You may or may not have heard about a serious injury that an athlete and coach (Kevin Ogar) had at the OC Throwdown this past weekend. There are several variations of what actually happened - and since I don't know what actually happened, I won't postulate. What I do know is that he severed his spinal cored at T11/12 and has already had one surgery. Unfortunately, he is uninsured. There are several sites up that are accepting donations to help him with his medical bills as he has a long road of multiple surgeries and therapy ahead of him. One of the sites to collect donations is Fundly, the other is Barbell for Boobs. The preferred organization is Barbell for Boobs as Fundly takes 8% off the top of proceeds and Barbell for Boobs does not. They are also accepting cash donations, which we will also collect and send over. The other site is here: www.kevinogar.com. The CrossFit community has already rallied around him and raised over $250,000 to support him so far across both sites!
This was a freak accident (I've never heard of anything like this happening at a local CF competition) and highly unusual, but it is a sobering reminder that you need to always be cognizant of your surroundings and the people around you, that you be in control of the bar/kettlebell/etc, and not the other way around, and be aware before you drop anything from overhead. Your safety is our top priority, which is why we can seem tough on you and harp on making sure you execute the movements in a correct and safe way. This is another reason we ask bars to be set up in certain ways during class. We'll post more when we have more information. Let us know if you have any questions.
"Believe you can and you are halfway there." - Theodore Roosevelt
4 x 3 TGU (3 each arm, increase weight each set)
25 Burpees, then
3 Rounds of:
10 Deadlifts (225,155)
50 Double Unders,
then 25 Burpees
3 x 30 second Ring Hold (Hold Medball between feet for extra)
[caption id="attachment_3018" align="alignnone" width="300"] 5:30 wondering how much longer...[/caption]
Posted on Wed, January 15, 2014