If you haven't heard about it by now, a brief summary: Kevin Ogar, a competitive CrossFitter and long time coach, was injured in a terrible accident at the 2014 OCThrowdown. The incident resulted in a severed spine and a long, costly recovery awaits Kevin.
CrossFit 818 will hold a fundraiser workout for Kevin on February 15th at 10am. Participation will cost $20, with every penny going to Kevin Ogar's recovery effort (which you can also donate to directly here.) The 8:30am class will be held as normal that day, but the 9:30, 10:30, and Wreck Shop will be cancelled. Details regarding the workout will be forthcoming soon. Here's the latest update from Kevin himself.
"I know I have practically been on radio silence since my accident, and there are a few reasons:
1. It's hard to work an iPad or iPhone on pain killers
2. I have been racking my brain, writing, erasing, and re-writing a way to truly express my thankfulness and gratitude for everything that everyone has done for my family and I.
For the last 7 or 8 years I have been blessed to make a living training myself and coaching others, so I am not the very best with the whole putting words into sentences thing. But I wanted to find a way to say thank you to everyone for all of the love and support that would show what the endless prayers, events, selfless acts, stories, donations, kind words, and messages truly meant not only to me but also to my family and those who are closest to me.
After almost a week of trying to find the words and sentiment, I've come to the conclusion that there are no words strong enough to express that level of gratitude. I am truly humbled and inspired by everything that you guys have done for me. All the love has brought my family and I so much happiness and hope. At a time where those emotions are hard to come by, you all have made it easier for me to stay positive, cheerful, and strong. I can only hope that the hard work I plan on putting in during rehab is enough to show you guys how much everything means to me. There is only room to go up from here, things may get tough, I may get stuck or frustrated that I'm not progressing as fast as I want, but that's ok. That's called life, that's called training, and trust me after years of CrossFitting I'm used to always looking for the next challenge, the next goal, and charging head first into taking on what comes my way. With all of my friends, family, my gym, the CrossFit community, and supporters behind me I will get through this. God has a plan and I feel like he wants me to turn this into something positive. I'm going to do my best to do so.
Thank you all for all the love and support; it truly means more than to me than I could ever express."
A. 15 minutes pull up/handstand practice
**alternate between holding/practicing handstands and practicing kipping pull ups**
**can work on strict pull ups, hspu, shouder taps, negatives, etc**
B. For time:
75 push ups
300m farmer carry (53/35)
75 weighted sit ups (25/15)
300m front rack carry (53/35)
Posted by Zareh.