Workout of the Day (WOD)

Friday 11/30/12

This Sunday is the CrossFit Toys for Tots Team Competition that we are co-hosting at CrossFit Bellevue.

If you're competing be there between 7-8am with a toy so you can sign a waiver and have your team registered. 

Judges and volunteers if you can arrive between 8-830am that would be great, because we plan on starting the first WOD at 9am sharp.

Everyone else come by to watch, support your friends and help a great cause.  Spectator admission is 10 dollars per person (which goes to Toys for Tots) or donate a toy :-) 

We will be here:

CrossFit Bellevue
13425 SE 30th Street, Suite 2C
Bellevue, WA 98005

I won't be answering calls or texts on Sunday, I'll be on the microphone and directing the action all day.  So please no phone calls or texts that day wondering what I'm wearing, if it's busy there, where should you park or asking for directions, I'll be a little busy :-)

   

Strength/Skill:  Clean

WOD:

3 Rounds

15 Floor Wipers (135/95)

20 Lunges (Right + left = 1)

25 Kettlebell Swings (55/35) 

Pittsburgh Steelers starting fullback Will Johnson almost didn't make the NFL.

The West Virginia University graduate missed a post-college shot at the league because of the 2011 lockout. Determined, he started training with Andy Hendel at CrossFit Charlotte in North Carolina after moving to the state with his fiance.

Johnson stayed motivated by printing out the National Athletic Combine stats of the NFL's top athletes and pasting them on his bathroom door.

"So every morning I went to the bathroom door I could see those numbers and knew why I was gettin' up, going to CrossFit in the morning, why I was goin' to the field by myself," he explains.

When Johnson signed with the Steelers, he was ecstatic.

"You wanna cry, you wanna yell," he explains.

Johnson's fiance says he might not have the best genes, but he does have the best work ethic.

"Just knowing the behind the scenes of what goes on, seeing him on the field, that touchdown isn't just a touchdown to me," she says. "It's something bigger than that."

As of publication date, the fullback has played 11 games for the Steelers and has 9 receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown. The Steelers are currently second in the AFC North.