Content Marketing World is my big industry conference every year. It’s held in Cleveland, which is a surprisingly cool city. (I highly recommend eating at Town Hall, which has plenty of healthy, delicious options.) On this year’s trip, I dropped in for a WOD at CrossFit Sixth City (my second time). Yes, I hauled myself out of my nice, warm bed at the Aloft, called up a Lyft, and headed to a slightly questionable area of Cleveland for a 6:30 a.m. WOD.
CrossFit Sixth City Facility
First of all, despite the neighborhood, CrossFit Sixth City has an amazing facility. One of the reasons I came back is the beautiful rig and the completely separate stretching/warm-up/mobility area. The bathrooms are clean and roomy, and
Both times I’ve been there, the coaches make sure we warm up before heading into anything. After a warm-up, the WOD was:
- 1 hang snatch pull at 75%
- 2 snatch pulls from the floor
- 3 snatches at 70%
- 3 snatches at 75%
- 2 snatches at 80%
- 2 snatches at 85%
4 rounds – 15 minute cap
- 24 kettlebell swings (70/53)
- 12 bar-facing burpees
- 6 deadlifts at 70%
I struggled quite a bit with this one – it could have been a touch of jet lag, general fatigue, or working out fasted. No matter what, it was a tough WOD.
I had Jeff Brannigan, Head Coach + Owner + Programming Director. (Last time, I had Adam Daugherty, Head Coach + Owner + Business Director, whom I really liked.) Jeff’s approach is different, and he’s a cautious kind of coach. For some reason, I was completely screwing up my snatch, which I think made him nervous. I appreciated his caution, even though I was incredibly frustrated with myself.
Overall, I really like CrossFit Sixth City, and it’s worth the Lyft ride. I’ll be there again during Content Marketing World!
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