Team H.A.M. Open Series – Week 3 Recap

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Week 3 of the Team H.A.M. Open Series is done and this just keeps getting better and better!

The atmosphere in the gym has been INCREDIBLE on Friday nights. We’re gonna miss this once the Open is over!

The Friday night live heats are where everyone gets to showcase all their hard work, but the real grind happens both in and out of the gym during the rest of the week. That’s why we set this challenge up to be scored based off of factors inside and outside of the gym. Nutrition, lifestyle, recovery, etc…Screen Shot 2016-03-12 at 2.36.29 PM

We can’t stress the importance of these enough. You can work your ass off in the gym every day, but if the lifestyle isn’t there, you’ll never reach your true potential.

That being said, all of the teams are KILLING it and holding each other accountable to earn more points.

Last week was a freaking burpee-fest. We did not expect so many people to do the full 800 burpees in one week! The Forged Fam is nuts!

In between peoples’ on-the-minute sets of burpees, there was all sorts of speculation in the gym as to what 16.3 would be. Once it was announced everyone in the gym who was even close to being able to do bar muscle-ups made a mad dash to the pull up rig to try and figure them out.

Workout 16.3 was:

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7 Minute AMRAP

10 Barbell Snatches (75/55)

3 Bar Muscle Ups


Scaled Division “A”:

7 Minute AMRAP

10 Barbell Snatches (75/55)

3 Chest-to-Bar Pull Ups


Scaled Division “B”:

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10 Barbell Snatches (45/35)

3 Jumping Chest-to-Bar Pull Ups


Sub-Scaled Division:

7 Minute AMRAP

10 Barbell Snatches (45/35)

3 Recline Rows

We knew before this workout started that it was going to be quick, and that your grip was going to be smoked by the end of it. There were a handful of athletes who had never done a barbell snatch before leading up to this workout. They could have easily said they were going to sit this one out or use a kettlebell instead, but they didn’t. We had a 15 minute snatch crash-course, they figured it out, and got that sh*t done. That’s the no excuses attitude we have here at Forged.

Everyone at the gym did freaking AWESOME and left no doubt that they went 110% H.A.M.

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We are very blessed to have such a supportive, hard-working, ass-kicking crew to coach!

We were able to raffle off some sick prize packages throughout the night thanks to our generous sponsors. FitAid hooked up some sweet hoodies, socks, wrist wraps, and a ton of other swag. Athletic Greens was a new sponsor this week and they gave us a ton of protein, greens, and other products to raffle  off.

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As always a huge thank you to all of our partners sponsoring this event.

Wodfitters, Eat Fit Go, Steskal Chiropractic, Brute Force, Forever Fierce, and Athletic Greens.

These guys went above and beyond and helped us make the Team H.A.M. Open Series bigger than we thought possible!

We’re looking forward to these last two weeks and a celebratory barbecue to announce the team and individual winners!

Let’s keep this energy and momentum rolling!

AND… We might just have to have another “100 Burpees For Time BONUS Throwdown” at the end again…