ANNOUNCEMENT: PLEASE SHOW UP FOR CLASS ON TIME TODAY. WE WILL NOT HAVE MUCH OF A WARM UP AND THEN WE NEED TO GET STARTED ON THE WOD. THE WOD HAS A 40 MINUTE TIME CAP BUT WE WILL ALLOW FOR EXTRA TIME TO FINISH IF YOU WANT TO AND IT DOES NOT INTERFERE WITH THE NEXT CLASS IN. WE CAN AND WILL ONLY DO THIS FOR THOSE THAT ARE ON TIME.
800 Meter Run
30 KB Swings (70/53)
30 Pull Ups
40 Minute Time Cap
For today, there is no shame in breaking the kb swing and pull ups in the first round. For the swings, maybe 3 sets (12-10-8) and (8-7-6-5-4) might be a good way to break the pull ups. Lots of volume today, so lets get after it with a steady pace!
This popular benchmark WOD is one of CrossFit’s classic “Girls” WODs, and was first posted on the CrossFit Main Site as the workout of the day for Sunday, February 24, 2008 (080224).
“Eva” is named after Eva Twardokens (aka: Eva T.), who was one of CrossFit Founder Greg Glassman’s original clients after the two reportedly met in a spin class. According to an article in BreakingMuscle, Eva, a recently retired two-time Olympian, was one of the absolute original CrossFit athletes, training with Glassman in the corner of a Jiu-Jitsu gym before Glassman even owned a gym of his own.
Eva is also a frequent star of old CrossFit workout videos, including the now-infamous “Nasty Girls” video. Appropriately, “Nasty Girls” was the spark for many other athletes’ CrossFit journey.