Got your PaleoKits, fish oil and broccoli ready for another road trip? On the East Coast, 2010 Games competitors Austin Malleolo and James Hobart tour the seaboard in search of CrossFitters and their challenges.
The trip begins at Albany CrossFit, where Malleolo trains. After a workout similar to the Albany Crippler from the 2010 Northeast Regional, the two hit the road. Next stop: CrossFit Apex in Teleford, Penn., home of 2009 Games champion Tanya Wagner. The Apex WOD features two-man teams, pitting Hobart and Malleolo against CrossFit Apex’s finest, including Tanya’s husband Josh.
In Part 2, Hobart and Malleolo coach a workout at CrossFit Apex, work out with Tanya and then discuss their 2011 Games preparation. Afterward, the boys head to District CrossFit in Washington, D.C., home of fellow 2010 Games competitor Christy Phillips. The trio works on snatch balances and earns some bumps and bruises in the process.
In Part 3, the pair makes a pit stop in Manassas, Va., to coach a group of dedicated CrossFitting moms at their home gym. Then it’s on to CrossFit Obsession in Virginia Beach to work out with Ben Smith, eighth-place finisher at the 2010 CrossFit Games.
In Part 4, Hobart and Malleolo make their way to Fayetteville, N.C., to visit RedPoint CrossFit for an early morning WOD. Then they’re on to Charlotte, N.C., to work out with fellow 2010 Games competitor Spencer Hendel at CrossFit Charlotte.
Life on the road is starting to take its toll.
“The volume isn’t too much different than what I’m used to, but it’s the traveling and the new places and the food, the diet that’s a little off, that makes such a massive difference,” Malleolo says.
Video by Again Faster.
Additional reading: Event Recap: Northeast Regional.