Crossfit Open 18.4 at South Charlotte

March 17, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

March 16th 2018

Location: South Charlotte Crossfit

Nikon D750  24-70mm 2.8 Tamron G2 and D3s 50mm with 3 LED lights 



      Week 4.. Yeah buddy..   18.4!!! This week I would be at another familiar box.. South Charlotte Crossfit. SCCF  is a box  have done a lot of work for. Have built alot of great relationships with athletes and coaches there. Although Abby (co owner of SCCF) I have never met, she still reaches out to me when they need coverage. I am very appreciative of that. We have a great virtual relationship. SCCF is a pretty large box and put out some legit athletes on the regular. I shot 17.4 last year  and there were handstands and deadlifts... so.... IM GOOD ON SETUP. For those who read my blog from 18.2 at Crossfit Jane, you would recall I had an intern interest. Well Patrick would be joining me for this coverage. I was excited to have him along. The ladies of  Balance Box.. @balanceboxclt. Meal Prep service located in Charlotte NC were in the building also. I went out and purchased 1 more LED light since I love them so much. Was stoked to see how it would go. 


The athletes were briefed and informed of the standards of all the movements.  18.4 consisted of the following...


OPEN 18.4

For time:
21 deadlifts, 225 lb.
21 handstand push-ups
15 deadlifts, 225 lb.
15 handstand push-ups
9 deadlifts, 225 lb.
9 handstand push-ups
21 deadlifts, 315 lb.
50-ft. handstand walk
15 deadlifts, 315 lb.
50-ft. handstand walk
9 deadlifts, 315 lb.
50-ft. handstand walk

Time cap: 9 min.


The weather was absolutely perfect. When I pulled up both bay doors were open and athletes were warming up. I arrived early and was actually able to capture an additional heat. I quickly set up my LEDs and chatted with Patrick a bit. It was then go time. I decided to set one of the work lights facing the wall where all the HSPUs would be taking place. The light worked great. On 3..2..1.. 18.4 was under way!!!!


It was then onto hand stand push ups. With the new standard athletes really had to drive those heels towards the ceiling.





The great thing about deadlifts is that there is ALWAYS intensity to capture. 



All of us know that when there is a 21-15-9 format for a Metcon.... the 15 is when the struggle gets real. It showed on those second round of HSPU's!!!! My Nikon loved it though!!! 


Do not want to forget about scaled... which was also a beast with some hand release pushups...





As if all the deadlifts and hspus werent enough.. Then there was handstand walks or bear crawls. I'll tell you this... both of them are awful.....  


This workout seemed to have have the same result on everyone...


It never fails that I am able to capture some great images at SCCF. I keep saying that I am going to drop in and WOD.. but I am going to make it happen. Tons of cool folks over there. 


Be sure to check out my VLOG covering 18.4.  That footage can be viewed on my You Tube Channel. Gotta get that subscribe number up!!..





 With 18.4 only being 9 mins I was able to cover  a lot of different heats. These athletes were putting in work!!!







Overall the experience shooting at SCCF was a blast. If your looking for some legit athletes to work out with and be around some down to earth folks... be sure to check out South Charlotte Crossfit. They have some monsters over there!!!


Be blessed everyone




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