CrossFit Team Terminus Speaks To Fitmark About The Atlantic Regional

Steve Hoover, Atlantic CrossFit Regionals. Photo by @tomoore

Steve Hoover, Atlantic CrossFit Regional. Photo by @tomoore

The CrossFit Regionals are as much about team competition as they are about the individual effort. It “is as much a mental game as it is physical,” says Steve Hoover from Team Terminus, Atlanta, Georgia.

“Our team is a family. Everyone has a role to play and without all the pieces, we are not as strong.”

With a total of 45 teams competing worldwide in the CrossFit Regionals, it’s anybody’s game to win, but “communication and strategy are keys to success,” says Steve. “Each athlete has strengths and weaknesses and successful teams know how to highlight the strengths of each team member.”

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Success is something that happened last week for Team Terminus at the Atlantic CrossFit Regionals:

“Terminus—which began the day in second place by 1 point — took a commanding lead after Team Event 6 and never let up, taking first place overall with 576 points to grant the South East Region the top spot at the Atlantic Regional” ~ Atlantic Team Report: Day 3

 

Team Terminus (l-r): Joey Konieczny, Sonya McMillan, Steve Hoover, Corynne Leduc, Eric Pyne, Allison Ehle

Team Terminus (l-r): Joey Konieczny, Sonya McMillan, Steve Hoover, Corynne Leduc, Eric Pyne, Allison Ehle. Photo by @cfterminus

Congratulations to Team Terminus and the South East Region. This is a whole other level of competition and it was a grueling contest. Just take a look at the demanding three-day event lineup:

Weekend 1: May 15-17, 2015 Atlantic CrossFit Regionals

Friday  Event 1: Randy (for time: 6 minutes) – 75 snatches (M: 75/F: 55 lb)

Friday – Event 2: Tommy V (for time: 16 minutes)

  • 21 thrusters
  • 12 rope climbs
  • 15 thrusters
  • 9 rope climbs
  • 9 thrusters
  • 6 rope climbs

Male: 115-lb thrusters, 15-foot rope/Female: 75-lb thrusters, 15-foot rope

Saturday – Event 3 (for time: 26 minutes)

  • 1-mile run
  • 50 overhead squats (135/95lb)
  • 100 GHD sit-ups
  • 150 double unders
  • 50 sumo deadlift high pulls (135/95lb)
  • 100 box jump overs (24/18in)

Male: 135 lb/Female: 95 lb

Saturday – Event 4 (for time: 3 minutes)  250-ft handstand walk

Saturday – Event 5  1RM snatch

Sunday – Event 6 (for time: 16 minutes, 5 rounds)

  • 25-calorie row
  • 16 chest-to-bar pull-ups
  • 9 strict deficit handstand push-ups

Sunday – Event 7 (for time: 6 minutes)

  • 15 muscle ups
  • 1 squat clean (M: 205/F: 135 lb)
  • 1 squat clean (M: 225/F: 145 lb)
  • 1 squat clean (M: 245/F: 155 lb)
  • 1 squat clean (M: 255/F: 165 lb)
  • 1 squat clean (M: 265/F: 175 lb)

When you look at this kind of workout and the demanding load on the body over three days, you have to wonder what kind of nutrition and training program an athlete would follow going into the Regionals. We asked Steve:

Training and Nutrition

“My training and nutrition remain the same. I try to eat whole foods and drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. I cut out some of the sweet treats and ‘cheat’ foods but nothing drastic.

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“Training remains the same with a taper the week headed into the Regionals. I follow the Squat Mafia training program and Ben Benson does a great job of making sure we are ready and rested for the Regionals weekend. The closer we mimic the competition settings in our training, the more comfortable we will be on the floor.”

And when you’re not on the floor, what WOD do you do for ‘fun’?

Favorite WOD

“My favorite WOD is King Kong – the combination of heavy barbells and gymnastics plays to my strengths. Moving from deadlifts to muscle-ups to cleans and then handstand push-ups really tests your skills as an athlete.”

Strengths are something Team Terminus has in spades. That and “a trust between the teammates that pushes everyone harder. You are not completing the workout for yourself, you are doing it for your team.”

Together we are PANDA STRONG!!! ~ Team Terminus

Congratulations again to Steve, Team Terminus and the South East Region. See you at the CrossFit Games!

Stay Fit,
The Fitmark Team
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