Day 1 of Bob crushing the CF games and “Murph”

Jul 21st, 2015

Category: CrossFit

Day 1 of Bob crushing the CF games and “Murph”

Today is Day 1 of the Master’s competition for the CrossFit Games out in Carson, California. Yesterday’s post wished Bob luck and gave you information on how and where to watch, but today I would like to take a moment to recognize all of Bob’s hard work.

In a world where most people stop exercising after high school sports and when 2/3 of America’s population is obese, staying fit after 40 can be considered something to brag about. Then there is Bob- 60 years old and a total inspiration. Bob finished 2nd in the WORLD  for the 60+ division during the Master’s qualifier back in May which earned him the spot out in Carson. Over the next 3 days he will be fighting for a spot on the podium to be crowned the fittest 60+year old man on earth!

Bob has worked really, really hard for this. He is beyond dedicated and spends hours in the gym training and mobilizing. Bob does the work and never makes excuses. Sure, he has had a few setbacks as most would expect when training vigorously at 60, but he knows when to scale back and when to push forward. I think no one would disagree that Bob’s biggest accomplishment besides qualifying for the games is the fact that he has the BEST ABS IN THE GYM. Yes, that is right all you 20 somethings…Bob has better abs than you.

I want to be as fit as Bob when I grow up. Age is just a number, and we cannot let ourselves forget that. Bob- good luck this weekend! We love you and cannot wait to watch you succeed out on the field. CrossFit Southie is behind you 110%. We have no doubt that you will make us proud!!

Make sure to check out games.crossfit.com Today, Wednesday and Thursday to see Bob compete. We will also be streaming at the box in the boom boom room in the back of Southie Green.

Click Here For All Information About Events + How To Watch

WOD
“Murph”
Run 1 mile
100 Pull-ups
200 Push-ups
300 Squats
Run 1 mile

You may partition the pull-ups, push ups and squats anyway you would like.

Level 1 – 800m Run (50 pullups/70 push ups/90 squats) 800m Run
Level 2 – 50 pull ups/100 push ups/150 squats
ADV- Complete in order and/or with a weight vest.

Conditioning Class: WOD
EMOM 20
Odd: 200m Run
Even: 10 Burpees
-Scale run down as necessary.

Conditioning Class: Core
3 Rounds
10-15 GHD Situps
5-10 Glute Ham Raises
*If you are new to these movements, keep the reps low.

DISCUSSION 23 Comments

  1. Ryan Gould 07/22/2015 at 4:20 am

    Murph: 44:18 Rx (first time)
    Felt really good on this one, totally redeeming after last night.
    And Good luck Bob!!! what an accomplishment!

  2. jason barrow 07/22/2015 at 1:04 am

    Surreal, keep it up Bob!

    WOD: 54:34 Rx

  3. Trevor Crean 07/22/2015 at 12:12 am

    39:09 Rx.
    Great job today Bob!!!

  4. Jason 07/21/2015 at 9:14 pm

    Looks like Bob crushed event 2 and finished first with a 230 pound thruster!

  5. KB 07/21/2015 at 8:20 pm

    Well said Amy Good luck Bob.
    Big thank u to Breegen 4 driving me home
    & then back to the gym after I locked my keys in car
    Took a bit of a risk lettin a stranger into your car 🙂

  6. Kara 07/21/2015 at 6:42 pm

    Hooray for Southie’s own Silver Fox killing it in event 1! Keep it up!

  7. KC 07/21/2015 at 6:31 pm

    Bob just finished first in Event #1!

  8. KA 07/21/2015 at 5:59 pm

    39:55 Rx. Haven’t done Murph in years! That was fun..many congrats to Bob for his big win in event 1! Whooh!!!!

  9. Kelly 07/21/2015 at 5:44 pm

    Bob you beast!! 100 points way to go!

  10. JBo 07/21/2015 at 5:36 pm

    Just watched Bob absolutely CRUSH it on Event 1! 1st place! The announcers didn’t even know what hit them! Keep up the awesome job, Bob!

  11. Molly 07/21/2015 at 3:21 pm

    6am class was on fire – 42:29, subbing row for the run, and banded pullups. First murph in the books

  12. biscoe 07/21/2015 at 3:16 pm

    go get em bob!
    murph: 45:52 adv (completed in order)

  13. Kurt Brumme 07/21/2015 at 1:58 pm

    Murph: 47:04 Rx
    Crush it Bob – look forward to watching.

  14. Frawls 07/21/2015 at 1:52 pm

    Good luck, Bob!
    Murph: 49:15 20# vest. I prefer Murph in May. 6 minutes slower today.

  15. Crowley 07/21/2015 at 1:41 pm

    Murph: 40:41 rx no vest (subbed lunges for air squats)

    Good luck, Bob!

  16. Petra 07/21/2015 at 1:29 pm

    Good luck, Bob!!
    Murph: 43:43 rx

  17. Eddy 07/21/2015 at 1:27 pm

    Murph: 52:13 with a vest

  18. Morgan 07/21/2015 at 12:17 pm

    Murph: 43:30 rx. So many people crushing it this morning, nice job guys!

  19. Jason 07/21/2015 at 11:51 am

    Good luck Bob!
    Murph: 43:48 no vest

  20. Nick Alonso 07/21/2015 at 11:48 am

    Good Luck Bob
    Murph: 44:01 RX

  21. Tom Kuchenreuther 07/21/2015 at 11:47 am

    Good luck Bob!

  22. Bish 07/21/2015 at 11:43 am

    Go get’em Bob!

  23. goose 07/21/2015 at 4:17 am

    Yeah BOB!!!!!!!!!!