Lift Up Autism Event at MidCoast CrossFit

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On September 24th, MidCoast CrossFit in Old Saybrook, CT participated in a very special WOD (Workout Of the Day) called “Luke”, in support of Lift Up Autism. This is a worldwide “competition for a cause” that seeks to support early diagnosis and treatment of Austism, raise funds for the Autism Tree Project Foundation in San Diego, and shed light on the very real and significant impact Autism places on families and individuals around the world. In 2016, 626 gyms and 7,012 athletes participated, raising $80,433.00. This year it was expected that over 1,000 gyms would participate. “Luke” is a challenging workout, especially when completed as prescribed below. However, all of the movements and weights can be scaled or modified so a wide range of ages and athletic abilities can easily participate. It’s a tough 5 minutes!

“LUKE” Workout Details: 

  • AMRAP (As Many Reps As Possible) in 5 minutes
  • 4 Power Cleans (155 lb for men/105 lb for women)
  • 24 Double-Unders
  • 10 Pull-Ups
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Pictured here is the Norton Family. Their son Harry has autism and was the guest of honor.

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