February 23, 2012

Thursday Updates

1) We were honored to receive these plaques of recognition from the FOP for our tribute and fundraising efforts. Ed spoke of it the last 2 WODs of Hero Week: how much it meant to him that we were paying respect to the fallen and active LEOs, and the work they do. This plaque reinforces that thankfulness and gratitude. Of course, the thanks truly go to all CFers who extend themselves through physical sacrifice and monetary donations, commit to something bigger than the self, and make HW the special event it has become.

2) PDR! Personal Defense Readiness Seminar, March 4. REGISTER ONLINE. Do not miss this extraordinary opportunity to learn the SPEAR/Blauer self-defense principles! (Note: there is “day-of” registration, but early-birds get a discount.)

3) Friday Night Lights and Sunday Special

4) CrossFit Open WOD 1: AMRAP 7min………..BURPEES.

  • Wicasa Yatapika February 23, 2012 Reply

    A couple things on my mind this morning so let’s get to it, buckle-up cupcakes!

    1. Well desreved recognition for all the hard work during Hero Week and for all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes planning the week so that it goes off without a hitch…well deserved Kudo’s and extra helpings of raisin pie all-around!!
    2. If you follow any of the CrossFit blogs you may have witnessed a cacophony of “cat-calls” and “whinning” that is truly off-base starting last night. Why? Because they started the games with a 7-minute Burpee W.O.D.!!! So what, suck it up and quit complaining a Burpee is a fundamental skill and all this whinning about is ridiculous…the only thing to remember is this…3…2…1…GO! What comes next doesn’t matter… F’in DO IT!!
    3. I have been witnessing a changing of the guard, so-to-speak, here at CF…and I am not suggesting that it’s a bad thing, but when I see the participation level at the beginners classes going up exponentially and at the intermediate/advanced classes declining exponentially, I have to ask myself why? Yes we occasionally get a good turnout on a Thursday night but rarely, Saturday’s are not quite what they used to be and Tuesday is still pretty solid but there has been a fall-off…What gives? I miss the high-intensity, high-energy workouts with all the intermediate/advanced folks like I am seeing at the beginners classes. Do you know someone who is not coming anymore? Do you know why? I can think of many faces I do not see much or at all anymore. What gives? Is it the format, is it the level of difficulty, is it other commitments? Sometimes we need to contemplate these questions to find solutions, it can be an opportunity to improve and draw people back. If you have any insights and are willing to share your thoughts, I for one would love to hear them…because I really miss those awesome classes where there was so much energy and intensity among 30-40 of my most Phavorite PHREAKS!!!!

    • mfg February 24, 2012 Reply

      JJ, I miss ya. I will do my best to get to some CF classes next week that you will be at. Always got a screwy schedule…… plan Tues/Thur next week. Wha wha!!!!!!

  • Jan February 23, 2012 Reply

    Good on ya everyone for making HW such an incredible event at CF. Glad to see Chris & Matt get some recognition for their efforts!

    I think I bellowed, “7 MINUTES OF BURPEES!” to MD before I even said good morning! Good gravy.

    Artist friend of mine started a new regimen of running/lifting weights this year. She was so excited to learn the clean & push press last week. She’s keeping her mojo going with some funny artsy quotes she doodles up – need a pick me up? Yummy Fitness

  • matt February 23, 2012 Reply

    Excellent description of the Burpee “games standard” here.
    Such standard virtuosity before intensity applies to every xfit exercise allowing the competition.

  • Kyle February 23, 2012 Reply

    the advanced drop off on Tuesday is understandable given the insane 5:30 am workouts Steve brings on Mon and Wed! Damn, I cant wait to get back to those workouts!

  • Wicasa Yatapika February 23, 2012 Reply

    That was a sick amount of burpees in 7-minutes…WTF! Impressive!

  • James February 23, 2012 Reply

    Well deserved accolades for Chris and Matt. They always do a great job putting together a week of killer workouts and bringing in some great special guests.

  • Wicasa Yatapika February 24, 2012 Reply

    Decent class last night, 4-boards with 3-exercises, partner up and go, down the list then up the list, same calisthentic after each exercise, 5-reps, then move to next board with different 5-rep calisthentic after each exercise…straight-forward…Yes? No…round 1…3rd-board…start…no-go…outside and run, restart…no-go…outside and run…restart…no-go…outside and run…maybe a first for a 3-peat in a row outside run…is it really that difficult to follow directions? I guess so…We all have our moments for sure but three-in-a-row…really? Bad night for my E.I.A. and running just attenuates the constriction of my airway…makes me irritable and cranky…where’s the hammer? Hah! 😉

    • Scott February 24, 2012 Reply

      Holy track meet, Batman! Wednesday run 3-4 times and Thursday 3 times-extra bang for the buck!

    • Jan February 24, 2012 Reply

      fave from CK: “I don’t care who’s right or wrong, but you better straighten out the wrong!”

  • BobF February 24, 2012 Reply

    Really not that hard of a concept. If you start on #1 on board x, then start on #1 on board x+1.

    • Wicasa Yatapika February 24, 2012 Reply

      @BF…Maybe basic math has been dropped from school curriculum for lack of interest…;) My liver is going to need therapy if this continues…

  • February 24, 2012 Reply

    Since you put it that way Bob….now I’m confused.

  • SteveG February 24, 2012 Reply

    As one of the culprits, sorry. Agreed Jan, loved the CK yell on that one.

  • Nat February 24, 2012 Reply

    Well JJ, I WAS going to give up CF for Lent but after your comments, I’ll see u tomorrow AM

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