own custom pair right now! Check it out here.
Before heading for a massage to get ready for event 3 that afternoon, Austin was cool enough to get a photo with us. Seriously nice guy and he ended up finishing 5th overall in the competition…congrats!!
We were then left to watch the rest of the games and enjoy the day. We caught event 3 for the men and women which was called Nasty Girls V2. This gruel WOD was 3 rounds of 50 one-legged squats (pistols) alternating legs, 7 muscle ups and 10 hang power cleans at 175# for men and 115# for women…killer! Sheila Barden ended up breaking the event record by 12 seconds…it was so cool to watch!
What an amazing day! I can’t thank Reebok and FitFluential enough for this super rad opportunity!! Stay tuned for more coverage of the CrossFit Games Northeast Regional competition including the events on days 2 & 3 and some of the crazy shenanigans that go on when you get six CrossFitting chicks together for the weekend 🙂
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