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Workout of the Day

2009 Couplet
3 rounds for time of:

30 wall-ball shots
30 squat snatches

♀ 14-lb. ball, 45-lb. snatch
♂ 20-lb. ball, 75-lb snatch

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Athena Perez’s Lessons in Empathy and Inclusivity

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2009 Couplet

The first day of the 2009 Games was grueling. Having five events in a single day was unprecedented and forever raised the bar in terms of how much athletes needed to be prepared to handle. The final event of the day, wall balls and light squat snatches, demonstrated the elegant potency of high-rep, lightweight couplets.

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Jeff Chalfant
September 21st, 2020 at 10:03 pm
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24:33, tried to post in the regular section 4 times. Terrible, low back fatigue by the end. Barely finished under the 25 minute clock I had set. Stopped to put lifting shoes on during round 1. Snatches in singles. Wallballs broken into 2, then, 3 then 6 sets!


181/69”/41

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MaKenan Sciandra
October 13th, 2020 at 10:00 pm

24:25

20#wb 9 ft

55# snatch squat

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Ralph Keeley
September 6th, 2020 at 12:14 am
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M/34/6'/175#


24:52 Rx

Low back blew up after first round; was a grind just to finish.

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Brett Eckles
September 1st, 2020 at 11:03 pm
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16:27 Rx


wow that was rough


M/27/6’1”/195

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Coastie Nick
September 1st, 2020 at 8:42 pm
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Rx’d 43:45.

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Chris Meldrum
September 1st, 2020 at 5:08 pm
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As rx’d, 16:41 (PR).


Just awful.  I did not remember this one being quite so bad.  PR by about 45 seconds.  Wall balls in sets of 10 and same with squat snatches until last round when the wheels came off and I was just trying to end the pain.  Both movements were a bit cleaner than last time (which is good, b/c that was 10

years ago).  Started snatches with good form and then switched to muscle squat snatches midway through as it seemed faster.  Although a hang snatch starting below the knee was allowed I did not go that route – felt just as hard and more awkward than just going from the floor.


47m/5'10"/180

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Christian Simpson
August 31st, 2020 at 9:44 pm
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Sc to 65# power snatch...20:20

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Charlie Pokorny
August 31st, 2020 at 8:42 pm
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23:58 Rx

m/52/5'11"/200#

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John Clarke
August 31st, 2020 at 1:29 pm
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20lb, 8 foot target

75lbs squat cleans


17:19

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Sarah Dallos
August 30th, 2020 at 3:39 pm
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This is amazing. She’s tapped into a huge demographic of people that hardly get a voice because I think overall, are silenced. Perhaps not intentionally, but because it is incredibly difficult for those who have a lot of weight to lose to admit that they are their problem and work on it. I’ve been there, I am still there. I thought the same thing when I got my L1 “who wants me to coach them on movements when I have weight to lose and can’t do ..x,y,z?” But they do. They see I put the time in everyday to work on myself and I want everyone I have the pleasure of coaching to do the same for themselves. Thank you to all of you helping the people who walk into your lives or your gyms, be better versions of themselves.

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Jake Hansfield
August 31st, 2020 at 3:35 pm

I dont think they have had a voice at all. Its about to get loud. Look out CrossFit

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Jennifer Pendleton
August 30th, 2020 at 2:01 am
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Athena is a breath of fresh air right when we need it. Now more than ever, we need community, inclusivity and various paths to better health with CrossFit. As an athlete who has lost 115# and is now a CFL1 at age 49, I can confirm being a coach that doesn't look like an elite athlete, but rather an ordinary person who has made a transformation - so many people appreciate how far I've come and helps them feel like maybe they can do it to. Keep up the amazing work Athena, and CrossFit, thank you for featuring her!

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Jim Rix
August 29th, 2020 at 5:20 pm
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Can you imagine this as the 5th workout of a day? And in a competition, no less? Wow.

And I love those old-school CF videos, when it was more edgy, raw, and unpolished.


Comments page today seems messed up.

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Julie Egbert
August 29th, 2020 at 3:33 pm
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I haven’t met you but I saw coverage on you in 2018 and you are and inspiration. Coming from someone who has struggled with the same insecurities while getting my Crossfit level 1, level 2 and being a partner in a box this totally hit home for me.

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Donna Young
August 29th, 2020 at 2:00 pm
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great quick read. Encouraging and insoiring. Look for her interview on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOu2BXOnF5s

That is a great story.

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Amedeo Alessio Cerea
August 29th, 2020 at 1:59 pm
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This il CrossFit

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Scott Switzer
August 29th, 2020 at 1:27 pm
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Athena is a Rock Star! She has overcome so much, and given a platform because of it! She is not letting that go to waste at all! She is advocating for those that don’t yet have the courage or ability to do so... Yet!!! But they will because of what she is doing!

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Dennis Whitley
August 29th, 2020 at 4:06 am
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solid member of the new diversity team? How could she not be? ding ding ding.

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Troy Bruun
August 29th, 2020 at 3:17 am
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Thank you Athena for all you are doing. Being a light for others, it’s inspiring!

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John Skykandler
August 29th, 2020 at 2:46 am
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This woman. She is a voice for the new CrossFit. She gets it. An inspiration!

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Chris Sinagoga
August 29th, 2020 at 2:45 am
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I forgot how dope this video series was!

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Chris Meldrum
September 1st, 2020 at 5:08 pm

So dope!

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Tim Terry
August 29th, 2020 at 1:22 am
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Such an inspirational woman, happy to call her friend!!

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