Thanks to everyone who came out to support, participate, or watch the Open WOD this last Saturday!
Sunday March 30th we are going paint balling! We will be heading to Combat Zone, just south of the “M” Resort. Stay tuned for more info. .
Remember that our Unicorn Series is around the corner. Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 12th. Friendly competition in bright purple T shirts with unicorns on them. . . you know your interested.
I started doing CrossFit in June 2012.I am proud of mastering double unders and kipping pull-ups. When I first started, they both seemed like an impossible task. Now, I can’t get enough of them.My favorite workout is probably a tie between Angie and Cindy. I love anything involving body weight and formatted in a chipper routine. My favorite movements in CrossFit are double unders, pull-ups, pistols, and squats.My least favorite workout would be anything involving heavy-volume wall balls: Kelly and Karen. My least favorite movements in CrossFit are wall balls, deadlifts, and snatches.Outside of the gym, I enjoy playing tennis. I play competitively in tournaments and in leagues. I also enjoy having drinks with friends. That’s paleo, right?I work for Express Scripts, a pharmaceutical benefits management company. No, I’m not a pharmacist or a technician. I work for one of our company’s call centers, so I get to listen to old, overweight people yell at me all day because one of their 20 medications that they’re on was late in the mail or that they’re pissed about their prescription plan. Needless to say, working out before going into work helps me get through my day.All of the athletes within the CrossFit community inspire me, whether they’re just starting out or have been a seasoned athlete. Their drive for perfection motivates me to become a better athlete: to become faster and stronger. I also follow a lot of ripped athletes on Instagram. Their bodies inspire me to train harder and eventually achieve that level of an aesthetic.Favorite cheat food…..definitely anything in the sweets category: desserts, candy. I work hard so I can eat crap like this on occasion.My goals in Crossfit are to have better form on my deadlift and snatch, so I can get to a much heavier weight. I’d also like to get into the 300s on my squat by the end of the year. I’d say I would like to improve on my wall balls, but I think I’ll pretty much always hate them and, therefore, my form and endurance with them will never improve. #realisticFriday, 3/7/14
CrossFit Open 14.2
Every 3 minutes for as long as possible complete:
2 rounds of:
10 overhead squats
10 chest-to-bar pull-ups
2 rounds of:
12 overhead squats
12 chest-to-bar pull-ups
2 rounds of:
14 overhead squats
14 chest-to-bar pull-ups
Etc., following same pattern until you fail to complete both rounds.
3 position snatch ( hang + ground + ground) @ 135/95
Ideally be able to do touch and go. If weight is too heavy adjust for a touch and go.
10 min to complete the following
Toes 2 Bar
Shoulder to Overhead 95/55
max rep muscle up/bar muscle up or (CTB pull ups) in remainder of time.
I have said countless times before that I don’t care what anyone does so long as they do something in regards to a fitness program. Unfortunately, I am now eating my words and have absolutely no words left for the above video… Perhaps the simple acronyms SMH and WTF?!
30 sec max rep boxjumps
30 sec rest
3 sets max rep pull ups
Running clock no rest between movements.
1min max rep double unders
2min max rep Sit ups
3min max rep Wall Balls
4min max rep Clean & Jerks 135/95
The wait is finally over The first WOD 14.1 has been released. Let the fun and games begin. You still have time to sign up. There has been lots of emotions leading up to today. How are you feeling? What do you think of the WOD? This year is a repeat of the first open WOD back in 2011. I like it! As for me I only got 4 rounds my double unders sucked balls. But now I have them, I am super excited about it. I know I can do better this year. This comes to my point about if you are on the fence about signing up. Back in 2011, i probably had the same feelings you have this year. ” i can’t, i don’t have double unders or i can’t , i can’t lift that much weight. To me, signing up for the open was to challenge myself, to test my fitness with people around the world. I learned a lot about my self, what weakness I need to work on to better my self next time. That is why we do these benchmark workouts to see how far you have progressed in your fitness. Good luck to all you athletes, stay calm, all you have to do is do your best.
Share the Pain- We had a good showing today with new comers. Looks like Jon Jon is in the lead with the most people. Still one more day of share the pain.
2014 Crossfit Games Open 14.1
30 Double Unders
15 Power Snatches(Ground to Overhead Anyhow)
SHARE THE PAIN with your friends and family this thursday and friday.
when you tell your friends to come to crossfit what do they say to you? What do you tell them?
No more excuses….
I’m out of shape-That is exactly why you need to give crossfit a shot. That’s what we do, get you in shape.
I’m too busy-Group Classes are only 1hr. So DVR that House of cards and try it out.
I’m a single parent- We have a place to cage up your kids while you crossfit. We also offer kids programs starting at 5yrs old.
I’m to old-Your never too old to exercise, Our oldest member is 60. There is progressions for all fitness levels.
I have an injury-We can work around your injury and help your rehabilitate faster.
It’s expensive-personal training can range from $65-$75hr and up. We will be saving you money. Or cut out that fast food 3 times a week and out your money into getting healthier and fitter.
I don’t want to get bulky- Crossfit doesn’t get you bulky, we make you sexy strong.
I’m intimidated- We all started the same why you will.
You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
Excuses…Excuses….. Let me do P90X or let me get in shape before I try Crossfit. The beauty of Crossfit is that it is universally scalable. What I mean by that is any person with no fitness experience to elite athletes can do the same workout and get the same results from it. Take for example. The workout is one of Crossfit benchmark girls named Cindy. As many rounds as possible of 5 pull ups 10 pushups and 15 air squats. The beginner would use a resistance band to help them with pull ups or do jumping pulls ups, for the pushups you can put your knees on the floor or do a push up from a higher level, like a bench. And for the air squat, well everyone uses the toilet so everyone can do an air squat. Now, for the experienced person would do everything with a weighted vest to make it more difficult. And they both would be doing about the same number of rounds. Wow! That’s pretty cool.
and now it begins…..dan dan daaann.
3…2..1. GO The 2014 Crossfit Games season begins today. Tune in at the crossfit games website at 5pm for the first WOD announcement.
15 Wall Balls
10 Toes to Bar
2014 Crossfit Open WOD 1 announced on Thursday 5pm. We encourage you to participate. Every Friday the open WOD will be programmed, since you will be doing the workout anyways, you should sign up. Starting week 2 Event will be held on Saturday’s at different affiliate locations. This is a chance to compete and have fun with other athletes from the vegas community.
Week 2- CFLV
Week 3-Crossfit Max Effort
Week 4- Crossfit 702
Week 5- This is Crossfit
Athletes visiting that need to be judged with video validation:
Share the Pain it this Thursday and Friday. Invite your friends and family to join you in some workout fun. Person who brings in the most people will get to create their own WOD.
30 sec max rep wallballs
30 sec rest
3×15 Toes to bar
5 RFT (10)
15 Box Jump Burpees
STP-Share the Pain is this Thursday and Friday Feb. 27&28. Bring in all your friends and family. Who ever brings the most people will get to create their own WOD. It’s On! Who will it be?
2014 Crossfit Games Open. Announcement of 14.1 workout will be this Thursday 5pm. You still have time to sign up, it’s not too late. What are you waiting for?
Open Gym will be closed for the Crossfit Open. Every Saturday for the next 5 week the WOD will be done at the following affiliates.
Week 1: Combine Crossfit
Week 2: Crossfit Las Vegas
Week 3: Max Effort
Week 4: Crossfit 702
Week 5: This is Crossfit
Check out Corey doing a handstand in the Cayman Islands. Send in your photos of a handstand, pistol, or overhead squat while on vacation.