Mid-Atlantic Day 2 Workout

April 25, 2009 10:39 PM

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Erin Cianciolo, currently in 10th place after Day 1, during Workout 2 of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Qualifiers.

The workout for Day 2 has been announced. It will be:
Three rounds, 21-15- and 9 reps, for time of:
95 pound Squat snatch (65 pounds for women)
Chest to bar Pull-ups

The barbell must begin on the ground. The bar must be jumped to overhead in a single motion. At some point, the crease of the hips must pass below the knee. The most efficient way to perform this is to catch in a full squat and stand. But, a power snatch followed by an overhead squat is considered legit.

Any and all kips are allowed on the pullups so long as full extension is reached at the bottom and the chest comes into contact with the bar.

Jeff Tincher explains the standards of movement for the workout in this video ... [wmv] [mov]

35 comments on this entry.

1. Rickard wrote...

April 26, 2009 2:14 PM

Something makes me wanna comment on that picture but I don't know what to write. I'm both intimidated and curious :)

2. Jordan Wright wrote...

April 26, 2009 2:47 PM

Ya I have to agree with you Rickard. All I can say is there is nothing more attractive than a women who can deadlift ;D I currently have to workout out in globo style gym and none of the women there look like that :(. Well expect for the odd few jacked up on Juice LOL.

3. Johnny D wrote...

April 26, 2009 2:49 PM

Erin is currently in 10th place...

her chest is in 9th.

(come one.. classic joke.)

Nothin but props to all the badass CF Ladies that are out there fighting like true champions.

4. Lynn wrote...

April 26, 2009 2:54 PM

Put some clothes on. Show some class. This isn't a strip club. Maybe we should have pole dancing for time.

5. Erika wrote...

April 26, 2009 3:24 PM

I agree with Lynn. It's crass and tasteless. How is anyone supposed to take her seriously when the first thing you notice is her cup size? It's demoralizing to the serious CrossFitting women out there.

6. BK wrote...

April 26, 2009 3:28 PM

Should we give a Flying F#$@ what she is wearing. I think not !
She looks smoking hot, has a great rig and wants to show it off. Plus she is outstanding athlete. Most girls at the qualifiers are wearing high socks and hott shorts..pipe down and let em be!
Lynn, I don't hear ya complaining about every fella out there without their shirts on?

7. BK wrote...

April 26, 2009 3:33 PM

You take her seriously when she is at 10th place on the first day of the qualifiers to find the fittest bloody human beings on the planet!And she is
Curious to see her final placing....

8. AJ wrote...

April 26, 2009 3:57 PM

This picture completely represents one thing, and one thing only. Breasts.

It does not showcase what CrossFit is actually about. This is a blatant disrespect of the serious and dedicated members of the community, and belongs elsewhere. Such as a Porno Mag.

I don't go to Xfit to see womens' breasts almost exposed to the nipple. Completely unacceptable.

Think about the image that is being portrayed here. Why are you trying to be overtly sexual? You do realize that there is a very large demographic of people in the Xfit community, right? My younger sisters are Crossfitters, and you are putting forth an inappropriate example for them to follow.

There is nothing wrong with a woman feeling confident enough to workout in a sports bra...however this is not a sports bra. It's a venus fly trap for wandering eyes.

How you dress out there is your own business, but this does not need to to be in the gym.

I agree with Erika, I don't take you seriously AT ALL. You could have the record for deadlift...but I would still kick you out of my gym if you came in wearing that dental flossing excuse for a top.


PS...not all guys are interested in seeing this in an environment where professionalism and elite excellence are core values. Which is why women in the Military aren't strutting around in lingerie. Leave it at home sweetheart.

Oh, and BK, you WOULD give a flying f@$& if you had a teenage daughter who saw this and decided she was going to dress that way in public. Erin is wearing something that is designed solely to draw attention to her "rig", she can still rank 10th in something that covers her chest. Have some respect.

9. Jordan Wright wrote...

April 26, 2009 4:19 PM

I was honestly just happy to see a women deadlift. I rarely if ever see any in my gym do it. I can't help the fact that she is attractive.

I think I can see both sides of the street on this one. Maybe she is just body proud who knows. To each there own really. Honestly I am proud of my body. Put a lot of hr's into it to get it the way I wanted it. While physical fitness and athleticism is my primary focus nothing wrong in being proud of your body.

just my 2 cents.

10. JR wrote...

April 26, 2009 4:22 PM

I don't concern myself with what an athlete wears in competition. The key is to be comfortable and the last thing on any "serious" athletes mind, while going for time, is what people think they look like. I'm sure if any of you people with a problem approached her in the midst of this she'd deck you in the face. This forum isn't here for you to debate what she's wearing. Its for the sport. You should have more faith in your own children to determine how to dress, if you raised them so. If you don't take her seriously you'll be the small crowd in an ocean of people who do.

BTW not all women are as overly concerned with their breasts as you few seem to have been, some don't want them for the sake of competing, they are a hindrance.

11. Nic Kirkland wrote...

April 26, 2009 4:22 PM

BK has a good point. No one says anything when a ripped dude does a workout without his shirt on to show off his six pack. I can't count the number of times the picture on the main site is of some total badass doing some crazy workout without his shirt on. Just glance at the main site right now and scroll down, you'll see what I mean. So should CF only post pics of people working out in baggy sweats?

12. anonymous wrote...

April 26, 2009 4:25 PM

All this attention and no one mentioned that she has 3 kids! So, as a crossfitting mother of 2- I say-AWESOME body and obviously a lot hard work and training to finish 12th out of a tough 45.
I wouldn't want my daughter wearing an outfit like that but congrats Erin!

13. bk wrote...

April 26, 2009 4:36 PM

Fair call.
I made those comments before blowing up the pic and yes its very very brief, just covering the breast.. My girl saw the pic and her first comment was 'oh my lord'. I haven't got kids but if my daughter wore that I would blow up..no doubt. And I certainly would't want the missus to be wearing that.

Now in saying that ,its a small top,she obviously wanted attention, she has got it , and we wouldn't be talking about this if it wasn't published.

14. anonymous wrote...

April 26, 2009 4:43 PM

Is it just me or is that top on backwards? Nice showing at the qualifiers, performance as well as the lingerie exhibition.

15. Chris wrote...

April 26, 2009 5:20 PM

Wow! Her carotid artery is huge!!!

16. OZ replied to comment from AJ...

April 26, 2009 8:46 PM

Hey AJ,

I'm sure all the women out there would rather look like the top six contenders from this event, right? Its obvious to me, there is much more to this athlete's body than just chest. Seems pretty ripped to me. Not to mention, pound for pound, she is amazing.

What about those classy tatoos on the sixth placing contender? If going to make these types of comments, I suggest you first take a hard look at the surrounding environment before casting stones. Maybe your nieces can get a group rate at the local tatoo parlor? Or is that your niece?

17. OZ replied to comment from OZ...

April 26, 2009 8:49 PM

Sorry about that AJ, I mean sisters instead of nieces

April 26, 2009 11:11 PM


I had the privelege of seeing all of these women compete and they are all phenomenal athletes. What better examples could they set? Erin isn't wearing anything much different than what the girl on the cover of a women's fitness magazine might wear, but instead of deadlifting 185 lbs. she would be eating a carrot stick and praising the toning effects of pilates ball crunches. Are your little sister that impressionable that they are going to see that picture and start slicing and dicing up their tank tops? You should be able to show them that picture and say THIS is what strength and beauty looks like. But honestly, if your sisters are built like Erin and even have the option of wearing something like that, then they can't be that little :)

April 26, 2009 11:19 PM


Who cares about that girl's tattoos either? Erin likes to show off the fact that she is built like a brik sh*t house, and Amanda likes to express herself in another way. CrossFit is not exclusive, and you are going to have all sorts of people gunning for the top spots. Amanda's inked out body hitting a squat snatch at full depth would set a much better example IMO than Hanna Montana not getting the full squat and calling it good.

20. D David wrote...

April 26, 2009 11:37 PM

Pretty sad that everyone comments on what she looks like or dresses like. Think if that were you in the picture and everyone was on about your outfit being too small. Love crossfit, think the haters are no better than all the fake 'peace & lovers' from yoga who are really hung up bitches and assholes underneath their smooth demeanors.

Quit the hating. Athletics is not what any of you judge it to be (or me either). If Erin came to your gym, you'd get alot more people - both men and women.

21. Dan - CrossFit Bucks wrote...

April 27, 2009 4:38 AM

CrossFit needs more Erins. 99% of the women CrossFit showcases do not look/dress like Erin. This is the first picture I showed to my wife and female clients. Why? Because Erin shows that you can be feminine and CrossFit. My female clients see the women that are profiled and are more than hesitant to dive 100% into CrossFit because, well rather bluntly, they think they look too masculine. Quite to my surprise, more women at this past weekend's qualifier were in Erin's category, and I would say, even showed more skin than Erin.

As for showing my kids (I have two girls). My wife and I happened to be watching one of the wods with another regions' female participant when my 5 year old joined us. We didn't have any sound on the computer and we kept referring to "she". You have never seen a 5 year old so confused. So confused she ran into the kitchen to get the headphones, so she could here this women's voice.

Show your girls all of these women and make sure you let them know that it's ok to be yourself.

I can tell you the bigger problem is probably the guys who will show their sons Erin's picture and make some lewd remark.

Profile Erin and break down a CrossFit stereotype that is keeping some athletic women away.

...also Ben Smith is a beast. Watching him, starting 9th in the final heat, pass the other 8 guys, was ridiculous. He was in control and wanted it.

22. Jared wrote...

April 27, 2009 6:36 AM

The people that matter, don't mind and the people that mind, don't matter. Rock on Erin!

23. Phil wrote...

April 27, 2009 11:43 AM

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

- Dr. Seuss

24. Jared replied to comment from Phil...

April 27, 2009 11:52 AM

Thats the one! What the Dr. said. Thanks Phil!

25. erin cianciolo wrote...

April 27, 2009 1:13 PM

i wore the bra top because i thought it was cute and fem. however i did'nt realize it would stretch out so much from leaning over and jumping- sorry if i offended you- not my intent!

26. Richard Vanmeerbeek wrote...

April 27, 2009 1:51 PM

This is the ultimate badass chick, couldn't be more proud that she belongs to Crossfit.

Keep pushing Erin !

27. Jordan wrote...

April 27, 2009 3:06 PM

Crossfit Woman are beautiful! And there is nothing different with her "lack of" clothes than all the guys ripped with their shirts off! Just like a guy who is ripped wants to show off all of his hard work, why shouldn't women get to show off theirs? Seems like you people who are opposed need to get off your high horse....or, are you jealous?

28. jesse wrote...

April 27, 2009 3:59 PM

im a guy and i like to wear next to nothing while i work out. who gives a crap if a girl shows some chest. Anyone saying otherwise grew up under a fu@kin rock.

29. Amanda Miller wrote...

April 27, 2009 5:40 PM

I would have to say that I am disgusted that people r worried sooooo much about looks instead of how hard all us athletes left our blood and sweat on the floor this past weekend. Every competitor gave it everything they had. You should of been there to see us. Pat Sherwood had hamburger hands and lips were turning blue as he laid on the ground in the last wod.
Erin is an awesome athlete and puts out more power and force than the majority of athletes because of her size. 105lbs deadlifting 185lbs for 30 reps. R U SERIOUS? That's amazing and i'm happy to have competed with her even if she was showing a bit much. If I had a tiny bod like her I would do the same thing.
As for my "classy" tattoos, I'm glad I've gone out on deployments to sh^ttier places than you could ever imagine so people like you have freedom of speech. Grow up. It's ok for men to have them but not women?
Crossfit competition is about "just going to have fun", Josh Everett said as he was finishing puking. Who cares what people look like. By the end of the day we all are going to look like sh*t anyways!

30. sevan wrote...

April 27, 2009 8:05 PM

Over all the material to skin ration is near perfect.

But I must critique -

I think the cross straps are ridiculous (lose them) and the shorts and shoes don't match. I wonder what Freddy Camacho would say ?

I'd like to see what she wore the first day before I judge her apparel. Can we get a few more pictures ? Tony ?

Erin, you are awesome!

31. mary wrote...

April 28, 2009 4:23 AM

dedication, self-motivation, everyday for years, commitment- from a woman who is raising two children under 5, and a teenager and works. thats what we should be looking at not your attire. sorry people are focusing on the wrong thing. don't let that take away from this major accomplishment. every woman there deserves praise, not judgement and critical attacks over her choice of workout gear. that is simply mean. congrats. i am proud of you and could not care less whether you accomplished this in a tutu or a clownsuit. :D as it should be,

32. Steve - CF Ocean City wrote...

April 28, 2009 10:48 AM

I had the pleasure of judging Erin for the run/ohs/box jump WOD. She's as down to earth and as dedicated a CrossFitter as any you'll find. Her form was spot on and her turnover rate on the box jumps would make your head spin. Who cares what she wore, it's the incredible performance that mattered most. If any of you had the courage and determination she displayed at the qualifiers, you wouldn't have commented so negatively based upon a random pic.

Go Erin!

33. Jack wrote...

April 28, 2009 11:35 AM

She rocked the qualifier, she's hot, who cares? She's got more clothes on than half the girls most of your daughters or sisters are seeing everyday on the street and tv anyway. If girls are going to get bad influences there are waaay worse places. And I'd be willing to bet a lot of girls watching CrossFitters are not too concerned with what she is wearing as much as how damn in shape she is. I don't think people are looking to CrossFit to find skimpy clothes, probably more likely to find a healthy body and good competition.

34. Mike wrote...

April 28, 2009 3:29 PM

Erin, don't apologize. There is nothing wrong with wanting to look fem and cute while you finish the first day in the top ten. Amanada, well put. Thank you for your performance this past weekend and, more importantly, thank you for your service to our country.

35. Jerry Hill wrote...

April 29, 2009 7:32 AM

It's a shame folks still judge a person by how they look.

I judged performance and standards at the mid-Atlantic regionals.

It was about athletic ability and heart.

Erin is tough!

It takes guts to lay it all on the line; I applaud all of the athletes at the Mid-Atlantic regionals, inspiring performances and effort!