Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Why Crossfit Matter II

The lessons learned through physical training are unavoidable. The character traits required and developed through physical training are universally applicable to all endeavors. Perserverance, industry, sacrifice, self-control, integrity, honesty and commitment are best and most easily learned in the gym. Even clients who have found spectacular success in business, sport, war, or love find their most important values buttressed, refined and nourished in rigorous training"
- Greg Classman

Keep it up gang, it matters.

Coach K

Thursday, July 20, 2006


Take all the little pieces of the standard workouts that you hate, line them up end to end, and run the gauntlet for time. Here the gang discovers their inner monsters, Franken-Chipper Style.

Monday, July 17, 2006

I will Destroy you.

The G-Unit is not afraid of destruction (see how she embraces the emissary of pain.) Look for a new rower to join the team soon.

Coach K

Friday, July 14, 2006

The Elusive KP

Years of assuming I’ll never be able to do a pull-up. Months of thinking maybe, just maybe I’ll get one. Then, weeks of hoping for more than one. Two? Check. Five? Not happening. A lifetime of jumping and negatives stretched infinitely into the distance.

But then there’s this thing called kipping. Kelly and Adrian make it look so easy. Then Pam and Kim make it look easy. I want to be able to do that. For weeks, I hang from the bar, trying to swing and get the arc right to launch myself up upward. But as a kid I was a ballerina, not a gymnast, and tragically this technique is beyond me. I’m weak. I’m a girl. I’m not athletic. The calluses on my hands are getting bigger and uglier, and they hurt all the time. I’m stuck. I can do two dead hangs, or I can swing back and forth like a fish hooked on a line flopping its way to nowhere.

Then suddenly, I do it. Last night I walk up to the bar and just go. Only for five, but that’s three more than ever before, and it’s fun. I don’t know why it clicked, and I don’t know if it will click again (I hope so because dead hangs really suck), but it was good to see that practice (and lots of encouragement) can have an effect once in while. In December, I set a New Year’s resolution for 2006 to get one pull-up. Considering it’s only July… I guess this stuff works.


Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Grace (and Harmony)

Giant Tuesday night at the center! Here's the Recap:
Pam White get's multiple pullups.
Hellenor (Ell Leary) sticks her first kipping pullup.
All of our Women Super Jocks realize they need to go heavier.
Bernard and Tom get on the board with an unmodifed Grace.

Our Athlete Pam full of Grace, givn'er!

K Graves, application of technique and power!

Incredible crew, it's almost like this stuff works.

30 Clean and Jerks for time? That's crossfit.

Coach K

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Holiday Weekend Classes

Just a quick note:
Monday's 6am class is still on.
Tuesday we will have a 5pm class instead of the regular 7pm.
See you there!