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We’re off to the CrossFit Games 2011 – live streaming

WATCH TEAM BUTCHER’S GARAGE AT THE CROSSFIT GAMES 2011 LIVE!

Follow this link: http://games.crossfit.com/content/watch-live


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FIT AS FU*K Challenge – info about WODs + equipment

We’re happy to announce that CROSS GYM for the second time will be sponsoring the Equipment for the FIT AS FU*K CHALLENGE 2011.

The FIT AS FU*K CHALLENGE 2011 for both teams and individuals consists of 4 WODs for those who make it all the way. All teams and individuals will participate in WOD 1 + 2. There wil be cut offs after WOD 2 and 3. WOD 4 is the final. WODs for teams and individuals will be almost identical.

Just a few words about each WOD……

  • WOD1 consists of 2 parts (1A and 1B) and is mostly a cardio WOD including running (shorter distance)
  • WOD2 is a heavy event – find your max!
  • WOD3 is a barbell event
  • WOD4 is the final

WODs will be published a few days prior to the competition.

The following equipment will be used: pull-up rack, barbells, bumper plates, kettlebells.

Sponsoring the equipment: CROSS GYM

Used equipment from the challenge will be for sale on http://crossgymstore.com/ and can be picked up at the end of the day.

For sale:

  • CROSS STATION & RACKS outdoor (4 racks/16 pull up) €4,548.60 €2,900.00 (quantity: 1)
    included: 8 professional j-cups – 8 plates storage –
    4 offset bars – zinc plated guaranteed 20 years outdoor
  • BUSHINGS PROFESSIONAL BARBELL 20KG €449.00 €315.00 (quantity: 15)
    (185.000 psi – hard chrome – guaranteed for life)
  • SPRING COLLARS €4.00 €3.00 (quantity: 30)
  • TRAINING BUMPERS 10.000 DROPS – 5KG €43.32 €20.00 (quantity: 30)
  • TRAINING BUMPERS 10.000 DROPS – 10KG €68.47 €30.00 (quantity: 30)
  • TRAINING BUMPERS 10.000 DROPS – 15KG €102.70 €45.00 (quantity: 30)
  • TRAINING BUMPERS 10.000 DROPS – 20KG €136.94 €60.00 (quantity: 30)
  • TRAINING BUMPERS 10.000 DROPS – 25KG €171.17 €75.00 (quantity: 30)
  • RUBBER PLATES – 2,5KG €8.58 €5.00 (quantity: 30)
  • KETTLEBELL RAW E-COATED – 16KG €61.00 €40.00 (quantity: 15)
  • KETTLEBELL RAW E-COATED – 24KG €88.00 €60.00 (quantity: 20)
  • ABMAT original €44.00 €30.00 (quantity: 15)
  • TIMER €199.00 €150.00 (quantity: 1)

CROSS GYM prefers selling to as few buyers as possible. Contact Umberto (umberto@crossgymstore.com) from CROSS GYM in order to settle details and date of payment.

Buyers are responsible for transportation of bought equipment. Equipment will be handed out to the buyers at the end of the Competition (27 AUG at approx 7/8 PM).

OUR SPONSORS

More info ablout the competition, getting there, hotels etc here.


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2011 Reebok CrossFit Games Countdown feat. CrossFit BC Island

From all over Europe 3 men, 3 women and 3 teams are getting ready to face the challenge and compete in the next CrossFit Games in LA 29th to 31st of July. Today’s interview feature the team from CrossFit BC Island. 

Place

Open:1 (7 pts)

Regionals:3 (26 pts)

Roster

Kolbeinn Viðar Jónsson

Róbert Traustason

Daði Hrafn Sveinbjarnarson

Arnar Sigurðsson

Hjördís Ósk Óskarsdóttir

Inga Þóra Ingadóttir

Gígja Hrönn Árnadóttir

Anna Einarsdóttir

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  • How was your reaction when you found out that you had qualified for the Games?

We were very happy when we found out we had qualified for the games. Just after WOD 2 we lost lots of points but we never gave up.

  • How have you been training since the Regionals?

As a team we have been doing team workouts twice a week. We also try to focus on each other strengths and weaknesses to maximize our outcome. We also work on getting to know each other better. The other days we work on our intensity, strength and preparing for the unknown.

  • Do you have any ambitions in terms of placement?

Not really, we are hoping to do our absolute best and hoping for a good result. At the same time we want to enjoy competing and having fun. We as a team are honored to compete at the Reebok Crossfit games 2011.

  • Which kind of event do you hope to see?

We are ready for anything, but we are good as a team in exercise with endurance and lots of repetitions, also it would be nice to see swimming WOD for the first time at the games.

  • Who do you think will win the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games?

Annie should win this games, she really deserve it as well as has worked for it.


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2011 Reebok CrossFit Games Countdown feat. Tuomas Vainio, Samantha Briggs and Ditte Jacobsen

From all over Europe 3 men, 3 women and 3 teams are getting ready to face the challenge and compete in the next CrossFit Games in LA 29th to 31st of July. Today’s interview feature Tuomas Vainio, Samantha Briggs and Ditte Jacobsen (Team Butcher’s Garage). 

Athletes:
TUOMAS VAINIO

Games Open placement: 2 (Europe)

European Regionals placement: 1st

Games experience (year/placement)? none

SAMANTHA BRIGGS

Games Open placement: 2 (Europe)

European Regionals placement: 2nd 

Games experience (year/placement)? 2010 / 19

DITTE JACOBSEN


Games Open placement: 2nd (Team Butcher’s Garage)

European Regionals placement: 2nd 

Games experience (year/placement)? Yes 2009, 42nd (CrossFit Copenhagen)

Questions:

  • How was your reaction when you found out that you had qualified for the Games?

Tuomas: I realized that the journey continues and of course it encrease motivation.

Samantha: I have been training really hard since the 2010 games, and focusing just on CrossFit since the New Year so I was please to see that my efforts had paid off.

Ditte: After the las workout I was sure that we had just missed it. Then I saw the look on Nicholas’ face and I just started screaming 🙂

  • How have you been training since the Regionals?

Samantha: I have kept my training the same since the Regionals up until now – with just over a week to go I won’t be doing any max lifts I’ll mainly be concentrating on form and technique.

Tuomas: I have decrease power lifting work out and have focused endurance

Ditte: I have been doing more CrossFit and less weightlifting than I usually do. And team workouts with the others every week.

  • Do you have any ambitions in terms of placement?

Samantha: I would love to finish top 10 this year – I know it’s going to be hard as I’ve improved this last year so has everyone else!!!

Tuomas: Each of the scalp is a plus ;)🙂

Ditte: I have no idea what to expect , I want to participate in as many events as possible!

  • Which kind of event do you hope to see?

Samantha: I would love an event that tests the endurance side – a nice 5km run! a Swim? or even a Hero style WOD that see’s us working up to the 30 min mark???

Tuomas: Variety of the games. Some kind of leg power test

Ditte: I hope to see an event that involves all the team-members and furthermore an event with some kind of weightlifting component.

  • Who do you think will win the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games?

Samantha: I think that for the guy’s and the girls it’ll be last years 2nd places coming back hungry for that win! So Fronning & Iceland Annie!

Tuomas: Rich Froning or Mikko Salo

Ditte: I really hope to see the European athletes on the podium!


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Road to the 2011 CrossFit Games: our weekly training – week 5

Our weekly training in week 5 was:

  • Individual WOD: “Mary”
  • individual lift: 5 RM front squat
  • 2 x team WODs

Individual WOD:

”Mary”/AMRAP 20 min.:

  • 5 handstand push-ups
  • 10 pistols (5 each leg)
  • 15 pull-ups

Ditte: 7 rounds +18 reps

Kyle: 9 rounds (5 rounds with strict pull-ups)

Sarah:  7 rounds + 22 reps

Nicholas: 12 rounds

5RM front squat

Ditte: 70 kg.

Sarah: 80 kg.

Nicholas: 110 kg.

AA: 130 kg – new PR  +10 kg.

Team WOD:

1) “The Team Qualifier”

  • 120 Front squats (2 Bars, 60 reps from each at 145/85 pounds)
  • 200 Meters farmers walk (2-53lb Kettlebells/2-35lbs Kettlebells)
  • 200 Meter run
  • 120 Push press or push jerks (2 Bars, 60 reps from each at 145/85 pounds)
  • 200 Meters farmers walk (2-53lb Kettlebells/2-35lbs Kettlebells)
  • 200 Meter run
  • 120 Affiliate team deadlift (2 Bars, 60 reps from each at 215/155 pounds)
  • 200 Meters farmers walk (2-53lb Kettlebells/2-35lbs Kettlebells)
  • 200 Meter Run

Ditte, Kyle, Sarah, Nicholas: 16.16 min.

2)  “Team Row”

For time: 5K team row

  • No team athlete may row more than 500 Meters at one time.
  • All team members must row at least one 500 Meter pull.
  • Work will be completed in ten continuous 500 meter intervals

Ditte, Kyle, Sarah, Nicholas: 18.58 min.

Support Team Butcher’s Garage @ The CrossFit Games 2011

Team Butcher’s Garage will be the only Danes participating in the entire competition – and we are looking forward to 3 days of fierce competition at the 2011 CrossFit Games. Any donations or sponsorships to support our trip would be much appriciated. Donations can be placed here: http://www.billetto.dk/en/events/crossfitgames2011-supportteambutchersgarage


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2011 Reebok CrossFit Games Countdown feat. Helga Torfadóttir, Kyle Raymond and Nicholas Holst

From all over Europe 3 men, 3 women and 3 teams are getting ready to face the challenge and compete in the next CrossFit Games in LA 29th to 31st of July. Today’s interview feature Helga, Kyle (Team Butcher’s Garage) and Nicholas (Team Butcher’s Garage).

Athletes:
HELGA TORFADÓTTIR

Games Open placement: 6 (Europe)

European Regionals placement: 4

Games experience (year/placement)? First year at the Games


KYLE RAYMOND

Games Open placement: 2nd (Team Butcher’s Garage)

European Regionals placement: 2nd (Team Butcher’s Garage)

Games experience (year/placement)? None

NICHOLAS HOLST

Games Open placement: 2nd (Team Butcher’s Garage)

European Regionals placement: 2nd (Team Butcher’s Garage)

Games experience (year/placement)? None

Questions:
  • How was your reaction when you found out that you had qualified for the Games?
Helga: I had no expectation to qualify but after day 2 I realized that I had a chance to go to the games.
Kyle: I jumped up and down like a little school girl when the final results were posted at regionals
Nicholas:  I felt so bad after the last chipper, but when I saw the final result, that feeling was replaced by extreme joy!! An experience for life.
  • How have you been training since the Regionals?
Helga: I have focused on my weakness and increased training intensity.
Kyle: Haven’t changed too much except that I’ve been doing 2-3 “crossfit” workouts each week. Mostly cause Ditte and Sarah made me.
Nicholas:  I have been focusing on my cardio a lot, been running and rowing like a paleo freak!! Hate it, but it’s so god damn efficient. And of course I’ve been doing crossfit workouts as well.
  • Do you have any ambitions in terms of placement?
Helga: No, I´m just going to do my best and have fun.
Kyle: My grandmother always told me, if it’s worth doing it’s worth winning.
Nicholas: I’m just so happy about qualifying, but when I’m standing on the battleground, I want to win.
  • Which kind of event do you hope to see?
Helga: I like chippers and wod´s with heavy weights and many reps.
Kyle: King Kong or some variation of really heavy lifting(but not gay shit like overhead squatting or snatching) and gymnastic movements like HSPU’s or muscle ups.
Nicholas: As technical as possible.
  • Who do you think will win the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games?
Helga: This is going to be very tight this year but I hope it will be Annie
Kyle: Hopefully Canadians take both the womens and mens competition!!
Nicholas: Mikko, Annie and Team Butchers Garage 😛


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2011 Reebok CrossFit Games Countdown feat. Jenny Jacobsen, Mikko Aronpää and Sarah Troelsen

From all over Europe 3 men, 3 women and 3 teams are getting ready to face the challenge and compete in the next CrossFit Games in LA 29th to 31st of July. Today’s interview feature Mikko, Jenny and Sarah (Team Butcher’s Garage). 

Athletes: 

MIKKO ARONPÄÄ

Games Open placement: 3 (Europe)

European Regionals placement: 2

Games experience (year/placement)? First year at the Games

JENNY JACOBSEN

Games Open placement: 9 (Europe)

European Regionals placement: 3 

Games experience (year/placement):  

CrossFit Games 2008 – 26th ( 91 competitors )
Sectionals 2010 -1st
Regionals 2010 – 6th

SARAH LINDASDATTER TROELSEN KRARUP

Games Open placement: 2nd (Team Butcher’s Garage)

European Regionals placement: 2nd (Team Butcher’s Garage)

Games experience (year/placement)? 

Affiliate Cup 2009, 42nd place (CrossFit Copenhagen) 

Questions:

  • How was your reaction when you found out that you had qualified for the Games?
Mikko: It felt awesome. I worked so hard this past 12 months to make it happen, so naturally I was very happy about it.
Jenny:  I didn´t expect to qualify, so I was really surprised, but happy of course! It will be so much fun to compete.
Sarah: I simply didn’t believe it – too good to be true.
  • How have you been training since the Regionals?
Mikko: I’ve been doing alot of volume (3-4 workouts on training days) and my training has been as well rounded as possible. I’ve paid some attention for skill training and doing some not so typical movements that might come out of the hopper. Swimming has also been in weekly programming.
Jenny:  I try to workout twice a day, and work on my weaknesses
Sarah: Each week Ditte and I programmed a team WOD, an individual WOD and an individual 3-5RM lift, and it has been working quite well. Moreover, I have been working on skills, weak spots and endurance.
  • Do you have any ambitions in terms of placement?
Mikko: I don’t have any specific placement in my mind. I’m just going step by step and trying to survive the cuts
Jenny: It would be fun to compete all three days =) I guess it will be a cut after day one or two. II know t´s gonna be hard, but I will do my best..
Sarah: Depends on the WODs 🙂 I’m proud to have made it to the Games and we will all give it our best!
  • Which kind of event do you hope to see?
Mikko: A good mixture of basic crossfit workouts, strength workouts and skill based workouts. I would like to see a workout with sandbag run and handstand walking:) Swimming would be also pretty cool.
Jenny: Handstand walk, HSPU, Pistols
Sarah: Just overhead squats, snatch, kipping HSPUs – but what are the odds!?! We’re all quite good handeling a barbell and at communicating during WODs – hoping for some of that.
  • Who do you think will win the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games?
Mikko: We’ll see:D
Jenny: Hard to say, but Europe will be on the podium!!
Sarah: I hope that Europe will dominate!


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FIT AS FU*K Challenge 2011 – super cool new location

Located less than 1 km. from CrossFit Butcher’s Garage is a totally newly renovated public square “Tofegårds Plads”.

We’ve been so lucky to be able to host the FIT AS FU*K 2011 Challenge at “Toftegårds Plads” in cooperation with CrossFit Butcher’s Garage.

Having so much space is PERFECT and we have planned some fierce and spectator friendly events.

  • When: 27. August 2011 @ 9AM-8PM
  • Where: “Toftegårds Plads”, 2500 Valby, Denmark (centrally located in Copenhagen)
  • Toftegårds Plads is a public square in the middle of the city part “Valby”, centrally located in Copenhagen and less than 1 km. from CrossFit Butcher’s Garage
  • Competitors: Individual men and women + teams (2 men + 1 woman)
  • WODs: will be released 3 days before the event
  • Number of WODS: 3 + 1 final (for individuals + teams)
  • Cut-offs: all athletes will participate in WOD 1 and 2
  • Scoring: CrossFit Games standard scoring
  • Prizes: 1-3 men/women/teams, best affiliate trophy + style award
  • Afterparty: YES (to be announced)
  • Judges/officials/sponsors: please contact sarah.troelsen@dandersmore.com
  • More info: www.fitasfuck.wordpress.com
  • Hotel suggestion: https://www.wakeupcopenhagen.com/booking/index.php?client=arpHansenWakeup&lang=en
  • CrossFit Butcher’s Garage: Kløverbladsgade 53, 2500 Valby

In case you can’t make it anyway, your registration fee will NOT be refunded.

Prepare for an outdoor competition.

Athletes will have a rest area inside.

There is a café on Toftegårds Plads and lots of small stores, supermarkets and cafees within 200 meters.

Transportation: train to Valby and 1,5 min walk.

Photo by Jo Briggs

Individual competetition will be at the same level as last year. No masters division this year, but masters are more than welcome to participate as individuals/part of a team. Team competition will be just slightly easier than the individual competition (but still hard :-) ).


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Road to the 2011 CrossFit Games: our weekly training – week 4

Weekly team training/week 4

  • 5 RM shoulder press
  • “Helen”
  • 2 x team WODs

RESULTS

5 RM shoulder press:

  • Anders: 70 kg.
  • Nicholas: 60 kg.
  • Ditte: 40 kg.
  • Sarah: 40 kg.

Individual WOD: “Helen”

WOD: 400 m. run, 21 kettlebell swings, 12 pull-ups – 3 round

  • Anders: 10:25 min.
  • Nicholas: 8:16 min.
  • Ditte: 10:11 min.
  • Sanne: 10:55 min.
  • Sarah: 11:32 min.

TEAM WODs:

WOD A) 30 min time limit to determine for each athlete:

3 sets of 2RM squat clean and AMRAP ring dips x 3 sets

  • Anders : clean: 110- 110-120 kg. –  dips: 25-21-22 reps
  • Ditte: clean: 65-65-65 kg. – dips: 7-5-5 reps
  • Kyle: clean: 110-120-125 kg. – dips: 15,25,22 reps.
  • Sarah: clean: 67,5-70-70 kg. – dips: 2-2-3 reps.
  • Nicholas: clean: 90-100-100 kg. – dips: 24-20-19 reps.

WOD B) The 125’s

  • 125 Thrusters 50/35 kg
  • 125 Push Ups
  • 125 Hang Power Clean 50/35 kg
  • 125 Double-unders
  • 125 Overhead Squats 50 / 35 kg

Only one team member can be working at one time. Team must complete all 125 reps before moving on to the next movement.

Kyle, Sarah, Anders, Nicholas og Ditte (125 reps): 15.31 min.

Kyle and Sarah were 1 individual WOD behind from last week (every min. on the min./20 min: 2 clean and jerk 70/50 kg + 6 kettlebell swings 32/24 kg.):

  • Kyle: 20 rounds RX (40 kg. kettlebell) – slowest round 22 sec.
  • Sarah: 20 rounds RX (24 kg. kettlebell) – slowest round 23 sec.

Support Team Butcher’s Garage @ The CrossFit Games 2011

Team Butcher’s Garage will be the only Danes participating in the entire competition – and we are looking forward to 3 days of fierce competition at the 2011 CrossFit Games. Any donations or sponsorships to support our trip would be much appriciated. Donations can be placed here: http://www.billetto.dk/en/events/crossfitgames2011-supportteambutchersgarage


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BUTCHER’S GARAGE – CROSSFIT GAMES 2011: support t-shirts and wristbands

Butcher’s Garage – CrossFit Games 2011 silicone wristbands – buy them here: http://www.storenvy.com/products/121236-5-x-silicone-wristbands-text-butcher-s-garage-crossfit-games-2011

Butcher’s Garage t-shirts – buy them here: http://www.storenvy.com/products/118631-butcher-s-garage-crossfit-games-2011-t-shirts

WE’RE SHIPPING TO ALL OVER THE WORLD!!!