Franniversary & Zach's Eight Crazy Nights

by Rob on December 4th, 2015

AR Teams at 4th Annual "Franniversary"
Good luck to our athletes competing in the 4th Annual Franniversary hosted by CrossFit Oakdale on Saturday. Kim & Lisa G: "Team Fun Size", Kate "The Flying Squirrel" & David "Coppertop" C, and the original Franniversary competitors Lindsay "Sparkle" & Jon "Inferno" (better known together as "Infarkle") will each form a two-person team to compete in this yearly event.  

Good luck teams, we hope you have fun and compete hard!
Zach (left) knocking out one of his many ninja skills - double unders (which are, sadly for him, not in this workout)
Zach's Eight Crazy Nights
​Every year around the Holidays at Arena Ready we do our own version of a "Twelve Days of CrossFit" workout, so those of you who have joined the gym in the last year may get to experience your first shot at that challenging WOD in a couple of weeks.  

Recently, Zach - who has been an athlete at AR for over three years - asked me, "Hey, why isn't there an 'Eight Crazy Nights' workout too?!"  I didn't really have a good answer for him other than, "Hmmm, good point. There should definitely be one. And it should have some of your ninja skills in it, and some of the stuff you hate too."

And thus, Zach's Eight Crazy Nights was born.  Too bad Adam Sandler's not here to serenade us through the WOD, although I'm sure we could arrange for ​his infamous Hanukkah Song to play on loop for the entire duration of each Saturday class.  You know you'd sing along for at least the first time through, don't lie... just let it happen... 
Happy Hanukkah Everyone!

WOD for 12-05-15:

"Zach's Eight Crazy Nights"
For Time*:
1) 200m Run
2) 40ft Bear Crawl (down & back)
3) Muscle-ups
4) Push Jerks @ 155/105 lbs
5) Front Squats @ 155/105 lbs
6) Hang Power Cleans @ 155/105 lbs
7) Deadlifts @ 155/105 lbs
8) Thrusters @ 155/105 lbs

*This workout is performed in the same fashion as the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas" (except there are eight nights, instead of twelve days).  ​The numbers 1 through 8 represent repetitions of that specific movement. Start with 1, then perform 2-1, then 3-2-1, then 4-3-2-1, etc. until reaching 8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1.

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