October 26, 2010
Josh Everett reveals the six-week training program that earned him a victory in the 85-kg class at the CrossFit-USAW Open in Colorado Springs.
When I first heard of the possibility of a CrossFit weightlifting championship from Dave Castro, I was excited. Weightlifting is one of the four sports I have seriously and specifically trained for and competed in (the others being track and field, football and CrossFit).
My first question to Dave was, “How can we be sure that the event is competed in by CrossFitters and weightlifters don’t come in and dominate?” Dave wasn’t sure at the time but eventually came up with an AMRAP triplet where reps completed would be added to your snatch and clean-and-jerk total to produce a final score.
This seemed like a great idea to me until I found out an old foe of mine (double-unders) would be part of the triplet. The double-under addition made me seriously think about not competing, but I decided I had plenty of time to become competent at them and go and give it the old college try. I knew I’d regret not competing at this inaugural event, so it was time to develop a plan!